Vices Quotes by Ann Radcliffe, Samuel Beckett, Eric Idle, Susanna Centlivre, Philip Neri, Honore de Balzac and many others.
Ignorance of true pleasure more frequently than temptation to that which is false, leads to vice.
What can it matter to me, that I succeed or fail ? The undertaking is none of mine, if they want me to succeed I’ll fail, and vice versa, so as not to be rid of my tormentors.
At Cambridge, you have to kiss the vice-chancellor’s fingers. But I missed out on that, ’cause I was doing a matinee. I don’t want to kiss a strange man’s fingers anyway.
And lash the vice and follies of the age.
At communion we ought to ask for the remedy of the vice to which we feel ourselves most inclined.
Hatred is the vice of narrow souls; they feed it with all their littleness, and make it the pretext of base tyrannies.
I cannot love anyone if I hate myself. That is the reason why we feel so extremely uncomfortable in the presence of people who are noted for their special virtuousness, for they radiate an atmosphere of the torture they inflict on themselves. That is not a virtue but a vice.
A man in love prefers his passion to every other consideration, and is fonder of his mistress than he is of virtue. Should she prove vicious, she makes vice lovely in his eyes.
Somehow strangely the vice of men gets well represented and protected but their virtue has none to plead its cause – nor any charter of immunities and rights.
The vices come as passengers, visit us as guest and stay as masters.
False modesty is the masterpiece of vanity: showing the vain man in such an illusory light that he appears in the reputation of the virtue quite opposite to the vice which constitutes his real character; it is a deceit.
Lying is a most disgraceful vice; it first despises God, and then fears men.
In other living creatures the ignorance of themselves is nature, but in men it is a vice.
I readily admit I was not an expert on foreign policy but I was knowledgeable and I didn’t need a man who was the Vice President of the United States and my opponent turning around and putting me down.
It is the common vice of all, in old age, to be too intent upon our interests.
As far as I’m concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
I want to tell the vice president and everybody else that when I’m president there will be a controlling legal authority.
The fighter (like the writer) must stand alone. If he loses he cannot call an executive conference and throw off on a vice president or the assistant sales manager. He is consequently resented by fractional characters who cannot live outside an organization.
It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice; I consider the real vice is making losses.
The Grecian are youthful and erring and fallen gods, with the vices of men, but in many important respects essentially of the divine race.
Men often mistake notoriety for fame, and would rather be remarked for their vices and follies than not be noticed at all!
To all the rest of his Absurdities, (for vice is always unreasonable,) he adds one more, who expects that Vertue from another which he won’t practise himself.
It is but a step from companionship to slavery when one associates with vice.
For me, drawing generates thinking and vice versa.
[The] operation of the wisest laws is imperfect and precarious. They seldom inspire virtue, they cannot always restrain vice.
I actually prepared Vice President Biden for his debate in the last election. I played Sarah Palin. It’s a little tough debating a woman.
I spent several years in a north Vietnamese prison camp in the dark, fed with scraps. Do you think I want to do that all over again as vice president of the United States?
One of my last few vices is coffee, but with a spot of almond or soymilk, it’s never tasted better!
I’ve started films like Miami Vice where I’m in really good shape and I look back on that film and see the moustache is bigger as I’ve got a larger face.
Great power often corrupts virtue; it invariably renders vice more malignant. . . . In proportion as the powers of government increase, both its own character and that of the people becomes worse.
Anyone who thinks that the vice-president can take a position independent of the president of his administration simply has no knowledge of politics or government. You are his choice in a political marriage, and he expects your absolute loyalty.
There are good one-day players, there are good Test players and vice versa
It seems to me that liberal and humane people, of whom there are many among us, would, if they were asked to rank the vices, put cruelty first. Intuitively they would choose cruelty as the worst thing we do.
We are far more liable to catch the vices than the virtues of our associates.
It is known, to the force of a single pound weight, what the engine will do; but, not all the calculators of the National Debt can tell me the capacity for good or evil, for love or hatred, for patriotism or discontent, for the decomposition of virtue into vice, or the reverse.
We are spinning our own fates, good or evil, and never to be undone. Every smallest stroke of virtue or of vice leaves its never so little scar. …Nothing we ever do is, in strict scientific literalness, wiped out.
We endeavor to conceal our vices under the disguise of the opposite virtues.
He who feels that the vice of avarice has got hold of him, should not wish to observe fasts of supererogation, but to give alms.
Atheism is the vice of a few intelligent people.
Men imagine that they communicate their virtue or vice only by overt actions, and do not see that virtue or vice emit a breath every moment.
We make a ladder for ourselves of our vices, if we trample those same vices underfoot.
It has always seemed slightly uncomfortable, the idea of politicised musicians. Very few of them are clever enough to do it; if they’re good at the political side, the music side suffers, and vice versa.
Therefore, in order not to have to rob his subjects, to be able to defend himself, not to become poor and contemptible, and not to be forced to become rapacious, a prince must consider it of little importance if he incurs the name of miser, for this is one of the vices that permits him to rule.
Our everyday, traditional ideas of reality are delusions which we spend substantial parts of our daily lives shoring up, even at the considerable risk of trying to force facts to fit our definition of reality instead of vice versa.
The simple fact is that code quality tends to improve as you move between platforms… non-obvious bugs on Windows become VERY obvious in the Linux port and vice versa, and thus get fixed. So even the Windows gamers will win in all of this.
The vices we scoff at in others laugh at us within ourselves.
I like something with ‘vice’ in it.
The fundamental reality for every worker, from sweeper to executive vice-president, is the eight hours or so that he spends on the job. In our society of organizations, it is the job through which the great majority has access to achievement, to fulfillment, and to community.
I would not be like those Authors, who forgive themselves some particular lines for the sake of a whole Poem, and vice versa a whole Poem for the sake of some particular lines. I believe no one qualification is so likely to make a good writer, as the power of rejecting his own thoughts.
Kraken’ is a very undisciplined book. That’s a gamble. If it doesn’t come off, it’s disastrous. But there are pleasures, I think, to a meandering lack of discipline that you can’t get the other way, and vice versa.
One of my roles as vice president is to – is to be an interlocutor with the Senate and the House because everybody up there knows I respect them and I enjoy it. And I have a lot of good friends on both sides of the aisle up there.
Art is vice. You don’t marry it legitimately, you rape it.
When I see throughout this book, called the Bible, a history of the grossest vices and a collection of the most paltry and contemptible tales and stories, I could not so dishonor my Creator by calling it by His name.
Slavery is the parent of ignorance, and ignorance begets a whole brood of follies and vices; and every one of these is inevitably hostile to literary culture.
Vices and frailties correct each other, like acids and alkalies. If each vicious man had but one vice, I do not know how the world could go on.
Cruelty to animals is one of the most significant vices of a low and ignoble people. Wherever one notices them, they constitute a sign of ignorance and brutality which cannot be painted over even by all the evidence of wealth and luxury.
The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing…is a vice so mean and low, without any temptation, that every man of sense and character detests and despises it.
The basic philosophy behind [switch putting] is you always want a hook putt. So for a left-to-right breaking putt, you’re going to want to hit it left-handed and vice versa.
My judgment is that neither House of Congress, nor both combined, have any right to interfere in the count. It is for the Vice-President to do it all…. There should be no compromise of our Constitutional rights.
People don’t vote for vice president, they vote for president.
From almost the first day they got into office, they (President Bush and Vice President Cheney) were trying to figure out how to get rid of Saddam Hussein. I’m not a psychiatrist – I don’t know all of the reasons behind their concern, some might say their obsession.
I find it difficult to say I’m black first and a woman second or vice versa. I can’t make that kind of distinction. Amongst Aboriginal women I do my best to raise their consciousness both as women and as Aboriginals.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
The vices of youth now exceed my powers, but not my fancy.
Vanity is a weakness. I know this. It’s a shallow dependence on the exterior self, on how one looks instead of what one is. I know this well… Vanity and dishonesty may be vices, but they’re also the first forms of protection I ever knew.
Vice is a dreary business. And virtue is not a lot of fun, either.
Most of the vices and mortal sins condemned today correspond to inclinations that were purely adaptive or at least harmless in primitive man
They will endure. They are better than we are. Stronger than we are. Their vices are vices aped from white men or that white men and bondage have taught them: improvidence and intemperance and evasion-not laziness: evasion: of what white men had set them to, not for their aggrandizement or even comfort but his own.
The vices of which we are full we carefully hide from others, and we flatter ourselves with the notion that they are small and trivial; we sometimes even embrace them as virtues.
Ignorance and a narrow education lay the foundation of vice, and imitation and custom rear it up.
The dangers of apparent self-sufficiency explain why Our Lord regards the vices of the feckless and dissipated so much more leniently than the vices that lead to worldly success.
How often do we contradict the right rules of reason in the whole course of our lives! Reason itself is true and just, but the reason of every particular man is weak and wavering, perpetually swayed and turned by his interests, his passions, and his vices.
By hating vices too much, they come to love men too little.
The most glorious exploits do not always furnish us with the clearest discoveries of virtue or vice in men.
To me avarice seems not so much a vice as a deplorable piece of madness.
[On Vice-President Henry A. Wallace:] Much of what Mr. Wallace calls his global thinking is, no matter how you slice it, still globaloney.
I didnвЂ™t find it difficult to live in the вЂњInherent ViceвЂќ world or play those scenes, because they just seemed so real.
Just as the day cannot exist without the night, just as life cannot exist without death, creativity cannot exist without silence. And vice versa is also true: silence cannot exist without creativity.
I find very often that very ugly women have really handsome men and vice versa because they don’t have any competition. Sometimes handsome men have avoided me.
Mr. Vice President, I know you’re under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground, but I think people would be better served if we don’t keep interrupting each other.
Wit, like hunger, will be with great difficulty restrained from falling on vice and ignorance, where there is great plenty and variety of food.
The opposite of love? Vice. Temptation. The negative influences that we have. The bad energy that comes around us and makes us do certain things. To me, it’s always been a war between the two.
Pride is a vice, which pride itself inclines every man to find in others, and to overlook in himself
Perhaps [James Herondale] loved vice for vice’s own sake.
A thirsty ambition for truth and virtue, and a frenzy to conquer all lies and vices which are not recognized as such nor desire to be; herein consists the heroic spirit of the philosopher.
A commission and an original are two different things, and both have their virtues and vices. A commission is a bit more collaborative, in that you outline the story that you think should be told, and then you write it. And then, there are notes and you change it, in the conventional studio system.
I only wanted to get married once, so when I felt I was ready to handle it, I looked at my relationships and noticed that boyfriends get tired of girlfriends, and vice versa, but you never get tired of your friends.
By rendering the labor of one, the property of the other, they cherish pride, luxury, and vanity on one side; on the other, vice and servility, or hatred and revolt.
The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices
Make instruments to plague us.
Make instruments to plague us.
Who has a book of all that monarchs do, He’s more secure to keep it shut than shown; For vice repeated is like the wand’ring wind, Blows dust in others’ eye, to spread itself; And yet the end of all is bought thus dear, The breath is gone, and the sore eyes see clear To stop the air would hurt them.
The true guide of our conduct is no outward authority, but the voice of God, who comes down to dwell in our souls, who knows all our thoughts, to whom are owing all the truth we know, and all the good we do; for vice is voluntary, and virtue comes from the grace of the heavenly spirit within.
Gossip is vice enjoyed vicariously – the sweet, subtle satisfaction without the risk.
Christianity is not about moving away from vice to virtue. It’s moving away from virtue to Christ.
The impression that you are a demigod worried me. I wanted to be like an ordinary human being with virtues and vices.
Virtue does not truly reward her votary if she leaves him sad and half doubtful whether it would not have been better to serve vice.
Vice is man’s nature: virtue is a habit — or a mask. . . . The foregoing maxim shows the difference between truth and sarcasm.
There is a set of religious, or rather moral, writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true.
If it had been any different, if I had been born just one minute later, or been in the wrong pace at the right time or vice versa, the life that I’ve lived and come to love would not exist. And that is a situation that I would not want to consider in the slightest.
Virtue is the fragrance of the flowers which the tree of life puts forth. Educated people must be identified in society by their strict adherence to virtue, not by more skilled methods of escaping the consequences of vice.
If your morals make you dreary, depend upon it they are wrong. I do not say “give them up,” for they may be all you have; but conceal them like a vice, lest they should spoil the lives of better and simpler people.
The weak-minded man is the slave of his vices and the dupe of his virtues.
I would guess it didn’t exactly represent a profile in courage for the vice president to wander over there to the F-word network for a sit down with Brit Hume. I mean, that’s a little like Bonnie interviewing Clyde, ain’t it?
Right now, Im very healthy. I have no vices left. Except sugary breakfast cereal. And absinthe, of course.
A man must have vices, expensive ones if possible. Otherwise when he reaches old age he will have nothing to be redeemed from.
We have to realize that treating animals well is in our best interests, too. Cruelty is indivisible; when you are cruel to an animal, you are training yourself to be cruel to people, too (and vice versa).
Ennui, the parent of expensive and ruinous vices.
I want to use things I learn about writing in my acting, and vice versa.
Hygiene is the corruption of medicine by morality. It is impossible to find a hygienist who does not debase his theory of the healthful with a theory of the virtuous. … The aim of medicine is surely not to make men virtuous; it is to safeguard them from the consequences of their vices.
Everything is destroyed by its own particular vice: the destructive power resides within. Rust destroys iron, moths destroy clothes, the worm eats away the wood; but greatest of all evils is envy, impious habitant of corrupt souls, which ever was, is, and shall be a consuming disease.
Driving forward is the chief characteristic of western man since the Sumerians. His dread triad of vices is property-holding, voraciousness, and lust.
Girls can be athletic. Guys can have feelings. Girls can be smart. Guys can be creative. And vice versa. Gender is specific only to your reproductive organs (and sometimes not even to those), not your interest, likes, dislikes, goals, and ambitions.
The music you make is shaped by what you play it on … if you feel that you’re not getting enough out of a song, change the instrument – go from an acoustic to an electric or vice versa, or try an open tuning … do something to shake it up.
I would a great deal rather be anything, say professor of history, than vice president.
I don’t know how many people run for vice president and president and lose both.
Books are necessary to correct the vices of the polite; but those vices are ever changing, and the antidote should be changed accordingly should still be new.
The vices of idleness are only to be shaken off by active employment.
Prayer is the key of perfection and of sovereign happiness; it is the efficacious means of getting rid of all vices and of acquiring all virtues; for the way to become perfect is to live in the presence of God.
Vice is perhaps a desire to learn everything.
Manchester has everything but good looks…, the only place in England which escapes our characteristic vice of snobbery.
It is only in some corner of the brain which we leave empty that Vice can obtain a lodging. When she knocks at your door be able to say: “No room for your ladyship; pass on.
God will certainly reward virtue and punish vice, either here or hereafter.
Contraceptive methods are like putting a premium on vice. It makes men and women reckless… As it is, man has sufficiently degraded woman for his lust, and [contraception] , no matter how well meaning the advocates may be, will still further degrade her.
Vice never leads to virtue. Hate never promotes love. Cowardice never gives courage. Doubt never inspires faith.
Art informs life in so many ways, and vice versa.
Cruelty to dumb animals is one of the distinguishing vices of low and base minds. Wherever it is found, it is a certain mark of ignorance and meanness; a mark which all the external advantages of wealth, splendour, and nobility, cannot obliterate. It is consistent neither with learning nor true civility.
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving them.
None seem to bear the imputation of supposed guilt with greater intolerance than such as are, on other occasions, obviously culpable of vice or crime.
