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When the passions become masters, they are vices
View quotes by Blaise Pascal

It is a great thing to know our vices.
View quotes by Cicero

Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.

View quotes by Sir Walter Scott

A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.

View quotes by Plutarch

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
View quotes by Abraham Lincoln

It is queer how it is always one's virtues and not one's vices that precipitate one into disaster.
View quotes by Rebecca West

One of the vices of the virtue of decentralization is that people don't share ideas.
View quotes by Dorothy Nevill

Nine-tenths of the miseries and vices of mankind proceed from idleness
View quotes by Thomas Carlyle

We suffer primarily not from our vices or our weaknesses, but from our illusions. We are haunted, not by reality, but by those images we have put in their place.
View quotes by Daniel Boorstin

A portion of mankind take pride in their vices and pursue their purpose; many more waver between doing what is right and complying with what is wrong.
View quotes by Horace

Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of the vices.
View quotes by George Bernard Shaw

Luxury and dissipation, soft and gentle as their approaches are, and silently as they throw their silken chains about the heart, enslave it more than the most active and turbulent vices
View quotes by Hannah More

So much of our lives is given over to the consideration of our imperfections that there is no time to improve our imaginary virtues. The truth is we only perfect our vices, and man is a worse creature when he dies than he was when he was born.

View quotes by Edward Dahlberg

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.
View quotes by Elizabeth Taylor

Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.
View quotes by Theodore Roosevelt

It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.
View quotes by Walter Bagehot

Government is an evil; it is only the thoughtlessness and vices of men that make it a necessary evil. When all men are good and wise, government will of itself decay.
View quotes by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
View quotes by Rene Descartes



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