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Letter "V" » vices
«Here's a rule I recommend: Never practice two vices at once»
«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 murders. The great dangers are within us. Why worry about what threatens our heads or purses? Let us think instead of what threatens our souls.»
Author: Victor Hugo
, No Fear
«He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.»
«Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.»
«Age: that period of life in which we compound for the vices that we still cherish by reviling those that we no longer have the enterprise to commit»
Author: Ambrose Bierce
, no longer
«Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of the vices.»
Author: George Bernard Shaw
, Too lazy
«He possessed beauty without vanity, strength without insolence; courage without ferocity; and all the virtues of man without his vices»
«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 h»
«A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.»
«How like herrings and onions our vices are in the morning after we have committed them.»