Vice And Virtue Quotes
Most popular vice & virtue quotes
Virtue consists not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it.
We should cease to grow the moment we cease to discriminate between virtue and vice.
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
I prefer a comfortable vice to a virtue that bores.
Courage is a quality so necessary for maintaining virtue, that it is always respected, even when it is associated with vice.
We are more apt to catch the vices of others than their virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health.
There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.
Every life is a march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or to vice.
Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.
It is the function of vice to keep virtue within reasonable bounds.
It is easier to get on with vices than with virtues. The vices, accommodating by nature, help each other, are full of mutual indulgence, whereas the jealous virtues combat and annihilate each other, showing in everything their incompatibility and their intolerance.
There is a capacity of virtue in us, and there is a capacity of vice to make your blood creep.
Every vice is only an exaggeration of a necessary and virtuous function.
Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
Vice often rides triumphant in virtue's chariot.
There are amiable vices and obnoxious virtues.
Virtue by calculation is the virtue of vice.
Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue.
We try to make a virtue of vices we are loath to correct.
I prefer an accommodating vice to an obstinate virtue.
When I the most strictly and religiously confess myself, I find that the best virtue I have has in it some tincture of vice.
Sometimes Virtue starves, while Vice is fed.
Our virtues and vices couple with one another, and get children that resemble both of their parents.
Vices creep into our hearts under the name of virtues.
Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied, And vice sometime's by action dignified.
There is no vice so simple, but assumes Some mark of virtue on his outward parts.
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.
You may have noted the fact that it is a person's virtues as often as his vices that make him difficult to live with.
Vice is always in the active, virtue often in the passive.
There is never an instant's truce between virtue and vice.
It is queer how it is always one's virtues and not one's vices that precipitate one into disaster.
Nurse one vice in your bosom. Give it the attention it deserves and let your virtues spring up modestly around it. Then you'll have the miser who's no liar; and the drunkard who's the benefactor of the whole city.
Vice and virtue have one thing in common: the more people have of either, the less they think they have.
We have always failed in replacing vice with virtue and succeeded in replacing vice with lesser vice.
Small injustice dresses up as vice; large injustice dresses up as virtue.