Virtues are dangerous as vices insofar as they are allowed to rule over one as authorities and not as qualities one develops oneself.
To a philosophic eye, the vices of the clergy are far less dangerous than their virtues.
There’s a whole lot of potential here [in vice-president candidates debates]. But it’s not going to be a substitute for [Donald] Trump picking up the pace, the slack himself. It’s not going to be a substitute for that.
Maria Shriver is credited with helping Arnold win by standing by him despite allegations of groping. She had to stand by him cause Arnold had a vice grip on her left ass cheek.
Ladies, [motherhood] is a full-time job. Do not kid yourself that you can be a dental receptionist and a mother; that you can be a typist and a mom; that you can be a Vice President and a mom. One of the two things will win. Now look at your Bible and ask what you have to do.
When I’m blogging, I think book writing is easier and vice versa. Writing is lonely work, and the good thing about blogging is that you have immediate feedback from commenters.
There are, then, three states of mind … two vices–that of excess, and that of defect; and one virtue–the mean; and all these are in a certain sense opposed to one another; for the extremes are not only opposed to the mean, but also to one another; and the mean is opposed to the extremes.
What I desire most of you, my son, is never to gamble or swear. These are baneful vices.
Virtue is defined to be mediocrity, of which either extreme is vice.
The Lord sometimes allows people who are devoted to Him to fall into such dreadful vices; and this is in order to prevent them from falling into a still greater sin-pride. Your temptation will pass and you will spend the remaining days of your life in humility. Only do not forget your sin.
In the kitchens of love, after all, vice is like the pepper in a good sauce; it brings out the flavor, itвЂ™s indispensable.
I’ve always been kind of drawn to the extremities of human nature. I wrote my first screenplay when I was 16. The initial idea was a friendship between two prostitutes, and I spent time with a vice squad guy in Cincinnati who brought me to a brothel and gave me the rundown on how street prostitution works.
It was [Totila’s] constant theme, that national vice and ruin are inseparably connected; that victory is the fruit of moral as well as military virtue; and that the prince, and even the people, are responsible for the crimes which they neglect to punish.
Let flattery, the handmaid of the vices, be far removed .
The word of God is full of sad and grave counsel, full of the knowledge of God, of examples of virtues, and of correction of vices, of the end of this life, and of the life to come.
Al Gore, the former vice-president of the United States, lives in a mansion that uses more electricity than the average family’s bungalow! David Suzuki rides on a bus that uses more fuel than a Smart car to get across Canada! Oh my God! And this is just the tip of the vanishing iceberg!
Mom was the greatest influence of my childhood. She wanted to save me from the vice, lust, and drinking that was all about me.
Never take advice about never taking advice. That is an old vice of men – to dish it out without being able to take it – the blind leading the blind into more blindness.
I think it is extremely interesting to think that, in some cases, vice might be, finally, more redemptive than virtue.
Through tattered clothes, small vices do appear. Robes and furred gowns hide all.
Two persons have been elected to the offices of President and Vice-President exclusively by the people of ONE SECTION of the country…A clearer case of foreign domination could not well be presented.
The war was a mirror; it reflected man’s every virtue and every vice, and if you looked closely, like an artist at his drawings, it showed up both with unusual clarity.
My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.
Who knows whether, if I had given up smoking, I should really have become the strong perfect man I imagined? Perhaps it was this very doubt that bound me to my vice, because life is so much pleasanter if one is able to believe in one’s own latent greatness
It is as hard to satirize well a man of distinguished vices, as to praise well a man of distinguished virtues.
I’m a family guy. A lot of my songs are inspired by my kids. Simple relationships. Watching them grow up, watching them share experiences with me and vice versa.
Humor is not an unconditional virtue; its moral character depends on its object. To laugh at the contemptible, is a virtue; to laugh at the good, is a hideous vice. Too often, humor is used as the camouflage of moral cowardice.
My biggest vice is playing solitaire on my iPad. It’s bad. I mean, it’s ridiculous.
Pointing to another world will never stop vice among us; shedding light over this world can alone help us.
My mission is to lead the country out of a bad situation of corruption, depression and slavery. After I rid the country of these vices, I will then organize and supervise a general election of a genuinely democratic civilian government.
Good-faith re-examination of a position you’ve held in the past should be seen as a virtue, not a vice.
Vices of the time; vices of the man.
The second vice is lying, the first is running in debt.
Alas! Man’s vices, horrible as they are supposed to be, contain the positive proof of his taste for the infinite.
The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.
Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn’t grow up can be vice president.
[On Las Vegas:] … The City That Never Sleeps. The City That Sins and Smiles and Lives On the Edge. The city where vices become virtues, become what everyone is here to do.
As the vice-regents of God, we are to bring His truth and His вЂ¦ dominion вЂ¦ over our neighborhoods, our schools, our governmentвЂ¦ our entertainment media, our news media, our scientific endeavors вЂ“ in short, over every aspect and institution of human society.
It is a great thing to know your vices.
Black is not a vice. Nor is segregation a virtue.
Moral virtue is a mean . . . between two vices, one of excess and the other of defect; . . . it is such a mean because it aims at hitting the middle point in feelings and in actions. This is why it is a hard task to be good, for it is hard to find the middle point in anything.
Satire is a kind of poetry in which human vices are reprehended.
Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.
It is not enough to show that drug A is better than drug B on the average. One is invited to ask, ‘For which people (“& why”) is drug A better than drug B, and vice versa? If drug A cures 40% and drug B cures 60%, perhaps the right choice of drug for each person would result in 100% cures.’
Often, city fathers blamed prostitutes for the disease, and some threatened to brand their cheeks with hot iron if they did not desist from their vices.
I follow the way people change. I follow the way people, who are very antagonized to one another become very close to one another and vice-versa. Sometimes I follow the way people who are intimately close to each other move apart. This is my business as a novelist. It is not about positions and ideas.
Most vices demand considerable self-sacrifices. There is no greater mistake than to suppose that a vicious life is a life of uninterrupted pleasure. It is a life almost as wearisome and painful — if strenuously led — as Christian’s in The Pilgrim’s Progress.
Each is under the most sacred obligation not to squander the material committed to him, not to sap his strength in folly and vice, and to see at the least that he delivers a product worthy the labor and cost which have been expended on him.
Peter Hart, the pollster, has a question when he asks about presidential or vice presidential candidates, what kind of a neighbor would they be? And several Democrats – George W. Bush was always seen to be a good friendly neighbor who would pick up the newspapers if you were out of town or check your mail.
Mr. Vice President, in all due respect, it is-I’m not sure 80 percent of the people get the death tax. I know this: 100 percent will get it if I’m the president.
If we tread our vices under our feet, we make of them a ladder by which to rise to higher things.
Gossip is vice enjoyed vicariously
If I quake, what matters it what I quake at? Our proper vice takes form in one or another shape, according to the sex, age, or temperament of the person, and, if we are capable of fear, will readily find terrors.
Great vices are the proper objects of our detestation, smaller faults of our pity, but affectation appears to be the only true source of the ridiculous.
And angling too, that solitary vice, What Izaak Walton sings or says: The quaint, old, cruel coxcomb, in his gullet Should have a hook, and a small trout to pull it.
People resent articulacy, as if articulacy were a form of vice.
Nor did demons crucify Him; it is you who have crucified Him and crucify Him still, when you delight in your vices and sins.
Vice is basically the love of failure.
Slander is a vice that strikes a double blow; wounding both him that commits, and him against whom it is committed.
If you have no tragedy, you have no comedy. Crying and laughing are the same emotion. If you laugh too hard, you cry. And vice versa.
Goodness is equally hateful to the wicked, as vice is to the virtuous.
To me, a spouse should be a life partner AND a business partner. Just like any good partner, her strengths must make up for my weaknesses and vice versa.
Faults of the head are punished in this world, those of the heart in another; but as most of our vices are compound, so also is their punishment.
Vice knows she is ugly, so puts on her mask.
I know no man who feels deeper disgust than I do at the ambition, avarice, and profligacy of the priesthood, as well because every one of these vices is odious in itself, as because each of them separately and all of them together are utterly abhorrent in men making profession of a life dedicated to God.
Being an editor doesn’t make you a better writer – or vice versa. The worst thing any editor can do is be in competition with his writer.
In the twentieth century our highest praise is to call the Bible ‘The World’s Best Seller.’ And it has come to be more and more difficult to say whether we think it is a best seller because it is great, or vice versa.
Vanity is a strange passion; rather than be out of a job it will brag of its vices.
My heart was fashioned to be susceptible of love and sympathy, and when wrenched by misery to vice and hatred, it did not endure the violence of the change without torture such as you cannot even imagine.
As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.
Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues.
In an interview, former vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan said he does not have a racist bone in his body. However, he admitted he has three sexist bones and his spine is homophobic.
So for a good old-gentlemanly vice, I think I must take up with avarice.
The vices of the rich and great are mistaken for error; and those of the poor and lowly, for crimes.
The Vice Presidency isn’t worth a pitcher of warm spit.
A vice utterly at variance with the happiness of him who harbors it, and, as such, condemned by self-love.
Let parents who hate their offspring rear them to hate labor, and to inherit riches; and before long they will be stung by every vice, racked by its poison, and damned by its penalty.
Traditionally vice presidential debates don’t move the needle one way or the other. They have largely been irrelevant and inconsequential.
One of the most evil dispositions possible is that which satirizes and turns everything to ridicule. God abhors this vice, and has sometimes punished it in a marked manner
Good is that which elevates the mind, and evil, is that which degrades the mind. Social virtue and vice are temporal entities. These things have nothing to do with a person’s relationship with the Supreme.
Virtue consists in avoiding vice, and is the highest wisdom.
[Lat., Virtus est vitium fugere, et sapientia prima.]
[Lat., Virtus est vitium fugere, et sapientia prima.]
Vice goes along way towards making life bearable. A little vice now and then is relished by the best of men.
Envy, the meanest of vices, creeps on the ground like a serpent.
It is doubtless a vice to turn one’s eyes inward too much, but I am my own comedy and tragedy.
Labor rids us of three great evils; tediousness, vice, and poverty.
The Central Bank is constantly purchasing, purchasing and selling and vice versa – this is their job.
No man can cause more grief than that one clinging blindly to the vices of his ancestors.
Only conservatives believe that subversion is still being carried on in the arts and that society is being shaken by it. Advanced art today is no longer a cause -it contains no moral imperative. There is no virtue in clinging to principles and standards, no vice in selling or in selling out.
When it comes to pay raises, Congress always plays the role of Grinch. The bill extends an existing pay freeze for Vice President Joe Biden, specifically, and senior political appointees broadly.
I regret that a private comment I made to the vice presidential candidate made it through the public airways.
Nothing is absolutely unjust. There is no real equity, no total grandeur, no pure vice, no absolute crime.
If a man’s innate self-respect will not save him from habitual, disgusting intoxication, all the female influences in the universe would not avail. Man’s will, like woman’s, is stronger than the affection, and, once subjugated by vice, all eternal influences will be futile.
But in all the annals of human vice, no power is as destructive or demonic as perverted sincerity
I rarely drink, I don’t smoke, so my vice is probably creating. I’m addicted to creating. And women.
Mission accomplished? The mission in Iraq, as laid out by President Bush and Vice President Cheney, has failed.
Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.
Any man without a woman is incomplete, and vice-versa she’s obsolete.
Where the state begins, individual liberty ceases, and vice versa.
Virtue has a veil, vice a mask.
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
It has been my experience that work on the screen clarifies stage portrayals and vice versa. You learn to make your face express more in making movies, and in working for the theater you have a sense of greater freedom.
I was at the vice president’s Christmas party. I thought that his speech was spectacular, and I knew that it was a very emotional and difficult thing for him to do, but I admonished him for not waiting just one more stinking day.
Every vice is already a punishment in itself… you don’t need a ticket on top of it.
Home Depot knows ‘the more they help, the more they sell’-oh by the way, for the ‘bottom liners’ who disagree-it’s also vice-versa.
The greatest slave is not he who is ruled by a despot, great though that evil be, but he who is in the thrall of his own moral ignorance, selfishness, and vice.
There is no vice or folly that requires so much nicety and skill to manage as vanity; nor any which by ill management makes so contemptible a figure.
Some, by admiring other men’s virtues, become enemies to their own vices.
What makes Existence really nice Is Virtue–with a dash of Vice.
The extremes of vice and virtue are alike detestable, and absolute virtue is as sure to kill a man as absolute vice is.
There are vices which have no hold upon us, but in connection with others; and which, when you cut down the trunk, fall like the branches.
Ambition is not a vice of little people.
Vice is a monster of so frightful mien As to be hated needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.
Our vices always lie in the direction of our virtues, and in their best estate are but plausible imitations of the latter.
A liking for truth at any cost is a passion that spares nothing and that nothing resists. It’s a vice, at times a comfort, or a selfishness.
Caring for animals means caring for the environment they live in, and vice versa.
The good man, though a slave, is free; the wicked, though he reigns, is a slave, and not the slave of a single man, but- what is worse – the slave of as many masters as he has vices.
Jews are a singular confusion вЂ” difficult to define, awkward to describe, impossible to understand. All the virtues, all the vices, every pleasure, every pain вЂ” nothing is spared them.
There are two kinds of disease of the soul, vice and ignorance.
I want to tell all the dreamers out there that they should stay away from vices if they want to succeed; that they need training, guidance, and support.
Change life! Change Society! These ideas lose completely their meaning without producing an appropriate space. A lesson to be learned from soviet constructivists from the 1920s and 30s, and of their failure, is that new social relations demand a new space, and vice-versa.
I’ve already heard from some military commanders who feel they’ve been undercut by the vice president of the United States, and there’s a lot of justification for their view.
We play some smaller songs larger than they are the record, and vice versa. It took me a while to get used to playing live.
A nice state of affairs when a man has to indulge his vices by proxy.
The moral world has no particular objection to vice, but an insuperable repugnance to hearing vice called by its proper name.
You’re a star — and so am I. I’m a genius — and so are you.
Your success encourages my brilliance, and my charisma enhances your power.
Your victory doesn’t require my defeat, and vice versa.
Your success encourages my brilliance, and my charisma enhances your power.
Your victory doesn’t require my defeat, and vice versa.
You know, Sarah Palin is the Governor of Alaska, you know that. And she’s a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association. So great, is what I’m thinking, another vice president that shoots a drinking buddy; just get ready.
I’m always looking for a way to serve the nation, but I don’t believe that it will be as vice president and I’m really not seeking it, I’m not requesting it and it won’t happen.
SAUCE, n. The one infallible sign of civilization and enlightenment. A people with no sauces has one thousand vices; a people with one sauce has only nine hundred and ninety-nine. For every sauce invented and accepted a vice is renounced and forgiven.
Change generally pleases the rich.
[Lat., Plerumque gratae divitibus vices.]
[Lat., Plerumque gratae divitibus vices.]
I imagine as long as people will continue to read novels, people will continue to write them, or vice versa; unless of course the pictorial magazines and comic strips finally atrophy man’s capacity to read, and literature really is on its way back to the picture writing in the Neanderthal cave.
Any virtue systematically applied becomes a vice. Morality is attention, not system.
So nothing is ever good or bad unless you think it so, and vice versa. All luck is good luck to the man who bears it with equanimity.
For some sport is a hobby but for me it is a way to survive. It makes me calm, balanced and well-rested. Not tired but vice versa. I think sport balances off my work load.
If you’re wearing a pair of shoes that’s a little flashy, then it’s important not to be flashy up top and vice versa.
