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Virtue Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Virtue

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Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.
~By Henry A. Kissinger ~


You can't have virtue without sin. What I'm after is having my characters' virtues defined by how they operate in a very sinful environment. That's how you test people.
~By Frank Miller ~


Compassion is not a popular virtue.
~By Karen Armstrong ~


The faults of husbands are often caused by the excess virtues of their wives.
~By Sidonie Gabrielle Colette ~


The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Constancy is the complement of all other human virtues.
~By Giuseppe Mazzini ~


That future depends on the values of self-government, our sense of duty, loyalty, self-confidence and regard for the common good. We are a diverse country, and getting more diverse. And these virtues are what keep this great country together.
~By Jeff Miller ~


Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
~By Evelyn Waugh ~


He that has energy enough to root out a vice should go further, and try to plant a virtue in its place.
~By Charles Caleb Colton ~


The function of vice is to keep virtue within reasonable bounds.
~By Samuel Butler ~


Blushing is the color of virtue.
~By Diogenes ~


Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind.
~By Francois Fenelon ~


Virtue is its own reward, and brings with it the truest and highest pleasure; but if we cultivate it only for pleasure's sake, we are selfish, not religious, and will never gain the pleasure, because we can never have the virtue.
~By John Henry Newman ~


Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.
~By Buddha ~


Moral courage is higher and a rarer virtue than physical courage.
~By William J. Slim ~


Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


It is time to get drunk! So as not to be the martyred slaves of Time, get drunk; get drunk without stopping! On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions, but regulates them.
~By Thomas Aquinas ~


Strength was the virtue of paganism; obedience is the virtue of Christianity.
~By David Hare ~


Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom the source of virtue, and of fame, obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed.
~By William Whitehead ~


Every life is march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice.
~By Lyman Abbott ~


A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.
~By Niccolo Machiavelli ~


Virtue has its own reward, but no sale at the box office.
~By Mae West ~


Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


Vice stirs up war, virtue fights.
~By Marquis De Vauvenargues ~


The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.
~By Michel de Montaigne ~


Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best.
~By Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton ~


A laugh costs too much when bought at the expense of virtue.
~By Marcus Fabius Quintilian ~


The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
~By Marcus Aurelius ~


Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another.
~By Ayn Rand ~


Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
~By Buddha ~


Women are degraded by the propensity to enjoy the present moment, and, at last, despise the freedom which they have not sufficient virtue to struggle to attain.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft ~


There is a measure needing courage to adopt and enforce it, which I believe to be of virtue sufficient to redeem the nation in this its darkest hour: one only; I know of no other to which we may rationally trust for relief from impending dangers without and within.
~By Robert Dale Owen ~


People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people's minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.
~By Elizabeth Gaskell ~


The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.
~By Jawaharlal Nehru ~


Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly one's own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
~By Satchel Paige ~


Who sows virtue reaps honor.
~By Leonardo da Vinci ~


Humility is a virtue, and it is a virtue innate in guests.
~By Max Beerbohm ~


Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought.
~By Simone Weil ~


Virtue is harmony.
~By Pythagoras ~


Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.
~By Albert Camus ~


Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.
~By Plato ~


The three chief virtues of a programmer are: Laziness, Impatience and Hubris.
~By Larry Wall ~


From faith, hope, and love, the virtues of religion referring to God, there arises a double act which bears on the spiritual communion exercised between God and us; the hearing of the word and prayer.
~By William Ames ~


The arts and a belief in the values of the civil rights movement, in the overwhelming virtue of diversity, these were our religion. My parents worshipped those ideals.
~By Jonathan Lethem ~


The spiritual virtue of a sacrament is like light; although it passes among the impure, it is not polluted.
~By Saint Aurelius Augustine ~


No virtue is safe that is not enthusiastic.
~By John Robert Seeley ~


Again, it may be said, that to love justice and equality the people need no great effort of virtue; it is sufficient that they love themselves.
~By Maximilien Robespierre ~


Feminine virtue is nothing but a convenient masculine invention.
~By Ninon de Lenclos ~


The confidence in another man's virtue is no light evidence of a man's own, and God willingly favors such a confidence.
~By Michel de Montaigne ~


We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it. But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that.
~By William Penn ~


Self-sacrifice which denies common sense is not a virtue. It's a spiritual dissipation.
~By Margaret Deland ~


Solitude can be used well by very few people. They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it, and enough virtue to despise all the vanity.
~By Abraham Cowley ~


To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind - this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for.
~By Henry Van Dyke ~


Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue.
~By Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton ~


Every day confirms my opinion on the superiority of a vicious life, and if Virtue is not its own reward, I don't know any other stipend annexed to it.
~By George Byron ~


Laws and customs may be creative of vice; and should be therefore perpetually under process of observation and correction: but laws and customs cannot be creative of virtue: they may encourage and help to preserve it; but they cannot originate it.
~By Harriet Martineau ~


