Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
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.
Vices are those acts by which a man harms himself or his property. Crimes are those acts by which one man harms the person or property of another.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Vices are simply the errors which a man makes in his search after his own happiness. Unlike crimes, they imply no malice toward others, and no interference with their persons or property.
Vices are their own punishment
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
Vice is its own reward.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
Spare the person but lash the vice.
The worst vice of the solitary is the worship of his food.
Through tattered clothes, small vices do appear. Robes and furred gowns hide all.
There is no vice so simple but assumes some mark of virtue on his outward parts.
What's vice today may be virtue, tomorrow.
The reason that men are so slow to confess their vices is because they have not yet abandoned them.
Vice itself lost half its evil, by losing all its grossness.
Every vice is only an exaggeration of a necessary and virtuous function.
Coercion may prevent many transgressions; but it robs even actions which are legal of a part of their beauty. Freedom may lead to many transgressions, but it lends even to vices a less ignoble form.
We tolerate without rebuke the vices with which we have grown familiar.
Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of the vices.
Music is the only sensual pleasure without vice.
Your love will deepen as your meditation deepens, and vice-versa: as your meditation blossoms, your love will also blossom.
But in the dying world I come from quotation is a national vice. No one would think of making an after-dinner speech without the help of poetry. It used to be the classics, now it’s lyric verse.
Evil borders upon good, and vices are confounded with virtues; as the report of good qualities is delightful to a well-disposed mind, so the relation of the contrary should not be offensive.
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