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VALUE
¶ "The value of all things contracted for, is measured by the Appetite of the Contractors." (Thomas Hobbes)
VANITY
¶ "When full grown, it [vanity] is the worst of vices, and the occasional mimic of them all. It makes the whole man false." (Edmund Burke)
VICE
¶ There is no vice so simple, but assumes
Some mark of virtue on his outward parts.
-- Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice.
¶ A vice sanctioned by the general opinion is merely a vice. The evil terminates in itself. A vice condemned by the general opinion produces a pernicious effect on the whole character. The former is a local malady, the latter a constitutional taint. When the reputation of the offender is lost, he, too, often flings the remains of his virtue after it in despair. (Macaulay's "Machiavelli.")
¶ No one is all bad, - we frequently find faults in company with great and good qualities, such as generosity or benevolence.
VIRTUE
¶ There is a sentence in Shakespeare: "The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together: our virtues would be proud if our faults whipped them not: and our vices would despair if they were not cherished by our virtues." "Our virtues are most frequently but vices in disguise." (Rochefoucauld, Epigraph.)
¶ "Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set." (Francis Bacon.)
VOTING
¶ In 1909, the electoral law of the German free state of Saxony provided for four different classes of voters. All taxpaying men, 25 or older, had one vote, and men with higher incomes had two, three or four votes. Men received an additional vote upon turning 50.
VULGAR
¶ "The vulgar are those who take things according to their first appearance." (Hume, "Of Liberty and Necessity," Human Understanding.)


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