A rich collection of quotations based around the Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Cardinal Virtues, designed for private entertainment, public edification, and appropriate chastisement. Discover what the wise (and occasionally wicked) have said about:
Pride, wrath, envy, lust, gluttony, avarice, sloth
Faith, hope, charity, wisdom, justice, fortitude, temperance
A prolific author and voracious reader, David Porter has enlisted the help of a number of erudite friends - some saintly - in tracking down apt quotations. To them he has added a wealth of amusing and scholarly detail to explain the thinking behind particular passages.