Quotes of Depravity

“ The man who has no vices probably has some of the worst virtues. ”

- Evan Esar

“ He that has never suffered extreme adversity knows not the full extent of his own depravation. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ Villain and he be many miles asunder. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity. ”

- Robert Anson Heinlein

“ All wickedness is but little to the wickedness of a woman. ”

- Bible

“ We make a ladder of our vices, if we trample those same vices underfoot. ”

- St. Augustine

“ We have all our vices, and the bestIs he who with the fewest is oppressed. ”

- Horace

“ I haven't a particle of confidence in a man who has no redeeming vices. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Saint Augustine! well hast thou said, That of our vices we can frame A ladder, if we will but tread Beneath our feet each deed of shame. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that have no virtue. ”

- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

“ The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices Make instruments to plague us. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ All institutions are prone to corruption and to the vices of their members. ”

- Morris West

“ Vices of the time; vices of the man. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ Times change. The vices of your age are stylish today. ”

- Aristophanes

“ One should judge a man mainly from his depravities. Virtues can be faked. Depravities are real. ”

- Klaus Kinski

“ A man treats his own faults as original sin and supposes them scattered everywhere with the seed of Adam. He supposes that men have then added their own foreign vices to the solid and simple foundation of his own private vices. It would astound him to realize that they have actually, by their strange erratic path, avoided his vices as well as his virtues. ”

- G. K. Chesterton

“ The best mask for demoralization is daring. ”

- Lucan

“ Do you know what is better than charity and fasting and prayer? It is keeping peace and good relations between people, as quarrels and bad feelings destroy mankind. ”

- Prophet Mohammad

“ Wickedness is nourished by lust. ”

- Aristotle

“ Do you know what is more hard to bear than the reverses of fortune? It is the baseness, the hideous ingratitude, of man. ”

- Napoleon

“ In civil business; what first? Boldness; what second, and third? Boldness. And yet boldness is a child of ignorance and baseness. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ When our vices leave us, we flatter ourselves with the credit of having left them. ”

- La Rochefoucauld

“ No man ever became very wicked all at once. ”

- Juvenal

“ Wickedness is weakness. ”

- John Milton

“ The man who has no money is poor, but one who has nothing but money is poorer. He only is rich who can enjoy without owning; he is poor who though he has millions is covetous. ”

- Orison S. Marden

“ The good conscience of the wicked rest on all the villainies they refrain form committing. ”

- Stephen Vizinczey

“ Foolishness is indeed the sister of wickedness. ”

- Sophocles

“ For those whose wit becomes the mother of villainy, those it educates to be evil in all things. ”

- Sophocles

“ One is guilty of all abjection that one does not help to relieve. ”

- Jose Marti

“ I like the English. They have the most rigid code of immorality in the world. ”

- Malcolm Bradbury
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