Vice Quotes

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

We are double-edged blades, and every time we whet our virtue the return stroke straps our vice.

Henry David Thoreau

When I religiously confess myself to myself, I find that the best virtue I have has in it some tincture of vice.

Michel de Montaigne

Vice can be learnt, even without a teacher.


The more prohibitions you have, the less virtuous people will be. Try to make people moral, and you lay the groundwork for vice.

Lao Tzu

In the history of mankind, fanaticism has caused more harm than vice

Kronenberger, Louis

If idleness do not produce vice or malevolence, it commonly produces melancholy.

Sydney Smith

Idleness is the grand Pacific Ocean of life, and in that stagnant abyss the most salutary things produce no good, the most noxious no evil. Vice, indeed, abstractedly considered, may be, and often is engendered in idleness; but the moment it becomes efficiently vice, it must quit its cradle and cease to be idle.

Charles Caleb Colton

The drama is the looking-glass in which we see the hideousness of vice and the beauties of virtue.

Frances Anne

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


Every life is march from innocence,through temptation, to virtue or vice.

Lyman Abbott

President Bush played golf yesterday and I understand Vice President Dick Cheney also got in a couple of strokes

Jay Leno
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