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

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

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Henry David Thoreau

Vices are often habits rather than passions.

Antoine Rivarol

Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.

William Ellery Channing

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

Hosea Ballou

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

William Shakespeare

Pride is said to be the last vice the good man gets clear of

Benjamin Franklin

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


Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.


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

The worst vice of a fanatic is his sincerity

Oscar Wilde

Search others for their virtues, thy self for thy vices

Benjamin Franklin

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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