Quotation Explorer - 'Vice'

Everything in this world, as well as the world itself, strives for balance and harmony. Electron reaches proton, male tends to female, light replaces darkness, life is balanced by death, and vice versa. And evil on one scale will inevitably lead to the appearance of good on the other. - Alexandr Iscenco
The man with the best job in the country is the Vice President. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, "How's the President?" - Will Rogers
There is no vice so simple but assumes some mark of virtue on his outward parts. - William Shakespeare
Every life is a march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice. - Lyman Abbott
The vice president (Nixon) seems like a man who is acting like a nice man rather than being one. - Ann Whitman
Slander is a vice that strikes a double blow; wounding both him that commits, and him against whom it is committed.
My only aversion to vice, is the price.
Will it not be felt that Virtue, however beautiful, becomes the worst of all attitudes when it is found too feeble to contend with Vice...
Every girl would like to marry a rich husband. I did twice. But what divides girls into two groups is this question - do you first think of money and then love, or vice versa? - Hedy Lamarr
It is amusing that a virtue is made of the vice of chastity; and it's a pretty odd sort of chastity at that, which leads men straight into the sin of Onan, and girls to the waning of their color. - Voltaire
A well-informed mind is the best security against the contagion of folly and of vice. The vacant mind is ever on the watch for relief, and ready to plunge into error, to escape from the languor of idleness. - Ann Radcliffe
Sadness is a vice. - Gustave Flaubert
I live in vice. I eat twice - with a advice. - Deyth Banger
Only a few can survive and face reality without a vice. - Jacob Wild
One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is 'to be prepared'. - Dan Quayle
The truth of a proposition has nothing to do with its credibility. And vice versa.
You must come to terms with your wholeself. the wholeness which exceeds all our virtue and all our vice.
Ambition is not a vice of little people. - Michel de Montaigne
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
We inter-change ideas. You can stay in the United States and inspire people in Indonesia. You can stay in Ghana and inspire people in Turkey. You can stay in Nigeria and inspire people in cote'd voire. You can stay in Senegal and inspire people in China and vice versa. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Marketing is a fashionable term. The sales manager becomes a marketing vice president. But a gravedigger is still a gravedigger even when it is called a mortician - only the price of the burial goes up. - Peter Drucker
For the most part, people strenuously resist any redefinition of morality, because it shakes them to the very core of their being to think that in pursuing virtue they may have been feeding vice, or in fighting vice they may have in fact been fighting virtue. - Stefan Molyneux
Learning is the first quality of acceptance and vice versa - Raghava.k
Patience is a virtue not a vice. - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
Encouraging virtue is better than suppressing vice. - Raheel Farooq
What you shun enduring yourself, attempt not to impose on others. You shun slavery- beware enslaving others! If you can endure to do that, one would think you had been once upon a time a slave yourself. For vice has nothing in common with virtue, nor Freedom with slavery. - Epictetus
Sexuality is no longer about what you think:the genitals, it is now typically about your mentality. If a man feels he is a woman, so he is and vice versa. - Oppong Amankwaa
We ought always to deal justly, not only with those who are just to us, but likewise to those who endeavor to injure us; and this, for fear lest by rendering them evil for evil, we should fall into the same vice. - Hierocles
He hadn't a single redeeming vice. - Oscar Wilde
To flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom. - Horace
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 M. Goldwater
Desire is a great virtue, but expectation is an even greater vice. - Raheel Farooq
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
CONVENT, n. A place of retirement for woman who wish for leisure to meditate upon the vice of idleness. - Ambrose Bierce
Virtue isn't 'better' than vice. It's just different. - Bill Watterson
You can’t say A is made of B or vice versa. All mass is interaction. - Richard Feynman
MUGWUMP, n. In politics one afflicted with self-respect and addicted to the vice of independence. A term of contempt. - Ambrose Bierce
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. - Sir Winston Churchill
Pointing to another world will never stop vice among us; shedding light over this world can alone help us. - Walt Whitman
Her vice takes hold of her again, but she still refrains until some moment when, gnawed by some hideous caprice, she comes aground like a mournful wreck ruined by lust, in the midst of her own banal, perfidious pollution. - Jean Lorrain
It is the business of a virtuous clergy to censure vice in every appearance of it. - Patrick Henry
In order to know virtue, we must acquaint ourselves with vice. Only then can we know the true measure of a man. - Marquis de Sade
Reading had become his insatiable vice. - Gabriel García Márquez
