Virtue Quotes

I. f. stone - if you live long enough, the venerability factor...
Jenny replied to this with a bitterness which might have surprized a judicious person, who had observed the tranquillity with which she bore all the affronts to her chastity; but her patience was perhaps tired out, for this is a virtue which is very apt to be fatigued by exercise.
Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

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.
George Washington
The determined scholar and the man of virtue will not seek to live at the expense of injuring their virtue. They will even sacrifice their lives to preserve their virtue complete.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
Voltaire - it is an infantile superstition of the human...
Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at.
Sterne

Rather do what is nothing in the purpose than to be idle, that the devil may find thee doing. The bird that sits is easily shot when the fliers escape the fowler. Idleness is the Dead Sea that swallows all the virtues, and is the self - Made sepulcher of a living man.
Francis Quarles
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
Cicero
Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue.
Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler, 1653
The only reward of virtue is virtue the only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Self - Denial is not a virtue it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.
George Bernard Shaw
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
Cicero
Cato the elde - i think the first virtue is to restrain the...
God gives to every man virtue, temper, and understanding.
William Coope
It still remains true that no justification of virtue will enable a man to be virtuous.
C. S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man
Faith is the virtue of the storm, just as happiness is the virtue of sunshine.
Ruth Fulton Benedict
He is ill clothed that is bare of virtue.
Benjamin Franklin
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Rene Descartes
In stirring up tumult and strife, the worst men can do the most, but peace and quiet cannot be established without virtue.
Cornelius Tacitus
What men call good fellowship is commonly but the virtue of pigs in a litter which lie close together to keep each other warm.
Henry David Thoreau
New capabilities emerge just by virtue of having smart people with access to state - Of - The - Art technology.
Robert E. Kahn
Truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue, the basis of moral authority it is the highest summit of art and life.
Henri Frdric Amiel
Truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue, the basis of moral authority; it is the highest summit of art and life.
Henri - Fr? d? ric Amiel
First secure an independent income, then practice virtue.
Greek Prove
If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none but itself. Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor strength, nor reason can prevail.
Francis Quarles
Virtue is its own punishment.
Aneurin Bevan
There exists a false aristocracy based on family name, property, and inherited wealth. But there likewise exists a true aristocracy based on intelligence, talent and virtue.
Tom Robbins
Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.
William Shakespeare, "Measure for Measure", Act 2 scene 1
Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.
Voltaire
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.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right.
Cato the Elde
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
Whitheead
Great necessities call out great virtues.
Abigail Adams
The highest endeavor of the mind, and the highest virtue, is to understand things by intuition.
Baruch Spinoza, The Ethics
The great virtue in life is real courage that knows how to face facts and live beyond them.
D. H. Lawrence
Blushing is the color of virtue.
Laertius Diogenes
Be to her virtues very kind. Be to her faults a little blind.
Matthew Prio
Ridicule is generally made use of to laugh men out of virtue and good sense, by attacking everything praiseworthy in human life.
Joseph Addison
No virtue is safe that is not enthusiastic.
Sir J. R. Seeley
Virtue is not the absense of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers virtue is a vivid and separate ting, like pain or a particular smell.
G. K. Chesterton