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Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He who hates vice hates men.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are spinning our own fates, good or evil, and never to be undone. Every smallest stroke of virtue or of vice leaves its never-so-little scar.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices except this one. Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Hatred is the vice of narrow souls; they feed it with all their littleness, and make it the pretext of base tyrannies.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Avarice is the vice of declining years.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The greatest art of a politician is to render vice serviceable to the cause of virtue.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are men so incorrigibly lazy that no inducement that you can offer will tempt them to work; so eaten up by vice that virtue is abhorrent to them, and so inveterately dishonest that theft is to them a master passion. When a human being has reached that stage, there is only one course that can be rationally pursued. Sorrowfully, but remorselessly, it must be recognized that he has become lunatic, morally demented, incapable of self-government, and that upon him, therefore, must be passed the sentence of permanent seclusion from a world in which he is not fit to be at large.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The function of vice is to keep virtue within reasonable bounds.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice; I consider the real vice is making losses.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The worst vice of the solitary is the worship of his food.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Craftiness is a quality in the mind and a vice in the character.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Public schools are the nurseries of all vice and immorality.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Some faults are so closely allied to qualities that it is difficult to weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The only vice which cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Where secrecy or mystery begins, vice or roguery is not far off.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The examples of vice at home corrupt us more quickly and easily than others, since they steal into our minds under the highest authority.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs an unceasing vigilance and a rare detachment of spirit. It cannot, like adultery or gluttony, be practiced at spare moments; it is a whole-time job.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The word which gives the key to the national vice is waste. And people who are wasteful are not wise, neither can they remain young and vigorous. In order to transmute energy to higher and more subtle levels one must first conserve it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What wisdom can there be to choose, what continence to forbear without the knowledge of evil? He that can apprehend and consider vice with all her baits and seeming pleasures, and yet abstain, and yet distinguish, and yet prefer that which is truly better, he is the true wayfaring Christian.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Where vice is vengeance follows.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is to be prepared.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The person with the best job in the country is the vice president. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, How is the president?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Only conservatives believe that subversion is still being carried on in the arts and that society is being shaken by it. Advanced art today is no longer a cause --it contains no moral imperative. There is no virtue in clinging to principles and standards, no vice in selling or in selling out.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The first step towards vice is to shroud innocent actions in mystery, and whoever likes to conceal something sooner or later has reason to conceal it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
By vulgarity I mean that vice of civilization which makes man ashamed of himself and his next of kin, and pretend to be somebody else.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I hate ingratitude more in a person; than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, or, any taint of vice whose strong corruption inhabits our frail blood. [Twelfth Night]More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Constancy has nothing virtuous in itself, independently of the pleasure it confers, and partakes of the temporizing spirit of vice in proportion as it endures tamely moral defects of magnitude in the object of its indiscreet choice.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Good taste is the worst vice ever invented.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
O Lord, how many read the Word, and yet from vice are not deterred.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
