The torpid artist seeks inspiration at any cost, by virtue or by vice, by friend or by fiend, by prayer or by wine.
We ought always to deal justly, not only with those who are just to us, but
likewise to those who endeavor to injure us; and this, for fear lest by
rendering them evil for evil, we should fall into the same vice.
Every vice has its excuse ready.
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
Nor is there on earth a more powerful advocate for vice than poverty.
Hypocrisy is a fashionable vice, and all fashionable vices pass for virtue
Gossip is vice enjoyed vicariously
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
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.
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.
The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.
Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue.
Hypocrisy is homage paid by vice to virtue.
Good pitching will beat good hitting any time, and vice versa
We see the pernicious effects of luxury in the ancient Romans, who immediately found themselves poor as soon as this vice got footing among
She who makes her husband and her children happy, who reclaims the one from vice, and trains up the other to virtue, is a much greater character
than the ladies described in romance, whose whole occupation is to murder mankind with shafts from their quiver or their eyes.
The drama is the looking-glass in which we see the hideousness of vice and the beauties of virtue.
It is the function of vice to keep virtue within reasonable grounds.
One big vice in a man is apt to keep out a great many smaller ones.
Vice goes a long way tow'rd makin' life bearable. A little vice now an' thin is relished by th' best iv men.
Every vice is only an exaggeration of a necessary and virtuous function.
There will be vice as long as there are men.
The willing contemplation of vice is vice.
A vice is a failure of desire.
Vice itself lost half its evil, by losing all its grossness.