This diary is my kief, hashish and opium pipe. This is my drug and my vice. - Anaïs Nin
The problem is that one man's superstition is another man's religion, and vice versa. Many Protestants today still see Catholicism as being rife with superstition, ... while atheists and agnostics would see bien-pensant Protestants as worshiping an equally absurd form of the supernatural. - David Gibson
The evil that is in the world always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence, if they lack understanding. On the whole, men are more good than bad; that, however, isn't the real point. But they are more or less ignorant, and it is this that we call vice or virtue; - Albert Camus
The language of experiment is more authoritative than any reasoning: facts can destroy our ratiocination—not vice versa. - Alessandro Volta
Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president. - Johnny Carson
Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, the post of honor is a private station. - Joseph Addison
SAUCE, n. The one infallible sign of civilization and enlightenment. A people with no sauces has one thousand vices; a people with one sauce has only nine hundred and ninety-nine. For every sauce invented and accepted a vice is renounced and forgiven. - Ambrose Bierce
Her virtue was that she said what she thought, her vice that what she thought didn't amount to much. - Peter Ustinov
Let me remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me also remind you that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. - Barry Goldwater
It is the vice of the journalist, I once wrote, to think that history can always be reduced to experience, and of the scholar to think that experience can always be reduced to history. History and experience are far more frequently out of sync, or running on parallel tracks. - Adam Gopnik
A good lecturer is shaped from a good researcher with good philosophy, but not vice verse. - Lecturing is a type of art.
Greed is the seed of corruptionas much as virtue is the seed of justice.Wisdom is the seed of successas much as vice is the seed of destruction. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Though ambition itself be a vice, yet it is often times the cause of virtues. - Quintilian
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. - Barry Goldwater
The mask of art is the means through which corruption is spread. The mask makes vice seem beautiful, turns squalor and nastiness into glamorous thrill, seduces the onlooker into the game and leaves him or her with the corpse on his hands. - Jennifer Birkett
Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience. - Adam Smith
Good taste is the worst vice ever invented.
One thing that struck me early is that you don’t put into a photograph what’s going to come out. Or, vice versa, what comes out is not what you put in. - Diane Arbus
There are many roads to vice, but only one to virtue: love. - Matshona Dhliwayo
A strange girl, all phosphorous and cantharides, burning with every desire! And burning with every vice! - Jean Lorrain
Vice may triumph for a time, crime may flaunt its victories in the face of honest toilers, but in the end the law will follow the wrong-doer to a bitter fate, and dishonor and punishment will be the portion of those who sin. - Allan Pinkerton
Art makes murder into the supreme image of Beauty and in doing so sets free the vengeful God. (referring to Jean Lorrain's LE VICE ERRANT) - Jennifer Birkett
Art is vice. You don't wed it, you rape it. - Edgar Degas
In fact the trick good shooters deploy is change of focus from long to short and vice versa. And that should happen fast.The modus operandi is an alignment of long Focus (long term vision) with due validation with respect to current status (short term goals). - Priyavrat Thareja
If the president and the Vice President dies who becomes President" "Thats easy Arnold Swartzanager - Dan Gutman
Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice; but adversity doth best discover virtue. - Sir Francis Bacon
Be real and be unashamed, even of your faults. I do truly know what my husband is made of and vice versa. - Amy Bloom
That's not what I'm asking. I'm asking, what's your vice and what brand of trouble does it lead to? - Neal Stephenson
Gluttony is not a secret vice. - Orson Welles
Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need. - Voltaire
The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures. - Joseph Addison
I hate ingratitude more in a man than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, or any taint of vice whose strong corruption inhabits our frail blood. - William Shakespeare
Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. - Sir Francis Bacon
Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Pride is an expensive vice, for it is wedded to Greed whose hunger is never sated - Jocelyn Murray
One doesn’t have to operate with great malice to do great harm. The absence of empathy and understanding are sufficient. In fact, a man convinced of his virtue even in the midst of his vice is the worst kind of man. - Charles M. Blow
There is not a crime, there is not a dodge, there is not a trick, there is not a swindle, there is not a vice which does not live by secrecy. - Joseph Pulitzer
When we see something different, we judge them either bad or good. But when see something similar we take it as a norm. So does it justify that morality is the epitome good or bad, or vice versa. - SYL
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