Quotations On Vice

Vice is a monster of so frightful mien,
As, to be hated, needs but to be seen;
Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face,
We first endure, then pity, then embrace. —Pope.

  • Vice has more martyrs than virtue; and it often happens that men suffer more to be lost than to be saved.—Colton.
  • 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 many virtues.—Plutarch.
  • 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.