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Vice Quotes

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Old age has deformities enough of its own.
It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!
And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue,
but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice;
it whitens only the hair.
- Ira Gershwin

The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate.
Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does.
- Bill Vaughan

 

The details are the very source of expression in architecture.
But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line.
- Arthur Erickson

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer
silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
- Albert Einstein

Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Fast cars are my only vice.
- Michael Bay

The inherent vice of capitalism
is the unequal sharing of blessings;
the inherent virtue of socialism
is the equal sharing of miseries.
- Winston Churchill

The worst vice of the solitary is the worship of his food.
- Cyril Connolly

A good general rule is to state that the bouquet is better than the taste,
and vice versa.
- Stephen Potter

A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue;
but moderation in principle is always a vice.
- Thomas Paine

Virtue knows to a farthing what it has lost by not having been vice.
- Horace Walpole

The difference is too nice - Where ends the virtue or begins the vice.
- Alexander Pope

This is the great vice of academicism,
that it is concerned with ideas rather than with thinking.
- Lionel Trilling

Art is vice.
You don't marry it legitimately, you rape it.
- Edgar Degas

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.
- Marcel Proust

My only aversion to vice, is the price.
- Victor Buono

The superior power of population cannot be checked
without producing misery or vice.
- Thomas Malthus

Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others,
and no one is without himself.
- Henry Ward Beecher

It is the function of vice to keep virtue within reasonable bounds.
- Samuel Butler

A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance
of saying anything real on real issues.
- Theodore Roosevelt

What's vice today may be virtue, tomorrow.
- Henry Fielding

Nostalgia, the vice of the aged.
We watch so many old movies our memories come in monochrome.
- Angela Carter

The disgrace of others often keeps tender minds from vice.
- Horace

I don't doubt a number of those ballots,
of those votes that were cast for me,
probably were intended for Vice President Gore.
- Pat Buchanan

Her virtue was that she said what she thought,
her vice that what she thought didn't amount to much.
- Peter Ustinov

What a pity it is that we have no amusements in England but vice and religion!
- Sydney Smith

Vice is its own reward.
It is virtue which, if it is to be marketed with consumer appeal,
must carry Green Shield stamps.
- Quentin Crisp

Idleness is the beginning of all vice,
the crown of all virtues.
- Franz Kafka

I was never Vice Chair of the Troops Out Movement.
- Peter Hain

The President has only 190 million bosses.
The Vice President has 190 million and one.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

The tongue may be employed about, and made to serve
all the purposes of vice,
in tempting and deceiving, in perjury and injustice.
- Joseph Butler

Also, there are now new laws in Brazil which create
incentives for Argentine and Latin American films to
be premiered and distributed in Brazil and vice versa.
- Walter Salles

Piety is the most solid goodness, and the vilest of what is evil is vice.
- Abu Bakr

It is all about marketing; that is where the real craft comes in.
The best actors do not necessarily become the biggest stars.
And vice versa.
- Dirk Benedict

Though ambition in itself is a vice,
yet it is often the parent of virtues.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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.
- Ken Burns

The sight of a drunkard is a better sermon against
that vice than the best that was ever preached on that subject.
- George Savile

And I've been acting for 39 years, so I define characters
differently than I did in say Miami Vice.
- Edward James Olmos

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.
- James Madison

I won vice president of my student body in high school.
That doesn't mean anything.
- Al Sharpton

Religion is a means of exploitation employed by the strong against the weak;
religion is a cloak of ambition,
injustice and vice.
- Georges Bizet

Discipline is wisdom and vice versa.
- M. Scott Peck

When I talked to him on the phone yesterday.
I called him George rather than Mr. Vice President.
But, in public, it's Mr. Vice President, because that is who he is.
- Dan Quayle

Moderation in temper is always a virtue;
but moderation in principle is always a vice.
- Thomas Paine

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.
- Hedy Lamarr

By vulgarity I mean that vice of civilization which
makes man ashamed of himself and his next of kin,
and pretend to be somebody else.
- Solomon Schechter

Under the leadership of President Bush and Vice President Cheney,
the United States has given up the moral high ground
that we used to occupy as an international leader.
- Marty Meehan

For a solitary animal egoism is a virtue that tends
to preserve and improve the species:
in any kind of community it becomes a destructive vice.
- Erwin Schrodinger

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.
- Adolf Loos

Mission accomplished? The mission in Iraq,
as laid out by President Bush and Vice President Cheney,
has failed.
- Robert Byrd

I'm the only American alive or dead who presided unhappily
over the removal of a vice president and a president.
- Alexander Haig

Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools.
- Alexander Pope

Ambition, in a private man is a vice,
is in a prince the virtue.
- Philip Massinger

Americans were told repeatedly by President Bush and
Vice President Cheney that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.
None were ever found.
- John Olver

The government serves the people - not vice-versa.
- Joe Wilson

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.
- Lord Chesterfield

There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue.
Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
- William Hazlitt

Though ambition in itself is a vice,
it often is also the parent of virtue.
- Hosea Ballou

Flippancy, the most hopeless form of intellectual vice.
- George Gissing

The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy.
The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.
- William Hazlitt

I consider nothing low but ignorance,
vice, and meanness, characteristics generally found
where the animal propensities predominate over the higher sentiments.
- William John Wills

Mom was the greatest influence of my childhood.
She wanted to save me from the vice,
lust,
and drinking that was all about me.
- Ethel Waters

In the midst of vice we are in virtue,
and vice versa.
- Samuel Butler

He that is good, will infallibly become better,
and he that is bad, will as certainly become worse;
for vice,
virtue and time are three things that never stand still.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Ignorance and a narrow education lay the foundation of vice,
and imitation and custom rear it up.
- Mary Astell

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.
- Ambrose Bierce

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.
- William Blake

I struggled for 15 years in this business before Miami Vice came along.
- Don Johnson


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