Seneca on the Crowd

“To consort with the crowd is harmful; there is no person who does not make some vice attractive to us, or stamp it upon us, or taint us unconsciously therewith.”

~ Seneca

Seneca on Vices

“Vices tempt you by the rewards which they offer; but in the life of which I speak, you must live without being paid.”

~ Seneca

David Hume on Virtue

Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue.

~ David Hume

Benjamin Franklin on Vice

Virtue may not always make a face handsome, but vice will certainly make it ugly.

~ Benjamin Franklin

Cato the Younger on Vice

“Old age has deformities enough of its own. – It should never add to them the deformity of vice”

~ Cato the Younger