Virtue Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Virtue

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


There is no sanctuary of virtue like home.
~By Edward Everett ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


One should judge a man mainly from his depravities. Virtues can be faked. Depravities are real.
~By Klaus Kinski ~


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


A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
~By Lyman Abbott ~


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 ~


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 ~


Most dangerous is that temptation that doth goad us on to sin in loving virtue.
~By William Shakespeare ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 extinction of race consciousness as between Muslims is one of the outstanding achievements of Islam, and in the contemporary world there is, as it happens, a crying need for the propagation of this Islamic virtue.
~By Arnold J. Toynbee ~


Virtue is defined to be mediocrity, of which either extreme is vice.
~By Rutherford B. Hayes ~


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 ~


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


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


Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised.
~By Juvenal ~


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 ~


All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.
~By Edmund Burke ~


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


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 ~


For, when with beauty we can virtue join, We paint the semblance of a form divine.
~By Matthew Prior ~


Hypocrisy is not generally a social sin, but a virtue.
~By Judith Martin ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt.
~By Joseph Addison ~


But what has America to boast? What are the graces or the virtues which distinguish its inhabitants? What are their triumphs in war, or their inventions in peace?
~By Thomas Day ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
~By Francis Bacon ~


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 ~


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 ~


Where the roots of private virtue are diseased, the fruit of public probity cannot but be corrupt.
~By Felix Adler ~


Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another.
~By Ayn Rand ~


Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.
~By William Butler Yeats ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Virtue itself scapes not calumnious strokes.
~By William Shakespeare ~


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


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 ~


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


Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.
~By Harriet Beecher Stowe ~


Man is most happy, when his own actions are arguments and examples of his virtue.
~By John Webster ~


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


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


Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue.
~By Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton ~


Popularity is a crime from the moment it is sought; it is only a virtue where men have it whether they will or no.
~By George Savile ~


Every day confirms my opinion on the superiority of a vicious life, and if Virtue is not its own reward, I don't know any other stipend annexed to it.
~By George Byron ~


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 ~


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


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


The deadliest foe to virtue would be complete self-knowledge.
~By F. H. Bradley ~


Let them call it mischief: When it is past and prospered t'will be virtue.
~By Ben Jonson ~


Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.
~By Francis Bacon ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Because impudence is a vice, it does not follow that modesty is a virtue; it is built upon shame, a passion in our nature, and may be either good or bad according to the actions performed from that motive.
~By Bernard de Mandeville ~


Virtue is the truest nobility.
~By Miguel De Cervantes ~


If vice and corruption prevail, liberty cannot subsist; but if virtue have the advantage, arbitrary power cannot be established.
~By Algernon Sidney ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


It seems to me that many writers, by virtue of environments of culture, art and education, slip into writing because of their environments.
~By Robert E. Howard ~


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


While many of us never knew Ronald Reagan personally, we felt close to him because we shared his lighthearted sense of humor, admired his uncommon virtue, and were moved by his remarkable wisdom.
~By Randy Forbes ~


My parents had always preached the virtues of hard work. But hard work is one thing; economic struggle is another.
~By Sargent Shriver ~


The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile; virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.
~By Sallust ~


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

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