Vice and Virtue
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Virtue is its own reward. There's a pleasure in doing good which sufficiently pays itself.
It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.
All men are equal; it is not birth, but virtue alone, that makes the difference.
These days, the wages of sin depend on what kind of deal you make with the devil.
The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
I got a simple rule about everybody. If you don't treat me right, shame on you.
Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.
Be good and you will be lonesome.
Forget and forgive. This is not difficult when properly understood. It means forget inconvenient duties, then forgive yourself for forgetting. By rigid practice and stern determination, it comes easy.
Always tell the truth. That way, you don't have to remember what you said.
I should not talk so much about myself were there anybody else whom I knew as well.
Alas, fortune does not change men; it unmasks them.