I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul.
~ William Shakespeare
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Norman Vincent Peale
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
~ Abraham Lincoln
Live so that your friends can defend you but never have to.
Arnold H. Glasow
When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil.
It is easier to find a score of men wise enough to discover the truth than to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it.
Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking.
Henry Louis Mencken
We are more inclined to regret our virtues than our vices; but only the very honest will admit this.
The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour.
For the human mind is seldom at stay: If you do not grow better, you will most undoubtedly grow worse.
Modesty and unselfishness -- these are virtues which men praise -- and pass by.
If we cannot live so as to be happy, let us at least live so as to deserve it.
--Immanuel Hermass von Fichte
I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man.
Dwight L. Moody
Conscience is that still, small voice that is sometimes too loud for comfort.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people:
those who work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was less competition there.
There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball.
And that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.
Minor vices lead to major ones, but minor virtues stay put.
It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Everyone complains of his memory, but no one complains of his judgment.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.
Chester W. Nimitz
Integrity is so perishable in the summer months of success.
Not being able to govern events, I govern myself.
Michel de Montaigne
Be always sure you're right, then go ahead.
Sin lies only in hurting other people unnecessarily.
Robert A. Heinlein
Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
Henry David Thoreau
He is recognized as one of literature's greatest influences, very little is actually known about him. What we do
know about his life comes from registrar records, court records, wills, marriage certificates and his tombstone.
Anecdotes and criticisms by his rivals also speak of the famous playwright and suggest that he was indeed a playwright, dramatist, poet and an actor.
Especially Shakespeare's reputation as dramatist and poet actor is unique but many of the facts of his life remain mysterious.
History is the lie commonly agreed upon.
Heaven wheels above you, displaying to you her eternal glories, and still your eyes are on the ground.
~ Dante Alighieri
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
~ Abraham LincolnMore Proverbs
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