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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Vice
 
  Vices, like beasts, are fond of none but those that feed them.
            —Samuel Butler
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  Vice, like disease, floats in the atmosphere.
            —William Hazlitt
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  The vices operate like age,—bring on disease before its time, and in the prime of youth, leave the character broken and exhausted.
            —Junius
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  Vice leaves repentance in the soul like an ulcer in the flesh which is always scratching and lacerating itself.
            —Michel Eyquem, seigneur de Montaigne
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  Every great vice is like a pike in a pond, that devours virtues and lesser vices.
            —Sir Thomas Overbury
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  He that is deeply engaged in vice, is like a man laid fast in a bag, who, by a faint and lazy struggling to get out, does but spend his strength to any purpose, and sinks himself the deeper in it: the only way is, by a resolute and vigorous effort to spring out, if possible, at once.
            —John Tillotson
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