Vices Quotes

A sign of celebrity is that his name is often worth more than his services.
Daniel J. Boorstin
The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices Make instruments to plague us.
William Shakespeare, "King Lear", Act 5 scene 3

Sir winston churchill - he has all the virtues i dislike and none of the...
C. c. colton - no company is preferable to bad, because we are...
The sum is, that the worship of God must be spiritual, in order that it may correspond with His nature. For although Moses only speaks of idolatry, yet there is no doubt but that by synecdoche, as in all the rest of the law, he condemns all fictitious services which men in their ingenuity have invented.
John Calvin
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
Abraham Lincoln

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
Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
Benjamin Franklin
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
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
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
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
Virtue is not the absense of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers virtue is a vivid and separate ting, like pain or a particular smell.
G. K. Chesterton
Seneca, moral letters to lucilius, 64 a. d. - nothing is as certain as that the vices of...
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
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
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Rene Descartes
Sow good services sweet remembrances will grow them.
Madame de Stael
Be silent as to services you have rendered, but speak of favours you have received.
Seneca
Hate no one hate their vices, not themselves.
J. G. C. Brainard
Hate no one; hate their vices, not themselves.
J. G. C. Brainard
What once were vices are manners now.
Seneca
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.
A sign of a celebrity is that his name is often worth more than his services.
Daniel J. Boorstin
It is a great thing to know our vices.
Cicero
The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices Make instruments to plague us.
William Shakespeare
Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error.
Benjamin Disraeli
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
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
We make ourselves a ladder out of our vices if we trample the vices themselves underfoot.
Saint Augustine
Sow good services; sweet remembrances will grow them.
Madame de Stael
It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.
Walter Bagehot, "Biographical Studies", 1863
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
Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of the vices.
George Bernard Shaw