Virtue Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Virtue

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We cannot attribute to fortune or virtue that which is achieved without either.
~By Niccolo Machiavelli ~


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


True valor, on virtue founded strong, meets all events alike.
~By David Mallet ~


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 ~


I have the same sense of the power and virtue of knowledge that some people get from a religious background.
~By Walter Gilbert ~


Of the unjust rights which in virtue of this ceremony an iniquitous law gives me over the person and property of another, I cannot legally, but I can morally, divest myself.
~By Robert Dale Owen ~


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 ~


Saving faith is an immediate relation to Christ, accepting, receiving, resting upon Him alone, for justification, sanctification, and eternal life by virtue of God's grace.
~By Charles Spurgeon ~


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


Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
~By Baruch Spinoza ~


Accuracy to a newspaper is what virtue is to a lady; but a newspaper can always print a retraction.
~By Adlai E. Stevenson ~


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


In the absence of willpower the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless.
~By Aleister Crowley ~


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


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 ~


Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot.
~By Thomas Moore ~


Many people think that virtue consists of severity towards others.
~By Alphonse Karr ~


An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting, softer legends more soft.
~By Walter Bagehot ~


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 ~


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


Here, again, as I conceive, gentlemen forget that this government is a republican one, resting exclusively in the intelligence and virtue of the People.
~By Caleb Cushing ~


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 ~


Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.
~By Walter Scott ~


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 ~


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 ~


The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost right conduct appears, when right conduct is lost, expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth; it is the beginning of disorder.
~By Lao Tzu ~


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


Virtue is the fount whence honour springs.
~By Christopher Marlowe ~


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 ~


Constancy is the complement of all other human virtues.
~By Giuseppe Mazzini ~


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


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


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 ~


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


The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.
~By Hippocrates ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Power confuses itself with virtue and tends also to take itself for omnipotence.
~By J. William Fulbright ~


Though ambition itself be a vice, yet it is often times the cause of virtues.
~By Quintilian ~


Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.
~By Charles Kingsley ~


The whole mystery of temptation is to have sins suggested to us, and to be swept after them by a sudden enthusiasm, which sometimes feels as strong as the Spirit of God ever made in us the enthusiasm for virtue.
~By George A. Smith ~


Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
~By George Farquhar ~


Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men's imperfections, and conceal your own.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


Whenever there are great virtues, it's a sure sign something's wrong.
~By Bertolt Brecht ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


In this era in which we live, the old-fashioned virtues grow increasingly unpopular.
~By B. Carroll Reece ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


The weapon of the Republic is terror, and virtue is its strength.
~By Georg Buchner ~


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 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 ~


Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.
~By Henry A. Kissinger ~


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


Search others for their virtue, and yourself for your vices.
~By R. Buckminster Fuller ~


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


For Mythology is the handmaid of literature; and literature is one of the best allies of virtue and promoters of happiness.
~By Thomas Bulfinch ~


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


They act as if they supposed that to be very sanguine about the general improvement of mankind is a virtue that relieves them from taking trouble about any improvement in particular.
~By John Morley ~


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 ~


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


The rewards of virtue alone abide secure.
~By Sophocles ~


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


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 ~


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


Virtue is its own reward, and brings with it the truest and highest pleasure; but if we cultivate it only for pleasure's sake, we are selfish, not religious, and will never gain the pleasure, because we can never have the virtue.
~By John Henry Newman ~


I think that I've been pigeon-holed by virtue of the fact that I've spent so much time in front of a green screen.
~By Jonathan Frakes ~


Extol Jewish virtue, modern Zionism and the Israeli Defense Forces.
~By Geraldo Rivera ~


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


Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.
~By John Kenneth Galbraith ~


A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
~By Daniel Webster ~


There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
~By William Hazlitt ~


This idea of selfishness as a virtue, as opposed to generosity: That, to me, is unnatural.
~By Jessica Lange ~


Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


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 ~


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


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

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