Vice Quotes

Men imagine that they communicate their virtue or vice only by overt actions, and do not see that virtue or vice emit a breath every moment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues

Abraham Lincoln

The vices we scoff at in others, laugh at us within ourselves.

Thomas Browne

Men wish to be saved from the mischiefs of their vices, but not from their vices.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We do not despise all those who have vices, but we despise all those who have not a single virtue.

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice

Thomas Paine

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.

Albert Einstein

Vices are their own punishment


A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.


We make a ladder of our vices, if we trample those same vices underfoot.

St. Augustine of Hippo

Music is the only sensual pleasure without vice

Samuel Johnson

Some vices only lay hold of us by means of others, and these, like branches, fall on removal of the trunk.

Blaise Pascal

Vices and virtues are of a strange nature, for the more we have, the fewer we think we have

Alexander Pope

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

J. Petit-Senn

Idleness is the beginning of all vices.

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