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    Vacation

  1. The rainy days a man saves for usually seem to arrive during his vacation.
      -- Anonymous

  2. A period of travel and relaxation when you take twice the clothes and half the money you need.
      -- Anonymous

  3. A vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work.
      -- Morris Fishbein

  4. No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.
      -- Elbert Hubbard

  5. If some people didn't tell you, you'd never know they'd been away on a vacation.
      -- Kin Hubbard


    Value

  6. Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty.
      -- Benjamin Disraeli

  7. All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.
      -- Albert Einstein

  8. The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain; and there is no good theory of disease which does not at once suggest a cure.
      -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  9. Some values are ... like sugar on the doughnut, legitimate, desirable, but insufficient, apart from the doughnut itself. We need substance as well as frosting.
      -- Ralph T. Flewelling

  10. I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things.
      -- Benjamin Franklin

  11. Nothing can have value without being an object of utility.
      -- Karl Marx

  12. People exaggerate the value of things they haven't got: everybody worships truth and unselfishness because they have no experience with them.
      -- George Bernard Shaw

  13. Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age.
      -- Booth Tarkington

  14. Religion is the sole technique for the validating of values.
      -- Allen Tate

  15. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
      -- Thomas Paine

  16. The more obstinately you try to learn how to shoot the arrow for the sake of hitting the goal, the less you will succeed in the one and the further the other will recede.
      -- Eugen Herrigel

  17. In an archery contest, when the stakes are earthenware tiles a contestant shoots with skill. When the stakes are belt buckles he becomes hesitant, and if the stakes are pure gold he becomes nervous and confused. There is no difference as to his skil
      -- Chuang-Tzu

  18. Although gold dust is precious, when it gets in your eyes it obstructs your vision.
      -- Hsi-Tang

  19. A hole is nothing at all, but you can break your neck in it.
      -- Austin O'Malley

  20. The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.
      -- Anon.


    Vanity

  21. The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that's laughable is vanity.
      -- Henri Bergson

  22. The highest form of vanity is love of fame.
      -- George Santayana

  23. The best way to turn a woman's head is to tell her she has a beautiful profile.
      -- Sacha Guitry

  24. Vanity as an impulse has without doubt been of far more benefit to civilization than modesty has ever been.
      -- William E. Woodward

  25. It is our own vanity that makes the vanity of others intolerable to us.
      -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  26. A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest man does not talk of himself.
      -- Jean de La Bruyère

  27. To be a man's own fool is bad enough; but the vain man is everybody's.
      -- William Penn

  28. Vain-glorious men are the scorn of the wise, the admiration of fools, the idols of paradise, and the slaves of their own vaunts.
      -- Francis Bacon

  29. Virtue would not go far if vanity did not keep it company.
      -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  30. A man who is not a fool can rid himself of every folly except vanity.
      -- Jean Jacques Rousseau


    Variety

  31. With me a change of trouble is as good as a vacation.
      -- William Lloyd George

  32. Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavor.
      -- William Cowper

  33. The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new.
      -- Cato

  34. The most delightful pleasures cloy without variety.
      -- Publilius Syrus

  35. Variety of mere nothings gives more pleasure than uniformity of something.
      -- Jean Paul Richter

  36. It takes all sorts to make a world.
      -- English Proverb

  37. Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure.
      -- Petrarch

  38. I take it to be a principle rule of life, not to be too much addicted to any one thing.
      -- Terence


    Vengeance

  39. Revenge is the abject pleasure of an abject mind.
      -- Juvenal

  40. Vengeance has no foresight.
      -- Napoleon Bonaparte

  41. The best manner of avenging ourselves is by not resembling him who has injured us.
      -- Jane Porter

  42. Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.
      -- Joseph Joubert

  43. Retribution often means that we eventually do to ourselves what we have done unto others.
      -- Eric Hoffer

  44. Avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
      -- Romans 12:19


    Vice

  45. The willing contemplation of vice is vice.
      -- Arabian Proverb

  46. It is but a step from companionship to slavery when one associates with vice.
      -- Hosea Ballou

  47. The vices we scoff at in others, laugh at us within ourselves.
      -- Thomas Browne

  48. If you don't want anyone to know it, don't do it.
      -- Chinese Proverb

  49. Wild oats make a bad autumn crop.
      -- Cynic's Calendar

  50. Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.
      -- William Ellery Channing

  51. This is the essential evil of vice, that it debases man.
      -- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

  52. Ill habits gather by unseen degrees,
    As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
      -- John Dryden

  53. Men wish to be saved from the mischiefs of their vices, but not from their vices.
      -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  54. Every vice is only an exaggeration of a necessary and virtuous function.
      -- Ralph Walkdo Emerson

  55. Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats; neither fear nor shame can cure them.
      -- Jean de la Fontaine

