Virtue Quotes

John herschel - self - respect is the cornerstone of all virtue....
Self - Denial is not a virtue it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.
George Bernard Shaw

I maintain there is much more wonder in science than in pseudoscience. And in addition, to whatever measure this term has any meaning, science has the additional virtue, and it is not an inconsiderable one, of being true.
Carl Sagan
Self discipline is that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another.
Joseph Addison
Clive staples lewis - courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the...
Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
Benjamin Franklin

The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Rene Descartes
Virtue extends our days: he live two lives who relives his past with pleasure.
Marcus Valerius Martialis, Epigrams
Without courage you cannot practice any of the other virtues.
Maya Angelou
To flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom.
Horace, Epistles
Music like religion, unconditionally brings in its train all the moral virtues to the heart it enters, even though that heart is not in the least worthy.
Jean Baptiste Montegut
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
Abraham Lincoln
Horace bushnell - morality, taken as apart from religion, is but...
Virtue is its own punishment.
Aneurin Bevan
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan, The Philosophy of Despai
There are men whom a happy disposition, a strong desire of glory and esteem, inspire with the same love for justice and virtue which men in general have for riches and honors.... But the number of these men is so small that I only mention them in honor of humanity.
Claude Adrien Helvetius
Virtue does not always demand a heavy sacrifice only the willingness to make it when necessary.
Frederick Sherwood Dunn
One ought to seek out virtue for its own sake, without being influenced by fear or hope, or by any external influence. Moreover, that in that does happiness consist.
Diogenes Laertius, Zeno
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
There is no vice so simple but assumes some mark of virtue on his outward parts.
Mary Bertone
He is ill clothed that is bare of virtue.
Benjamin Franklin
If virtue precede us every step will be safe.
Seneca
Virtue is insufficient temptation.
George Bernard Shaw
Wisdom is know what to do next virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
Cicero
If you live long enough, the venerability factor creeps in; first, you get accused of things you never did, and later, credited for virtues you never had.
I. F. Stone
Force, and fraud, are in war the two cardinal virtues.
Thomas Hobbes, quoted from "Oxygen3, Panda Software
Unless I accept my faults, I will most certainly doubt my virtues.
Hugh Prathe
If the headache would only precede the intoxication, alcoholism would be a virtue.
Samuel Butle
Faith is the virtue of the storm, just as happiness is the virtue of sunshine.
Ruth Fulton Benedict
Great necessities call out great virtues.
Abigail Adams
All government - - Indeed, every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act - - Is founded on compromise and barter.
Edmund Burke, Speech on the Conciliation of America
Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of the vices.
George Bernard Shaw
Virtue is indeed its own reward.
Claudianus
Will it not be felt that Virtue, however beautiful, becomes the worst of all attitudes when it is found too feeble to contend with Vice...
Marquis de Sade, Justine
I have not seen a person who loved virtue, or one who hated what was not virtuous. He who loved virtue would esteem nothing above it.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
Is virtue a thing remote? I wish to be virtuous, and lo! Virtue is at hand.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
From the oyster to the eagle, from the swine to the tiger, all animals are to be found in men and each of them exists in some man, sometimes several at the time. Animals are nothing but the portrayal of our virtues and vices made manifest to our eyes, the visible reflections of our souls. God displays them to us to give us food for thought.
Victor Hugo
What is virtue but the trades unionism of the married.
George Bernard Shaw
We may eventually come to realize that chastity is no more a virtue than malnutrition.
Alex Comfort