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Comment#  ·   Fair (104 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

These days, the wages of sin depend on what kind of deal you make with the devil.

Kara Vichko, in Vice and Virtue

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 (838 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.

Aristotle, Rhetoric, in Vice and Virtue

The Art of Rhetoric (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (258 ratings)  ·  submitted 2011 by peter

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

Robert J. Hanlon, in Altruism and Cynicism and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (435 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In order to preserve your self-respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat.

Robert Byrne, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (902 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Don't wait for the last judgment; it takes place every day.

Albert Camus, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (103 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (244 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sweet are the slumbers of the virtuous man.

Joseph Addison, in Vice and Virtue

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