Virtue Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Virtue

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Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below.
~By Alexander Pope ~


Many have said of Alchemy, that it is for the making of gold and silver. For me such is not the aim, but to consider only what virtue and power may lie in medicines.
~By Paracelsus ~


What other nations call religious toleration, we call religious rights. They are not exercised in virtue of governmental indulgence, but as rights, of which government cannot deprive any portion of citizens, however small.
~By Richard Mentor Johnson ~


It is dangerous for mortal beauty, or terrestrial virtue, to be examined by too strong a light. The torch of Truth shows much that we cannot, and all that we would not, see.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


I courted fame but as a spur to brave and honest deeds; who despises fame will soon renounce the virtues that deserve it.
~By David Mallet ~


Most dangerous is that temptation that doth goad us on to sin in loving virtue.
~By William Shakespeare ~


Virtue has a veil, vice a mask.
~By Victor Hugo ~


Each must in virtue strive for to excel; That man lives twice that lives the first life well.
~By Robert Herrick ~


The war was a mirror; it reflected man's every virtue and every vice, and if you looked closely, like an artist at his drawings, it showed up both with unusual clarity.
~By George Grosz ~


Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
~By Tacitus ~


As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
~By Albert Einstein ~


Virtue itself scapes not calumnious strokes.
~By William Shakespeare ~


There is no sanctuary of virtue like home.
~By Edward Everett ~


What is past is past, there is a future left to all men, who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone.
~By Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton ~


The virtue of paganism was strength; the virtue of Christianity is obedience.
~By Augustus Hare ~


Of the Marines on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue.
~By Chester W. Nimitz ~


Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result.
~By Andrew Jackson ~


The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
~By Rene Descartes ~


Blind commitment to a theory is not an intellectual virtue: it is an intellectual crime.
~By Imre Lakatos ~


I always admired virtue - but I could never imitate it.
~By Charles II ~


Virtue is simply happiness, and happiness is a by-product of function. You are happy when you are functioning.
~By William Burroughs ~


True virtue is life under the direction of reason.
~By Baruch Spinoza ~


Negroes are human beings with exactly the same faults and virtues as members of the other races.
~By Ethel Waters ~


Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself.
~By Sidney Lanier ~


Manners are like the shadows of virtues, they are the momentary display of those qualities which our fellow creatures love and respect.
~By Sydney Smith ~


For a solitary animal egoism is a virtue that tends to preserve and improve the species: in any kind of community it becomes a destructive vice.
~By Erwin Schrodinger ~


Silver and gold are not the only coin; virtue too passes current all over the world.
~By Euripides ~


Every faculty and virtue I possess can be used as an instrument with which to worry myself.
~By Mark Rutherford ~


Man may aspire to virtue, but he cannot reasonably aspire to truth.
~By Nicolas de Chamfort ~


Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
~By Oliver Goldsmith ~


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


Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference.
~By Emil Ludwig ~


Virtue consisted in avoiding scandal and venereal disease.
~By Robert Cecil ~


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 ~


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 ~


Hypocrisy is not generally a social sin, but a virtue.
~By Judith Martin ~


Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that we do.
~By Plato ~


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


In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


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


The mind is exercised by the variety and multiplicity of the subject matter, while the character is moulded by the contemplation of virtue and vice.
~By Quintilian ~


If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, kindly, the other virtues would be well-nigh useless.
~By Moliere ~


Good art however "immoral" is wholly a thing of virtue. Good art can NOT be immoral. By good art I mean art that bears true witness, I mean the art that is most precise.
~By Ezra Pound ~


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


The ordeal of virtue is to resist all temptation to evil.
~By Thomas Malthus ~


In such a state, humility is the virtue of men, and their only defense; to walk humbly with God, never doubting, whatever befall, that His will is good, and that His law is right.
~By Paul Elmer More ~


