Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover VICE, but adversity doth best discover virtue.
Cruelty was the VICE of the ancient. Vanity is that of the
modern world; Vanity is the last disease.
Envy is almost the only VICE which is practicable at all
times and in every place.
Generosity, wrong placed, becometh a VICE; a princely
mind will undo a private family.
Hypocrisy is the homage, which VICE pays to virtue.
François De La Rochefoucauld
Moderation in temper is always a virtue but moderation
in principle is always a VICE.
Music is the only sensual pleasure without VICE.
Of the five VICEs, the VICE of mind, which is the worst, is
self – satisfaction.
Once VICE worn out makes us wiser than fifty tutors.
Poverty is no VICE, but an inconvenience.
Prosperity doth best discover VICE, but adversity doth
best discover virtue.
Selfishness is that detestable VICE which no one will
forgive in others and no one is without in himself.
Henry Ward Beecher
The English laws punish VICE; the Chinese laws do
more, thy reward virtue.
Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.
The fear of punishment may be necessary to
suppression of VICE, but it also suspends the finer
motives to virtue.
The greatest part of human gratification opproach
nearly to VICE.