Work relieves us from three great evils, boredom, vice, and want.

Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without in himself.

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings;

the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

Work banishes those three great evils: boredom, vice and poverty.

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Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.

Lying is a terrible vice, it testifies that one despises God, but fears men.

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Follow your heart but take your brain with you.

Work keeps at bay, three great evils -- boredom, vice and need.

A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.

The only vice which cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy.

The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.

What's vice today may be virtue, tomorrow.

Ambition is not a vice of little people.

Profaneness is a brutal vice. He who indulges in it is no gentleman.

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Parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can't poke enough holes to drain it dry.


The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.

Vice is a creature of such hideous mien... that the more you see it the better you like it.

Vice knows that she is ugly, so she puts on her mask.

Every vice has its excuse ready.

Socialists think profits are a vice; I consider losses the real vice.

In the history of mankind, fanaticism has caused more harm than vice.

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I can't drown my demons, they know how to swim


Our whole life is startlingly moral. There is never an instant's truce between virtue and vice.

Where secrecy or mystery begins, vice or roguery is not far off.

The disgrace of others often keeps tender minds from vice.

What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that we have several.

Public schools are the nurseries of all vice and immorality.

The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures.

So for a good old-gentlemanly vice, I think I must take up with avarice.

Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue.

It is the only sensual pleasure without vice.

Where vice is vengeance follows.

The worst vice of the solitary is the worship of his food.

Good taste is the worst vice ever invented.

God will certainly reward virtue and punish vice, either here or hereafter.

No exile at the South Pole or on the summit of Mont Blanc separates us more effectively from others than the practice of a hidden vice.

By rendering the labor of one, the property of the other, they cherish pride, luxury, and vanity on one side; on the other, vice and servility, or hatred and revolt.

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.

Vice came in always at the door of necessity, not at the door of inclination.

Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.

Courage is a quality so necessary for maintaining virtue, that it is always respected, even when it is associated with vice.

It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice; I consider the real vice is making losses.

People resent articulacy, as if articulacy were a form of vice.

There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue.

Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.

In plain truth, lying is an accursed vice.

We are not men, nor have any other tie upon another, but by our word.

I hate ingratitude more in a person; than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, or, any taint of vice whose strong corruption inhabits our frail blood. Twelfth Night

The torpid artist seeks inspiration at any cost, by virtue or by vice, by friend or by fiend, by prayer or by wine.

The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.

A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.

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.

The first step towards vice is to shroud innocent actions in mystery, and whoever likes to conceal something sooner or later has reason to conceal it.

The function of vice is to keep virtue within reasonable bounds.

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

The mere abhorrence of vice is not a virtue at all.