Vice Quotes

The corporation is the master, the employee is the servant. Because the corporation owns the means of production without which the employee could not make a living, the employee needs the corporation more than vice versa.

Peter Drucker

Vice is a monster of such frightful mien as to be hated, needs but to be seen; but seen too oft, familiar with her face, we first endure, then pity, then embrace.

Alexander Pope

Vice came in always at the door of necessity, not at the door of inclination.

Daniel Defoe

Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs an unceasing vigilance and a rare detachment of spirit. It cannot, like adultery or gluttony, be practiced at spare moments; it is a whole-time job

Lord Byron

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

William Hazlitt

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:

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

William Hazlitt

Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs an unceasing vigilance and a rare detachment of spirit. It cannot,like adultery or gluttony, be practiced at spare moments; it is a whole-time job.

W. Somerset Maugham

Loud indignation against vice often stands for virtue in the eyes of bigots.

J. Petit-Senn

Music is the only sensual pleasure without vice

Samuel Johnson

The worst vice of a fanatic is his sincerity

Oscar Wilde

Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.

Bertrand Russell

There is no vice so simple but assumes Some mark of virtue on his outward parts.

William Shakespeare

It is but a step from companionship to slavery when one associates with vice.

Hosea Ballou

Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.

William Ellery Channing
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