vices

A Quote by Joseph Addison on vices and world

The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on contentment, good, men, privacy, and vices

Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, the post of honoris a private station.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Cato

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on guilt and vices

When a man has been guilty of any vice or folly, the best atonement he can make for it is to warn others not to fall into the like.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Johnny Carson on democracy, presidency, and vices

Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president.

Johnny Carson (1925 -)

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A Quote by John Milton on abstinence, christianity, immortality, innocence, praise, vices, virtue, and world

He that can apprehend and consider vice with all her baits and seeming pleasures, and yet abstain, and yet distinguish, and yet prefer that which is truly better, he is the true wayfaring Christian. I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race, where that immortal garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat. Assuredly we bring not innocence into the world, we bring impurity much rather: that which purifies us is trial, and trial is by what is contrary.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Areopagitica

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A Quote by John Donne on destruction, enemies, friendship, love, and vices

I do not love a man, except I hate his vices, because those vices are the enemies, and the destruction of that friend whom I love.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Donne's Prebend Sermons, p. 177

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A Quote by John Donne on body, chastity, honesty, integrity, justice, mind, modesty, purpose, reason, vices, virtue, and yielding

I call not that virginity a virtue, which resideth onely in the bodies integrity; much less if it be with a purpose of perpetually keeping it: for then it is a most inhumane vice. - But I call that Virginity a virtue which is willing and desirous to yield it self upon honest and lawfull terms, when just reason requireth; and until then, is kept with a modest chastity of body and mind.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Paradoxes and Problems, X

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on vices

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Passions are vices or virtues to their highest powers.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Jimmy Carter on america, books, character, conscience, funerals, humanity, knowledge, morality, pleasure, politics, presidency, principles, sacrifice, science, vices, wealth, and worship

According to Gandhi, the seven sins are wealth without works, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, and politics without principle. President Carter told of finding "The Seven Sins" engraved on the wall of Gandhi's memorial. President JIMMY CARTER, eulogy at funeral services for former Vice President Hubert Humphrey, St. Paul, Minnesota, January 16, 1978. - Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Jimmy Carter 1978, book 1, p. 80.

Jimmy Carter (1924 -)

Source: Funeral service, Hubert Humphrey, MN, 1/16/78

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A Quote by Jean Baptiste Moliére on vices and virtue

I prefer an accommodating vice to an obstinate virtue.

Jean Baptiste Moliere (1622 - 1673)

Source: Amphitryon 1666, act I, sc. iv

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