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Every vice is only an exaggeration of a necessary and virtuous function.
As for an authentic villain, the real thing, the absolute, the artist, one rarely meets him, even once in a lifetime. The ordinary bad hat is always in part a decent fellow.
It is a great misfortune to be of use to nobody; scarcely less to be of use to everybody.
It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found.
The difference between utility and utility plus beauty is the difference between telephone wires and the spider's web.
They also serve who only stand and wait.
What maintains one vice would bring up two children.
Vice goes a long way tow'rd makin' life bearable. A little vice now an' thin is relished by th' best iv men.
When I religiously confess myself to myself, I find that the best virtue I have has in it some tincture of vice.
One big vice in a man is apt to keep out a great many smaller ones.
Vice is as much a part of human nature as folly, and pornography may be as necessary to vent vice as satire is to vent folly.
He who hates vice hates men.
Nurse one vice in your bosom. Give it the attention it deserves and let your virtues spring up modestly around it. Then you'll have the miser who's no liar; and the drunkard who's the benefactor of a whole city.
The vices we scoff at in others, laugh at us within ourselves.
It is the function of vice to keep virtue within reasonable grounds.
When our vices leave us, we flatter ourselves with the credit of having left them.
Many without punishment, none without sin.
If individuals have no virtues, their vices may be of use to us.
If you don't want anyone to know it, don't do it.
I'll habits gather by unseen degrees, As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
Vice can be learnt, even without a teacher.
There's a small choice in rotten apples.
Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats; neither fear nor shame can cure them.


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