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Vice & Vices: see Wickedness & Temptation & Evil & Virtue & Devil & Demon & Emotion & Selfishness & Greed & Hate & Morality & Weakness

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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)  Rebecca West, There is No Conversation 1935

 

 

58,868.  Virtue itself turns vice being misapplied,

And vice sometime’s 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

 

 

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

 

 

58,883.  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.  John Steinbeck

 

 

58,884.  Nearly everyone in the world has appetites and impulses, trigger emotions, islands of selfishness, lusts just beneath the surface.  John Steinbeck, East of Eden

 

 

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 

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