Lying is a terrible vice, it testifies that one despises God, but fears men.
It is however always important to remember that the ability to see things in their correct perspective may be, and often is, divorced from the ability to reason correctly and vice versa. That is why a man may be a very good theorist and yet talk absolute nonsense.
Having a good director is very important. It’s crucial. When you do good work with a certain director, you want to work with them again, and hopefully vice versa.
Virtue is health, vice is sickness.
Every good quality runs into a defect; economy borders on avarice, the generous are not far from the prodigal, the brave man is close to the bully; he who is very pious is slightly sanctimonious; there are just as many vices to virtue as there are holes in the mantle of Diogenes.
I can be out auditioning but a lot of times it’s word of mouth more than anything – having worked on other projects with people who might see you and recommend for other projects and vice versa.
There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.
And what more should I say since it expels the whole host of the virtues from the chamber of the human heart and introduces every barbarous vice as if the bolts of the doors were pulled out.
It’s fun for me to be with someone who loves reading as much as I do, because he’ll give me things to read that I wouldn’t normally seek out, and I think vice versa.
If one would discern the centers of dominance in any society, one need only look to its definitions of “virtue” and “vice” or “legal” and “criminal,” for, in the strength to set standards, resides the strength to maintain control.
Vice is nice, but liquor is quicker.
I call my life a beautiful mess and organised chaos. Its just always been like that. My entire life things have been attracted to me and vice versa that turn into chaotic nightmares or I create the chaos myself.
Beware of flattery! ’tis a flowery weed,
Which oft offends the very idol-vice,
Whose shrine it would perfume.
Which oft offends the very idol-vice,
Whose shrine it would perfume.
A prince must be prudent enough to know how to escape the bad reputation of those vices that would lose the state for him, and must protect himself from those that will not lose it for him, if this is possible; but if he cannot, he need not concern himself unduly if he ignores these less serious vices.
Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are to this vice of lying!
You must come to terms with your wholeself. the wholeness which exceeds all our virtue and all our vice.
The demand for certainty is one which is natural to man, but is nevertheless an intellectual vice. If you take your children for a picnic on a doubtful day, they will demand a dogmatic answer as to whether it will be fine or wet, and be disappointed in you when you cannot be sure.
According to Christian teachers, the essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride.
Let thy vices die before thee.
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
Man should rule with computers, not vice versa.
Vice, like virtue, Grows in small steps, and no true innocence Can ever fall at once to deepest guilt.
Neither our vices nor our virtues further the poem.
Religion informs us that misery and sin were produced together. The depravation of human will was followed by a disorder of the harmony of nature; and by that Providence which often places antidotes in the neighborhood of poisons, vice was checked by misery, lest it should swell to universal and unlimited dominion.
We don’t see the people that vice destroys. We just see the glamour of it – everywhere we look, from billboard signs to movies, to newspapers, to magazines. We see the destruction of human life.
The President has only 190 million bosses. The Vice President has 190 million and one.
Sarah Palin was delivering a speech and she said ‘refudiate.’ It’s not a word вЂ“ you have refute and repudiate, and she combined them. A lot of times that will happen and people will confuse combinations of words. I remember a couple years ago John McCain mistakenly combined the words Vice President and Palin.
I don’t believe that people vote for President based on spouses. I don’t even think they vote much based on vice presidents or any other factor. I think they choose between the two people who are running.
I’m a sucker for fries. It’s definitely one of my biggest vices. My biggest savory vice for sure.
Whether a man hides his bad qualities and vices or confesses them openly, his vanity wants to gain an advantage by it in both cases: just note how subtly he distinguishes between those he will hide his bad qualities from and those he will face honestly and candidly.
The will to power, as the modern age from Hobbes to Nietzsche understood it, far from being a characteristic of the strong, is, like envy and greed, among the vices of the weak, and possibly even their most dangerous one. Power corrupts indeed when the weak band together in order to ruin the strong, but not before.
A real cop fights real crime. A vice cop’s only job is to ruin the party.
It were better for a man to be subject to any vice than to drunkenness; for all other vanities and sins are recovered, but a drunkard will never shake off the delight of beastliness.
The reason that men are so slow to confess their vices is because they have not yet abandoned them.
So virtue is a purposive disposition, lying in a mean that is relative to us and determined by a rational principle, and by that which a prudent man would use to determine it. It is a mean between two kinds of vice, one of excess and the other of deficiency.
The follies, vices, and consequent miseries of multitudes, displayed in a newspaper, are so many admonitions and warnings, so many beacons, continually burning, to turn others from the rocks on which they have been shipwrecked.
If virtue cannot shine bright, but by the conflict of contrary appetites, shall we then say that she cannot subsist without the assistance of vice, and that it is from her that she derives her reputation and honor?
Ignorance is the primary source of all misery and vice.
Remember, no one decides who they’re going to vote for based on the vice president. I mean that literally.
God’s cause is committed to men; God commits Himself to men. Praying men are the vice-regents of God; they do His work and carry out His plans.
In the era of slavery, you could be a so-called Afro-Cuban one day and a so-called Black American the next day, or vice versa. I mean there was all this back and forth, and there was a lot of opposition in Black America to slavery in Cuba in particular, because slavery in Cuba lasted until the 1880s.
What’s fun for other people may not be fun for you- and vice versa.
Why is discipline important? Discipline teaches us to operate by principle rather than desire. Saying no to our impulses (even the ones that are not inherently sinful) puts us in control of our appetites rather than vice versa. It deposes our lust and permits truth, virtue, and integrity to rule our minds instead.
My rule of thumb is, what Siskel and Ebert like, I don’t, and vice versa.
Vice is but a nurse of agonies.
If the president and the Vice President dies who becomes President” “Thats easy Arnold Swartzanager
When Roosevelt came along, I approved of his program, generally. I figured an economic system should work for people, not vice versa.
It is not doubted, and you know it, that Ireland and all those islands which have received the faith, belong to the Church of Rome; if you wish to enter that Island, to drive vice out of it, to cause law to be obeyed and St Peter’s Pence to be paid by every house, it will please us to assign it to you.
Nostalgia, the vice of the aged. We watch so many old movies our memories come in monochrome.
We early arrive at the great discovery that there is one mind common to all individual men: that what is individual is less than what is universalthat error, vice and disease have their seat in the superficial or individual nature.
Should you be unfortunate enough to have vices, you may, to a certain degree, even dignify them by a strict observance of decorum;at least they will lose something of their natural turpitude.
The vices of man, as full of horror as one might suppose them to be, contain the proof (if in nothing else but their infinitely expandable nature) of his taste for the infinite; only, it is a taste that often takes a wrong turn.
Like gluttony or drunkenness, hatred seems an agreeable vice when you practice it yourself, but disgusting when observed in others.
I don’t have any [specific] intelligence about a Vice-Disney deal, but I do know that everybody’s nervous about these emerging players, who can come in and have enough attractive, original content to take market share.
A truly open mind means forcing our imaginations to conform to the evidence of reality, and not vice versa.
The fashions we call English in Paris are French in London, and vice versa. Franco-British hostility vanishes when it comes to questions of words and clothing. God save the King is a tune composed by Lully for a chorus in a play by Racine.
Of all the causes which conspire to blind Man’s erring judgement, and misguide the mind, What the weak head with strongest bias rules, Is PRIDE, the never-failing vice of fools.
To this end, nothing is to be more carefully consulted than plainness. In a lady’s attire this is the single excellence; for to be what some people call fine, is the same vice, in that case, as to be florid is in writing or speaking.
Mike Pence is a good man, a principled conservative, and he will make a great vice president.
Virtue by calculation is the virtue of vice.
A cardinal American virtue, ‘ambition,’ promotes a cardinal American vice, ‘deviant behavior.
Some vices only lay hold of us by means of others, and these, like branches, fall on removal of the trunk.
Count all th’ advantage prosperous Vice attains,
‘Tis but what Virtue flies from and disdains:
And grant the bad what happiness they would,
One they must want–which is, to pass for good.
‘Tis but what Virtue flies from and disdains:
And grant the bad what happiness they would,
One they must want–which is, to pass for good.
Most men are more willing to indulge in easy vices than to practise laborious virtues.
It is the rate of investment which governs the rate of saving, and not vice versa.
Vices are their own punishment
Everything I had been taught to regard as a vice – and I still regard them as vices – under Thatcherism was in fact a virtue: Greed, selfishness, no care for the weaker, sharp elbows, sharp knees.
That roguish and cheerful vice, politeness.
Obviously there is stuff that I wouldn’t play in a club that I play at festivals, and vice-versa, but my sets are still dominated largely by my own music. I think that’s what makes me stand out a bit. My music is also festival- and club-friendly, so it generally works out well.
Chastity is a virtue with some, but with many it is almost a vice.
My grandmother said it very simply: “If you don’t like dogs, you don’t like humans, and vice versa.” I really believe that.
If the election had turned out differently, I could be the one overseeing the signing of bailout checks and Vice President Biden could be on the road selling his book ‘Going Rogaine.’
A commission and an original are two different things, and both have their virtues and vices. A commission is a bit more collaborative, in that you outline the story that you think should be told, and then you write it.
Where a reputation for intolerance is more feared than a reputation for vice itself, all manner of evil may be expected to flourish.
Man’s natural character is to imitate; that of the sensitive man is to resemble as closely as possible the person whom he loves. It is only by imitating the vices of others that I have earned my misfortunes.
all the vices are seasoned with pride just as the virtues are seasoned and enlivened by charity.
When I was a young reporter, the great vice among journalists was whiskey. Today, it’s cynicism.
Virtue steals, like a guilty thing, into the secret haunts of vice and infamy, clings to their devoted victim, and will not be driven quite away. Nothing can destroy the human heart.
If a misplaced admiration shows imbecility, an affected criticism shows vice of character. Expose thyself rather to appear a beast than false.
One doesnвЂ™t have to operate with great malice to do great harm. The absence of empathy and understanding are sufficient. In fact, a man convinced of his virtue even in the midst of his vice is the worst kind of man.
Ambition is a gilded misery, a secret poison, a hidden plague, the engineer of deceit, the mother of hypocrisy, the parent of envy, the original of vices, the moth of holiness, the blinder of hearts, turning medicines into maladies, and remedies into diseases.
If you have not chosen me by secret ballot, neither have I gained office by any secret promises. I have not campaigned either for the Presidency or the Vice Presidency. I have not subscribed to any partisan platform. I am indebted to no man, and only to one womanmy dear wifeas I begin this very difficult job.
Some vices miss what is right because they are deficient, others because they are excessive, in feelings or in actions, while virtue finds and chooses the mean.
Eating meat and drinking liquor are demonic vices. Those indulging in drink lose all sense of propriety, have no compassion or love and become demons.
Vice-President Ford, possibly preparing for higher duties, assessed Kissinger’s part in the Syrian-Israeli troop disengagement as “the great diplomatic triumph of this century or perhaps any other.
Brain surgery is not like politics and vice versa.
Zedillo’s lack of political savvy is a personal flaw. But his insulated and elitist governing style reflect the age-old vices of the political system itself.
Young men make wars, and the virtues of war are the virtues of young men: courage, and hope for the future. Then old men make the peace, and the vices of peace are the vices of old men: mistrust and caution.
There are many sham diamonds in this life which pass for real, and vice versa.
I have had to experience so much stupidity, so many vices, so much error, so much nausea, disillusionment and sorrow, just in order to become a child again and begin anew. I had to experience despair, I had to sink to the greatest mental depths, to thoughts of suicide, in order to experience grace.
It is the business of a virtuous clergyman to censure vice in every appearance of it.
Life is a desert of shifting sand dunes. Unpredictable. Erratic. Harmony changes into dissonance, the immediate outlives the profound, esoteric becomes cliched. And vice versa.
Discipline is wisdom and vice versa.
Make sure you have a vice president in charge of your revolution, to engender ferment among your more conventional colleagues.
Those things are inextricable bound up in my mind, with words I make an image and vice versa.
Silicon Valley’s involvement with Washington dates from one event, which was John Scully – who was the CEO of Apple – had dinner with President Clinton and Vice President Gore in 1993. And we’re all going, like, ‘What’s going on? Why would we have dinner with the president?’
Thank you for your cooperation and vice versa.
All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
If the tide of defamation and abuse shall turn, and my administration come to be praised, future Vice-Presidents who may succeed to the Presidency may feel some slight encouragement to pursue an independent course.
There is no truth to the rumors that we hate each other. I have no ill feeling for [Britney Spears] and vice versa. I am proud of all the achievements she has made in her career, she is a very hard-working person. I have nothing but love for her.
Profaneness is a brutal vice. He who indulges in it is no gentleman.
I, too, seem to be a connoisseur of rain, but it does not fill me with joy; it allows me to steep myself in a solitude I nurse like a vice I’ve refused to vanquish.
The sins we do, people behold with optics,
Which shew them ten times more than common vices,
And often multiply them.
Which shew them ten times more than common vices,
And often multiply them.
The problem with waiting for someone, whether that wait is an hour or a lifetime, is everyone’s ‘clock’ is different. So what you might consider forever is only a little while to them, or vice versa.
The world will tolerate many vices, but not their diminutives.
Vice, like disease, floats in the atmosphere.
If I have one vice and I can call it nothing else it is not able to say ‘no’.
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
We may form free constitutions, but our vices will destroy them; we may enact laws, but they will not protect us.
Slander is perhaps the only vice which no circumstance can palliate, as well as being one which we are most ingenious in concealing from ourselves.
A vice is merely a pleasure to which somebody has objected.
Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!
Virtue hath no tongue to check vice’s pride.
Try, start always at home. This is my encouragement to all writers, start at home. All virtues and vices begin at home, and then spread abroad.
The degradation, the wrongs, the vices, that grow out of slavery, are more than I can describe. They are greater than you would willingly believe.
French fries and vino are my vices.
Party spirit enlists a man’s virtues in the cause of his vices.
Nature seems at each man’s birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues and vices, and to have determined how good or how wicked that man shall be capable of being.
I have not so great a struggle with my vices, great and numerous as they are, as I have with my impatience. My efforts are not absolutely useless; yet I have never been able to conquer this ferocious wild beast.
For lawless joys a bitter ending waits.
All the vices, Sancho, bring some kind of pleasure with them; but envy brings nothing but irritation, bitterness, and rage.
I’ve always told Will, ‘You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be okay.’ Because at the end of the day, Will is his own man. I’m here as his partner, but he is his own man. He has to decide who he wants to be, and that’s not for me to do for him. Or vice versa.
There was a lot of stuff happening in Havana that was being heard and appreciated by New Orleans musicians because of this situation. And vice versa.
Since the beginning of the crisis, since the terrorists started to control some areas within Syria, the majority of the Syrian civilians left that areas to join the government areas, not vice versa. If the majority of the Syrians don’t trust the government, they should go the other way.
There is neither vice nor virtue, there are only circumstances.
HERMIT, n. A person whose vices and follies are not sociable.
Beware of the beginnings of vice. Do not delude yourself with the belief that it can be argued against in the presence of the exciting cause. Nothing but actual flight can save you.
If I, being what I am, can consider that I am in some sense a Christian, why should the different vices of those people in the next pew prove that their religion is mere hypocrisy and convention?
I saw a Harry Reid statement saying, there’s nothing in the Constitution that says the Senate has to act on any presidential nominee. Well, that was back when President Bush was president and vice versa. So this is not a pretty carrying-on at the moment.
Friendship is given us by nature, not to favor vice, but to aid virtue.