  56. What maintains one vice would bring up two children.
      -- Benjamin Franklin

  57. Many a man's vices have at first been nothing worse than good qualities run wild.
      -- Augustus and Julius Hare

  58. One big vice in a man is apt to keep out a great many smaller ones.
      -- Bret Harte

  59. If individuals have no vices, their virtues may be of use to us.
      -- Junius

  60. When our vices have left us we flatter ourselves that we have left them.
      -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  61. It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
      -- Abraham Lincoln

  62. Many without punishment, none without sin.
      -- John Ray

  63. Vices are often habits rather than passions.
      -- Antoine Rivarol

  64. Vice may be learnt, even without a teacher.
      -- Seneca

  65. There will be vice as long as there are men.
      -- Tacitus

  66. We are double-edged blades, and every time we whet our virtue the return stroke straps our vice.
      -- Henry David Thoreau

  67. Nurse one vice in your bosom. Give it the attention it deserves and let your virtues spring p modestly around it. Then you'll have the miser who's no liar; and the drunkard who's the benefactor of the whole city.
      -- Thornton Wilder


    Victory

  68. Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing.
      -- Red Sanders

  69. No retreat. No retreat. They must conquer or die who've no retreat.
      -- John Gay

  70. Victory and defeat are each of the same price.
      -- Thomas Jefferson

  71. Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
      -- Horace Mann

  72. Victories that are easy are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting.
      -- Henry Ward Beecher

  73. The greatest conquerer is he who overcomes the enemy without a blow.
      -- Chinese Proverb

  74. The people who remained victorious were less like conquerors than conquered.
      -- Saint Augustine

  75. We should wage war not to win war, but to win peace.
      -- Paul Hoffman

  76. Victory has 100 fathers and defeat is an orphan.
      -- Proverb

  77. The smile of God is victory.
      -- John Greenleaf Whittier

  78. For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name,
    He writes--not that you won or lost--but how you played the Game.
      -- Grantland Rice

  79. The god of victory is said to be one-handed, but peace gives victory on both sides.
      -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  80. I would rather lose in a cause that will some day win, than win in a cause that will some day lose!
      -- Woodrow Wilson

  81. Beware of rashness, but with energy, and sleepless vigilance, go forward and give us victories.
      -- Abraham Lincoln

  82. It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.
      -- Douglas MacArthur

  83. Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.
      -- Douglas MacArthur

  84. One may know how to gain a victory, and know not how to use it.
      -- Barca

  85. I do not think that winning is the most important thing. I think winning is the only thing.
      -- Bill Veeck


    Vietnam

  86. It [the war in Vietnam] poisons everything. It has disrupted the economy, envenomed our politics, hurt the alliance, divided our people, and now it is interfering with this critical question of the arms race.
      -- James Reston

  87. I seriously doubt if we will ever have another war. This is probably the very last one.
      -- Richard M. Nixon

  88. This war in Vietnam is, I believe, a war for civilization. Certainly it is not a war of our seeking. It is a war thrust upon us and we cannot yield to tyranny.
      -- Francis Cardinal Spellman

  89. I am afraid [if the present trend in Vietnam continues] that direct confrontation, first of all between Washington and Peking, is inevitable.
      -- U Thant

  90. America is not fighting to win a war. We are fighting to give an application to an old Greek proverb, which is that the purpose of war is not to annihilate an enemy but to get him to mend his ways. And we are confident we can get the enemy to mend his.
      -- Arthur J. Goldberg

  91. If we were not in Vietnam, all that part of the world would be enjoying the obscurity it so richly deserves.
      -- John Kenneth Galbraith

  92. If, when the chips are down, the world's most powerful nation, the United States of America, acts like a pitiful, helpless giant, the forces of totalitarianism and anarchy will threaten free nations and free institutions throughout the world.
      -- Richard M. Nixon

  93. The Vietnamese people deeply love independence, freedom and peace. But in the face of United States aggression they have risen up, united as one man.
      -- Ho Chi Minh

  94. I would rather be a one-term President and do what I believe is right than to be a two-term President at the cost of seeing America become a second-rate power and to see this Nation accept the first defeat in its proud 190-year history.
      -- Richard M. Nixon


    Vigilance

  95. Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.
      -- Thomas Jefferson

  96. He is most free from danger, who, even when safe, is on his guard.
      -- Publilius Syrus

  97. Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent.
      -- Louis D. Brandeis

  98. They that are on their guard and appear ready to receive their adversaries, are in much less danger of being attacked than the supine, secure and negligent.
      -- Benjamin Franklin

  99. There are no permanent changes because change itself is permanent. It behooves the industrialist to research and the investor to be vigilant.
      -- Ralph L. Woods

  100. There is a significant Latin proverb; to wit: Who will guard the guards?
      -- Josh Billings

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