„As far as I'm concerned I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.“

Attributed to Einstein in Albert Einstein: A Documentary Biography by Carl Seeling (1956), p. 114 http://books.google.com/books?id=VCbPAAAAMAAJ&q=%22silent+vice%22#search_anchor. Einstein is said to have made this remark "when someone in his company grew angry about a mutual acquaintance's moral decline".
Attributed in posthumous publications

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theoretischer Physiker 1879 - 1955

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„I prefer an accommodating vice
To an obstinate virtue.“

—  Molière French playwright and actor 1622 - 1673

J'aime mieux un vice commode,
Qu'une fatigante vertu.
Act I, sc. iv
Amphitryon (1666)

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„Preference of vice to virtue, a manifest wrong judgment.“

—  John Locke, buch An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding

Book II, Ch. 21, sec. 70
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1689)

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„Virtue with poverty didst thou prefer
To the possession of great wealth with vice.“

—  Dante Alighieri, buch Purgatorio

Canto XX, lines 26–27 (tr. Longfellow).
The Divine Comedy (c. 1308–1321), Purgatorio

Denis Diderot Foto

„We are far more liable to catch the vices than the virtues of our associates.“

—  Denis Diderot French Enlightenment philosopher and encyclopædist 1713 - 1784

As quoted in Thesaurus of Epigrams: A New Classified Collection of Witty Remarks, Bon Mots and Toasts (1942) by Edmund Fuller

Ann Coulter Foto

„As far as I'm concerned, I'm a middle-of-the-road moderate and the rest of you are crazy.“

—  Ann Coulter, buch If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans

Quelle: If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans

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„The virtues of society are the vices of the saints.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

Circles
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

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„He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965

Quelle: Wealth, War, and Wisdom

Nina Simone Foto

„You can't help it. An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times.“

—  Nina Simone American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist 1933 - 2003

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Happy Rhodes Foto

„As far as I'm concerned, it's the ony name I've ever had.“

—  Happy Rhodes American singer-songwriter 1965

On her lifelong use of the name "Happy", in "The Happy Rhodes Interview" in Homeground #48 (Summer 1993) http://web.archive.org/web/20091023165015/http://geocities.com/SoHo/Studios/3450/homeground.html
Kontext: The first time my brothers saw me, when I was a day or two old and still in the hospital, my brother Mark could not pronounce the name "Kimberley," and I was an especially happy baby, so he decided it would be easier to call me "Happy." From that moment on, my family members never used the name Kimberley. I was forced, however, to use my given name while attending school. As soon as I turned sixteen, my name was legally changed to Happy Tyler Rhodes. As far as I'm concerned, it's the ony name I've ever had. When people ask me if it's my real name, I always say "yes."

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„As far as I'm concerned, they can strike for a day, a month, until death.“

—  Tzachi Hanegbi Israeli politician 1957

In reference to convicted Palestinian prisoners announcing a hunger strike. Hanegbi: Prisoners on hunger strike 'can starve to death' http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=464469 Haaretz, 14 August 2004

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„Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue.“

—  Theodor Mommsen German classical scholar, historian, jurist, journalist, politician, archaeologist and writer 1817 - 1903

Vol. 4, pt. 2, translated by W.P.Dickson.
The History of Rome - Volume 4: Part 2

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„Hypocrisy is an homage that vice pays to virtue.“

—  François de La Rochefoucauld, buch Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims

L'hypocrisie est un hommage que le vice rend à la vertu.
Maxim 218.
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„The doctrine of virtue and vice depends on that of the soul.“

—  Sallustius Roman philosopher and writer

X. Concerning Virtue and Vice.
On the Gods and the Cosmos
Kontext: The doctrine of virtue and vice depends on that of the soul. When the irrational soul enters into the body and immediately produces fight and desire, the rational soul, put in authority over all these, makes the soul tripartite, composed of reason, fight, and desire. Virtue in the region of reason is wisdom, in the region of fight is courage, in the region of desire is temperance; the virtue of the whole soul is righteousness. It is for reason to judge what is right, for fight in obedience to reason to despise things that appear terrible, for desire to pursue not the apparently desirable, but, that which is with reason desirable. When these things are so, we have a righteous life; for righteousness in matters of property is but a small part of virtue. And thus we shall find all four virtues in properly trained men, but among the untrained one may be brave and unjust, another temperate and stupid, another prudent and unprincipled. Indeed, these qualities should not be called virtues when they are devoid of reason and imperfect and found in irrational beings. Vice should be regarded as consisting of the opposite elements. In reason it is folly, in fight, cowardice, in desire, intemperance, in the whole soul, unrighteousness.
The virtues are produced by the right social organization and by good rearing and education, the vices by the opposite.

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