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Quotes And Sayings About Virtue

Virtue Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Virtue

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


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


Honor is the reward of virtue.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.
~By Kong Fu Zi ~


In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.
~By Marquis de Sade ~


To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
~By Buddha ~


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


Competition is such a virtue, and everybody's so busy competing, they have no time for compassion.
~By Major Owens ~


Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!
~By Charles Dickens ~


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 ~


So, to praise others for their virtues can but encourage one's own efforts.
~By Nagarjuna ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


The difference is too nice - Where ends the virtue or begins the vice.
~By Alexander Pope ~


If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.
~By Edmund Burke ~


Bodies which contain a greater proportion of water than is necessary to balance the other elements, are speedily corrupted, and lose their virtues and properties.
~By Marcus V. Pollio ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue.
~By Moliere ~


Virtue is reason which has become energy.
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


A New York divorce is in itself a diploma of virtue.
~By Edith Wharton ~


We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that have no virtue.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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


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


Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so.
~By Aristotle ~


Force and fraud are in war the two cardinal virtues.
~By Thomas Hobbes ~


Tenderness is a virtue.
~By Oliver Goldsmith ~


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 ~


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


Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue.
~By David Hume ~


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


Virtue knows that it is impossible to get on without compromise, and tunes herself, as it were, a trifle sharp to allow for an inevitable fall in playing.
~By Samuel Butler ~


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 ~


Faith is the sense of life, that sense by virtue of which man does not destroy himself, but continues to live on. It is the force whereby we live.
~By Leo Tolstoy ~


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


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 ~


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


Blushing is the color of virtue.
~By Diogenes ~


If a woman possesses manly virtues one should run away from her; and if she does not possess them she runs away from herself.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those who obey.
~By Denis Diderot ~


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 ~


Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.
~By Gilbert K. Chesterton ~


The better one is morally the less aware they are of their virtue.
~By James Anthony Froude ~


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 ~


We should every night call ourselves to an account: what infirmity have I mastered today? what passions opposed? what temptation resisted? what virtue acquired? Our vices will abate of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.
~By Casey Stengel ~


Those who have virtue always in their mouths, and neglect it in practice, are like a harp, which emits a sound pleasing to others, while itself is insensible of the music.
~By Diogenes ~


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


No man can purchase his virtue too dear, for it is the only thing whose value must ever increase with the price it has cost us. Our integrity is never worth so much as when we have parted with our all to keep it.
~By Ovid ~


To say of shame - what is it? Of virtue - we can miss it; Of sin-we can kiss it, And it's no longer sin.
~By Algernon Charles Swinburne ~


Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
~By Joseph Addison ~


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


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


I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
~By George Washington ~


Tolerance is a very dull virtue. It is boring. Unlike love, it has always had a bad press. It is negative. It merely means putting up with people, being able to stand things.
~By E. M. Forster ~


Perseverance is a virtue that cannot be understated.
~By Bob Riley ~


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


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


Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
~By Baruch Spinoza ~


He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.
~By Confucius ~


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


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


No one can be saved - in virtue of what he can do. Everyone can be saved - in virtue of what God can do.
~By Karl Barth ~


In its conception the literature prize belongs to days when a writer could still be thought of as, by virtue of his or her occupation, a sage, someone with no institutional affiliations who could offer an authoritative word on our times as well as on our moral life.
~By J. M. Coetzee ~


A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold, be alloyed with some commoner, but more durable alloy.
~By Samuel Butler ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
~By Anatole France ~


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


Successful and fortunate crime is called virtue.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


Unless the reformer can invent something which substitutes attractive virtues for attractive vices, he will fail.
~By Walter Lippmann ~


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 ~


Virtues, like essences, lose their fragrance when exposed.
~By William Shenstone ~


Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue.
~By Izaak Walton ~


Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues.
~By Franz Kafka ~


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


The sciences have ever been the surest guides to virtue.
~By Frances Wright ~


It is necessary to make virtue fashionable.
~By Jose Marti ~


As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.
~By Christian Nestell Bovee ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


A healthy social life is found only, when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living.
~By Rudolf Steiner ~


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


Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
~By Aristotle ~


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


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


When virtue is at liberty, so to some extent is vice.
~By Barbara Amiel ~


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 ~

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