Famous Quotes & Quotations About Vices:
Every vice is only an exaggeration of a necessary and virtuous function.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals, 1836.
How like herrings and onions our vices are in the morning after we have committed them.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Idleness is the beginning of all vices.
If we escape punishment for our vices, why should we complain if we are not rewarded for our virtues?
~ John Churton Collins, Aphorisms in the English Review, 1914.
It has ever been my experience that folks who have no vices, have very few virtues.
~ Abraham Lincoln.
It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.
~ Walter Bagehot.
Loud indignation against vice often stands for virtue in the eyes of bigots.
~ J. Petit-Senn.
Minor vices lead to major ones, but minor virtues stay put.
~ Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966.
Never support two weaknesses at the same time. It's your combination sinners - your lecherous liars and your miserly drunkards - who dishonor the vices and bring them into bad repute.
~ Thornton Wilder.
No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.
~ Bertrand Russell, On Education, 1926.
Our virtues and vices couple with one another, and get children that resemble both their parents.
~ George Savile, Marquess de Halifax, Miscellaneous Thoughts and Reflections.
The Anglo-Saxon conscience doesn't keep you from doing what you shouldn't; it just keeps you from enjoying it.
~ Salvador de Madariaga.
The vices of the rich and great are mistaken for error; and those of the poor and lowly, for crimes.
~ Marguerite Gardiner (Countess of Blessington).
There are two types of people in this world, good and bad. The good sleep better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more.
~ Woody Allen.
There is more than a morsel of truth in the saying, "He who hates vice hates mankind."
~ W. MacNeile Dixon.
We are more inclined to regret our virtues than our vices; but only the very honest will admit this.
~ Holbrook Jackson.
When our vices desert us, we flatter ourselves that we are deserting our vices.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld.
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