Certainly there is no happiness within this circle of flesh, nor is it in the optics of these eyes to behold felicity; the first day of our Jubilee is death
Quote by Thomas Browne Sr
We all labor against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases
Yet is every man his greatest enemy, and, as it were, his own executioner
Obstinacy in a bad cause is but constancy in a good
By compassion we make others' misery our own, and so, by relieving them, we relieve...
To treat a poor wretch with a bottle of Burgundy, and fill his snuffbox, is...
Vice may be had at all prices
We are far more liable to catch the vices than the virtues of our associates
Vice is its own reward
A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.
He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Too much work and too much energy kill a man just as effectively as too...
Vice has more martyrs than virtue; and it often happens that men suffer more to...
Vices are often habits rather than passions
No vice is so bad as advice
Our virtues are most often but our vices disguised
If he does really think that there is no distinction between virtue and vice, why,...
It is false to say that you are a vicious man, Zoilus; you are not...
One big vice in a man is apt to keep out of a great many...
Vices and virtues are of a strange nature, for the more we have, the fewer...
As long as mankind shall continue to bestow more liberal applause on their destroyers than...