Well in two months, it’d be sunbathing time. That made me smile. I enjoyed lying in the sun in a little bikini, timing myself carefully so I didn’t burn. I loved the smell of coconut oil. And I don’t want to hear any lectures about how bad tanning is for you. That’s my vice. Everybody gets one.
It is the vice of scholars to suppose that there is no knowledge in the world but that of books.
Certainly, I know what to do, and when I am Vice President — and I will be — there will be contingency plans under different sets of situations and I tell you what, I’m not going to go out and hold a news conference about it. I’m going to put it in a safe and keep it there! Does that answer your question?
IDLENESS, n. A model farm where the devil experiments with seeds of new sins and promotes the growth of staple vices.
All pleasure is a vice, for seeking pleasure is what everybody does in life, and the only dark vice is doing what everybody does.
The vice presidential candidate tends to be a bit of an afterthought.
Debt is the secret foe of thrift, as vice and idleness are its open foes. The debt habit is the twin brother of poverty.
It is not the most distinguished achievements that men’s virtues or vices may be best discovered; but very often an action of small note. An casual remark or joke shall distinguish a person’s real character more than the greatest sieges, or the most important battles.
Vice itself lost half its evil, by losing all its grossness.
A woman decides about her body and her God is her business. Women who are pro-life can be just a good a Christian as a woman who is pro-choice and vice versa. You can be a good Christian and be pro-life. You can be a good Christian and be pro-choice.
I see compassion may become a justice, though it be a weakness, I confess, and nearer a vice than a virtue.
Some people who are creative are not reliable and vice versa; some see big pictures while others see details, etc. All of them are important to have on well-orchestrated teams.
Canada used to be…one of our most…most loyal friends, and vice versa. I mean, Canada sent troops to Vietnam. Was Vietnam less containable and more of a threat than Saddam Hussein?
Every vice has its excuse ready.
Jealousy, in spite of the mad frenzy of its most splendid displays, is a vice of weakness; it arises from a mind whose aspirations and desires are inferior to its accomplishments; it is the child of baulked vanity and failure of courage.
Take a portion of wit, And fashion it fit, Like a needle, with point and with eye: A point that can wound, An eye to look round, And at folly or vice let it fly
In the midst of vice we are in virtue, and vice versa.
While I was in prison, I was indulging in all types of vice, right within the prison. And I never was ostracized as much by the penal authorities while I was participating in all of the evils of the prison, as they tried to ostracize me after I became a Muslim.
Hate no one; hate their vices, not themselves.
There is no common understanding, and no community life. But in a shared activity, each person refers what he is doing to what the other is doing and vice-versa.
It may be that vice, depravity, and crime are nearly always, or even perhaps always, in their essence, attempts to eat beauty, to eat what we should only look at.
I think most novelists I know, certainly including me, feel the novels choose them rather than vice-versa.
The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures.
With acting it’s your neck up there in the end. And if you think the director can’t help you it’s one thing. But if you feel they’re reining you in when they need to be giving you some rope, or vice versa, then I just don’t tolerate that.
The pleasure of a good act is something to be remembered – not in order to feed our complacency but in order to remind us that virtuous actions are not only possible and valuable, but that they can become easier and more delightful and more fruitful than the acts of vice which oppose and frustrate them.
Vices that are familiar we pardon, and only new ones reprehend.
Everybody knows they’re on the Obama team: There isn’t vice presidential vs. presidential division, there’s not a generational pull. People have internalized that this is a real moment in history.
He knows which fighters to steal, how to exploit anyone’s vice, vanity or insecurity and make a profit for himself.
Virtue is not the absence of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers; virtue is a vivid and separate thing, like pain or a particular smell.
You cannot oppose reasoning to pride, the principal of all the vices, since, by its very nature, the proud man refuses to listen to it.
It is very questionable, in my mind, how far we have the right to judge one of another, since there is born within every man the germs of both virtue and vice. The development of one or the other is contingent upon circumstances.
Prohibition is an awful flop. We like it. It can’t stop what it’s meant to stop. We like it. It’s left a trail of graft and slime It don’t prohibit worth a dime It’s filled our land with vice and crime, Nevertheless, we’re for it.
Inactivity is the beginning of all vice.
Lust is a sharp spur to vice, which always putteth the affections into a false gallop.
Never trust a man who has not a single redeeming vice.
Gluttony is not a secret vice.
One thing that struck me early is that you donвЂ™t put into a photograph whatвЂ™s going to come out. Or, vice versa, what comes out is not what you put in.
My weakness for beautiful women is my most expensive vice, I still believe in matrimony, but I can’t afford another try.
The foul slime stands for the sloth and vice of man, the decay of humanity; the fragrant flower that springs from it, for the purity and courage which are immortal.
It’s better to have done because then you know what the player is going through and you understand the pressure, but then on the other hand I know a lot of people that were good players but not good coaches, and vice versa.
An actor who is good at comedy can also be very good at drama, but not necessarily vice versa.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them but serviceable vices.
My daughter, I’m proud to say, is senior vice president of ABC Family network. She could hire and fire me. She has hired me, but she has not fired me.
The vice of envy is not only a dangerous, but a mean vice; for it is always a confession of inferiority. It may promote conduct which will be fruitful of wrong to others, and it must cause misery to the man who feels it.
The big issue with rock stars becoming actors is that sometimes it’s not believable, and vice versa with actors becoming rock stars. Sometimes just doesn’t fit.
On the evidence we have, the meritocratic ideal ends up being just as undemocratic as the old emphasis on inheritance and tradition, and it forges an elite that has an aristocracy’s vices (privilege, insularity, arrogance) without the sense of duty, self-restraint and noblesse oblige that WASPs at their best displayed.
The barrier between TV and movies has come down and film actors are willing to do TV and vice versa, because they just want to follow what’s interesting.
Go light on the vices, such as carrying on in society. The social life ain’t restful. Avoid running at all times. Don’t look back. Something may be gaining on you.
To have one’s mother-in-law in the country when one lives in Paris, and vice versa, is one of those strokes of luck that one encounters only too rarely.
I think racism is a bottom-line AIDS issue. And I think homophobia is a bottom-line AIDS issue, and sexism and class issues and all of this. I think that we are not going to solve the AIDS epidemic unless we deal with these issues, and vice versa.
What were once vices are the fashion of the day.
Mr. Chairman, delegates, and fellow citizens: I am honored by the support of this convention for vice president of the United States. I accept the duty to help lead our nation out of a jobs crisis and back to prosperity – and I know we can do this.
I don’t really believe in vices. I love wine and cheese and chocolate, but they’re what make life fun. They’re a pleasure and an important part of living.
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body – and vice versa.
The well of nature is full today. Time to go outside and take a drink.
They that endeavour to abolish vice destroy also virtue, for contraries, though they destroy one another, are yet the life of one another.
I love to shop, especially in retro stores. I have about a million pairs of old-school sports shoes like Adidas, so that’s probably my biggest vice.
I would say, when Paul Ryan was running for vice president last time, they lost eight of the nine swing states, and people like – I certainly supported him. I know Donald Trump certainly supported the ticket.
Since there are thousands of fairy tales, one may safely guess that there are probably equal numbers where the courage and determination of females rescue males, and vice versa.
The soul may be compared to a field of battle, where the armies are ready every moment to encounter. Not a single vice but has a more powerful opponent, and not one virtue but may be overborne by a combination of vices.
I have my once-a-month nachos, but it’s soy cheese and turkey chili on it, so it’s somewhat safe. But it’s still a big vice for me, because I have a big bowl of it.
What is pity but the vice of kindness.
Me, what’s that after all? An arbitrary limitation of being bounded by the people before and after and on either side. Where they leave off I begin, and vice versa.
Our virtues are voluntary (and in fact we are in a sense ourselves partly the cause of our moral dispositions, and it is our having a certain character that makes us set up an end of a certain kind), it follows that our vices are voluntary also; they are voluntary in the same manner as our virtues.
There was only today to throw yourself into without thinking about tomorrow, let alone forever. To keep you from thinking, there was liquor, an ocean’s worth at least, all the usual vices and plenty of rope to hang yourself with. Love is a beautiful liar.
Not to know how to deny our soul its own wishes, is to foment a very hot-bed of vices.
There is no vice of which a man can be guilty, no meanness, no shabbiness, no unkindness, which excites so much indignation among his contemporaries, friends and neighbours, as his success. This is the one unpardonable crime, which reason cannot defend, nor humility mitigate.
The passionate heart of the poet is whirled into folly and vice.
Why’d he name Ram Dass that? And Krishna Das that, instead of vice versa? Is Krishna Das more Krishna like and Ram Dass more Ram-like? Maybe… why not? We grow into our names. But why did my parents named me Jeffrey and my brother Michael? Who knows?
a weak and irresolute disposition is often more destructive than determined vice.
Libby was advised by the vice president of the United States that Wilson’s wife worked at the CIA in the counterproliferation division. Libby understood that the vice president had learned this information from the CIA.
As a dad, you are the Vice President of the executive branch of parenting. It doesn’t matter what your personality is like, you will always be Al Gore to your wife’s Bill Clinton. She feels the pain and you are the annoying nerd telling them to turn off the lights.
We pardon familiar vices.
You can have your beliefs and have your faith, but don’t try to impose it one me, and vice versa.
Vice President Dick Cheney reportedly has been disturbed over what he sees as the erosion of presidential powers since the Watergate scandal and has urged Bush to take a stronger stand against what Cheney sees as congressional intrusions into the executive branch.
It has been ordained that there be summer and winter, abundance and dearth, virtue and vice, and all such opposites for the harmony of the whole, and (Zeus) has given each of us a body, property, and companions.
Virtue will catch as well as vice by contact; and the public stock of honest manly principle will daily accumulate. We are not too nicely to scrutinize motives as long as action is irreproachable. It is enough (and for a worthy man perhaps too much) to deal out its infamy to convicted guilt and declared apostasy.
Let’s just be clear here. The vice president of the United States accidentally shoots a man, and he feels that it’s appropriate for a ranch owner who witnessed this to tell the local Corpus Christi newspaper and not the White House press corps at large, or notify the public in a national way.
The law courts must appear as a threatening gesture toward secret vice. The bank must declare: here your money is secure and well looked after by honest people.
Sarah Palin has managed to use her failed vice presidential run to put herself in a position of power and influence. Joe Biden won the race and he hasn’t been able to put himself in a position of power and influence.
A man’s heterosexuality will not put up with any homosexuality, and vice versa.
Every vice makes its guilt the more conspicuous in proportion to the rank of the offender.
[Lat., Omne animi vitium tanto conspectius in se
Crimen habet, quanto major qui peccat habetur.]
[Lat., Omne animi vitium tanto conspectius in se
Crimen habet, quanto major qui peccat habetur.]
Well, what is a relationship? It’s about two people having tremendous weaknesses and vulnerabilities, like we all do, and one person being able to strengthen the other in their areas of vulnerability, and vice versa. You need each other. You complete each other, passion and romance aside.
Avarice begets more vices than Priam did children and like Priam survives them all. It starves its keeper to surfeit those who wish him dead, and makes him submit to more mortifications to lose heaven than the martyr undergoes to gain it.
The superior power of population cannot be checked without producing misery or vice.
It is hardly fair to blame America for the state of San Francisco, for its population is cosmopolitan and its seaport attracts the floating vice of the Pacific; but be the cause what it may, there is much room for spiritual betterment.
Prodigality is indeed the vice of a weak nature, as avarice is of a strong one; it comes of a weak craving for those blandishments of the world which are easily to be had for money, and which, when obtained, are as much worse than worthless as a harlot’s love is worse than none.
Moral vices prosper by dressing themselves as virtues.
There is something deeply attractive, at least to quite a lot of people, about squalor, misery, and vice. They are regarded as more authentic, and certainly more exciting, than cleanliness, happiness, and virtue.
Arresting development, attacking science, and glorifying poverty is not the answer to the vices that attend prosperity.
When liberals start acting like they’re opposed to pre-marital sex and mothers having careers, you know McCain’s vice presidential choice has knocked them back on their heels.
The vices are never so well employed as in combating one another.
Self-consciousness, that’s what it is. Always my abiding vice. I keep seeing myself. Me watching myself watching others watch me. How do you lose that? What’s the trick?
It is not histories I am writing, but lives; and in the most glorious deeds there is not always an indication of virtue or vice, indeed a small thing like a phrase or a jest often makes a greater revelation of a character than battles where thousands die.
A man given to vice is always an idealist.
Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, the post of honoris a private station.
Moral virtue is … a mean between two vices, that of excess and that of defect, and … it is no small task to hit the mean in each case, as it is not, for example, any chance comer, but only the geometer, who can find the center of a given circle.
Some loves are like a vice that has ceased to give pleasure.
A Yea might turn in to a Nae and vice versa if a sufficient quantity of wordage was applied. In other talk you argument out until you get the answer you want.
Weakness ever sympathizes with vice, because vice is a weakness which assumes the mask of strength. Madness holds reason in horror, and on all subjects it delights in the exaggerations of falsehood. The cause of all bewitchments, the poison of all philtres, the power of all sorcerers are there.
I believe that I am God’s exact intention. It’s that balance of virtue and vice.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
It is, for example, axiomatic that we should all think of ourselves as being more sensitive than other people because, when we are insensitive in our dealings with others, we cannot be aware of it at the time: conscious insensitivity is a self-contradiction.
One principal characteristic of vice in the present age is the contempt of fame.
No one ever reached the worst of a vice at one leap
Avarice is the vice of declining years.
The truth of a proposition has nothing to do with its credibility. And vice versa.
You cannot give the vice president the authority to declassify specific information and then turn around and say he can just give carte blanche to an assistant of his to declassify whatever he wants.
When law becomes despotic, morals are relaxed, and vice versa.
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 abate of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.
The common vice of democracy is disregard for morality.
Vices are those acts by which a man harms himself or his property. Crimes are those acts by which one man harms the person or property of another.
I forsee a marked deterioration in American musicand a host of other injuries to music in its artistic manifestations, by virtueвЂ”or rather by viceвЂ”of the multiplication of the various music-reproducing machines
Our beliefs create the kind of world we believe in. We project our feelings, thoughts and attitudes onto the world. I can create a different world by changing my belief about the world. Our inner state creates the outer and not vice versa.
I’m not interested in being Donald Trump or anybody else’s vice president, that’s not what I’m aiming at.
Features alone do not run in the blood; vices and virtues, genius and folly, are transmitted through the same sure but unseen channel.
If ridicule were employed to laugh men out of vice and folly, it might be of some use.
Were there no desire there would be no virtue, and because one man desires what another does not, who shall say whether the child of his desire be Vice or Virtue?
To make judgements about great and lofty things, a soul of the same stature is needed; otherwise we ascribe to them that vice which is our own.
Tobacco and alcohol, delicious fathers of abiding friendships and fertile reveries.
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.
It is ourselves we have to fear. Prejudice is the real robber, and vice the real murderer.
This is a fact: Strength in the pursuit of peace is no vice; isolation in the pursuit of security is no virtue.
Through tattered clothes, small vices do appear. Robes and furred gowns hide all.
Viceis a creature of such heejous mienthat th’ more ye see it th’ betther ye like it.
It will be undertaken, of course, in the June or July summit, and then to bring NATO closer to Russia or vice versa is a way to move toward integration – toward the integration of Europe.
Justified or not, the Supreme Court has a kind of sacred status in American life. For whatever reason, Presidents can safely run against Congress, and vice versa, but I think there is an inherent popular aversion to assaults on the court itself. Perhaps it has to do with an instinctive belief that life needs umpires.
It’s pretty hard to say no when a vice president-elect and a president-elect ask you to be part of the national team.
