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Vice: see Wickedness & Temptation & Evil & Virtue & Devil & Demon & Emotion & Selfishness & Greed & Hate & Morality & Weakness & Lust & Pervert & Crime & Prostitution & Immorality & Disgrace

Rene Descartes - Henry Fielding - Samuel Butler - Horace Walpole - R S Surtees - Rebecca West - William Shakespeare - Marquis de Sade - Elizabeth Taylor - R Buckminster Fuller - Maximilien Robespierre - St Augustine of Hippo - Cicero - Winston Churchill - Daniel Defoe - William Hazlitt - Moliere - David Hume - Adam Smith - Marie Dressler - Tallulah Bankhead - Oscar Wilde - John Steinbeck - Mary Shelley - Quentin Crisp - Aesop - Francois de la Rochefoucauld - Horace - Franz Kafka - Henry Ward Beecher - Red Riding Trilogy: Nineteen Eighty-Three TV - Henry St John/Lord Bolingbroke - William Congreve -         

 

 

6,398.  The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.  (Mind & Vice & Virtue)  Rene Descartes

 

 

7,005.  Public schools are the nurseries of all vice and immortality.  (School & Vice & Immorality)  Henry Fielding 1707-54, Joseph Andrews

 

 

41,300.  Half the vices which the world condemns most loudly have seeds of good in them and require moderate use rather than total abstinence.  (Abstinence & Moderation & Vice)  Samuel Butler

 

 

58,819.  Virtue knows to a farthing what it has lost by not having been vice.  (Virtue & Vice)  Horace Walpole

 

 

58,820.  More people are flattered into virtue than bullied out of vice.  (Virtue & Vice)  R S Surtees

 

 

58,821.  It is always one’s virtues and not one’s vices that precipitate one into disaster.  (Virtue & Vice & Disaster)  Rebecca West, There is No Conversation 1935

 

 

58,868.  Virtue itself turns vice being misapplied,

And vice sometimes by action dignified.  (Vice & Virtue)  William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet II ii 21-22, Nurse to Peter

 

 

58,828.  For in the fatness of these pursy times,

Virtue itself of vice must pardon beg.  (Virtue & Vice)  William Shakespeare, Hamlet III iv 153

 

 

92,621.  I hate ingratitude more in a man

Than lying, vainness, babbling drunkenness,

Or any taint of vice whose strong corruption

Inhabits our frail blood.  William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night III iv 346-349

 

 

58,826.  … and do but see his vice.

’Tis to his virtue a just equinox,

The one as long as th’other.  (Virtue & Vice)  William Shakespeare, Othello II iii 115-117

 

 

58,869.  For vice repeated, like the wand’ring wind,

Blows dust in others’ eyes to spread itself.  William Shakespeare, Pericles I l139-140, Pericles

 

 

58,846.  In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.  (Virtue & Vice)  Marquis de Sade

 

 

58,851.  Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue; but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other, and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization.  (Virtue & Vice & Happiness)  Marquis de Sade

 

 

58,862.  The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they’re going to have some pretty annoying virtues.  (Virtue & Vice)  Elizabeth Taylor

 

 

58,849.  Search others for their virtue, and yourself for your vices.  (Virtue & Vice)  R Buckminster Fuller

 

 

58,870.  France must be purged of all vice.  (Vice & France)  Maximilien Robespierre

 

 

58,871.  We make ourselves a ladder out of our vices if we trample the vices themselves underfoot.  St Augustine of Hippo

 

 

58,872.  It is a great thing to know our vices.  Cicero

 

 

58,873.  He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.  (Vice & Virtue)  Winston Churchill

 

 

58,874.  Vice came in always at the door of necessity, not at the door of inclination.  Daniel Defoe 1660-1731, Moll Flanders

 

 

58,875.  The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy.  The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.  (Vice & Hypocrisy)  William Hazlitt

 

 

58,876.  The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.  (Vice & Curse & Swear)  George Washington

 

 

58,877.  The greatest moral failing is to condemn something as a moral failing: no vice is worse than being judgmental.  (Vice & Morality & Judgment & Condemn)  Julian Baggini

 

 

58,878.  I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue.  (Vice & Virtue)  Moliere

 

 

58,879.  Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad.  But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue.  (Vice & Virtue)  David Hume

 

 

58,844.  Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.  (Virtue & Vice)  Adam Smith

 

 

58,880.  No vice is so bad as advice.  (Vice & Advice)  Marie Dressler

 

 

58,881.  Here’s a rule I recommend: Never practice two vices at once.  Tallulah Bankhead

 

 

58,882.  He hadn’t a single redeeming vice.  Oscar Wilde

 

 

72,465.  The worst vice of a fanatic is his sincerity.  (Fanatic & Vice & Sincerity)  Oscar Wilde

 

 

84,785.  Patriotism is the vice of nations.  (Patriotism & Vice)  Oscar Wilde

 

 

73,571.  In uncertainty I am certain that underneath their topmost layers of frailty men want to be good and want to be loved.  Indeed, most of their vices are attempted shortcuts to love.  (Frailty & Vice & Love)  John Steinbeck

 

 

58,885.  Was man, indeed, at once so powerful, so virtuous and magnificent, yet so vicious and base?  He appeared at one time a mere scion of the evil principle and at another as all that can be conceived of noble and godlike.  To be a great and virtuous man appeared the highest honour that can befall a sensitive being; to be base and vicious, as many on record have been, appeared the lowest degradation, a condition more abject than that of the blind mole or harmless worm.  For a long time I could not conceive how one man could go forth to murder his fellow, or even why there were laws and governments; but when I heard details of vice and bloodshed, my wonder ceased and I turned away with disgust and loathing.  (Vice & Virtue & Man)  Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

 

 

58,886.  Vice is its own reward.  (Vice & Reward)  Quentin Crisp

 

 

58,887.  Vices are their own punishment.  (Vice & Punishment)  Aesop

 

 

58,888.  Our virtues are most often but our vices disguised.  (Vice & Virtue)  François de la Rochefoucauld

 

 

70,368.  The disgrace of others often keeps tender minds from vice.  (Disgrace & Vice)  Horace

 

 

76,864.  Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues.  (Idle & Vice & Virtue)  Franz Kafka

 

 

87,979.  Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without in himself.  (Selfishness & Vice)  Henry Ward Beecher

 

 

119,891.  Controlled vice: off the streets, out of the shop windows and into our pockets.  The whole of the north of England: the girls, shops, the mags, the whole bloody lot.  (GBH Films & Police & Vice)  Red Riding Trilogy: Nineteen Eighty-Three (2002) starring Tamsin Mitchell & Andrew Cryer & James Ainsworth & Ian Mercer & Gerard Kearns & Cara Seymour & Sean Bean & Jim Carter & Robert Sheehan et al, director Anand Tucker, head rozzer

 

 

45,241.  The greatest art of a politician is to render vice serviceable to the cause of virtue.  (Politics & Vice)  Henry St John, Lord Bolingbroke

 

 

43,119.  It is the business of the comic poet to paint the vices and follies of human kind.  (Comedy & Vice)  William Congreve 1670-1729, The Double Dealer