Vices Quotes

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
Benjamin Franklin
He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Sir Winston Churchill

Seneca - what once were vices are manners now....
John calvin - the sum is, that the worship of god must be...
All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work.
Thomas John Watson, Sr.
It is the youth who sees a great opportunity hidden in just these simple services, who sees a very uncommon situation, a humble position, who gets on in the world.
Orison Swett Marden

Hate no one hate their vices, not themselves.
J. G. C. Brainard
Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error.
Benjamin Disraeli
Josh Billings said, It is not only the most difficult thing to know oneself, but the most inconvenient one, too. Human beings have always employed an enormous variety of clever devices for running away from themselves, and the modern world is particularly rich in such stratagems.
John W. Gardne
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
Abraham Lincoln
Blessed are they who heal you of self - Despisings. Of all services which can be done to man, I know of none more precious.
William Hale White
A sign of celebrity is that his name is often worth more than his services.
Daniel J. Boorstin
Hate no one; hate their vices, not themselves.
J. G. C. Brainard
G. k. chesterton - virtue is not the absense of vices or the...
It is a great thing to know our vices.
Cicero
We make ourselves a ladder out of our vices if we trample the vices themselves underfoot.
Saint Augustine
Nothing is as certain as that the vices of leisure are gotten rid of by being busy.
Seneca, Moral Letters to Lucilius, 64 A. D.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Rene Descartes
Nothing is quite so wretchedly corrupt as an aristocracy which has lost its power but kept its wealth and which still has endless leisure to devote to nothing but banal enjoyments. All its great thoughts and passionate energy are things of the past, and nothing but a host of petty, gnawing vices now cling to it like worms to a corpse.
Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville
Among the virtues and vices that make up the British character, we have one vice, at least, that Americans ought to view with sympathy. For they appear to be the only people who share it with us. I mean our worship of the antique. I do not refer to beauty or even historical association. I refer to age, to a quantity of years.
William Golding
A sign of a celebrity is that his name is often worth more than his services.
Daniel J. Boorstin
From the oyster to the eagle, from the swine to the tiger, all animals are to be found in men and each of them exists in some man, sometimes several at the time. Animals are nothing but the portrayal of our virtues and vices made manifest to our eyes, the visible reflections of our souls. God displays them to us to give us food for thought.
Victor Hugo
Doctors are not servants of their patients, they are traders like everyone else in a free society and they should bear that title proudly considering the crucial importance of the services they offer.
Ayn Rand
The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices Make instruments to plague us.
William Shakespeare
The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices Make instruments to plague us.
William Shakespeare, "King Lear", Act 5 scene 3
Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of the vices.
George Bernard Shaw
Sow good services sweet remembrances will grow them.
Madame de Stael
All the problems of the world could be settled if people were only willing to think. The trouble is that people very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work.
Thomas J. Watson
Sow good services; sweet remembrances will grow them.
Madame de Stael
No company is preferable to bad, because we are more apt to catch the vices of others than their virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health.
C. C. Colton
It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.
Walter Bagehot, "Biographical Studies", 1863
We should every night call ourselves to an account; What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed? What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired? Our vices will abort of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.
Seneca
Everyone is in business for himself, for he is selling his services, labor or ideas. Until one realizes that this is true he will not take conscious charge of his life and will always be looking outside himself for guidance.
Sidney Madwed
Be silent as to services you have rendered, but speak of favours you have received.
Seneca