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Vice quotes (15)
We should every night call ourselves to an account; What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed? What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired? Our vices will abort of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca Category: Vice
What maintains one vice would bring up two children.
Benjamin Franklin Category: Vice
Virtue is its own reward. Theres a pleasure in doing good which sufficiently pays itself.
Sir John Vanbrugh Category: Vice
Many without punishment but none without sin.
John Ray Category: Vice
He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Sir Winston Churchill Category: Vice
Vice is a monster of so frightful mien As to be hated needs but to be seen; Yet seen to oft familiar with her face We first endure then pity then embrace.
Alexander Pope Category: Vice
One is never so happy or so unhappy as one thinks.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld Category: Vice
We are double-edged blades and every time we whet our virtue the return stroke straps our vice.
Henry David Thoreau Category: Vice
Vice is its own reward.
Quentin Crisp Category: Vice
He that can apprehend and consider vice with all her baits and seeming pleasures and yet abstain and yet distinguish and yet prefer that which is truly better he is the true wayfaring Christian. I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue unexercised and unbreathed that never sallies out and sees her adversary but slinks out of the race where that immortal garland is to be run for not without dust and heat. Assuredly we bring not innocence into the world we bring impurity much rather: that which purifies us is trial and trial is by what is contrary.
John Milton Category: Vice
It is the function of vice to keep virtue within reasonable bounds.
Samuel Butler the Younger Category: Vice
The virtues of society are vices of the saint. The terror of reform is the discovery that we must cast away our virtues or what we have always esteemed such into the same pit that has consumed our grosser vices.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Category: Vice
No one ever reached the worst of a vice at one leap.
Decimus Junius Juvenalis Juvenal Category: Vice
Ill habits gather by unseen degrees As brooks make rivers rivers run to seas.
John Dryden Category: Vice
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
Abraham Lincoln Category: Vice