When one ceases from conflict, whether because he has won, because he has lost, or because he cares no more for the game, the virtue passes out of him.
~By Charles Horton Cooley ~


Blind submission in women is considered a virtue, while submission to wrong is itself wrong, and resistance to wrong is virtue alike in women as in man.
~By Ernestine Rose ~


Though ambition in itself is a vice, it often is also the parent of virtue.
~By Hosea Ballou ~


Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame; obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed.
~By Alfred North Whitehead ~


Fidelity - a virtue peculiar to those who are about to be betrayed.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
~By David Starr Jordan ~


It is always one's virtues and not one's vices that precipitate one into disaster.
~By Rebecca West ~


I conclude that it is a fundamental mistake to think that salvation, justice, or virtue come through merely human institutions.
~By Jeane Kirkpatrick ~


Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
~By Indira Gandhi ~


It is safest to be moderately base - to be flexible in shame, and to be always ready for what is generous, good, and just, when anything is to be gained by virtue.
~By Sydney Smith ~


We have forgotten that we have not come to an empty land to inherit it, but we have come to conquer a country from people inhabiting it, that governs it by the virtue of its language and savage culture.
~By Moshe Sharett ~


Evil borders upon good, and vices are confounded with virtues; as the report of good qualities is delightful to a well-disposed mind, so the relation of the contrary should not be offensive.
~By Giraldus Cambrensis ~


There may be a hundred thousand men in an army, who are all equally free; but they only are naturally most fit to be commanders or leaders, who most excel in the virtues required for the right performance of those offices.
~By Algernon Sydney ~


Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.
~By Charles Kingsley ~


Too much virtue can be criminal.
~By Jean Racine ~


Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the love of truth and virtue, no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the people.
~By Jean de La Fontaine ~


And what does reward virtue? You think the communist commissar rewards virtue? You think a Hitler rewards virtue? You think, excuse me, if you'll pardon me, American presidents reward virtue? Do they choose their appointees on the basis of the virtue of the people appointed or on the basis of their political clout?
~By Milton Friedman ~


Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.
~By Henry Anatole Grunwald ~


Conscience is the sentinel of virtue.
~By Johann Kaspar Lavater ~


Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
~By C. S. Lewis ~


If one has a good disposition, what other virtue is needed? If a man has fame, what is the value of other ornamentation?
~By Chanakya ~


While many of us never knew Ronald Reagan personally, we felt close to him because we shared his lighthearted sense of humor, admired his uncommon virtue, and were moved by his remarkable wisdom.
~By Randy Forbes ~


I want to present interesting stories that don't qualify themselves just by virtue of their ethnographic type.
~By Ajay Naidu ~


Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to console undistinguished people for their want of fortune and their lack of merit.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


It is the hour to be drunken! to escape being the martyred slaves of time, be ceaselessly drunk. On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all.
~By Gilbert K. Chesterton ~


Washington's character was rock solid. He came to stand for the new nation and its republican virtues, which was why he became our first President by unanimous choice.
~By Stephen Ambrose ~


We are far more liable to catch the vices than the virtues of our associates.
~By Denis Diderot ~


Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves.
~By Jean-Jacques Rousseau ~


People who are in a fortunate position always attribute virtue to what makes them so happy.
~By John Kenneth Galbraith ~


According to the new ethics, virtue is not restrictive but expansive, a sentiment and even an intoxication.
~By Irving Babbitt ~


Every day confirms my opinion on the superiority of a vicious life - and if Virtue is not its own reward I don't know any other stipend annexed to it.
~By Lord Byron ~


It is a farce to call any being virtuous whose virtues do not result from the exercise of it's own reason.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley ~


If the headache would only precede the intoxication, alcoholism would be a virtue.
~By Samuel Butler ~


Well may your heart believe the truths I tell; 'Tis virtue makes the bliss, where'er we dwell.
~By Wilkie Collins ~


The word of God is full of sad and grave counsel, full of the knowledge of God, of examples of virtues, and of correction of vices, of the end of this life, and of the life to come.
~By John Jewel ~


All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.
~By Edmund Burke ~


Patience, the beggar's virtue, shall find no harbor here.
~By Philip Massinger ~


Saving faith is an immediate relation to Christ, accepting, receiving, resting upon Him alone, for justification, sanctification, and eternal life by virtue of God's grace.
~By Charles Spurgeon ~


There is a set of religious, or rather moral, writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true.
~By Francois Fenelon ~


If vice and corruption prevail, liberty cannot subsist; but if virtue have the advantage, arbitrary power cannot be established.
~By Algernon Sidney ~


You cannot have Liberty in this world without what you call Moral Virtue, and you cannot have Moral Virtue without the slavery of that half of the human race who hate what you call Moral Virtue.
~By William Blake ~


Passions are vices or virtues to their highest powers.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~

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