Ambition is a vice, but it may be the father of virtue
Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need
Innocence alone dares commit certain acts of audacity. Virtue, when tutored, is as calculating as vice.
Every life is march from innocence,through temptation, to virtue or vice.
Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.
Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without in himself.
Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue
The only vice which cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of
a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.
Hypocrisy is the homage which vice renders to virtue.
An ounce of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition. ´Michael Korda We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity. ´G. K. Chesterton Often a noble face hides filthy ways. ´Euripides The only vice which cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.
Hypocrisy is no cheap vice; nor can our natural temper be masked for many years together.
As witnesses not of our intentions but of our conduct, we can be true or false, and the hypocrite's crime is that he bears false witness against himself. What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices except this one. Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.
What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.
Good fielding and pitching, without hitting, or vice versa, is like Ben Franklin's half pair of scissors - ineffectual
A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.
Flattery was formerly a vice; it has now become the fashion.
In golf, you keep your head down and follow through. In the vice presidency, you keep your head up and follow through. It's a big difference.
President Bush played golf yesterday and I understand Vice President Dick Cheney also got in a couple of strokes
When we envy another, we make their virtue our vice.
The more prohibitions you have, the less virtuous people will be. Try to make people moral, and you lay the groundwork for vice.
Vice can be learnt, even without a teacher.
He who hates vice hates men.
When I religiously confess myself to myself, I find that the best virtue I have has in it some tincture of vice.
We are double-edged blades, and every time we whet our virtue the return stroke straps our vice.
Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.