Vice and Virtue
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Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.
If only bad habits could be broken as easily as hearts!
The more debauched one becomes, the more one's fantasies revolve around chastity.
Alas, fortune does not change men; it unmasks them.
When men grow virtuous in their old age, they only make a sacrifice to God of the devil's leavings.
I should not talk so much about myself were there anybody else whom I knew as well.
Virtue is its own reward. There's a pleasure in doing good which sufficiently pays itself.