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A Quote by Rev. William Paley on history, power, and vices

What is public history but a register of the successes and disappointments, the vices, the follies and the quarrels of those who engage in contention for power.

William Paley (1743 - 1805)

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A Quote by Sir William Jones on animals, certainty, cruelty, ignorance, learning, nobility, vices, and wealth

Cruelty to dumb animals is one of the distinguishing vices of low and base minds. Wherever it is found, it is a certain mark of ignorance and meanness; a mark which all the external advantages of wealth, splendour, and nobility, cannot obliterate. It is consistent neither with learning nor true civility.

William Jones (1746 - 1794)

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A Quote by William Congreve on business, kindness, poets, and vices

It is the business of a comic poet to paint the vices and follies of human kind.

William Congreve (1670 - 1729)

Source: The Double Dealer, 1694

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A Quote by William Blake on forgiveness, paradise, and vices

Mutual forgiveness of each vice. Such are the Gates of Paradise.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

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A Quote by Walter Bagehot on good and vices

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It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.

Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on boredom, evil, needs, vices, and work

Work keeps us from three great evils, boredom, vice and need.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Candide

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on boredom, children, evil, labor, and vices

"I have no more than twenty acres of ground," he replied, "the whole of which I cultivate myself with the help of my children; and our labor keeps off from us the three great evils - boredom, vice, and want."

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by Victor Marie Hugo on animals, existence, food, god, men, soul, thought, time, and vices

From the oyster to the eagle, from the swine to the tiger, all animals are to be found in men and each of them exists in some man, sometimes several at the time. Animals are nothing but the portrayal of our virtues and vices made manifest to our eyes, the visible reflections of our souls. God displays them to us to give us food for thought.

Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885)

Source: Les Misérables

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A Quote by Vaclav Havel on commitment, good, and vices

Ownership is not a vice, not something to be ashamed of, but rather a commitment, and an instrument by which the general good can be served.

Vaclav Havel

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A Quote by unknown on life, plants, and vices

Weeds are the little vices that beset plant life, and are to be got rid of the best way we know how.

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Source: Farmer's Almanac, 1881

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