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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 (902 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.

Isaac Asimov, Foundation, in Vice and Virtue

Foundation (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (971 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.

Francis Bacon, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.

Saint Augustine, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (734 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

The greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.

Jonas Salk, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (86 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure.

William Saroyan, in Success and Failure and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (271 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To err is human, to forgive divine.

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

Comment#  ·   Fair (56 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Jules Renard, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (188 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

La Rochefoucauld, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (74 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man wrapped up in himself makes a pretty small package.

John Ruskin, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (299 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.

Dean Martin, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (86 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is not what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.

Molière, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (87 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I drink to make other people interesting.

George Jean Nathan, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (272 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   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

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