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Comment#  ·   Fair (117 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A mountain wears down a horse, anger wears down a man.

Unknown, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (289 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It has been observed that one's nose is never so happy as when it is thrust into the affairs of another, from which some physiologists have drawn the inference that the nose is devoid of the sense of smell.

Ambrose Bierce, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (506 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A truth that's told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent

William Blake, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (303 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He whose face gives no light shall never become a star.

William Blake, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (427 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Coward: one who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.

Ambrose Bierce, in Vice and Virtue and War and Peace

Comment#  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television.

Gore Vidal, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (111 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All men are equal; it is not birth, but virtue alone, that makes the difference.

Voltaire, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.

Voltaire, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The superfluous is very necessary.

Voltaire, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (110 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Some people are sympathetic; others are just pathetic.

Peter Wastholm, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (97 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.

Evelyn Waugh, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (109 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It's very easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more gut and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.

Jessamyn West, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (136 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Too much of a good thing is wonderful.

Mae West, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (132 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When I'm good, I'm very good. But when I'm bad I'm better.

Mae West, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (137 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When choosing between evils, I always like to take the one I've never tried before.

Mae West, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (466 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I can resist everything except temptation.

Oscar Wilde, in Altruism and Cynicism and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (480 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Oscar Wilde, in Success and Failure and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (413 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.

Oscar Wilde, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (287 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A reasonable man adapts himself to suit his environment. An unreasonable man persists in attempting to adapt his environment to suit himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

George Bernard Shaw, in Altruism and Cynicism and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (266 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.

George Bernard Shaw, in Vice and Virtue

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