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We pardon familiar vices.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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By theme : Behavior     Feelings     Vice  

In flying from one vice we are sometimes led into another.
Horace
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By theme : Vice  

Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity.
George Eliot
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By theme : Vice  

What is crime amongst the multitude is only vice among the few.
Benjamin Disraeli
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By theme : Relations     Society     Vice  

The vices enter into the composition of the virtues, as poisons into that of medicines. Prudence collects and arranges them, and uses them beneficially against the ills of life.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme : Vice  

Light and lust are deadly enemies.
William Shakespeare
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By theme : Love     Vice  

Why is there no man who confesses his vices? It is because he has not yet laid them aside. It is a waking man only who can tell his dreams.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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By theme : Psychology     Vice   Wisdom    

No one is born without vices, and he is the best man who is encumbered with the least.
Horace
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By theme : Vice  

There will be vice as long as there are men.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus
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By theme : Men     Vice  

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.
Philip Chesterfield
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By theme : Vice  

Ambition is not a vice of little people.
Michel de Montaigne
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By theme : Character     Person     Vice  

What often prevents our abandoning ourselves to a single vice is our having more than one.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme : Behavior     Cynicism     Vice  

Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme : Psychology     Thought     Vice  

Vices are often habits rather than passions.
Antoine de Rivarol
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By theme : Feelings     Thought     Vice  

The same vices, which are huge and insupportable in others, we do not feel in ourselves.
Jean de La Bruyere
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By theme : Psychology     Vice  

If vices were profitable, the virtuous man would be the sinner.
Francis Bacon
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By theme : Vice   Wit    

When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving them.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme : Vice  

Vice is perhaps a desire to learn everything.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme : Behavior     Vice  

Vices are their own punishment.
Aesop
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By theme : Vice  

Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme : Morality     Vice  

 
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