Man, I tell you, is a vicious animal. [ Moliere ]
God gives the vicious ox short horns. [ Proverb ]
Policy may be virtuous as well as vicious. [ Proverb ]
False praise can please, and calumny affright
None but the vicious, and the hypocrite. [ Horace ]
A vicious man's son has a good title to vice. [ Proverb ]
Vice gets more in this vicious world than piety. [ Fletcher ]
A vicious gentleman has a blot in his 'scutcheon. [ Proverb ]
Cent, per cent, do we pay for every vicious pleasure. [ Proverb ]
Vicious Men overvalue vanity; and undervalue vexation. [ Proverb ]
The Alphabet Of Success
Attend carefully to details.
Be prompt in all things.
Consider well, then decide positively.
Dare to do right, fear to do wrong.
Endure trials patiently.
Fight life's battles bravely.
Go not into the society of the vicious.
Hold your integrity sacred.
Injure not another's reputation.
Join hands only with the virtuous.
Keep your mind free from evil thoughts.
Lie not for any consideration.
Make few special acquaintances.
Never try to appear what you are not.
Observe good manners.
Pay your debts promptly.
Question not the verity of a friend.
Respect the desires of your parents.
Sacrifice money rather than principle.
Touch not, taste not, handle not intoxicating drinks.
Use your leisure for improvement.
Venture not upon the threshold of wrong.
Watch carefully over your passions.
Xtend to everyone a kindly greeting.
Yield not to discouragement.
Zealously labor for the right, and success is certain. [ Ladies Home Journal ]
The vicious count their years; the virtuous their acts. [ Dr. Johnson ]
When you are in vicious company you are among your enemies. [ Proverb ]
The vicious obey their passions, as slaves do their masters. [ Diogenes ]
Impertinent and lavish talking is in itself a very vicious habit. [ Thomas à Kempis ]
He is ignoble that disgraces his brave ancestors by a vicious life. [ Proverb ]
Virtue hath such charms, that even the vicious inwardly reverence it. [ Proverb ]
Solitude either develops the mental powers, or renders men dull and vicious. [ Victor Hugo ]
A person that is beautiful and vicious, is a fine picture set in a scurvy frame. [ Proverb ]
Extremes are vicious, and proceed from men; compensation is just, and proceeds from God. [ Bruyere ]
Prudery is the innocence of the vicious - external sanctity, assumed as a cover for internal laxity. [ Chatfield ]
He whose life seems fair, if all his errors and follies were articled against him, would seem vicious and miserable. [ Jeremy Taylor ]
Men are atheistical because they are first vicious, and question the truth of Christianity because they bane the practice. [ South ]
I hope in the future Americans are thought of as a warlike, vicious people, because I bet a lot of high schools would pick
Americans as their mascot. [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]
To doubt is an injury; to suspect a friend is breach of friendship; jealousy is a seed sown but in vicious minds: prone to distrust, because apt to deceive. [ Lord Lansdowne ]
If you hate your enemies, you will contract such a vicious habit of mind, as by degrees will break out upon those who are your friends, or those who are indifferent to you. [ Plutarch ]
As friendship must be founded on mutual esteem, it cannot long exist among the vicious; for we soon find ill company to be like a dog, which dirts those the most whom he loves the best. [ Chatfield ]
A little grain of the romance is no ill ingredient to preserve and exalt the dignity of human nature, without which it is apt to degenerate into everything that is sordid, vicious and low. [ Swift ]
To procrastinate seems inherent in man, for if you do today that you may enjoy tomorrow it is but deferring the enjoyment; so that to be idle or industrious, vicious or virtuous, is but with a view of procrastinating the one or the other. [ B. R. Haydon ]