Quotes with vices
It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.
Biographical Studies (1907)
We suffer primarily not from our vices or our weaknesses, but from our illusions.
The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America (1961)
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
It may be said that the vices await us in the journey of life like hosts with whom we must successively lodge; and I doubt whether experience would make us avoid them if we were to travel the same road a second time.
The vices enter into the composition of the virtues, as poisons into that of medicines. Prudence collects and arranges them, and uses them beneficially against the ills of life.
In the middle ages, not only the most flagrant violations of modesty were frequently practised and permitted, but the most infamous vices. Men are less ashamed as they are less polished.
The History of English Poetry (1774-81)