Virtue Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Virtue

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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 ~


If, when you charged a person with his faults, you credited him with his virtues too, you would probably like everybody.
~By Lawrence G. Lovasik ~


Silence is the virtue of fools.
~By Francis Bacon ~


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


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 ~


Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.
~By Saint Augustine ~


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 ~


If that form of government, that system of social order is not wrong - if those laws of the Southern States, by virtue of which slavery exists there, and is what it is, are not wrong - nothing is wrong.
~By Leonard Bacon ~


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


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


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


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


In my own case, who have spent my whole life in the practice of virtue, right conduct from habitual has become natural.
~By Sallust ~


In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
~By Simone Weil ~


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 ~


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


A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
~By Thomas Paine ~


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


All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not enough to give in exchange for virtue.
~By Plato ~


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


We are more tied to our faults than to our virtues.
~By Mason Cooley ~


We ought to esteem it of the greatest importance that the fictions which children first hear should be adapted in the most perfect manner to the promotion of virtue.
~By Plato ~


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


My whole mood or sense can change by virtue of the music that I'm listening to. It really does affect me on a visceral and emotional level.
~By Kiefer Sutherland ~


To a superior race of being the pretensions of mankind to extraordinary sanctity and virtue must seem... ridiculous.
~By William Hazlitt ~


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


Nothing in our times has become so unattractive as virtue.
~By Edward Dahlberg ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much destructive feeling as moral indignation, which permits envy or to be acted out under the guise of virtue.
~By Erich Fromm ~


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 ~


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 ~


Every act of virtue is an ingredient unto reward.
~By Jeremy Taylor ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it.
~By Thomas Babington ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self.
~By William Penn ~


Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


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


He that is good, will infallibly become better, and he that is bad, will as certainly become worse; for vice, virtue and time are three things that never stand still.
~By Charles Caleb Colton ~


Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.
~By Abigail Adams ~


Sometimes we may learn more from a man's errors, than from his virtues.
~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Modesty, tis a virtue not often found among poets, for almost every one of them thinks himself the greatest in the world.
~By Miguel De Cervantes ~


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


Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.
~By Ludwig van Beethoven ~


Capital is money, capital is commodities. By virtue of it being value, it has acquired the occult ability to add value to itself. It brings forth living offspring, or, at the least, lays golden eggs.
~By Karl Marx ~


Though ambition in itself is a vice, yet it is often the parent of virtues.
~By Marcus Fabius Quintilian ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


Who hath not known ill fortune, never knew himself, or his own virtue.
~By David Mallet ~


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


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


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


Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


The career of a writer is comparable to that of a woman of easy virtue. You write first for pleasure, later for the pleasure of others and finally for money.
~By Marcel Achard ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.
~By Ludwig van Beethoven ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
~By Lao Tzu ~


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 ~


My parents and grandparents have always been engaged in teaching or the medical profession or the priesthood, so I've sort of grown up with a sense of complicity in the lives of other people, so there's no virtue in that; it's the way one is raised.
~By Colin Firth ~


In every age poets and social reformers have tried to stimulate the people of their own time to a nobler life by enchanting stories of the virtues of the heroes of old.
~By Alfred Marshall ~


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 ~


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 ~

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