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- It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
- Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)
- Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
- Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)
- It is a great thing to know our vices.
- Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC)
- The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.
- Elizabeth Taylor (1932 - )
- Hate no one; hate their vices, not themselves.
- J. G. C. Brainard
- The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
- Rene Descartes (1596 - 1650), 'Le Discours de la Methode,' 1637
- Nothing is as certain as that the vices of leisure are gotten rid of by being busy.
- Seneca (5 BC - 65 AD), Moral Letters to Lucilius, 64 A.D.
- He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
- Here's a rule I recommend: Never practice two vices at once.
- Tallulah Bankhead (1903 - 1968)
- It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.
- Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877), "Biographical Studies", 1863
- The better part of valour is discretion.
- William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), Henry IV, Part I, Act V, 4
- The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices
Make instruments to plague us.
- William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "King Lear", Act 5 scene 3