It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!
What’s vice today may be virtue, tomorrow.
He who hates vice hates men.
Alas, human vices, however horrible one might imagine them to be, contain the proof (were it only in their infinite expansion) of man’s longing for the infinite…
Most vices demand considerable self-sacrifices. There is no greater mistake than to suppose that a vicious life is a life of uninterrupted pleasure. It is a life almost as wearisome and painful – if strenuously led – as Christian’s in The Pilgrim’s Progress.