Vicious Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old vicious quotes, vicious sayings, and vicious proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Vicious actions are not hurtful because they are forbidden, but forbidden because they are hurtful.     

Benjamin Franklin

He who befriends a man whose conduct is vicious, whose vision impure, and who is notoriously crooked, is rapidly ruined.     


When someone is vicious toward you they are giving you a glimpse of the pain they carry in themselves.     

Bryant McGill

No man is born wise; but wisdom and virtue require a tutor; though we can easily learn to be vicious without a master.     

Seneca The Younger

Virtuous and vicious every man must be, few in the extreme, but all in the degree.     

Alexander Pope

Fights over ideas are the most vicious of all. If it were merely food, or water, or shelter, we would work something out. But in the realm of ideas one can become idealistic.     

Kim Stanley Robinson

There is no vicious inhumanity than keeping children hungry.      

M.F. Moonzajer

Distinction between virtuous and vicious actions has been engraven by the Lord in the heart of every man.     

John Calvin

If we are surrounded by the trivial and the vicious, it is all too easy to make our peace with it.     

William Bennett

Civilization has made man, if not always more bloodthirsty, at least more viciously, more horribly bloodthirsty.     

Fyodor Dostoevsky

In the hands of vicious men, a mob will do anything. But under good leaders it's quite a different story.     


If one is not virtuous he becomes vicious.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

A vicious teacher is just a vicious teacher, as a vicious neighbor may happen to be. But a vicious mother - means that the whole world is vicious.     

Simon Soloveychik

The truth may hurt, but lies-they're vicious. They hide coiled up inside you, ready to strike without warning, without your even knowing they're there. Until it's too late.     

Katie Dale

The problem is people become so angry. And they become so vicious.     

Frank Luntz