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You can know a person by the kind of desk he keeps. If the president of a company has a clean desk then it must be the executive vice president who is doing all the work. (Quote by - Harold Geneen)

Nurse one vice in your bosom. Give it the attention it deserves and let your virtues spring p modestly around it. Then you'll have the miser who's no liar; and the drunkard who's the benefactor of the whole city. (Quote by - Thornton Wilder)

Vice goes a long way tow'rd makin' life bearable. A little vice now an' thin is relished by th' best iv men. (Quote by - Finley Peter Dunne)

Every vice has its excuse ready. (Quote by - Publilius Syrus)

For a solitary animal egoism is a virtue that tends to preserve and improve the species: in any kind of community it becomes a destructive vice. (Quote by - Erwin Schrodinger)

Many without punishment, none without sin. (Quote by - John Ray)

A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues. (Quote by - Theodore Roosevelt)

If you don't want anyone to know it, don't do it. (Quote by - Chinese Proverb)

Christianity gave Eros poison to drink; he did not die of it but degenerated into vice. (Quote by - Friedrich Nietzsche)

Good pitching will always stop good hitting and vice-versa. (Quote by - Casey Stengel)

By vulgarity I mean that vice of civilization which makes man ashamed of himself and his next of kin, and pretend to be somebody else. (Quote by - Solomon Schechter)

We are far more liable to catch the vices than the virtues of our associates. (Quote by - Denis Diderot)

Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself. (Quote by - Henry Ward Beecher)

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair. (Quote by - Ira Gershwin)

Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need. (Quote by - Voltaire)

Discipline is wisdom and vice versa. (Quote by - M. Scott Peck)

Flippancy, the most hopeless form of intellectual vice. (Quote by - George Gissing)

There are two types of people in this world, good and bad. The good sleep better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more. (Quote by - Woody Allen)

What were once vices are the fashion of the day. (Quote by - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Every life is a march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice. (Quote by - Lyman Abbott)

A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice. (Quote by - Thomas Paine)

Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice. (Quote by - Eleanor Roosevelt)

The characteristic virtue of Englishmen is power of sustained practical activity and their characteristic vice a reluctance to test the quality of that activity by reference to principles. (Quote by - R H Tawney)

Stories now, to suit a public taste, must be half epigram, half pleasant vice. (Quote by - James Russell Lowell)

Vice came in always at the door of necessity, not at the door of inclination. (Quote by - Daniel Defoe)


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