Measure For Measure. He argues that, despite the ever-changing line between lawmaker and criminal, the law must still stand firm. He admits that he himself is capable of transgression, but adds that he hopes to be treated with the same strictness should he do wrong
"Temporary happiness isn't worth long term pain" I was thinking of a dieter faced with a temptation saying this to himself as part of his inner dialog of resistance, but it applies to all of life, doesn't it? This must be true because the opposite is certainly true: Temporary pain is worth long term happiness.