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Ambition, in a private man is a vice, is in a prince the virtue.
Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue; but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other, and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization.
Marquis de Sade
I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue.
A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.
It is the American vice, the democratic disease which expresses its tyranny by reducing everything unique to the level of the herd.
Shun all vice, especially card playing.
There is a lot that horses and art share in common. I have found that most horse people are art lovers, and vice versa.
Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair.
For a government to declare a vice to be a crime, and to punish it as such, is an attempt to falsify the very nature of things. It is as absurd as it would be to declare truth to be falsehood, or falsehood truth.
This is the essential evil of vice, that it debases man.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
I want to use things I learn about writing in my acting, and vice versa.
There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.
Every life is march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice.
In America, any boy can grow up to become president. Or, if he never grows up, vice president.
As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.
The greatest moral failing is to condemn something as a moral failing: no vice is worse than being judgmental.
I find very often that very ugly women have really handsome men and vice versa because they don't have any competition. Sometimes handsome men have avoided me.
Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president.
I call my life a beautiful mess and organised chaos. It's just always been like that. My entire life things have been attracted to me and vice versa that turn into chaotic nightmares or I create the chaos myself.
Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue.
As a dad, you are the Vice President of the executive branch of parenting. It doesn't matter what your personality is like, you will always be Al Gore to your wife's Bill Clinton. She feels the pain and you are the annoying nerd telling them to turn off the lights.
The details are the very source of expression in architecture. But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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