Virtue Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Virtue

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


Let us be true: this is the highest maxim of art and of life, the secret of eloquence and of virtue, and of all moral authority.
~By Henri Frederic Amiel ~


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


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


Virtue herself is her own fairest reward.
~By Silius Italicus ~


Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.
~By Francis Bacon ~


Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
~By George Bancroft ~


It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit.
~By Anatole France ~


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


The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.
~By Aristotle ~


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 ~


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


A man's indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude.
~By Ruth Benedict ~


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


In a state therefore of great equality and virtue, where pure and simple manners prevailed, the increase of the human species would evidently be much greater than any increase that has been hitherto known.
~By Thomas Malthus ~


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 ~


Confidentiality is a virtue of the loyal, as loyalty is the virtue of faithfulness.
~By Edwin Louis Cole ~


Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
~By Confucius ~


There is a tendency around the world today to copy TV culture. And that is not always a virtue.
~By Francis Arinze ~


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


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


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


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 ~


When we think of the ideal, we do not add virtue to virtue, but think of Jesus Christ, so that the standard of human life is no longer a code, but a character.
~By E. Stanley Jones ~


One of the virtues of being very young is that you don't let the facts get in the way of your imagination.
~By Sam Levenson ~


Virtues are acquired through endeavor, Which rests wholly upon yourself. So, to praise others for their virtues Can but encourage one's own efforts.
~By Thomas Paine ~


Virtue must be valuable, if men and women of all degrees pretend to have it.
~By Edgar Watson Howe ~


Virtue, perhaps, is nothing more than politeness of soul.
~By Honore de Balzac ~


Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.
~By Robert Green Ingersoll ~


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


For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
~By Baruch Spinoza ~


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 ~


So much of our lives is given over to the consideration of our imperfections that there is no time to improve our imaginary virtues. The truth is we only perfect our vices, and man is a worse creature when he dies than he was when he was born.
~By Edward Dahlberg ~


It is important to recognize and politics positive thinking is often the slaves' virtue - something that people do to con themselves about the burden and change being placed upon them.
~By James Bovard ~


Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man's own will.
~By Thomas Aquinas ~


Self criticism must be my guide to action, and the first rule for its employment is that in itself it is not a virtue, only a procedure.
~By Kingsley Amis ~


The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought.
~By Walter Gilbert ~


Accuracy is to a newspaper what virtue is to a lady, but a newspaper can always print a retraction.
~By Charles Revson ~


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


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 ~


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


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


In fact, it is a farce to call any being virtuous whose virtues do not result from the exercise of its own reason.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft ~


A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him.
~By George Orwell ~


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 ~


Man cannot be uplifted; he must be seduced into virtue.
~By Don Marquis ~


If we insist that public life be reserved for those whose personal history is pristine, we are not going to get paragons of virtue running our affairs. We will get the very rich, who contract out the messy things in life the very dull, who have nothing to hide and nothing to show and the very devious, expert at covering their tracks and ambitious enough to risk their discovery.
~By Charles Krauthammer ~


Britain, which in the years immediately before this war was rapidly losing such democratic virtues as it possessed, is now being bombed and burned into democracy.
~By J. B. Priestley ~


True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
~By Alfred North Whitehead ~


Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
~By Maya Angelou ~


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


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 ~


No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


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


Character is supreme in life, hence Jesus stood supreme in the supreme thing - so supreme that, when we think of the ideal, we do not add virtue to virtue, but think of Jesus Christ, so that the standard of human life is no longer a code but a character.
~By E. Stanley Jones ~


Nobility, without virtue, is a fine setting without a gem.
~By Jane Porter ~


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 ~


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


I returned to Jerusalem, and it is by virtue of Jerusalem that I have written all that God has put into my heart and into my pen.
~By Shmuel Y. Agnon ~


There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all its virtues are of no avail.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl chain of all virtues.
~By Joseph Hall ~


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 ~


By virtue of believing in a Supreme Being one embraces certain mysteries.
~By Robert Vaughn ~


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 ~


Nature, who for the perfect maintenance of the laws of her general equilibrium, has sometimes need of vices and sometimes of virtues, inspires now this impulse, now that one, in accordance with what she requires.
~By Marquis de Sade ~


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


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


The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.
~By Napoleon Bonaparte ~


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


Great necessities call out great virtues.
~By Abigail Adams ~


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


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


Modesty is the color of virtue.
~By Diogenes of Sinope ~


If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none but itself. Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor strength, nor reason can prevail.
~By Francis Quarles ~


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


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


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


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 ~


Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue; but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other, and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization.
~By Marquis de Sade ~


In the midst of vice we are in virtue, and vice versa.
~By Samuel Butler ~


Be to their virtue very kind; be to their faults a little blind.
~By Matthew Prior ~


Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.
~By Clare Boothe Luce ~


Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.
~By William Shakespeare ~


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 ~


Value manifests itself as exchange value, as a quantitatively determined relationship, in virtue of the fact that one commodity can be exchanged for another.
~By Rudolf Hiferding ~


The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.
~By Elizabeth Taylor ~


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


Respect for self is the beginning of cultivating virtue in men and women.
~By Gordon B. Hinckley ~


Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.
~By William Bennett ~


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


Women's virtue is man's greatest invention.
~By Cornelia Otis Skinner ~


Were there no desire there would be no virtue, and because one man desires what another does not, who shall say whether the child of his desire be Vice or Virtue?
~By Edgar Rice Burroghs ~


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


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 ~


To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.
~By Walter Scott ~


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


Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.
~By Napoleon Bonaparte ~


Money is the barometer of a society's virtue.
~By Ayn Rand ~


One can never speak enough of the virtues, the dangers, the power of shared laughter.
~By Francoise Sagan ~


You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
~By Louisa May Alcott ~

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May 27 ,2022
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