|Vice is a monster of so frightful
As, to be hated, needs but to be
Yet seen too oft, familiar with her
We first endure, then pity, then
- Vice has more martyrs than
virtue; and it often happens that men suffer more to be lost than to be
- Vicious actions are not hurtful
because they are forbidden, but
forbidden because they are hurtful.—Franklin.
- The vicious obey their passions, as
slaves do their masters.—Diogenes.
- A few vices are sufficient to darken
- Vice stings us, even in our
pleasures, but virtue consoles us, even
in our pains.—Colton.
- One sin another doth provoke.—Shakespeare.
- What maintains one vice would bring
up two children.—Franklin.
- Vice and virtue chiefly imply the
relation of our actions to men in
this world; sin and holiness rather imply their relation to God and the
other world.—Dr. Watts.
- 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.—Colton.
- Vices that are familiar we pardon,
and only new ones reprehend.—Publius Syrus.
- This is the essential evil of vice:
it debases a man.—Chapin.