Great parts produce great vices as well as virtues.
I have always thought it would be easier to redeem a man steeped in vice and crime than a greedy, narrow-minded, pitiless merchant.
Music informs my work so intensely. The better actor I become, the better pianist I become, and vice versa.
What we call vice in our neighbor may be nothing less than a crude virtue. To him who knows nothing more of precious stones than he can learn from a daily contemplation of his breastpin, a diamond in the mine must be a very uncompromising sort of stone.
As a stick, when once it is dry and stiff you may break it, but you can never bend it into a straighter posture; so doth the man become incorrigible who is settled and stiffened into vice.
Nine-tenths of the miseries and vices of mankind proceed from idleness.
Dr. Roboy, in Litvak’s measured view, had a vice common to believers: He was all strategy and no tactics. He was prone to move for the sake of moving, too focused on the goal to bother with the intervening sequence.
…the century’s most radical vice… the notion that human beings can be shoveled around like concrete.
Ignorance, far more than idleness, is the mother of all the vices; and how recent has been the admission, that knowledge should be the portion of all? The destinies of the future lie in judicious education; an education that must be universal, to be beneficial.
Age – That period of life in which we compound for the vices that remain by reviling those we have no longer the vigor to commit.
If thou dost still retain the same ill habits, the same follies, too, still thou art bound to vice, and still a slave.
There are certain concepts, which exist in english, and are unthinkable, untranslatable into Hebrew and vice versa.
A new life is innocent, like an empty page, ready for the hard lessons ahead. GENNITA LOW, Facing Fear To vice, innocence must always seem only a superior kind of chicanery.
The problem with leftism as a vice is that everyone else is stuck with the hangover.
Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue.
Steve Jobs was rare: a C.E.O. who actually had a huge impact on his company’s fortunes. Contrary to corporate mythology, most C.E.O.s could be easily replaced, if not by your average Joe, then by your average executive vice-president. But Jobs genuinely earned the label of superstar.
The broader question if Sarah Palin becomes vice president, will she be shortchanging her kids or will she be shortchanging the country?
Nietzsche himself was a great moralist; his writings abound with value judgments about individuals, character types, modes of thinking, and national traits. It is as if he develops immoralist psychology in order to tame his own nature, to keep his own greatest vice in check.
Extremism in defense of liberty is not a vice, but I denounce political extremism, of the left or the right, based on duplicity, falsehood, fear, violence and threats when they endanger liberty.
Simple ignorance has in its time been complimented by the names of most of the vices, and of all the virtues.
We make ourselves a ladder out of our vices if we trample the vices themselves underfoot.
To me it seems that liberty and virtue were made for each other. If any man wish to enslave his country, nothing is a fitter preparative than vice; and nothing leads to vice so surely as irreligion.
Near this spot are deposited the remains of one who possessed beauty without vanity, strength without insolence, courage without ferocity, and all the virtues of man, without his vices. This praise, which would be unmeaning flattery if inscribed over human ashes, is but a just tribute to the memory of Botswain, a dog.
Those who believe that all virtue is to be found in their own party principles push matters to extremes; they do not consider that disproportion destroys a state.
That the American, by temperament, worked to excess, was true; work and whiskey were his stimulants; work was a form of vice; but he never cared much for money or power after he earned them.
There will he nothing more that posterity can add to our immoral habits; our descendants must have the same desires and act the same follies as their sires. Every vice has reached its zenith.
It is incredibly presumptive for somebody who has not yet earned his party’s nomination to start speculating about vice presidents.
The greatest moral failing is to condemn something as a moral failing: no vice is worse than being judgmental.
Remember: there is no place, no community, no external circumstance that is not serviceable for the battle you have chosen. The exception is only such work as directly serves your vices.
There have certainly been many periods in history when virtue was more rare than under the Caesars; but there has probably never been a period when vice was more extravagant or uncontrolled.
I’m going to be a vice president very much like George Bush was. He proved to be a very effective vice president, perhaps the most effective we’ve had in a couple of hundred years.
I do not hate the man, but his vices.
[On George W. Bush:] How is it possible that the president is off on vacation and the vice president is, too? Not that it matters that much if the president is on vacation; on some level, the president is always on vacation.
When you’re focused at the task at hand and you believe in the man who is running for president and the man who is running for vice president, we just want it to be objective and fair.
Minor vices lead to major ones, but minor virtues stay put.
One way or another we all work for our vice.
Nothing is as certain as that the vices of leisure are gotten rid of by being busy.
There are some who write, talk, and think, so much about vice and virtue, that they have no time to practice either the one or the other.
How rude would I be, walking around and saying: ‘Hello. I’m Eleanor Mondale. My father was vice president of the United States. Treat me differently.
Good parents have children who do terrible things and vice-versa.
I don’t know. Just because someone’s pretty doesn’t mean she’s decent. Or vice versa. I’m not into appearances. I like flaws, I think they make things interesting.
A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.
In golf, you keep your head down and follow through. In the vice presidency, you keep your head up and follow through. It’s a big difference.
If he does really think that there is no distinction between virtue and vice, why, sir, when he leaves our houses let us count our spoons.
Virtue consists in fleeing vice.
It is vice to go to bed with someone you are not married to or have someone of your own sex or to get money for having sex with someone who does not appeal to you-incidentally, the basis of half the marriages of my generation.
Amplification is the vice of modern oratory. It is an insult to an assembly of reasonable men, disgusting and revolting instead ofpersuading. Speeches measured by the hour, die by the hour.
He’s put on weight and I’ve lost it, and vice versa.
And Joe Biden, thank you for being the best Vice President I could ever hope for.
What this country needs what every country needs occasionally is a good hard bloody war to revive the vice of patriotism on which its existence as a nation depends.
I am no Hindu, but I hold the doctrine of the Hindus concerning a future state (rebirth) to be incomparably more rational, more pious, and more likely to deter men from vice than the horrid opinions inculcated by Christians on punishments without end.
Unbelief is the mother of vice; it is the parent of sin; and, therefore, I say it is a pestilent evil-a master sin.
Art is vice. One does not wed it, one rapes it.
Have no fear of robbers or murderers. They are external dangers, petty dangers. We should fear ourselves. Prejudices are the real robbers; vices the real murderers. The great dangers are within us. Why worry about what threatens our heads or our purses? Let us think instead of what threatens our souls.
Congratulations to each and every one of you for the concert last night in New York and vice versa.
When a thoughtful human being has overcome incentives to vice and is aware of having done his bitter duty, he finds himself in a state that could be called happiness, a state of contentment and peace of mind in which virtue is its own reward.
Drunkenness does not create vice; it merely brings it into view.
After all, what is reading but a vice, like drink or venery or any other form of excessive self-indulgence? One reads to tickle and amuse one’s mind; one reads, above all, to prevent oneself thinking.
In the end, living is defined by dying. Book-ended by oblivion, we are caught in the vice of terror, squeezed to bursting by the approaching end. Fear is ever-present, waiting to be called to the surface. Change brought fear, and fear brought destruction.
Although all the good arts serve to draw man’s mind away from vices and lead it toward better things, this function can be more fully performed by this art, which also provides extraordinary intellectual pleasure.
Women are from their very infancy debarred those advantages with the want of which they are aftewards reproached, and nursed up in those vices which will hereafter be upbraided to them. So partial are men as to expect bricks when they afford no straw.
Vice knows [its] ugly, so [it] puts on [a] mask.
Cowardice is the most terrible of vices.
I was accused of every monstrous vice by public rumour and private rancour; my name, which had been a knightly or noble one, was tainted. I felt that, if what was whispered, and muttered, and murmured, was true, I was unfit for England; if false, England was unfit for me.
You can change your faith without changing gods, and vice versa.
The more precise the measurement of position, the more imprecise the measurement of momentum, and vice versa.
It’s obviously a lot harder to try and be a good guy than it is to be a bad guy. The world is a fundamentally evil place, it seems like. So in order to be a good person, you have to fight temptation and vice.
Nonviolence is the greatest virtue, cowardice the greatest vice – nonviolence springs from love, cowardice from hate.
A proud bigot, who is vain enough to think that he can deceive even God by affected zeal, and throwing the veil of holiness over vices, damns all mankind by the word of his power.
Fortune is an evil chain to the body, and vice to the soul.
The office of the Vice-President is a greater honor than I ever dreamed of attaining.
Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of the vices.
Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.
The vice-president of an advertising agency is a bit of executive fungus that forms on a desk that has been exposed to conference.
The true aim of medicine is not to make men virtuous; it is to safeguard and rescue them from the consequences of their vices. The physician does not preach repentance; he offers absolution.
Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools.
We haven’t time to spare to hear whether it was between Italy and Sicily that he ran into a storm or somewhere outside the world we know-when every day we’re running into our own storms, spiritual storms, and driven by vice into all the troubles that Ulysses ever knew.
In Catholicism, you learn to worship a superior god that creates, who organizes and creates. And when you do novels, you have this illusion that you are following the model of the creator, that you are playing the creator who has to organize that. It is a vice and a sin, and I like to sin. I’m a vicious person.
World-view is a product of life-view, not vice versa.
Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised.
We see no where the pernicious effects of luxury on a republic more than in that of the ancient Romans, who immediately found itself poor as soon as this vice got footing among them, though they were possessed of all the riches in the world.
… we must drive them [Jews] out like mad dogs, so that we do not become partakers of their abominable blasphemy and all the their other vices and thus merit God’s wrath and be damned with them.
Vice foments war; it is virtue which actually fights. If there were no virtue, we would live in peace forever.
Vice is nice, but a little virtue won’t hurt you.
The rulers of the earth are all worth knowing; they suggest moral reflections: and the respect that one naturally has for God’s vice-regents here on earth is greatly increased by acquaintance with them.
Amplification is the vice of modern oratory.
We all have our vices, you know. One of my vices is ice cream.
May the humanity that is within every human being be held precious. The vice that underlies all vices is that we are held cheap by others, and far worse, that in our innermost soul we think cheaply of ourselves.
Lower oil prices won’t, by themselves, topple the mullahs in Iran. But it’s significant that, historically, when oil prices have been low, Iranian reformers have been ascendant and radicals relatively subdued, and vice versa when prices have been high.
The corporation is the “master”, the employee is the “servant”. Because the corporation owns the means of production without which the employee could not make a living, the employee needs the corporation more than vice versa.
My worst vice is also my best vice. It’s my empathy and my love for people-it can wear me out. I rarely can turn a person in need down or because I love people, I love energy.
Every day confirms my opinion on the superiority of a vicious life, and if Virtue is not its own reward, I don’t know any other stipend annexed to it.
One of the greatest artifices the devil uses to engage men in vice and debauchery, is to fasten names of contempt on certain virtues, and thus fill weak souls with a foolish fear of passing for scrupulous, should they desire to put them in practice.
Sensuality, too, which used to show itself course, smiling, unmasked, and unmistakable, is now serious, analytic, and so burdened with a sense of its responsibilities that it passes muster half the time as a new type of asceticism.
Music is the only sensual pleasure without vice.
Vice deceives us when dressed in the garb of virtue.
He cannot “tempt” to virtue as we do to vice. He wants them to learn to walk and must therefore take away His hand; and if only the will to walk is really there He is pleased even with their stumbles.
A meaningful conceptual basis is always more important than vivid photographs, and vice versa.
Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue.
Parties are only bad when a fight breaks out, when men fight over women or vice versa. Someone takes a fall, an ambulance comes, and the police arrive. If you can avoid those things, pretty much all behaviour is acceptable.
In China, I helped introduce UNEP’s campaign to reduce food waste on World Environment Day. The government took notice of food waste issues and now, when you over-order in a restaurant, you are encouraged to downsize. This is where people can really impact policy and vice versa!
The end of all moral speculations is to teach us our duty; and, by proper representations of the deformity of vice and beauty of virtue, beget correspondent habits, and engage us to avoid the one, and embrace the other.
I’m the only American alive or dead who presided unhappily over the removal of a vice president and a president.
Vice Is like a fury to the vicious mind, And turns delight itself to punishment.
It would be hard to find a single instance of a direct assault by positive effort upon poverty, vice, and misery which has not either failed or, if it has not failed directly and entirely, has not entailed other evils greater than the one which it removed.
The general tendency [is] to be censorious of the vices to which one has not been tempted.
Being virtuous is wonderful thing, but feeling virtuous is a shortcut to vice.
Coercion may prevent many transgressions; but it robs even actions which are legal of a part of their beauty. Freedom may lead to many transgressions, but it lends even to vices a less ignoble form.
Some, either from being glued to vice by a natural attachment, or from long habit, no longer recognize its ugliness.
It takes a vice to check a vice, and virtue is the by-product of a stalemate between opposite vices.
The idea for any cartoon (my experience, anyway) is rarely spontaneous. Good ideas usually evolve out of pretty lame ones, and vice versa.
I have known persons without a friend–never any one without some virtue. The virtues of the former conspired with their vices to make the whole world their enemies.
The virtue of some people consists wholly in condemning the vices in others.
Perfection is immutable. But for things imperfect change is the way to perfect them. It gets the name of wilfulness when it will not admit of a lawful change to the better. Therefore constancy without knowledge cannot be always good. In things ill it is not virtue, but an absolute vice.
I’m deciding where I am best for this president-elect [Donald Trump] and this vice president-elect [Mike Pence] in due course. But there are many qualified men and women who can serve him at the highest levels.
Vice has more martyrs than virtue; and it often happens that men suffer more to be lost than to be saved.
In any country where talent and virtue produce no advancement, money will be the national god. Its inhabitants will either have to possess money or make others believe that they do. Wealth will be the highest virtue, poverty the greatest vice.
I believe a great performer is someone who sounds just as great live as they do in the studio and vice versa. They should know how to work the stage.
Virtue consists, not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it.
The amount of electricity that has been saved in spite of Vice President Cheney saying that efficiency is only a moral virtue … and that you need increased supply like ANWR-is two ANWRs worth of energy.
Nothing holds love together like shared vice or collusive perversion.
Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.
Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue; but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other, and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization.
Society punishes not the vices of its members, but their detection.
Crime and vice generally require darkness for prowling. They disappear when light plays upon them.
I like to eat chocolate and pizza – that’s my vice! – just like everyone else, but if I do it I have to keep it under control.
Atheism is a strange thing. Even the devils never fell into that vice.
The little vices of the great must needs be accounted very great.
What a commentary on our civilization, when being alone is considered suspect; when one has to apologize for it, make excuses, hide the fact that one practices itвЂ”like a secret vice!
Socialism is humanity’s second nature. All politicians do is turn human vice into votes.
Ponder the fact that God has made you a gardener, to root out vice and plant virtue.
How unjust life is, to make physical charm so immediately apparent or absent, when one can get away with vices untold for ever.
Be a pattern to others, and then all will go well; for as a whole city is affected by the licentious passions and vices of great men, so it is likewise reformed by their moderation.
Just as those who practice the same profession recognize each other instinctively, so do those who practice the same vice.
That wealth and greatness are often regarded with the respect and admiration which are due only to wisdom and virtue; and that the contempt, of which vice and folly are the only proper objects, is most often unjustly bestowed upon poverty and weakness, has been the complaint of moralists in all ages.
I began to learn about the camera and the actors. That gave me a lot of the skills. At the same time, advertising gives you a lot of vices, for example, an obsession for a superficial look, but at the same time, it gives you the capacity to synthesize the story – tell a story in one minute.
Envy is more irreconcilable than hate. It is the most corroding of all political vices and also a great power in our land. The friends of freedom are content to be envied, but envy not.
