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Vice:

"Stupidity and egoism are the roots of all vice."
   (Buddha)

"Vice is man's nature: virtue is a habit - or a mask."
   (Hazlitt, Characteristics)

Virtue:

"Five things constitute perfect virtue: gravity, magnanimity, earnestness, sincerity, kindness."
   (Confucius, Analects)

"To many people virtue consists chiefly in repenting faults, not in avoiding them".
   (Lichtenberg)

"Hypocrisy is the homage vice offers to virtue."
   (La Rochefoucauld)

"I am not mortified by our vice, but I own our virtue makes me ashamed."
   (Emerson)

"Remember this, that there is a proper value and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act."
   (Aurelius)

 

 Original: Mar 26, 2005                                                Last edited: 12 December 2011.   Top