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50 Vice Quotes

Vices are their own punishment

Aesop Quotes

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What maintains one vice would bring up two children.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes , Source: Poor Richard's Almanac

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Every vice makes its guilt the more conspicuous in proportion to the rank of the offender. [Lat., Omne animi vitium tanto conspectius in se Crimen habet, quanto major qui peccat habetur.]

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) Quotes , Source: Satires (VIII, 140)

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If you don't want anyone to know it, don't do it.

Chinese Proverb Quotes

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The worst vice of a fanatic is his sincerity.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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He hadn't a single redeeming vice.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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I prefer an interesting vice to a virtue that bores

Moliere Quotes

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Vice knows she's ugly, so puts on her mask

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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Search others for their virtues, thy self for thy vices

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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Music is the only sensual pleasure without vice

Samuel Johnson Quotes

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He possessed beauty without vanity, strength without insolence; courage without ferocity; and all the virtues of man without his vices

Lord Byron Quotes

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Vice is its own reward

Quentin Crisp Quotes

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The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.

Elizabeth Taylor Quotes

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Times change. The vices of your age are stylish today.

Aristophanes Quotes , Source: The Clouds

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We make a ladder for ourselves of our vices, if we trample those same vices underfoot. [Lat., De vitiis nostris scalam nobis facimus, si vitia ipsa calcamus.]

Saint Aurelius Augustine Quotes , Source: Sermon 3--De Ascensione

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Vices of the time; vices of the man. [Lat., Vitia temporis; vitia hominis.]

Francis Bacon Quotes , Source: Humble Submission and Supplication to the Lords of Parliament

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Vice gets more in this vicious world Than piety.

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Quotes , Source: Love's Cure (act II, sc. 1)

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Vice itself lost half its evil, by losing all its grossness.

Edmund Burke Quotes , Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France

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To sanction Vice, and hunt Decorum down.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (l. 621)

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And last the Vice and Follies of the Age.

Mrs. Susannah Centlivre Quotes , Source: Prologue to The Man's Bewitched

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Ne'er blush'd, unless, in spreading vice's snares, She blunder'd on some virtue unawares.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: The Rosciad (l. 137)

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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 Quotes , Source: Maxims (no. 195)

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A vice is a failure of desire.

Gerald Stanley Lee Quotes , Source: Crowds (bk. IV, ch. XIII)

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Saint Augustine! well hast thou said, That of our vices we can frame A ladder, if we will but tread Beneath our feet each deed of shame.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes , Source: The Ladder of St. Augustine (st. 1)

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Virtue, I grant you, is an empty boast; But shall the dignity of vice be lost?

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Epilogue to Satires (dialogue I)

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