The furnace of affliction produces refinement in states as well as individuals. And the new Governments we are assuming in every part will require a purification from our vices, and an augmentation of our virtues, or there will be no blessings.
Maintain a good balance. A personal life adds dimensions to your professional life and vice versa. It helps nurture creativity through a deeper understanding of yourself.
The foundation of empire is art and science. Remove them or degrade them, and the empire is no more. Empire follows art and not vice versa as Englishmen suppose.
Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied, And vice sometime by action dignified.
The Senate gathered to say goodbye to Vice President Joe Biden. Biden has been a presence there for more than 40 years.
Avoid dishonest gain: no price can recompence the pangs of vice.
Stories now, to suit a public taste, must be half epigram, half pleasant vice.
Stimulate the heart to love and the mind to be early accurate, and all other virtues will rise of their own accord, and all vices will be thrown out.
For that which all men then did virtue call, Is now called vice; and that which vice was hight, Is now hight virtue, and so used of all: Right now is wrong, and wrong that was is right
One would think that the record of already existing regulatory agencies is sufficiently eloquent in showing that it is Big Business that does the regulating rather than vice versa .
Over the years, Charlie [Munger, Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman] and I have observed many accounting-based frauds of staggering size. Few of the perpetrators have been punished; many have not even been censured. It has been far safer to steal large sums with pen than small sums with a gun.
Bush proposed a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Some saw the move as an attempt to preserve traditional values, while others saw it as a cynical ploy to ensure that Vice President… Cheney will never have to pay for his gay daughter’s wedding.
When I’m in New York I look at the Empire State Building and feel as though it belongs to me … or is it vice versa?
Our virtues live upon our incomes; our vices consume our capital.
Vice leaves repentance in the soul, like an ulcer in the flesh, which is always scratching and lacerating itself; for reason effaces all other griefs and sorrows, but it begets that of repentance.
Everything that would begin to make somebody a good student would tend to make him or her a poor artist, and vice versa.
A vice in the heart is an idol on the altar.
The main vice of capitalism is the uneven distribution of prosperity. The main vice of socialism is the even distribution of misery.
Father of Light! great God of Heaven! Hear’st thou the accents of despair? Can guilt like man’s be e’er forgiven? Can vice atone for crimes by prayer.
At boarding schools of every description, the relaxation of the junior boys is mischief; and of the senior, vice.
How sternly we reproach virtue for its failings, how indulgent we are to the better qualities of vice!
When from behind me, a young woman of 25 uttered the following, it was the dumbest thing I have ever heard in my life until Dan Quayle was elected Vice President of the United States. She said, if it weren’t for my horse, I wouldn’t have spent that year in college.
In Washington, I found myself as a 31-year-old in a room with the president, vice president, and secretaries of state and defense, and I was unfazed by it. But get me around a rock star I grew up with and I have trouble completing sentences.
A characteristic of the flesh is its fickleness: it alternates between Yes and No and vice versa. But the will of God is: “Walk not according to the flesh (not even for a moment) but according to the Spirit.”
He that has energy enough to root out a vice should go further, and try to plant a virtue in its place.
Homosexuality is assuredly no advantage, but it is nothing to be ashamed of, no vice, no degradation, it cannot be classified as an illness.
As Vice President one of the things I spend time on is the continuity of government; that’s the main reason I’m here is a back up for the President if anything happens to him.
In religion, faith is a virtue. In science, faith is a vice.
When poverty is more disgraceful than even vice, is not morality cut to the quick?
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
You canвЂ™t say A is made of B or vice versa. All mass is interaction.
Maybe itвЂ™s that I find it hard to forgive the follies and vices of others, or their offenses against me. My good opinion, once lost, is lost forever.
Shorty, let me tell you about my only vice:
It has to do with lots of lovin’, and it ain’t nuttin’ nice.
It has to do with lots of lovin’, and it ain’t nuttin’ nice.
If vices were profitable, the virtuous man would be the sinner.
There are those who would misteach us that to stick in a rut is consistency – and a virtue, and that to climb out of the rut is inconsistency – and a vice.
A fairytale is when you marry a frog and it turns out to be a princess. Reality is vice versa.
… no community where more than one-half of the adults are disfranchised and otherwise incapacitated by law and custom, can be free from great vices. Purity is inconsistent with slavery.
Self love is not opposed to the love of other people. You cannot really love yourself and do yourself a favor without doing other people a favor, and vice versa.
The pursuit of pretty formulas and neat theorems can no doubt quickly degenerate into a silly vice, but so can the quest for austere generalities which are so very general indeed that they are incapable of application to any particular.
Virtue knows to a farthing what it has lost by not having been vice.
I think in Vice and American Me I played very silent, rigid characters and people remember them
Affectation proceeds from one of these two causes,–vanity or hypocrisy; for as vanity puts us on affecting false characters, in order to purchase applause; so hypocrisy sets us on an endeavor to avoid censure, by concealing our vices under an appearance of their opposite virtues.
Allah the Exalted loves him who forgoes worldly life, the Angels love him who rejects the vices, and the Muslims love him who gives up greediness in respect of the Muslims.
In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.
The virtues of society are vices of the saint. The terror of reform is the discovery that we must cast away our virtues, or what we have always esteemed such, into the same pit that has consumed our grosser vices.
Christianity gave Eros poison to drink; he did not die of it, certainly, but degenerated to Vice.
A thirst for gold, The beggar’s vice, which can but overwhelm The meanest hearts.
Just because I’m a younger artist doesn’t mean I can’t work with a veteran and vice versa.
It is of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual.
Change a virtue in its circumstances find it becomes a vice; change a vice in its circumstances, and it becomes a virtue. Regard the same quality from two sides; on one it is a fault, on the other a merit. The essential of a man is found concealed far below these moral badges.
No company is preferable to bad. We are more apt to catch the vices of others than virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health.
. . . money . . . is really the difference between men and animals, most of the things men feel, animals feel, and vice versa, but animals do not know about money.
Tis pleasant purchasing our fellow-creatures; And all are to be sold, if you consider Their passions, and are dext’rous; some by features Are brought up, others by a warlike leader; Some by a place–as tend their years or natures; The most by ready cash–but all have prices, From crowns to kicks, according to their vices.
A vice in common can be the ground of a friendship but not a virtue in common. X and Y may be friends because they are both drunkards or womanizers but, if they are both sober and chaste, they are friends for some other reason.
He that rectifies a crooked stick bends it the contrary way, so must he that would reform a vice learn to affect its mere contrary, and in time he shall see the springing blossoms of a happy restoration.
Profaneness is a brutal vice. He who indulges in it is no gentleman, I care not what his stamp may be in society; I care not what clothes he wears, or what culture he boasts.
Spare the person but lash the vice.
The man with the best job in the country is the vice-president. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, ‘How is the president?’
Vice is its own reward. It is virtue which, if it is to be marketed with consumer appeal, must carry Green Shield stamps.
The thing I’ve discovered that is a help is that there isn’t a simple virtue or a simple vice. They’re always connected. If you have Tendency A, that you loathe, you can almost be sure that Tendency B, which you love, is somehow connected to it.
ThereвЂ™s something about seeing an adult you knew in childhood that makes them marginally vulnerable to you, and vice versa. ThereвЂ™s also something comforting in thinking that if they made it this far, relatively unscathed, then maybe you didnвЂ™t turn out half bad either.
The vice-president’s tongue is several time zones ahead of his brain.
People think because ‘Vice’ is irreverent and because we’re crazy, we’re stunt journalists. You know what? I don’t actually care.
I travel a lot on foreign policy, as you know. I’m in Europe a lot. I travelled over a million miles as vice president. They didn’t do stimulus. Look where they are. Come on. I mean, this is like, I just get so frustrated. Like come on.
President Obama was in Disney World today where he unveiled his new plan to create jobs. He was joined by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse but not Goofy. He had to stay behind to tend to his vice presidential duties.
I never really had any intention of getting involved in documentaries until the opportunity came around. I always thought much more in classic fiction cinema terms and I think I tried to apply those ideas to documentaries and not vice versa.
Envy … is one form of a vice, partly moral, partly intellectual, which consists in seeing things never in themselves but only in their relations.
Creating a world that reflects the inner voyage of our characters was really important. Also, because this isn’t a black and white show, and this isn’t about bad guys and good guys, but it’s about good men being capable of bad things and vice versa, I wanted to be in a city that had contradiction.
When we envy another, we make their virtue our vice.
You know, I think Marco Rubio would be a spectacular candidate for vice president. I think he would energize the country. I think he has a great story. He’s bright. He’s articulate.
A lot of vices that I’ve had over the years were always to make up for some sort of character deficiency, one of them being shyness.
The non-spatial nature of consciousness makes it possible for any apparently unconscious entity to be conscious, and vice versa.
Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.
Having loved the Stones all the time I was growing up, I wasn’t about to see them go and split up. It got very close to it in the 80s, when Mick thought that Keith hated him and vice versa.
There should be no such thing as a vice law. Every vice is only a bad habit, and the punishment is inherent in the act.
If you call [the synagogue] a brothel, a den of vice, the devil’s refuge, Satan’s fortress, a place to deprave the soul, an abyss of every conceivable disaster or whatever else you will, you are still saying less than it deserves.
We simply must get it through our heads that holding a low opinion of ourselves is not a virtue, but a vice.
Of course, I can’t separate my queerness from my brownness – if anything, my queerness amplifies my brownness, and vice versa – but I spent so much of my early twenties trying to erase my differences, often without awareness of what I was doing.
A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.
Will you tell me how to prevent riches from producing luxury? Will you tell me how to prevent luxury from producing effeminacy, intoxication, extravagance, vice and folly?
Basically, I’m for anything that gets you through the night – be it prayer, tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniels.
A pacifist will often – at least nowadays – be an internationalist and vice versa. But history shows us that a pacifist need not think internationally.
I was fortunate to get a lot of mileage out of my vices . . . The point is not to be debilitated by your pleasures. Maybe I have lucky genes or something but I’ve never been truly addicted to anything, except pleasure in general.
Never,” said my aunt, “be mean in anything; never be false; never be cruel. Avoid those three vices, Trot, and I can always be hopeful of you.
When once you realize all that it cost God to forgive you, you will be held as in a vice, constrained by the love of God.
There have been times in my life that I’ve had a ton of vices, and my demons have run amok for years and years and years.
The role of the vice president is to break ties in the Senate and inquire daily into the health of the president.
I think narrators expect a high level of intimacy with their readers, and vice versa.
The whole truth is generally the ally of virtue; a half-truth is always the ally of some vice.
This was a Golden Age, a time of high adventure, rich living and hard dying… but nobody thought so. This was a future of fortune and theft, pillage and rapine, culture and vice… but nobody admitted it. This was an age of extremes, a fascinating century of freaks… but nobody loved it.
Search others for their virtue, and yourself for your vices.
There was only one virtue, pugnacity; only one vice, pacifism. That is an essential condition of war.
The more prohibitions you have, the less virtuous people will be. Try to make people moral, and you lay the groundwork for vice.
Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
I think great directors really respect their actors and vice versa. That mutual respect makes the job fun instead of anything but.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Our virtues, as well as our vices, are often scourges for our own backs.
Avarice is a cursed vice: offer a man enough gold, and he will part with his own small hoard of food, however great his hunger.
It is better to underpromise and overdeliver than vice versa. For this one need not break the law of the land.
If the design of the building be originally bad, the only virtue it can ever possess will be signs of antiquity.
No one can shed light on vices he does not have or afflictions he has ever experienced.
What often prevents our abandoning ourselves to a single vice is, our having more than one.
Virtue needs a director and guide. Vice can be learned even without a teacher.
One of the main reasons we ought to re-elect President Obama is that he is still committed to constructive cooperation… He appointed Republican secretaries of defense, the Army and transportation. He appointed a vice president who ran against him in 2008.
Vice: Whatever was passion in the contemplation of man, being brought forth by his will into action.
The drama is the looking-glass in which we see the hideousness of vice and the beauties of virtue.
Except for the title ‘father,’ there is no title, including vice president, that I am more proud to wear than that of a senator of the United States.
Hollis thought he looked like William Burroughs, minus the bohemian substrate (or perhaps the methadone). Like someone who’d be invited quail shooting with the vice-president, though too careful to get himself shot.
My brother and I were able to fantasize far more extravagantly about our parents’ tastes and desires, their aspirations and their vices, by scanning their bookcases than by snooping in their closest. Their selves were on their shelves.
Man’s basic vice, the source of all his evils, is the act of unfocusing his mind, the suspension of his consciousness, which is not blindness, but the refusal to see, not ignorance, but the refusal to know.
Too much work and too much energy kill a man just as effectively as too much assorted vice or too much drink.
It is the restrictions placed on vice by our social code which makes its pursuit so peculiarly agreeable.
Photos should suggest a word(s) and vice versa. They should be equal and interchangeable.
Ambition is a vice, but it may be the father of virtue.
It depends, because sometimes an action role can be very demanding, and sometimes a dialogue-driven character can be very demanding, and vice versa. It depends.
The idea that political freedom can be preserved in the absence of economic freedom, and vice versa, is an illusion. Political freedom is the corollary of economic freedom.
In our ideals we unwittingly reveal our vices.
The problem with this world is, everyone in it is 3 drinks behind.
Freedom and slavery, the one is the name of virtue, and the other of vice, and both are acts of the will.
It is the knowledge that all men have weaknesses and that many have vices that makes government necessary.
It can fairly be said of John Smith that he had all the virtues of a Scottish presbyterian, but none of the vices.
As the most extravagant errors were received among the established articles of their faith, so the most infamous vices obtained in their practice, and were indulged not only with impunity, but authorized by the sanction of their laws.
I find it awfully difficult to determine if the habit of talking about oneself at length runs contrary to the basic rules of propriety, or if instead the man exempt from this vice is rare.
Human depravity originates in the vices of political constitution.
I liked Bach played the way people expect Chopin to be played, and vice versa.
Through pride the devil became the devil. Pride leads to every vice, it’s the complete anti-God state of mind.
To all those whose progress remains hampered by ego-related distractions, let humility – the spiritual cornerstone upon which Karate rests – serve to remind one to place virtue before vice, values before vanity and principles before personalities.
But jest apart–what virtue canst thou trace
In that broad trim that hides thy sober face?
Does that long-skirted drab, that over-nice
And formal clothing, prove a scorn of vice?
Then for thine accent–what in sound can be
So void of grace as dull monotony?
In that broad trim that hides thy sober face?
Does that long-skirted drab, that over-nice
And formal clothing, prove a scorn of vice?
Then for thine accent–what in sound can be
So void of grace as dull monotony?
Vanity is the most despotic and iniquitous of masters, and I can never be the slave of my own vices.
Pleasure itself is not a vice
This is the essential evil of vice: it debases a man.
Fattened in vice, so callous and so gross, he sins and sees not, senseless of his loss.
People’s lives are filled with vice and the trappings of it. Ambition, greed and selfishness all have to do with vice. Sooner or later, you have to see through it or you don’t survive.
I am not interested in being vice president of the United States. I’ve let the candidate know. If the candidate asks me to be vice president, the answer is I got to say yes. But he’s not going to ask me.
If there were two candidates, a Democrat and a Republican, who each committed to the same kind of fundamental reform, then the election would be an election between the vice presidential candidates. It’d be just like the regular election, except it would be one step down.
If the public safety be provided, liberty and propriety secured, justice administered, virtue encouraged, vice suppressed, and the true interest of the nation advanced, the ends of government are accomplished . . .
Fast cars are my only vice.
The vices and the virtues are written in a language the world cannot construe; it reads them in a vile translation, and the translators are Failure and Success.
