We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Vices Quotes from Stephen Moore, Rick Derringer, Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Napoleon Bonaparte, Peter Kropotkin. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
The modern Left is not driven by fairness. It is guided by an ideology of greed and envy. Those are vices, not virtues.
For me, I go in and play a few Christian songs for an audience, and now I have people come up and not tell me I’m great, but tell me that my music is helping save their lives, helping them in the Lord, and helping them end their vices.
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving them.
Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.
Have not prisons – which kill all will and force of character in man, which enclose within their walls more vices than are met with on any other spot of the globe – always been universities of crime?
The word of God is full of sad and grave counsel, full of the knowledge of God, of examples of virtues, and of correction of vices, of the end of this life, and of the life to come.
What is public history but a register of the successes and disappointments, the vices, the follies and the quarrels of those who engage in contention for power.
We make a ladder for ourselves of our vices, if we trample those same vices underfoot.
The accumulation of numbers always augments in some measure moral corruptions, and the consequences to health of the various vices incident thereto, are well known.
Evil borders upon good, and vices are confounded with virtues; as the report of good qualities is delightful to a well-disposed mind, so the relation of the contrary should not be offensive.
Crimes sometimes shock us too much; vices almost always too little.
Vices are simply the errors which a man makes in his search after his own happiness. Unlike crimes, they imply no malice toward others, and no interference with their persons or property.
The passions of the young are vices in the old.
I want to tell all the dreamers out there that they should stay away from vices if they want to succeed; that they need training, guidance, and support.
As the most extravagant errors were received among the established articles of their faith, so the most infamous vices obtained in their practice, and were indulged not only with impunity, but authorized by the sanction of their laws.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
Passions are vices or virtues to their highest powers.
I’m a sucker for fries. It’s definitely one of my biggest vices. My biggest savory vice for sure.
Zedillo’s lack of political savvy is a personal flaw. But his insulated and elitist governing style reflect the age-old vices of the political system itself.
Nobody on this earth is perfect. Everybody has their flaws; everybody has their dark secrets and vices.
On the evidence we have, the meritocratic ideal ends up being just as undemocratic as the old emphasis on inheritance and tradition, and it forges an elite that has an aristocracy’s vices (privilege, insularity, arrogance) without the sense of duty, self-restraint and noblesse oblige that WASPs at their best displayed.
Arresting development, attacking science, and glorifying poverty is not the answer to the vices that attend prosperity.
Avoid sloth, the mother of all vices!
We are far more liable to catch the vices than the virtues of our associates.
I have a number of vices, one of which is moderation.
You cannot oppose reasoning to pride, the principal of all the vices, since, by its very nature, the proud man refuses to listen to it.
I’ve spent a lot of my life forcing myself to do the right thing, and nowadays, I’ve just forgotten about all that. It’s far more romantic just to let all your vices and fetishes come out and shine.
There have been times in my life that I’ve had a ton of vices, and my demons have run amok for years and years and years.
We suffer primarily not from our vices or our weaknesses, but from our illusions. We are haunted, not by reality, but by those images we have put in their place.
Search others for their virtue, and yourself for your vices.
We’ve all got vices, and we’re all freakin’ trying.
We can endure neither our vices nor the remedies for them.
As I’m getting older, I’m enjoying my vices so much more because I feel like I’ve deserved them.
Who shall resist Anti-Christ when he comes if we show such patience towards the vices and crimes of his precursors? By such leniency, we encourage kings to become tyrants and tempt them to withdraw every privilege and all jurisdiction from the Churches.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
I feel like, big city or small town, you can relate to following your parents’ footsteps or putting your own dreams on the back burner or vices that we get caught up in – that whole cycle. That’s not just a small-town thing. That’s a life thing.
Coercion may prevent many transgressions; but it robs even actions which are legal of a part of their beauty. Freedom may lead to many transgressions, but it lends even to vices a less ignoble form.
It is always one’s virtues and not one’s vices that precipitate one into disaster.
How like herrings and onions our vices are in the morning after we have committed them.
Right now, I’m very healthy. I have no vices left. Except sugary breakfast cereal. And absinthe, of course.
I am a technological activist. I have a political agenda. I am in favor of basic human rights: to free speech, to use any information and technology, to purchase and use recreational drugs, to enjoy and purchase so-called ‘vices’, to be free of intruders, and to privacy.
Unless the reformer can invent something which substitutes attractive virtues for attractive vices, he will fail.
Vices are often habits rather than passions.
Half the vices which the world condemns most loudly have seeds of good in them and require moderate use rather than total abstinence.
As the purpose of comedy is to correct the vices of men, I see no reason why anyone should be exempt.
We make ourselves a ladder out of our vices if we trample the vices themselves underfoot.
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
French fries and vino are my vices.
Moliere exaggerates common vices of mankind: lust, greed, misanthropy, hypocrisy. We all have a touch of these.
It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.
Most of the vices and mortal sins condemned today correspond to inclinations that were purely adaptive or at least harmless in primitive man.
One of my last few vices is coffee, but with a spot of almond or soymilk, it’s never tasted better!
Government is an evil; it is only the thoughtlessness and vices of men that make it a necessary evil. When all men are good and wise, government will of itself decay.
I am the worst influence. If you can’t handle your vices, then I am the Devil.
We should every night call ourselves to an account: what infirmity have I mastered today? what passions opposed? what temptation resisted? what virtue acquired? Our vices will abate of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
No company is preferable to bad. We are more apt to catch the vices of others than virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health.
Through tattered clothes, small vices do appear. Robes and furred gowns hide all.
Human depravity originates in the vices of political constitution.
People ask me, how was university; I say it was boring and it wasn’t for me. But if you wanna go, that’s cool. I’m not out to lead people astray, but everyone has their vices.
Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.
Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised.
Left to my own vices, all I would own is a Corvette, and it would be broken down.
A commission and an original are two different things, and both have their virtues and vices. A commission is a bit more collaborative, in that you outline the story that you think should be told, and then you write it. And then, there are notes and you change it, in the conventional studio system.
One of the most basic factors in sports is that winning becomes a habit, and losing is the same way. When failure starts to feel normal in your life or your work or even your darkest vices, you won’t have to go looking for trouble, because trouble will find you. Count on it.
A lot of vices that I’ve had over the years were always to make up for some sort of character deficiency, one of them being shyness.
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
A portion of mankind take pride in their vices and pursue their purpose; many more waver between doing what is right and complying with what is wrong.
I am a great fan of veteran artistes N.S. Krishnan and M.R. Radha. They had great social awareness and were never afraid to raise their voices against vices in society.
I know no man who feels deeper disgust than I do at the ambition, avarice, and profligacy of the priesthood, as well because every one of these vices is odious in itself, as because each of them separately and all of them together are utterly abhorrent in men making profession of a life dedicated to God.