"When my husband is Vice
," she said, "it will be the same as if we had a hundred Vices
In every Case, after the Choice of the President, the Person having the greatest Number of Votes of the Electors shall be the Vice
There are men of low rank who strain themselves to bursting to pass for gentlemen, and high gentlemen who, one would fancy, were dying to pass for men of low rank; the former raise themselves by their ambition or by their virtues, the latter debase themselves by their lack of spirit or by their vices
; and one has need of experience and discernment to distinguish these two kinds of gentlemen, so much alike in name and so different in conduct."
He owned there was something which at first sight appeared like fortitude in the action; but as fortitude was a virtue, and falsehood a vice
, they could by no means agree or unite together.
It should come about as the result not of vice
, but of some great error or frailty, in a character either such as we have described, or better rather than worse.
may be had in abundance without trouble; the way is smooth and her dwelling-place is near.
In his account of the mission, where his veracity is most to be suspected, he neither exaggerates overmuch the merits of the Jesuits, if we consider the partial regard paid by the Portuguese to their countrymen, by the Jesuits to their society, and by the Papists to their church, nor aggravates the vices
of the Abyssins; but if the reader will not be satisfied with a Popish account of a Popish mission, he may have recourse to the history of the church of Abyssinia, written by Dr.
I was surprised to find corruption grown so high and so quick in that empire, by the force of luxury so lately introduced; which made me less wonder at many parallel cases in other countries, where vices
of all kinds have reigned so much longer, and where the whole praise, as well as pillage, has been engrossed by the chief commander, who perhaps had the least title to either.
"The whole plan of our order should be based on the idea of preparing men of firmness and virtue bound together by unity of conviction- aiming at the punishment of vice
and folly, and patronizing talent and virtue: raising worthy men from the dust and attaching them to our Brotherhood.
For the control of the hero the two definitely opposing groups of Virtues and Vices
contend; the commonest type of Morality presents in brief glimpses the entire story of the hero's life, that is of the life of every man.
And I know that every one will confess that it would be most praiseworthy in a prince to exhibit all the above qualities that are considered good; but because they can neither be entirely possessed nor observed, for human conditions do not permit it, it is necessary for him to be sufficiently prudent that he may know how to avoid the reproach of those vices
which would lose him his state; and also to keep himself, if it be possible, from those which would not lose him it; but this not being possible, he may with less hesitation abandon himself to them.
It was long ago remarked by Grotius, that nothing but the hatred of his countrymen to the house of Austria kept them from being ruined by the vices
of their constitution.