Sex swims in marriage, while sex sinks in sin of being single.
Honesty, like any inclination, can become a ruling passion, a monomania almost.
Learning to fail is a virtue. Failing to learn is a sin.
What can promote innocent mirth, and I may say virtue, more than a good riddle?
When virtue has slept it will arise more vigorous.
Virtue was vanity dressed up and waiting for applause.
Fame is a jealous mistressAnd will brook no rival.
The beauty and music…It is a call…And some are not strong.
Men’s evil manners live in brass; their virtue we write in water.