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Every day confirms my opinion on the superiority of a vicious life -- and if Virtue is not its own reward I don't know any other stipend annexed to it.

Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.

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 (1694-1773) British statesman.

Let them show me a cottage where there are not the same vices of which they accuse the courts.

Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773) British statesman.

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

Confucius (BC 551-BC 479) Chinese philosopher.

Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) British novelist.


What's vice today may be virtue, tomorrow.

Henry Fielding (1707-1754) English novelist and dramatist.

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

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.

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.

Horace (BC 65-8) Latin lyric poet.

The disgrace of others often keeps tender minds from vice.

Horace (BC 65-8) Latin lyric poet.

Most vices demand considerable self-sacrifices. There is no greater mistake than to suppose that a vicious life is a life of uninterrupted pleasure. It is a life almost as wearisome and painful -- if strenuously led -- as Christian's in The Pilgrim's Progress.

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) British author.