Aphorisms by theme: Vice

We pardon familiar vices.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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By theme : Behavior Feelings Vice
In flying from one vice we are sometimes led into another.

Horace

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Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity.

George Eliot

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What is crime amongst the multitude is only vice among the few.

Benjamin Disraeli

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By theme : Relations Society Vice
The vices enter into the composition of the virtues, as poisons into that of medicines. Prudence collects and arranges them, and uses them beneficially against the ills of life.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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By theme : Vice
Light and lust are deadly enemies.

William Shakespeare

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By theme : Love Vice
Why is there no man who confesses his vices? It is because he has not yet laid them aside. It is a waking man only who can tell his dreams.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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By theme : Psychology Vice Wisdom
No one is born without vices, and he is the best man who is encumbered with the least.

Horace

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By theme : Vice
There will be vice as long as there are men.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

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By theme : Men Vice
Vice, in its true light, is so deformed, that it shocks us at first sight; and would hardly ever seduce us, if it did not at first wear the mask of some virtue.

Philip Chesterfield

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Ambition is not a vice of little people.

Michel de Montaigne

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By theme : Character Person Vice
What often prevents our abandoning ourselves to a single vice is our having more than one.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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By theme : Behavior Cynicism Vice
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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By theme : Psychology Thought Vice
Vices are often habits rather than passions.

Antoine de Rivarol

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By theme : Feelings Thought Vice
The same vices, which are huge and insupportable in others, we do not feel in ourselves.

Jean de La Bruyere

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By theme : Psychology Vice
If vices were profitable, the virtuous man would be the sinner.

Francis Bacon

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By theme : Vice Wit
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving them.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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Vice is perhaps a desire to learn everything.

Honore de Balzac

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By theme : Behavior Vice
Vices are their own punishment.

Aesop

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Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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By theme : Morality Vice
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