From time to time, life as a leader can look hopeless. To help you, consider a man who lived through this: Failed in business at age 31. Defeated for the legislature at 32. Again failed in business at 34. Sweetheart died at 35. Had a nervous breakdown at 36. Defeated in election at 38. Defeated for Congress at 43. Defeated for Congress at 46. Defeated for Congress at 48. Defeated for Senate at 55. Defeated for Vice President at 56. Defeated for Senate at 58. Elected President at age 60. This man was Abraham Lincoln.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Work keeps at bay, three great evils -- boredom, vice and need.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Work banishes those three great evils: boredom, vice and poverty.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our planning system was dynamite when we first put it in. The thinking was fresh; the form mattered little. It was idea oriented. We then hired a head of planning, and he hired two vice presidents, and then he hired a planner; and the books got thicker, and the printing more sophisticated, and the covers got harder, and the drawings got better.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Richard M. Nixon: Therefore, I shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow. Vice president Ford will be sworn into office at that hour in this office.More [09/08/2005 12:09:00]
[Henley says the Vice movie is ultimately] a story that revolves around these characters [Crockett & Tubbs]. ... is a beautiful thing to watch. They've locked into a rhythm, and they finish each other's sentences.More [04/21/2006 12:04:00]
It is all about marketing; that is where the real craft comes in. The best actors do not necessarily become the biggest stars. And vice versa.More [05/03/2006 12:05:00]
We often don't think of them, we think of the great wars and the great battles, but what about losing a son or a daughter, or a girl losing her husband or vice versa? I think of the people who never got the chance to have the opportunities I had.More [06/20/2006 12:06:00]
An actor who is good at comedy can also be very good at drama, but not necessarily vice versa.More [10/29/2006 12:10:00]
Gordon Gekko: [at the Teldar Paper stockholder's meeting] Well, I appreciate the opportunity you're giving me Mr. Cromwell as the single largest shareholder in Teldar Paper, to speak. Well, ladies and gentlemen we're not here to indulge in fantasy but in political and economic reality. America, America has become a second-rate power. Its trade deficit and its fiscal deficit are at nightmare proportions. Now, in the days of the free market when our country was a top industrial power, there was accountability to the stockholder. The Carnegies, the Mellons, the men that built this great industrial empire, made sure of it because it was their money at stake. Today, management has no stake in the company! All together, these men sitting up here own less than three percent of the company. And where does Mr. Cromwell put his million-dollar salary? Not in Teldar stock; he owns less than one percent. You own the company. That's right, you, the stockholder. And you are all being royally screwed over by these, these bureaucrats, with their luncheons, their hunting and fishing trips, their corporate jets and golden parachutes.
Cromwell: This is an outrage! You're out of line Gekko!
Gordon Gekko: Teldar Paper, Mr. Cromwell, Teldar Paper has 33 different vice presidents each earning over 200 thousand dollars a year. Now, I have spent the last two months analyzing what all these guys do, and I still can't figure it out. One thing I do know is that our paper company lost 110 million dollars last year, and I'll bet that half of that was spent in all the paperwork going back and forth between all these vice presidents. The new law of evolution in corporate America seems to be survival of the unfittest. Well, in my book you either do it right or you get eliminated. In the last seven deals that I've been involved with, there were 2.5 million stockholders who have made a pretax profit of 12 billion dollars. Thank you. I am not a destroyer of companies. I am a liberator of them! The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA. Thank you very much.More [05/16/2007 12:05:00]
V: [Evey pulls out her mace] I can assure you I mean you no harm.
Evey Hammond: Who are you?
V: Who? Who is but the form following the function of what and what I am is a man in a mask.
Evey Hammond: Well I can see that.
V: Of course you can. I'm not questioning your powers of observation I'm merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is.
Evey Hammond: Oh. Right.
V: But on this most auspicious of nights, permit me then, in lieu of the more commonplace sobriquet, to suggest the character of this dramatis persona.
V: Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition.
[carves V into poster on wall]
V: The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous.
[giggles]
V: Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.
Evey Hammond: Are you like a crazy person?
V: I am quite sure they will say so. But, to whom am I speaking with?
Evey Hammond: I'm Evey.
V: Evey? E-V. Of course you are.
Evey Hammond: What does that mean?
V: It means that I, like God, do not play with dice and I don't believe in coincidences.More [05/21/2007 12:05:00]
She’s probably our most consistent player, and when she has a bad game offensively she doesn’t let it affect her defensively, and vice versa. Her potential is unlimited. I don’t think she’s touched what she’s really capable of.More [07/16/2007 12:07:00]
Alan Reed: Bob, at some point we're gonna have to call the Vice President.
Bob Alexander: Don't call the Vice President.
Alan Reed: What?
Bob Alexander: Just don't call him, Al.
Alan Reed: The guy's in a coma, Bob!
Bob Alexander: I don't give a shit.
Alan Reed: Bob!
Bob Alexander: This is mine, Alan. All mine. I made him, I built him. And no Boy Scout is going to come in here and take it away from me, just because he happens to be Vice President of the United States.More [08/19/2007 12:08:00]
Dave: [after reciting Bob Alexander's charges against him] Okay, let's get right to the guts of it: every one of these accusations is absolutely true.
[a sensation passes through the House. Cut to Bob's home, as he and his supporters are watching this on TV; several of them clap him on the back]
Bob Alexander: HO, HO, HO! Die, you pond scum!
