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No company is preferable to bad. We are more apt to catch the vices of others than virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health.
Charles Caleb Colton
Man's natural character is to imitate; that of the sensitive man is to resemble as closely as possible the person whom he loves. It is only by imitating the vices of others that I have earned my misfortunes.
Marquis de Sade
Crimes sometimes shock us too much; vices almost always too little.
How like herrings and onions our vices are in the morning after we have committed them.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.
We suffer primarily not from our vices or our weaknesses, but from our illusions. We are haunted, not by reality, but by those images we have put in their place.
Daniel J. Boorstin
Let them show me a cottage where there are not the same vices of which they accuse the courts.
Nature, who for the perfect maintenance of the laws of her general equilibrium, has sometimes need of vices and sometimes of virtues, inspires now this impulse, now that one, in accordance with what she requires.
Marquis de Sade
It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.
I am the worst influence. If you can't handle your vices, then I am the Devil.
Although all the good arts serve to draw man's mind away from vices and lead it toward better things, this function can be more fully performed by this art, which also provides extraordinary intellectual pleasure.
We are far more liable to catch the vices than the virtues of our associates.
Here's a rule I recommend: Never practice two vices at once.
An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting, softer legends more soft.
We make a ladder for ourselves of our vices, if we trample those same vices underfoot.
Augustine of Hippo
Have not prisons - which kill all will and force of character in man, which enclose within their walls more vices than are met with on any other spot of the globe - always been universities of crime?
The accumulation of numbers always augments in some measure moral corruptions, and the consequences to health of the various vices incident thereto, are well known.
I was so happy when they cast me in Chocolat, because it's one of my vices.
Unless the reformer can invent something which substitutes attractive virtues for attractive vices, he will fail.
Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised.
We can endure neither our vices nor the remedies for them.
The virtue of some people consists wholly in condemning the vices in others.
As the most extravagant errors were received among the established articles of their faith, so the most infamous vices obtained in their practice, and were indulged not only with impunity, but authorized by the sanction of their laws.
Evil borders upon good, and vices are confounded with virtues; as the report of good qualities is delightful to a well-disposed mind, so the relation of the contrary should not be offensive.
A lot of vices that I've had over the years were always to make up for some sort of character deficiency, one of them being shyness.
So much of our lives is given over to the consideration of our imperfections that there is no time to improve our imaginary virtues. The truth is we only perfect our vices, and man is a worse creature when he dies than he was when he was born.
Most of the vices and mortal sins condemned today correspond to inclinations that were purely adaptive or at least harmless in primitive man.
For me, I go in and play a few Christian songs for an audience, and now I have people come up and not tell me I'm great, but tell me that my music is helping save their lives, helping them in the Lord, and helping them end their vices.
One of my last few vices is coffee, but with a spot of almond or soymilk, it's never tasted better!
I am a technological activist. I have a political agenda. I am in favor of basic human rights: to free speech, to use any information and technology, to purchase and use recreational drugs, to enjoy and purchase so-called 'vices', to be free of intruders, and to privacy.
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