"Friends never ask favors of their friendship. They ask favors of each other, making clear that their friendship is not at stake."
"As candidates for the perfect friendship, I picture two people who have emerged from a confessional, are kneeling side by side, and discover that they have been given the same penance."
"Those who cannot appeal to our respect or gratitude will appeal to our loyalty."
"No one appeals to loyalty who can appeal to friendship. And no one appeals to friendship who values friendship. True friends appeal to each other, leaving their friendship off the table, and leaving appeals to loyalty to politicians and scoundrels."
"History is a retrospective in which loyalists are seen as traitors and traitors as founding fathers."
"The Seven Deadly Sins are a litany of victimless crimes, compiled to distract attention from the bloody felonies of the righteous."
"I would rather be at the mercy of the Seven Deadly Sins than the executive arm of the Seven Virtues."
-- Robert Brault