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VICE
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And lash the vice and follies of the age.
      - Mrs. Susannah Centlivre

And last the Vice and Follies of the Age.
      - Mrs. Susannah Centlivre,
        Prologue to The Man's Bewitched

This is the essential evil of vice: it debases a man.
      - Edwin Hubbell Chapin

Ne'er blush'd, unless, in spreading vice's snares,
  She blunder'd on some virtue unawares.
      - Charles Churchill, The Rosciad (l. 137)

He that has energy enough in his constitution to root out a vice should go a little farther, and try to plant in a virtue in its place, otherwise he will have his labor to renew.
      - Charles Caleb Colton

So blinded are we by our passions, that we suffer more to be damned than to be saved.
      - Charles Caleb Colton

Vice has more martyrs than virtue; and it often happens that men suffer more to be lost than to be saved.
      - Charles Caleb Colton

Vice stings us, even in our pleasures, but virtue consoles us, even in our pains.
      - Charles Caleb Colton

Vice stings us even in our pleasures, but virtue consoles us even in our pains.
      - William Cowper

Vice in its own pure native ugliness.
      - George Crabbe

Vice is its own reward.
      - Quentin Crisp

We are far more liable to catch the vices than the virtues of our associates.
      - Denis Diderot

The vicious obey their passions, as slaves do their masters.
      - Laertius Diogenes

No vice so great, but we can kill
  And conquer it, if we but will.
      - Charles Nelson Douglas

Men wish to be saved from the mischiefs of their vices, but not from their vices.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Vice is a peripatetic, always in progression.
      - Owen Felltham (Feltham)

Vice gets more in this vicious world than piety.
      - John William Fletcher

Let thy vices die before thee.
      - Benjamin Franklin

Vice knows she's ugly, so puts on her mask.
      - Benjamin Franklin

Vicious actions are not hurtful because they are forbidden, but forbidden because they are hurtful.
      - Benjamin Franklin

What maintains one vice would bring up two children.
      - Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac

There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.
      - Oliver Goldsmith

One principal characteristic of vice in the present age is the contempt of fame.
      - Thomas Gray

Vices are seldom single.
      - Robert Hall

Vice is the greatest of all Jacobins, the archlevellor.
      - Augustus William Hare


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