Vice Quotes

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

He who hates vice hates men.

John Morley

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

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.

Dan Quayle

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


Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need

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