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The virtue of some people consists wholly in condemning the vices in others.
~ Herbert Samuel

 

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There are men so incorrigibly lazy that no inducement that you can offer will tempt them to work; so eaten up by vice that virtue is abhorrent to them, and so inveterately dishonest that theft is to them a master passion. When a human being has reached that stage, there is only one course that can be rationally pursued. Sorrowfully, but remorselessly, it must be recognized that he has become lunatic, morally demented, incapable of self-government, and that upon him, therefore, must be passed the sentence of permanent seclusion from a world in which he is not fit to be at large.
~ William Booth

 

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Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
~ Confucius

 

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Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.
~ Voltaire

 

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Tobacco and alcohol, delicious fathers of abiding friendships and fertile reveries.
~ Luis Bunuel

 

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Vice is a creature of such hideous mien... that the more you see it the better you like it.
~ Finley Peter Dunne

 

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Vice knows that she is ugly, so she puts on her mask.
~ Benjamin Franklin

 

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Vice stirs up war, virtue fights.
~ Marquis De Vauvenargues

 

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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

 

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Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!
~ Charles Dickens

 

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We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that have no virtue.
~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

 

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What were once vices are the fashion of the day.
~ Seneca

 

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

 

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Why do people not confess vices? It is because they have not yet laid them aside. It is a waking person only who can tell their dreams.
~ Seneca

 

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