Vice and Virtue
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If you were arrested for kindness, would there be enough evidence to convict you?
We are more apt to catch the vices of others than their virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health.
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
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.
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
In my day, we didn't have self-esteem, we had self-respect -- and no more of it than we had earned.
When you're angry, take a deep breath and count to ten. When you're really angry, swear.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
The church is near but the road is icy; the bar is far away but I'll walk carefully.
Revenge is sleeping with your enemy's wife. Sweet revenge is the realization that she's a lousy lay.
Resisting temptation is easier when you think you'll probably get another chance later on.
People who have no faults are terrible; there is no way of taking advantage of them.
People who claim they don't let little things bother them have never slept in a room with a single mosquito.
Pardo's First Postulate: Anything good in life is either illegal, immoral, or fattening.