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Vice and Virtue

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tiny.ag/g42cvkx0  ·   Fair (272 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.

John D. Rockefeller, in Vice and Virtue and Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/umrsfwb2  ·   Fair (188 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.

La Rochefoucauld, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/dyq1q946  ·   Fair (123 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you give me six lines written by the most honest man, I will find something in them to hang him.

Cardinal Richelieu, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/jq7rxlqz  ·   Fair (56 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I am not sincere, even when I say I am not.

Jules Renard, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/i6tlcabi  ·   Fair (183 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch.

Robert Orben, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/nhmiijfj  ·   Fair (87 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I drink to make other people interesting.

George Jean Nathan, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/5nmjgd34  ·   Fair (272 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/hf615shl  ·   Fair (430 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

On the whole, human beings want to be good -- but not too good and not quite all the time.

George Orwell, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/4uvnidhy  ·   Fair (305 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Most of the evils of life arise from man's being unable to sit still in a room.

Blaise Pascal, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/eccda2wq  ·   Fair (271 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To err is human, to forgive divine.

Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/gpt56czo  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

That woman speaks eight languages and can't say "no" in any of them.

Dorothy Parker, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/pxnbu4ey  ·   Fair (820 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.

Rudyard Kipling, in Men and Women and Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/rdqgrf59  ·   Fair (370 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/s3j4zgfm  ·   Fair (251 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.

Garrison Keillor, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/1f9y6qie  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No great scoundrel is ever uninteresting.

Murray Kempton, in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/mnrh4p2b  ·   Fair (608 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Always forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

John F. Kennedy, in Altruism and Cynicism and Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/roibaqpn  ·   Fair (283 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Martin Luther King, Jr., in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/dlhqo5iy  ·   Fair (778 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

The time is always right to do what is right

Martin Luther King, Jr., in Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/ssgp4mwz  ·   Fair (349 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Be nice to people on your way up because you'll need them on your way down.

Wilson Mizner, in Success and Failure and Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/5bldgyv4  ·   Fair (312 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Martin Luther King, Jr., in Vice and Virtue