Dave: I'm the President, and as they say, the buck stops here. So I take full responsibility for each one of my illegal actions. But that's not the whole story. I think the American people are entitled to the real truth.
[opens his briefcase]
Dave: I have here evidence in the form of notes, letters, and written memoranda, proving that Bob Alexander was involved in each of these illegal acts, and in most cases planned them as well.
[Cut to Bob's house, where a murmur passes through Bob's supporters, and some of them head for the door]
Bob Alexander: Alan.
Dave: Now, allegations of wrongdoing have also been made against Vice President Nance. Now, as this evidence will prove, at no time and in no way was the Vice President involved in any of this affair. Bob just made all that up. Vice President Nance is a good and decent public servant, and I want to apologize for any pain that this has caused him or his family.
[Dave turns and offers his hand. Nance stands and takes it. As they shake, the House applauds. Cut to Bob's home, now empty except for him, as he watches the TV]More [08/19/2007 12:08:00]
Randi: Mr. President, Gary Nance is waiting in your office.
Dave: Who?
Dave: [biting on the words] The Vice President.
Dave: What?
Duane: The VICE PRESIDENT!
Dave: Oh! I'm sorry, ever since I had the stroke I've not been hearing things right... it's like... WHOOO!
Randi: Oh my God...More [08/19/2007 12:08:00]
Parker: I know you have this innate talent for rubbing people wrong, but why for the Love of God would you aggravate the Vice President?
Jack Hall: Because my 17 year old son knows more about science than he does.
Parker: Your son doesn't control our budget. It doesn't matter if HE hates you.
Jack Hall: My son doesn't hate me.More [08/20/2007 12:08:00]
John Milton: The worst vice is advice.More [08/27/2007 12:08:00]
Economics Teacher: In 1930, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, in an effort to alleviate the effects of the... Anyone? Anyone?... the Great Depression, passed the... Anyone? Anyone? The tariff bill? The Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act? Which, anyone? Raised or lowered?... raised tariffs, in an effort to collect more revenue for the federal government. Did it work? Anyone? Anyone know the effects? It did not work, and the United States sank deeper into the Great Depression. Today we have a similar debate over this. Anyone know what this is? Class? Anyone? Anyone? Anyone seen this before? The Laffer Curve. Anyone know what this says? It says that at this point on the revenue curve, you will get exactly the same amount of revenue as at this point. This is very controversial. Does anyone know what Vice President Bush called this in 1980? Anyone? Something-d-o-o economics. "Voodoo" economics.More [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
Ian McKinley: Equal... in death's eyes? All of us? How can you say that? Dude, think it through: Charlie Manson, made it to 70, Osama, still kicking. Pimps, vice presidents, walking around, all the atrocities they've committed, they're alive and well. These two girls, never done shit to anybody, they don't get to make it to 18. Where's the fucking equality in that?More [11/07/2007 12:11:00]
Fletch: You would have thought that the Vice President knew I was opening the door, but the Secret Service, they just *whack*
[mimes door hitting him in the face]
Fletch: , and there's blood...More [11/13/2007 12:11:00]
Barney Rubble: Tell me something, Mr. Vice President, what's a graduated inventory plan? How about supply and demand? Hey Fred, what's two and two?
Fred Flintstone: ...I didn't come here to talk business. I'm out with my wife. Now get me a clean spoon.More [11/13/2007 12:11:00]
Money Mike: [while holding Damon's balls with a vice grips] Are you a music lover, Damon?
Damon: Y... yes
Money Mike: Well, have you ever heard of the nutcracker?
[squeezes Damon's balls with the vice grips]More [11/30/2007 12:11:00]
Rizzo: Look who's coming. Patty Simcox, the bad seed of Rydell Hi-
[to Patty]
Rizzo: Hi.
Patty: Oh I just love the first day of school, don't you?
Rizzo: [sarcastically] It's the biggest thrill of my life.
Patty: Hey, they just announced the nominees for student council this morning and guess who's up for vice president?
Rizzo: Who?
Patty: ME. Isn't that the most? To say the least?
Rizzo: The very least.More [01/07/2008 12:01:00]
Horace: Mrs. Malloy, I shan't bother you again. And I hope vice versa.More [03/05/2008 12:03:00]

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