Vice and Virtue
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When men grow virtuous in their old age, they only make a sacrifice to God of the devil's leavings.
I should not talk so much about myself were there anybody else whom I knew as well.
The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture.
Honor isn't about making the right choices. It's about dealing with the consequences.
It does not take much strength to do things, but it takes great strength to know what to do.
The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.
For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him, he must regard himself as greater than he is.
Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.
I've never met a healthy person who worried much about his health or a good person who worried much about his soul.
He that leaveth nothing to Chance will do few things ill, but he will do few things.
Yield to temptation -- it may not pass your way again.
'Twas a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it.