Drunkenness doesn’t create vices, but it brings them to the fore.
I believe, if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class. There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall into this vice.
Virtue that wavers is not virtue, but vice revolted from itself, and after a while returning. The actions of just and pious men do not darken in their middle course.
[In China at that time:] The penalty for adultery is death by strangulation. Mai-da’s mother has added the following note to this section; ‘Adultery is a feminine vice. Copulation on the man’s part is not his wife’s concern, unless he sires a child. Then she must accept the child as one of his homestead.
There’s not a comedy actor who doesn’t want a chance to do drama, and vice versa. As actors, we’re always looking to be pushed and to do the other side of the coin.
Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it. and the love of knowledge, in a young mind, is almost a warrant against the inferior excitement of passions and vices.
Why do the President and Vice-President constantly change the subject when asked to explain why things are going so badly in Iraq? The answer is simple. They have been consistently wrong about Iraq, and the results speak for themselves.
In the active life all the vices are first of all to be removed by the practice of good works, so that in the contemplative life a man may, with now purified mental gaze, pass on to the contemplation of the Divine Light.
The darker the subject, the more light you must try to shed on the matter. And vice versa.
Oh, ’tis not my qualities they object to! ‘Tis my lack of vice.
The cunning tempter, by avoiding the grossness of vice, often silences objections.
All men’s instincts, all their impulses in life, are efforts to increase their freedom. Wealth and poverty, health and disease, culture and ignorance, labor and leisure, repletion and hunger, virtue and vice, are all terms for greater or less degree of freedom.
In plain truth, lying is an accursed vice. We are not men, nor have any other tie upon another, but by our word.
The supreme vice is shallowness.
It is convention and arbitrary rewards which make all the merit and demerit of what we call vice and virtue.
Many mothers are wholly ignorant of the almost universal prevalence of secret vice, or self-abuse among the young. Why hesitate to say firmly and without quibble that personal abuse lies at the root of much of the feebleness, paleness, nervousness and good-for-nothingness of the entire community?
Sadly, the timing’s never been right. There have been men who would have married me but I didn’t feel the same, and vice versa.
The mass State has no intention of promoting mutual understanding and the relationship of man to man; it strives, rather, for atomization, for the psychic isolation of the individual. The more unrelated individuals are, the more consolidated the State becomes, and vice versa.
Any of us can achieve virtue, if by virtue we merely mean the avoidance of the vices that do not attract us.
Fortune makes our virtues and vices visible, just as light does the objects of sight.
Princes rule the people, and their own passions rule Princes; but Providence can over-rule the whole, and draw the instruments of his inscrutable purposes from the vices, no less than the virtues of Kings.
The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.
Vice, virtue – it’s best not to be too moral. You’ll cheat yourself out of too much life.
Her vice takes hold of her again, but she still refrains until some moment when, gnawed by some hideous caprice, she comes aground like a mournful wreck ruined by lust, in the midst of her own banal, perfidious pollution.
Hypocrisy is no cheap vice; nor can our natural temper be masked for many years together.
Of all the vices, avarice is the most generally detested; it is the effect of an avidity common to all men; it is because men hate those from whom they can expect nothing. The greedy misers rail at sordid misers.
There are so many things that are incompatible with a single life. No one can learn fully in one life the lessons of unbroken health and of bodily sickness, of riches and of poverty, of study and action, of comradeship and isolation, of defiance and of obedience, of virtue and of vice.
There are thorns everywhere, but along the path of vice, roses bloom above them.
Joe Biden would probably be running a Denny’s if he wasn’t Vice President.
We should every night call ourselves to an account: What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed! What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired?
It depends on the consent of the people to decide whether kings or consuls or other magistrates are to be established in authority over them, and if there is legitimate cause, the people can change a kingdom into an aristocracy, or an aristocracy into a democracy, and vice versa, as we read was done in Rome.
I am the first to admit that were I not a woman, I would not have been the vice-presidential nominee.
The modern Left is not driven by fairness. It is guided by an ideology of greed and envy. Those are vices, not virtues.
Virtue and vice are not arbitrary things; but there is a natural and eternal reason for goodness and virtue, and against vice and wickedness.
The passions are the seeds of vices as well as of virtues, from which either may spring, accordingly as they are nurtured. Unhappy they who have never been taught the art to govern them!
There is no stronger test of a person’s character than power and authority, exciting as they do every passion, and discovering every latent vice.
Of the two, I prefer those who render vice lovable to those who degrade virtue.
As a neighboring funeral terrifies sick misers, and fear obliges them to have some regard for themselves; so, the disgrace of others will often deter tender minds from vice.
Where virtue is, sensibility is the ornament and becoming attire of virtue. On certain occasions it may almost be said to become virtue. But sensibility and all the amiable qualities may likewise become, and too often have become, the panders of vice and the instruments of seduction.
Whilst weakness and timidity keep us to our duty, virtue has often all the honor.
Might and right do differ frightfully from hour to hour, but then centuries to try it in, they are found to be identical.
Where secrecy or mystery begins, vice or roguery is not far off.
I always listen to music, my passion and vice is music, I will be denied access to heaven because of the number of CDs I own, and I have gluttony for all types and colours of music.
I found my mind has changed over the last years. Different vulnerabilities – things that I was never vulnerable to before I am now. And vice-versa. Things I was vulnerable to then are like water off a duck’s back. I have a lot less fear. I think I’m getting more determined.
In the end, the sum of my vices is all me.
When a man has been guilty of any vice or folly, the best atonement he can make for it is to warn others not to fall into the like.
The love of popularity holds you in a vice.
Vanity, I am sensible, is my cardinal vice and cardinal folly; and I am in continual danger, when in company, of being led an ignis fatuus chase by it.
Hostility to youth is the worst vice of the middle-aged.
I think that the vice president is a person reflecting a half-glass-full mentality.
The hour of reformation is always delayed; every delay gives vice another opportunity of fortifying itself by habit.
You can know a person by the kind of desk he keeps. If the president of a company has a clean desk then it must be the executive vice president who is doing all the work.
Virtue lies half way between two opposite vices.
Luis Figo is totally different to David Beckham, and vice versa.
I don’t think that you necessarily need a certain type of background to take on roles. You see actors from very, very privileged backgrounds playing working class characters and vice-versa. I don’t think your background limits you as to what you can do.
Suppose something would happen to the president, who would be in charge? The Vice President. Joe Biden? You have got to be kidding today when you say the Taliban’s not our enemy.
Counsel and conversation is a good second education, that improves all the virtue and corrects all the vice of the former, and of nature itself.
You have a curious way of arousing one’s imagination, stimulating all one’s nerves, and making one’s pulses beat faster. You put an aureole on vice, provided only if it is honest. Your ideal is a daring courtesan of genius. Oh, you are the kind of man who will corrupt a woman to her very last fiber.
Middle names are kind of like vice presidents: It’s a fine distinction and certainly an honor, but you’re never not aware that someone else got the real job.
One of the most basic factors in sports is that winning becomes a habit, and losing is the same way. When failure starts to feel normal in your life or your work or even your darkest vices, you won’t have to go looking for trouble, because trouble will find you. Count on it.
No exile at the South Pole or on the summit of Mont Blanc separates us more effectively from others than the practice of a hidden vice.
If you want to – if you want to engage in conspiracy theories that the White House and the vice president intended no one to ever know – like “The New York Times” – we would have been kept in the dark forever. I just think that’s completely irrational.
I measure success in terms of the connection with the audience, which we’ve been able to do in spades. I mean, it’s very hard to do that. You think about it, you go back in time, you can say, “Well, there’s, like, ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘Rolling Stone’ or MTV.” I think ‘Vice’ is in that category now.
Happiness is a kind of gratitude and vice versa.
What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.
The vices of some men are magnificent.
On ships they call them barnacles; in business they attach themselves to desks and are called vice presidents.
From the respect paid to property flow, as from a poisoned fountain, most of the evils and vices which render this world such a dreary scene to the contemplative mind.
When you have a 12-minute debate over whether lipstick on a pig refers to a demeaning comment about the vice presidential candidate, you know we’re not talking about health reform, we’re not talking about energy policy, we’re not talking about balancing the budget. And you know, it’s fairly stupid.
Tis all in vain to keep a constant pother
About one vice and fall into another.
About one vice and fall into another.
Nothing but heaven is impregnable to vice.
Piety is the most solid goodness, and the vilest of what is evil is vice.
Vice does not lose its character by becoming fashionable.
A theory which is not refutable by any conceivable event is non-scientific. Irrefutability is not a virtue of a theory (as people often think) but a vice.
Whatever vices and corruptions men see in the lives of their ministers will not be attributed to the depravity of their old nature which still abides in them, but to the gospel.
albinos aren’t reproached for having pink eyes and whitish hair, why should they hold it again me for being a lesbian? It’s a question of nature: my queerness isn’t a vice, isn’t ‘deliberate,’ and harms no one.
As I’m getting older, I’m enjoying my vices so much more because I feel like I’ve deserved them.
I ask the vice president to stop dodging the issue with legalese, and acknowledge his continued ties with Halliburton to the American people.
I think anybody who is honestly struggling against racism must struggle against imperialism and vice versa.
The great virtues of the German people have created more evils than idleness ever did vices
If virtue accompany it, it is the heart’s paradise; if vice associate it, it is the soul’s purgatory.
A vice is a failure of desire
We are double-edged blades, and every time we whet our virtue the return stroke strops our vice.
Experience shows that disregard for the environment always harms human coexistence, and vice versa. It becomes more and more evident that there is an inseparable link between peace with creation and peace among men.
Covetousness is both the beginning and the end of the devil’s alphabet – the first vice in corrupt nature that moves, and the last which dies.
[I]f vice and corruption prevail, liberty cannot subsist; but if virtue have the advantage, arbitrary power cannot be established.
Vice is a creature of such hideous mien… that the more you see it the better you like it
Society is immoral and immortal; it can afford to commit any kind of folly, and indulge in any sort of vice; it cannot be killed, and the fragments that survive can always laugh at the dead.
Public schools are the nurseries of all vice and immorality.
Poverty is no vice, but an inconvenience.
I was utterly free of speculative prejudices. The bear side doesn’t appeal to me any more than the bull side, or vice versa. My one steadfast prejudice is against being wrong.
In things to be seen at once, much variety makes confusion, another vice of beauty. In things that are not seen at once, and have no respect one to another, great variety is commendable, provided this variety transgress not the rules of optics and geometry.
Doubt is a difficult animal to master because it requires that we learn the difference between doubting God and doubting what we believe about God. The former has the potential to destroy faith; that latter has the power to enrich and refine it. The former is a vice; the latter a virtue.
The vices respectively fall short of or exceed what is right in both passions and actions, while virtue both finds and chooses that which is intermediate.
Virtue is voluntary, vice involuntary.
Shortly after taking office in 1993, President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore called for a shift in American technology policy toward an expansion of public investments in partnerships with private industry.
Cowardice was undoubtedly one of the most terrible vices – thus spoke Yeshua Ha-Nozri. ‘No, philosopher, I disagree with you: it is the most terrible vice!
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.
I’d rather not be known as the Vice President’s lesbian daughter.
Money is a terrible blab; she will betray the secrets of her owner, whatever he do to gag her. His virtues will creep out in her whisper; his vices she will cry aloud at the top of her tongue.
You don’t deliberately submit people you love to something like that. I don’t think I’d run again for vice-president. Next time I’d run for president.
Our labour preserves us from three great evils — weariness, vice, and want.
I was student council president in high school, and even in law school, I was vice-president of the student bar association.
One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice-president, and that one word is ‘to be prepared’.
Laws and customs may be creative of vice; and should be therefore perpetually under process of observation and correction: but laws and customs cannot be creative of virtue: they may encourage and help to preserve it; but they cannot originate it.
No parent can consistently teach faith in Christ who profanes the name of Deity. Profanity is never heard in the well-ordered home. Swearing is a vice that bespeaks a low standard of breeding. Blasphemous exclamations drive out all spirit of reverence.
The end of satire is the amendment of vices by correction; and he who writes honestly is no more an enemy to the offender than the physician to the patient when he prescribes harsh remedies.
If thou desire to see thy child virtuous, let him not see his father’s vices: thou canst not rebuke that in them, that they behold practised in thee; till reason be ripe, examples direct more than precepts: such as thy behaviour is before thy children’s faces, such commonly is theirs behind their parents’ backs.
When has a Democratic political activist been poisoned by the GOP, or vice versa? We are not the same as #Putin.
The passions of the young are vices in the old.
Money is the source of the greatest vice, and that nation which is most rich, is most wicked.
The vice and drunkenness among the lowering laboring classes is growing to frightful excess, and the multitudes of low Irish Catholics вЂ¦ restricted by poverty in their own country run riot in this вЂ¦ as long as we are overwhelmed with Irish immigrants, so long will the evil abound.
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.
The truth is that cupidity, selfishness, envy, malice, lust, vindictiveness, are constant vices of human nature.
Nobody is surprised that women writers accurately represent male characters over and over again, no doubt because everybody knows that women understand men much better than vice-versa.
In the dying world I come from, quotation is a national vice.
Curst is the wretch enslaved to such a vice,
Who ventures life and soul upon the dice.
Who ventures life and soul upon the dice.
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
The greatest miracle that the Almighty could perform would be to make a bad man happy, even in heaven; he must unparadise that blessed place to accomplish it. In its primary signification, all vice–that is, all excess–brings its own punishment even here.
It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.
Matrimony is always a vice, all that can be done is to excuse it and sanctify it; therefore it was made a religious sacrament.
Cheetah genes cooperate with cheetah genes but not with camel genes, and vice versa. This is not because cheetah genes, even in the most poetic sense, see any virtue in the preservation of the cheetah species. They are not working to save the cheetah from extinction like some molecular World Wildlife Fund.
Sacred interpreter of human thought,
How few respect or use thee as they ought!
But all shall give account of every wrong,
Who dare dishonor or defile the tongue;
Who prostitute it in the cause of vice,
Or sell their glory at a market-price!
How few respect or use thee as they ought!
But all shall give account of every wrong,
Who dare dishonor or defile the tongue;
Who prostitute it in the cause of vice,
Or sell their glory at a market-price!
The moral cement of all society is virtue; it unites and preserves, while vice separates and destroys.
My professional life has nothing to do with my personal life and vice versa.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
No vice exists which does not pretend to be more or less like some virtue, and which does not take advantage of this assumed resemblance.
I won vice president of my student body in high school. That doesn’t mean anything.
He hadnвЂ™t a single redeeming vice.
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.
I don’t drink anymore… I freeze it and eat it like a popsicle.
Memory’s vices are also its virtues, elements of a bridge across time that allows us to link the mind with the world.
It is said that any virtue when taken to an extreme can become a vice. Overscheduling our days would certainly qualify for this. There comes a point where milestones can become millstones and ambitions, albatrosses around our necks.
Michelle, I love you. The other night, I think the entire country saw just how lucky I am. Malia and Sasha, you make me so proudвЂ¦but don’t get any ideas, you’re still going to class tomorrow. And Joe Biden, thank you for being the best Vice President I could ever hope for.
The act of defending any of the cardinal virtues has today all the exhilaration of a vice.
There is no vice that doth so cover a man with shame as to be found false and perfidious.
Pitching always beats batting вЂ” and vice-versa.
Vices are not crimes.
If through your vices you afflicted are, Lay not the blame of your distress on God; You made your rulers mighty, gave them guards, So now you groan ‘neath slavery’s heavy rod.
