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Quotes And Sayings About Virtue

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Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
~By George Washington ~


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


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


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


All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force... We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.
~By Max Planck ~


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


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


I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
~By Barry Goldwater ~


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


Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together.
~By Petrarch ~


Dali is like a man who hesitates between talent and genius, or, as one might once have said, between vice and virtue.
~By Andre Breton ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


I am and have always been a strong proponent of public education. But by the virtue of its very nature - publicly funded schools cannot offer the type of spiritual education that Catholic schools have long provided.
~By Mark Foley ~


Industry, economy, honesty, and kindness form a quartet of virtues that will never be improved upon.
~By James Oliver ~


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


All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
~By Aristotle ~


He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
~By Winston Churchill ~


That future depends on the values of self-government, our sense of duty, loyalty, self-confidence and regard for the common good. We are a diverse country, and getting more diverse. And these virtues are what keep this great country together.
~By Jeff Miller ~


He that has energy enough to root out a vice should go further, and try to plant a virtue in its place.
~By Charles Caleb Colton ~


Independence I have long considered as the grand blessing of life, the basis of every virtue; and independence I will ever secure by contracting my wants, though I were to live on a barren heath.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft ~


Good government is the outcome of private virtue.
~By John Jay Chapman ~


Her virtue was that she said what she thought, her vice that what she thought didn't amount to much.
~By Peter Ustinov ~


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 ~


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


In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without passport; whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.
~By Herman Melville ~


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


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


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


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 ~


We may eventually come to realize that chastity is no more a virtue than malnutrition.
~By Alex Comfort ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Some of the most famous books are the least worth reading. Their fame was due to their having done something that needed to be doing in their day. The work is done and the virtue of the book has expired.
~By Moliere ~


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 ~


The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.
~By Aristotle ~


The greatest art of a politician is to render vice serviceable to the cause of virtue.
~By Henry Bolingbroke ~


Chinese culture has a lot of virtues that are tremendously valuable to not only us as Asian-Americans, but also the world in general.
~By Martin Yan ~


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


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


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


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


God has been very good to me, for I never dwell upon anything wrong which a person has done, so as to remember it afterwards. If I do remember it, I always see some other virtue in that person.
~By Saint Teresa of Avila ~


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


There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it. But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that.
~By William Penn ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


Virtue consists, not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues and vices, and to have determined how good or how wicked that man shall be capable of being.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Conscience is the sentinel of virtue.
~By Johann Kaspar Lavater ~


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 ~


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


Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
~By Winston Churchill ~


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


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 ~


Reputation is rarely proportioned to virtue.
~By Saint Francis de Sales ~


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 ~


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


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


No one of this nation ever begs, for the houses of all are common to all; and they consider liberality and hospitality amongst the first virtues.
~By Giraldus Cambrensis ~


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


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 ~


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


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


By virtue of being born to humanity, every human being has a right to the development and fulfillment of his potentialities as a human being.
~By Ashley Montagu ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man.
~By Adam Smith ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


The kind of society which we still have is maybe, in some cases, getting worse. Competition is becoming a virtue. Intense competition drives people to go more and more into self-interest. Even to see other folks as competition.
~By Major Owens ~


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


Even a pacifist should admire the military virtues.
~By John Keegan ~

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