"Saying "I feel guilty" is a mere form of words. Saying "I feel ashamed" is not."
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"Shameless: Punish me for my desire if you will. It burns still."
"Vice is a dreary business. And virtue is not a lot of fun, either."
"Good manners can render even virtue tolerable."
"After ages of bombast, the rhetoric of virtue has become ironic and shy."
"Virtue sometimes pretends. Vice is always sincere."
"Power makes gods. Virtue makes martyrs."
"To gain a reputation for virtue, grieve over those you injure."
"Hypocrisy is the outside of cynicism."
"Self-deception is nature; hypocrisy is art."
"Wealth makes the laws that poverty must obey."
"Courage, determination, and hard work are all very nice, but not so nice as an oil well in the back yard."
"I feel affluent or not according to what part of town I am in."
"Moderation in all things is best, but it's pretty hard to get excited about it."
"Moderation shifts when extremes do."
"Tolerance is a placid contempt."
"My passions have never jumped out of the fireplace and set fire to the carpet."
"Politics inflame the passions in a way that few beloveds can match."
"Passion impels our deeds; ideology supplies the explanations."
"The life of reason"Ma phrase once used by people who thought that reading books would deliver them from their passions."
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