We often don’t think of them, we think of the great wars and the great battles, but what about losing a son or a daughter, or a girl losing her husband or vice versa? I think of the people who never got the chance to have the opportunities I had.
Hindsight is the historian’s necessary vice.
Civilization is a social plague on the planet, and vices are just as necessary to it as is a virus to disease.
Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure only death can stop it.
The worst vice of the fanatic is his sincerity.
All institutions are prone to corruption and to the vices of their members.
I think that there’s only one person that defines the role of vice president of the United States. And, you know, we come in to [Donald Trump’s] administration with a servant’s heart, really prepared to serve and to support the president’s agenda and his objectives in every way that he believes is appropriate.
In the late ’70s, maybe just before I started, there was still an attitude that if you did film you didn’t do TV and vice versa, but that’s gone now.
Sin is a thing that writes itself across a man’s face. It cannot be concealed. People talk sometimes of secret vices, there are no such things. If a wretched man has a vice, it shows itself in the lines of his mouth, the droop of his eyelids, the moulding of his hands even.
The very idea that there is no truth, but only the filter of narrative through which truth is invented is something I learned at the feet of the most leftist professors at Yale and am learning again from Sarah Palin during the Vice Presidential debate, and I find that very disorienting.
There is a geographical element in all belief-saying what seem profound truths in India have a way of seeming enormous platitudes in England, and vice versa . Perhaps the fundamental difference is that beneath a tropical sun individuality seems less distinct and the loss of it less important.
Discard the protective rags of that vice which you called a virtue: humility. Learn to value yourself, which means: to FIGHT for your happiness, and when you learn that pride is the sum of all virtues, you will learn to live like a man.
The small town is passing. It was the incubator that hatched all our big men, and that’s why we haven’t got as many big men today as we used to have. Take every small-town-raised leader out of business and you would have nobody left running it but vice-presidents.
My experience of singing, as an actor, was that there’s a different creative feeling of freedom. The acting thing is a bit more defined and cerebral. I can see why people would want to cross over. If you have so much freedom on stage then perhaps you want to be confined a bit, and vice versa.
Her virtue was that she said what she thought, her vice that what she thought didn’t amount to much.
He who busies himself with things other than improvement of his own self becomes perplexed in darkness and entangled in ruin. His evil spirits immerse him deep in vices and make his bad actions seem handsome.
Cruelty, very far from being a vice, is the first sentiment Nature injects in us all.
Ah, Miss Harriet, it would do us no harm to remember oftener than we do, that vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!
Half the vices which the world condemns most loudly have seeds of good in them and require moderate use rather than total abstinence.
Since an intelligence common to us all makes things known to us and formulates them in our minds, honorable actions are ascribed by us to virtue, and dishonorable actions to vice; and only a madman would conclude that these judgments are matters of opinion, and not fixed by nature.
The word which gives the key to the national vice is waste. And people who are wasteful are not wise, neither can they remain young and vigorous. In order to transmute energy to higher and more subtle levels one must first conserve it.
Hillary Clinton could say she was a woman and running for president. And Sarah Palin could say she was a woman and running for vice-president. But Obama couldn’t say, ‘I’m black and I’m running for president.’ It couldn’t come out of his mouth. He couldn’t say that because, if he did, he’d lose votes.
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
When we are sick our virtues and our vices are in abeyance.
In general, comedians are attracted to vice.
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that have no virtue.
Writing a screen play with a group of collaborators is like the Lennon McCartney collaboration …. sometimes one or two people do more than others on certain parts of the process and vice versa.
Envy, slothful vice,
Never makes its way in lofty characters,
But, like the skulking viper, creeps and crawls
Close to the ground.
Never makes its way in lofty characters,
But, like the skulking viper, creeps and crawls
Close to the ground.
Most virtue lies between two vices.
Virtues are often conquered by vices, but their rout is most complete when it is inflicted by other virtues, more militant, more efficient, or more congenial.
The function of vice is to keep virtue within reasonable bounds.
Life was certainly more entertaining when people were indulging their vices as opposed to going to meetings to indulge in a new vice: discussing their innermost thoughts in public.
As a pastor, I addressed the sorts of issues I see people struggling with most and the issues talked about most directly and most frequently in the New Testament. That leads us to recurring concerns with sexual immorality, relational sins, and vices associated with the breaking of the Ten Commandments.
I was never Vice Chair of the Troops Out Movement.
We are more speedily and fatally corrupted by domestic examples of vice, and particularly when they are impressed on our minds as from authority.
Indulge me, John. Cynicism and foul language are the only vices I’m presently capable of. Everything else takes energy or money.
Every time you sort of let go of the bar, you knew someone was there to catch you, and vice versa. And, I mean, come on. It’s Method Man. It’s been a dream to meet him forever.
Let them show me a cottage where there are not the same vices of which they accuse the courts.
Jealousy is the only vice that gives no pleasure
I had plenty of vices growing up.
I used to smoke cigarettes, ten a day, but gave up when I was 28. Now my vice is several cups of coffee a day, which isn’t great if you’re prone to weak bones as I am, as caffeine can leach calcium.
Nothing suits worse with vice than want of sense
The Senate is the big prize. Until recently, Democrats felt confident they could get the four seats they needed to take back control if [Hillary] Clinton is in the White House and Vice President Tim Kaine held the tie-breaking vote.
It’s a vice to trust all, and equally a vice to trust none.
Good taste is the worst vice ever invented.
In avoiding one vice fools rush into the opposite extreme.
It is the vice of a vulgar mind to be thrilled by bigness, to think that a thousand square miles are a thousand times more wonderful than one square mile, and that a million square miles are almost the same as heaven.
To me, the Presidency and the Vice-Presidency were not prizes to be won, but a duty to be done.
I used to suppose that certain evils could never befall a being in possession of a sound mind; that true virtue supplies us with energy which vice can never resist; that it was always in our power to obstruct, by his own death, the designs of an enemy who aimed at less than our lives.
…and was disposed too often to idealize as a virtue that habit of mean subservience to wealth and social position which, after more than half a century of political democracy, is still the characteristic and odious vice of the Englishman.
It depends on education–that holder of the keys which the Almighty hath put into our hands–to open the gates which lead to virtue or to vice, to happiness or misery.
Many a man’s vices have at first been nothing worse than good qualities run wild.
The first vice of the first woman was curiosity, and it runs through the whole sex.
My preference would be to remain in the Senate, … But you can’t say I would refuse to serve in one of those (Cabinet) capacities. It’s not the same as vice president.
During an election campaign the air is full of speeches and vice versa.
Without enthusiasm, virtue functions not at all, and vice only poorly.
I’m thankful for Sarah Palin’s vice presidential bid, which taught us that Alaska is not in a box off the coast of California.
Deceit is the false road to happiness; and all the joys we travel through to vice, like fairy banquets, vanish when we touch them.
Whoever passes forty without his virtue overpowering his vice, let him get ready for hellfire. This advice contains enough for people of knowledge.
What I liked so much while shooting [a movie], I might not like anymore when I see it or vice versa. The two are connected but not on a causal level.
Vices and virtues are of a strange nature, for the more we have, the fewer we think we have.
O faithless coward! O dishonest wretch!
Wilt thou be made a man out of my vice?
Wilt thou be made a man out of my vice?
I have never, in all my various travels, seen but two sorts of people I mean men and women, who always have been, and ever will be, the same. The same vices and the same follies have been the fruit of all ages, though sometimes under different names.
What has the womenвЂ™s movement learned from Geraldine FerraroвЂ™s candidacy for vice president? Never get married.
The fear of punishment may be necessary to the suppression of vice; but it also suspends the finer motives of virtue.
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 abate of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.
The things we respond to at twenty are not necessarily the same things we will respond to at forty and vice versa. This is true in books and also in life
I was in elective politics for 24 years. I’ve made four national races, two for president, two for vice president. I have found there are other ways to serve, and I’m enjoying them.
How can we explain the perpetuity of envy–a vice which yields no return?
Flatterers are the worst kind of traitors, for they will strengthen thy imperfections, encourage thee in all evils, correct thee in nothing, but so shadow and paint thy follies and vices as thou shalt never, by their will, discover good from evil, or vice from virtue.
Vice president: A spare tire on the automobile of government.
My grandmother had a Miss Margaret’s School of Dance to teach tap and ballet to kids, but I never studied it. I was raised a Mormon and they’re dancing fools. It’s the only vice they have – dancing.
Think neither fear nor courage saves us. Unnatural vices are fathered by our heroism. Virtues are forced upon us by our impudent crimes. These tears are shaken from the wrath-bearing tree.
You can learn as much about the history from reading about the present as you can vice versa, that is learning about the present through history, which is what I do for a living.
The happiness and unhappiness of the rational, social animal depends not on what he feels but on what he does; just as his virtue and vice consist not in feeling but in doing.
The fashions of human affairs are brief and changeable, and fortune never remains long indulgent.
[Lat., Breves et mutabiles vices rerum sunt, et fortuna nunquam simpliciter indulget.]
[Lat., Breves et mutabiles vices rerum sunt, et fortuna nunquam simpliciter indulget.]
Idleness is the beginning of all psychology. What? Could it be that psychology is ? a vice?
Persecution for opinion is the master vice of society.
Your commander would never lie to you. That’s the vice president’s job.
Pride is the king of vices…it is the first of the pallbearers of the soul…other vices destroy only their opposite virtues, as wantonness destroys chastity; greed destroys temperance; anger destroys gentleness; but pride destroys all virtues.
Moliere exaggerates common vices of mankind: lust, greed, misanthropy, hypocrisy. We all have a touch of these.
I’m with someone who’s got very high standards, and he doesn’t tolerate all these ridiculous vices very easily. That’s not reason enough to marry someone, although people have gotten married for less.
I had unknowingly passed along false information. And five of the highest-ranking officials in the administration were involved in my doing so: Rove, Libby, the vice president, the president’s chief of staff and the president himself.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
It is alarming … to see Mr Gandhi, a seditious Middle Temple lawyer, now posing as a fakir of a type well-known in the East, striding half-naked up the steps of the Vice-regal Palace while he is still organising and conducting a campaign of civil disobedience.
It may be said that the vices await us in the journey of life like hosts with whom we must successively lodge; and I doubt whether experience would make us avoid them if we were to travel the same road a second time.
Can it be, that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a Nation with its virtue? The experiment, at least, is recommended by every sentiment which ennobles human Nature. Alas! is it rendered impossible by its vices?
I believe Sarah Palin is a true statesman, whose experience as a failed vice presidential candidate, half-term governor and eight-episode reality star has fully prepared her to take control of our nuclear arsenal.
If misery be the effect of virtue, it ought to be reverenced; if of ill-fortune, to be pitied; and if of vice, not to be insulted, because it is perhaps itself a punishment adequate to the crime by which it was produced.
Once again, the vice president has acknowledged that he dares to follow where Bill Bradley has boldly led. … The only consistency in Al Gore’s positions is that he has consistently been less willing to lead with bold proposals of his own, but consistently followed in the footsteps of other leaders.
An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting, softer legends more soft.
No writer besides Shakespeare has created more memorable characters attached to vices and virtues. In even their least sympathetic characters, one senses a kind of helplessness to passion quivering between the poles of good and evil.
We ought to be interested in that darkest and most real part of a man in which dwell not the vices that he does not display, but the virtues that he cannot.
Food is my thing, I do not smoke or drink, so food is my vice.
Through tattered clothes great vices do appear; Robes and furred gowns hide all. Plate sin with gold and the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks. Arm it in rags, a pigmy’s straw does pierce it.
I deserved better than to be bullshitted by the vice president.
I cut off my ears before i hear your advice and vice versa
Grandmother belongs to the generation of women who were satisfied to have men retain their vices, if they removed their hats.
If I’m writing a story and you’re reading it, or vice versa, you took time out of your day to pick up my book. I think the one thing that will kill that relationship is if you feel me condescending to you in the process.
Both sides are divided and Western countries collaborate with Muslim countries and vice versa.
MUGWUMP, n. In politics one afflicted with self-respect and addicted to the vice of independence. A term of contempt.
I’m not running for Vice President, I’m not looking to be anyone’s vice president, I want to be the president.
O Lord, I wish to promote thy holy religion which is dreadfully neglected. I am desirous to save young persons from the vices of the age.
I am a technological activist. I have a political agenda. I am in favor of basic human rights: to free speech, to use any information and technology, to purchase and use recreational drugs, to enjoy and purchase so-called ‘vices’, to be free of intruders, and to privacy.
Vice may be learnt, even without a teacher
It is observed in the course of worldly things, that men’s fortunes are oftener made by their tongues than by their virtues; and more men’s fortunes overthrown thereby than by vices.
Vice President Joe Biden said today that ‘Syria must be held accountable.’ Unfortunately, the Obama administration has never employed an accountant, so they have no idea how to do that.
Tim Kaine is an excellent choice for vice president.
Those vices [luxury and neglect of decent manners] are vices of men, not of the times.
[Lat., Hominum sunt ista [vitia], non temporum.
[Lat., Hominum sunt ista [vitia], non temporum.
For AXE to take a chance on me and to help me, you know, collaborating with them was just a really, really big deal for me. It shows that they bought into me and vice versa so it’s a good relationship.
Philosophers conceive of the passions which harass us as vices into which men fall by their own fault, and, therefore, generally deride, bewail, or blame them, or execrate them, if they wish to seem unusually pious.
Sins become more subtle as you grow older: you commit sins of despair rather than of lust.
Hypocrisy is an homage that vice renders to virtue.
For the honest people, relations increase with the years. For the vicious, inconveniences increase. Inconstancy is the defect of vice; the influence of habit is one of the qualities of virtue.
The three great American vices seem to be efficiency, punctuality, and the desire for achievement and success. They are the things that make the Americans so unhappy and so nervous.
My feeling about work is it’s much more about the experience of doing it than the end product. Sometimes things that are really great and make lots of money are miserable to make, and vice versa.
Anybody who is an ambitious politician would never ever aspire to a Vice Presidency. And yet, people find themselves in that position, and so, therein lies the rub.
This nice and subtle happiness of reading, this joy not chilled by age, this polite and unpunished vice, this selfish, serene life-long intoxication.
There is a difference between a private devotional life and a corporate one. Solemnity is proper in church, but things that are proper in church are not necessarily proper outside, and vice versa.
There is even the dignity of vice.
A couple of Donald Trump people, including his vice presidential running mate, Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana, and of course, Dr. Ben Carson, have both come out in the last days, hours, practically, and said they believe President [Barack] Obama is a legitimately elected president of the United States.
The White House again refused to turn over discussions Vice President Cheney had with Enron officials over energy policy. Cheney said if he had to disclose every time some business donated a ton of money then came in to write its own policy to govern itself, he wouldn’t get any work done.
Other vices make their own way; this makes way for all vices. He that is a drunkard is qualified for all vice.
Widowhood imposed by religion or custom is an unbearable yoke and defiles the home by secret vice and degrades religion.
Some virtuous women are too liberal in their insults to a frail sister; but virtue can support itself without borrowing any assistance from the vices of other women.
A government by the passions of the multitude, or, no less correctly, according to the vices, and ambitions of their leaders is a democracy.
For me, I go in and play a few Christian songs for an audience, and now I have people come up and not tell me I’m great, but tell me that my music is helping save their lives, helping them in the Lord, and helping them end their vices.
Every life is a march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice.
The confidant of my vices is my master, though he were my valet.
Remember, the prince is like a mirror exposed to the eyes of all his subjects who continually look to him as a pattern on which to model themselves, and who in consequence without much trouble discover his vices and virtues.