Vice Quotes

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Vice can be learnt, even without a teacher.


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

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
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