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Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man
What maintains one vice would bring up two children
Vice knows she's ugly, so puts on her mask
As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue
The hope of escaping with impunity is the greatest incentive to vice
We are more speedily and fatally corrupted by domestic examples of vice, and particularly when they are impressed on our minds as from authority
In vain will you fly from one vice if in your wilfulness you embrace another
Vice is perhaps a desire to learn everything
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we despise all those who have not a single virtue
A man must either imitate the vicious or hate them
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."