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Quotes And Sayings About Virtue

Virtue Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Virtue

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


Man seems to be capable of great virtues but not of small virtues; capable of defying his torturer but not of keeping his temper.
~By Gilbert K. Chesterton ~


In the long run, the public interest depends on private virtue.
~By James Q. Wilson ~


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 ~


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


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


The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.
~By Buddha ~


Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.
~By William Butler Yeats ~


It has been my fate in a long life of production to be credited chiefly with the equivocal virtue of industry, a quality so excellent in morals, so little satisfactory in art.
~By Margaret Oliphant ~


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


We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


Elegance is inferior to virtue.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley ~


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


Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised.
~By Juvenal ~


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


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


All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
~By John Adams ~


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 ~


I'm just an actor, but if the extra part of it is that I'm helping people or people are being helped by the virtue of what we're doing, then that's just a really nice added extra.
~By Christopher Meloni ~


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


Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
~By R. Buckminster Fuller ~


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


For, when with beauty we can virtue join, We paint the semblance of a form divine.
~By Matthew Prior ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Justice is rather the activity of truth, than a virtue in itself. Truth tells us what is due to others, and justice renders that due. Injustice is acting a lie.
~By Horace Walpole ~


In debate, one randomly was assigned to one side or the other. This had at least one virtue - it made one see that there was more than one side to these complex issues.
~By Joseph E. Stiglitz ~


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


Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right; more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.
~By Hosea Ballou ~


All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance.
~By Theodore Hesburgh ~


Nobody should trust their virtue with necessity, the force of which is never known till it is felt, and it is therefore one of the first duties to avoid the temptation of it.
~By Mary Wortley Montagu ~


Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind, and there is no happiness equal to contentment; there is no disease like covetousness, and no virtue like mercy.
~By Chanakya ~


Where the roots of private virtue are diseased, the fruit of public probity cannot but be corrupt.
~By Felix Adler ~


Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.
~By Nikola Tesla ~


Vice, in its true light, is so deformed, that it shocks us at first sight; and would hardly ever seduce us, if it did not at first wear the mask of some virtue.
~By Lord Chesterfield ~


The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.
~By Nathaniel Hawthorne ~


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


It seems to me that many writers, by virtue of environments of culture, art and education, slip into writing because of their environments.
~By Robert E. Howard ~


Vice is its own reward. It is virtue which, if it is to be marketed with consumer appeal, must carry Green Shield stamps.
~By Quentin Crisp ~


If the highest things are unknowable, then the highest capacity or virtue of man cannot be theoretical wisdom.
~By Leo Strauss ~


Speed is scarcely the noblest virtue of graphic composition, but it has its curious rewards. There is a sense of getting somewhere fast, which satisfies a native American urge.
~By James Thurber ~


Virtue could see to do what Virtue would by her own radiant light, though sun and moon where in the flat sea sunk.
~By John Milton ~


It is the State which educates its citizens in civic virtue, gives them a consciousness of their mission and welds them into unity.
~By Benito Mussolini ~


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


The advantages found in history seem to be of three kinds, as it amuses the fancy, as it improves the understanding, and as it strengthens virtue.
~By David Hume ~


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


Christian virtues unite men. Racism separates them.
~By Sargent Shriver ~


The Cause of Women is generally the Cause of Virtue.
~By Samuel Richardson ~


What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.
~By Aristotle ~


Virtue looks good but it only suits imposing figures.
~By Frank Wedekind ~


I became startled by the extraordinary difference between something whose surface is completely invisible which only makes itself present by virtue of what it reflects, and a window, which doesn't make itself apparent at all, in the ideal case.
~By Jonathan Miller ~


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 ~


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 ~


The only virtue a character needs to possess between hardcovers, even if he bears a real person's name, is vitality: if he comes to life in our imaginations, he passes the test.
~By Stephen Vizinczey ~


Virtue can only flourish among equals.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft ~


My parents had always preached the virtues of hard work. But hard work is one thing; economic struggle is another.
~By Sargent Shriver ~


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


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


Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us.
~By Benjamin Rush ~


Exaggerated self-importance is deemed an individual fault, but a racial virtue.
~By Kelly Millar ~


A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
~By Robert Hall ~


Morality is a venereal disease. Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage, boredom; its tertiary stage, syphilis.
~By Karl Kraus ~


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


But what has America to boast? What are the graces or the virtues which distinguish its inhabitants? What are their triumphs in war, or their inventions in peace?
~By Thomas Day ~


The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


A constitutional democracy is in serious trouble if its citizenry does not have a certain degree of education and civic virtue.
~By Phillip E. Johnson ~


Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue.
~By John Dryden ~


Ninety per cent of the world's woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves - so how can we know anyone else?
~By Sydney J. Harris ~


The machine has had a pernicious effect upon virtue, pity, and love, and young men used to machines which induce inertia, and fear, are near impotent.
~By Edward Dahlberg ~


The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea.
~By Franklin D. Roosevelt ~


Solitude cherishes great virtues and destroys little ones.
~By Sydney Smith ~


It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


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 ~


Virtue by premeditation isn't worth much.
~By Georg C. Lichtenberg ~


Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue.
~By Anatole France ~


Virtue alone has majesty in death.
~By Edward Young ~


Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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


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 ~


Poetry has the virtue of being able to say twice as much as prose in half the time, and the drawback, if you do not give it your full attention, of seeming to say half as much in twice the time.
~By Christopher Fry ~


Kings are more prone to mistrust the good than the bad; and they are always afraid of the virtues of others.
~By Sallust ~


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


In England the only homage which they pay to Virtue - is hypocrisy.
~By Lord Byron ~


The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
~By Winston Churchill ~


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 ~


Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible; it is then an emanation of virtue; it is less a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country.
~By Maximilien Robespierre ~


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


More people are flattered into virtue than bullied out of vice.
~By Robert Smith Surtees ~


The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.
~By Honore de Balzac ~


Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.
~By Adam Smith ~


Every vice was once a virtue, and may become respectable again, just as hatred becomes respectable in wartime.
~By Will Durant ~


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


Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


What's vice today may be virtue, tomorrow.
~By Henry Fielding ~

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