Indulged habits of dependence create habits of indolence, and indolence opens the portal to petty errors, to many degrading habits, and to vice and crime with their attendant train of miseries.
Ambition is not a vice of little people.
Good taste is the worst vice ever invented.
The difference is too nice – Where ends the virtue or begins the vice.
The demand for certainty is one which is natural to man, but is nevertheless an intellectual vice.
Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue.
The first step towards vice is to shroud innocent actions in mystery, and whoever likes to conceal something sooner or later has reason to conceal it.
Each is under the most sacred obligation not to squander the material committed to him, not to sap his strength in folly and vice, and to see at the least that he delivers a product worthy the labor and cost which have been expended on him.
I won vice president of my student body in high school. That doesn’t mean anything.