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Vice

The same vices, which are huge and insupportable in others, we do not feel in ourselves.

Jean de La Bruyere

If vices were profitable, the virtuous man would be the sinner.

Francis Bacon

When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving them.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Vice is perhaps a desire to learn everything.

Honore de Balzac

Vices are their own punishment.

Aesop

Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The passions of the young are vices in the old.

Joseph Joubert

Men wish to be saved from the mischief of their vices, but not from their vices.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not possible now to keep a young gentleman from vice by a total ignorance of it, unless you will all his life mew him up in a closet and never let him go into company.

John Locke

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

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.

Plutarch

Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.

Voltaire

Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.

Napoleon

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

Abraham Lincoln

We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that have no virtue.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

 

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