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Vice and Virtue

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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 (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 (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No problem is so formidable that you can't walk away from it.

Charles Schulz, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (104 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.

Albert Schweitzer, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (64 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who is sorry for having sinned is almost innocent.

Seneca, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (353 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He that is proud eats up himself; pride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his own chronicle.

William Shakespeare, 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

Comment#  ·   Fair (257 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well dance with it.

George Bernard Shaw, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (83 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It does not take much strength to do things, but it takes great strength to know what to do.

Jess Lair, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (92 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is like walking through snow: every step shows.

Jess Lair, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (328 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.

Doug Larson, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (181 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

Abraham Lincoln, in Law and Politics and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (296 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

Abraham Lincoln, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (810 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Puritans hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.

Thomas Macaulay, History of England, I, in Vice and Virtue

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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

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