When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving them.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Vice is like a fury to the vicious mind, and turns delight itself to punishment.
Man's natural character is to imitate; that of the sensitive man is to resemble as closely as possible the person whom he loves. It is only by imitating the vices of others that I have earned my misfortunes.