He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
~By Winston Churchill ~


Most virtue is a demand for greater seduction.
~By Natalie Clifford Barney ~


Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.
~By Anatole France ~


People praise virtue, but they hate it, they run away from it. It freezes you to death, and in this world you've got to keep your feet warm.
~By Denis Diderot ~


When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.
~By Thomas Paine ~


If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.
~By Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton ~


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 ~


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


The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.
~By Baruch Spinoza ~


Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man.
~By Adam Smith ~


I neither drink nor smoke, because my schoolmaster impressed upon me three cardinal virtues; cleanliness in person, cleanliness in mind; temperance.
~By John Burns ~


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


Genius and virtue are to be more often found clothed in gray than in peacock bright.
~By Van Wyck Brooks ~


Every complete man has his genius. True virtue is genius.
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


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 ~


Patriotism must be founded on great principals and supported by great virtue.
~By Henry Bolingbroke ~


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


Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them.
~By Voltaire ~


Ambition, in a private man is a vice, is in a prince the virtue.
~By Philip Massinger ~


Virtue often trips and falls on the sharp-edges rock of poverty.
~By Eugene Sue ~


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 ~


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 ~


Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
~By Francis Bacon ~


Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues.
~By F. Scott Fitzgerald ~


If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace, then progress in virtue is progress in each of these for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us, progress is always an approach toward it.
~By Epictetus ~


Independence I have long considered as the grand blessing of life, the basis of every virtue; and independence I will ever secure by contracting my wants, though I were to live on a barren heath.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft ~


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


The characters you refer to as predatory and unsavory are useful. They're the ones who make a novel into a thriller. They're active, and most of the common virtues, the signs of a good person, are not.
~By Thomas Perry ~


A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
~By Joseph Addison ~


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


Many writers who choose to be active in the world lose not virtue but time, and that stillness without which literature cannot be made.
~By Gore Vidal ~


No company is preferable to bad. We are more apt to catch the vices of others than virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health.
~By Charles Caleb Colton ~


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 ~


Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour, content to dwell in decencies for ever.
~By Alexander Pope ~


The plastic virtues: purity, unity, and truth, keep nature in subjection.
~By Guillaume Apollinaire ~


Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


By virtue of being born to humanity, every human being has a right to the development and fulfillment of his potentialities as a human being.
~By Ashley Montagu ~


I design for real people. I think of our customers all the time. There is no virtue whatsoever in creating clothing or accessories that are not practical.
~By Giorgio Armani ~


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 ~


We learn our virtues from our friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection.
~By Jean Paul ~


What can everyone do? Praise and blame. This is human virtue, this is human madness.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


Dishonesty in government is the business of every citizen. It is not enough to do your own job. There's no particular virtue in that. Democracy isn't a gift. It's a responsibility.
~By Dalton Trumbo ~


Dali is like a man who hesitates between talent and genius, or, as one might once have said, between vice and virtue.
~By Andre Breton ~


God seeth different abilities and frailties of men, which may move His goodness to be merciful to their different improvements in virtue.
~By William Law ~


One should judge a man mainly from his depravities. Virtues can be faked. Depravities are real.
~By Klaus Kinski ~


God has been very good to me, for I never dwell upon anything wrong which a person has done, so as to remember it afterwards. If I do remember it, I always see some other virtue in that person.
~By Saint Teresa of Avila ~


The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.
~By Confucius ~


Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.
~By Joseph Addison ~


Success makes men rigid and they tend to exalt stability over all the other virtues; tired of the effort of willing they become fanatics about conservatism.
~By Walter Lippmann ~


Affliction is a school of virtue; it corrects levity, and interrupts the confidence of sinning.
~By Francis Atterbury ~


Virtue rejects facility to be her companion. She requires a craggy, rough and thorny way.
~By Michel de Montaigne ~


Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart; nor will moderation be utterly exiled from the minds of tyrants.
~By Edmund Burke ~


Virtue is defined to be mediocrity, of which either extreme is vice.
~By Rutherford B. Hayes ~

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