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...chief is guilt.--SCHILLER.
They who once engage in iniquitous designs miserably deceive themselves when they think that they will go so far and no farther; one fault begets another, one crime renders another necessary; and thus they are impelled continually downward into a depth of guilt, which at the commencement of their career they would have died rather than have incurred.--SOUTHEY.
Let wickedness escape as it may at the bar, it never fails of doing justice upon itself; forEvery guilty person is his own hangman.--SENECA.
HABIT.--Habits are soon assumed; but when we strive to strip them off, 'tis being flayed alive.--COWPER.
The law of the harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a destiny.--G.D. BOARDMAN.
A single bad habit will mar an otherwise faultless character, as an ink drop soileth the pure white page.--HOSEA BALLOU.
Habits are like the wrinkles on a man's brow; if you will... Seneca
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