Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honour is a private station.
As far as I'm concerned I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.Albert Einstein
La cruaute , bien loin d'e" tre un vice, est le premier sentiment qu'imprime en nous la nature; l'enfant brise son hochet, mord le te ton de sa nourrice, e trangle son oiseau, bien avant que d'avoir l'a" ge de raison. Far from being a vice, cruelty is the primary feeling that nature imprints in us. The infant breaks its rattle, bites its nurse's nipple, and strangles a bird, well before reaching the age of reason.
Alike were they free from Fear, that reigns with the tyrant, and envy, the vice of republics. Neither locks had they to their doors, nor bars to their windows; But their dwellings were open as day and the hearts of their owners; There the richest was poor, and the poorest lived in abundance.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Homosexuality is assuredly no advantage, but it is nothing to be ashamed of, no vice, no degradation, it cannot be classified as an illness.Sigmund Freud
I see compassion may become a justice, though it be a weakness, I confess, and nearer a vice than a virtue.Ben Jonson
Forts, arsenals, garrisons, armies, navies, are means of security and defence, which were invented in half-civilized times and in feudal or despotic countries; but schoolhouses are the republican line of fortifications, and if they are dismantled and dilapidated, ignorance and vice will pour in their legions through every breach.horace mann
An original thinker and able teacher very soon attracts a large class and vice versa.
So for a good old-gentlemanly vice, I think I must take up with avarice.lord byron
When I was nominated for the position of vice President I was very unenthusiastic about it. But I took the post because it provided a powerful platform to talk on matters that are important for the country.ratu joni madraiwiwi
The Doorkeeper of the House will escort the vice President into the chamber so that he can be properly sworn.tom clancy
The unbought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise isgone! it isgone, that sensibility of principle, that chastity of honour, which felt a stain like a wound, which ennobled whatever it touched, and under which vice itself lost half its evil, by losing all its grossness.Edmund Burke
There has never been superadded to these vices of mine the withering, embalming vice of consistency.henry fountain ashurst
Drunkenness is the vice of a good constitution or of a bad memory—of a constitution so treacherously good that it never bends till it breaks; or of a memory that recollects the pleasures of getting intoxicated, but forgets the pains of getting sober.Charles Caleb Colton
All pleasure is a vice, for seeking pleasure is what everybody does in life, and the only dark vice is doing what everybody does.fernando pessoa
More people are flattered into virtue than bullied out of vice.Robert Smith Surtees
Hidden away amongst Aschenbach’s writing was a passage directly asserting that nearly all the great things that exist owe their existence to a defiant despite: it is despite grief and anguish, despite poverty, loneliness, bodily weakness, vice and passion and a thousand inhibitions, that they have come into being at all. But this was more than an observation, it was an experience, it was positively the formula of his life and his fame, the key to his work.thomas mann
Hypocrisy is the homage that vice and wrong pay to virtue and justice .albert pike
Every life is a march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice.
When Roosevelt came along, I approved of his program, generally. I figured an economic system should work for people, not vice versa.
A thirst for gold, The beggar's vice, which can but overwhelm The meanest hearts.lord byron
The inauguration went off very well except that the vice President Elect was too drunk to perform his duties and disgraced himself and the Senate by making a drunken foolish speech. I was never so mortified in my life, had I been able to find a hole I would have dropped through it out of sight.andrew johnson
The vice Regal Lodge on the Observatory Hills, also known as Rashtrapati Niwas, was formerly the residence of the British Viceroy Lord Dufferin. It was the venue for many important decisions which changed the fate of the sub-continent. It is quite befittingly the only building in Shimla that occupies a hill by itself.