Vice Quotes

Flattery was formerly a vice; it has now become the fashion.

Syrus

My worst vice is gluttony. I try to keep myself under control because Im an athlete, but once a week I like to pig out and act like a normal person.

Gianluigi Buffon

A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Good fielding and pitching, without hitting, or vice versa, is like Ben Franklin's half pair of scissors - ineffectual

Moe Berg

Good pitching will beat good hitting any time, and vice versa

Bob Veale

What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.

Benjamin Disraeli

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.

Hannah Arendt

Hypocrisy is no cheap vice; nor can our natural temper be masked for many years together.

Edmund Burke

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.

Michael Korda

Hypocrisy is the homage which vice renders to virtue.

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

The only vice which cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.

William Hazlitt

Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue

Fran┴ois de la Rochefoucauld

The use of this feigned history hath been to give some shadow of satisfaction to the mind of man in those points wherein the nature of things doth deny it, the world being in proportion inferior to the soul; by reason whereof there is, agreeable to the spirit of man, a more ample greatness, a more exact goodness, and a more absolute variety, than can be found in the nature of things. Therefore, because the acts or events of true history have not that magnitude which satisfieth the mind of man, poesy feigneth acts and events greater and more heroical: because true history propoundeth the successes and issues of actions not so agreeable to the merits of virtue and vice, therefore poesy feigns them more just in retribution, and more according to revealed providence: because true history representeth actions and events more ordinary, and less interchanged, therefore poesy endueth them with more rareness, and more unexpected and alternative variations: so as it appeareth that poesy serveth and conferreth to magnanimity, morality, and to delectation. And therefore it was ever thought to have some participation of divineness, because it doth raise and erect the mind, by submitting the shows of things to the desires of the mind; whereas reason doth buckle and bow the mind into the nature of things.

Francis Bacon

A vice in common can be the ground of a friendship but not a virtue in common. X and Y may be friends because they are both drunkards or womanizers but, if they are both sober and chaste, they are friends for some other reason.

Wystan Hugh Auden

Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without in himself.

Henry Ward Beecher

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

Winston Churchill

I am not thinking of those shining precepts which are the registered property of every school; that is to say learn as much by writing as by reading; be not content with the best book; seek sidelights from the others; have no favourites; keep men and things apart; guard against the prestige of great names; see that your judgments are your own; and do not shrink from disagreement; no trusting without testing; be more severe to ideas than to actions; do not overlook the strength of the bad cause of the weakness of the good; never be surprised by the crumbling of an idol or the disclosure of a skeleton; judge talent at its best and character at its worst; suspect power more than vice, and study problems in preference to periods.

John Dalberg-Acton, Lord Acton

Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.

Voltaire

Innocence alone dares commit certain acts of audacity. Virtue, when tutored, is as calculating as vice.

Honore de Balzac

Vice has more martyrs than virtue; and it often happens that men suffer more to be lost than to be saved

Charles Caleb Colton

No vice is so bad as advice

Marie Dressler

It is false to say that you are a vicious man, Zoilus; you are not a vicious man, you are vice itself

Marcus Aurelius

Vice Is like a fury to the vicious mind, And turns delight itself to punishment

Ben Jonson

I prefer an interesting vice to a virtue that bores

Moliere
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