Virtue Quotes

Voltaire - men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that...
One path alone leads to a life of peace: The path of virtue.
Juvenal

Whoever feels pain in hearing a good character of his neighbor, will feel a pleasure in the reverse. And those who despair to rise in distinction by their virtues, are happy if others can be depressed to a level of themselves.
Benjamin Franklin
To be proud of virtue is to poison oneself with the antidote.
Benjamin Franklin, ?
Ludwig van beethoven - recommend virtue to your children it alone, not...
We may eventually come to realize that chastity is no more a virtue than malnutrition.
Alex Comfort

The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it.
Lord Macaulay
And be on they guard against the good and the just They would fain curcify those who devise their own virtue - - They hate the lonesome ones.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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
Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
Evelyn Waugh, Diaries of Evelyn Waugh (1976)
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
Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue.
John Dryden
Sallust - the glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and...
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.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
If thou desire to purchase honor with thy wealth, consider first how that wealth became thine; if thy labor got it, let thy wisdom keep it; if oppression found it, let repentance restore it; if thy parent left it, let thy virtues deserve it; so shall thy honor be safer, better and cheaper.
Francis Quarles
The highest endeavor of the mind, and the highest virtue, is to understand things by intuition.
Baruch Spinoza, The Ethics
All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
Aristotle
Self discipline is that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another.
Joseph Addison
Silence is the virtue of fools.
Sir Francis Bacon
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
Cicero
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
Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.
Henry Kissinge
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
Cicero
A large part of virtue consists in good habits.
William Paley
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
Churchill
In stirring up tumult and strife, the worst men can do the most, but peace and quiet cannot be established without virtue.
Cornelius Tacitus
A good inclination is but the first rude draught of virtue, but the finishing strokes are from the will, which, if well disposed, will by degrees perfect it, as if all disposed will quickly deface it.
South
The love of money is the root of all virtue.
George Bernard Shaw
Virtue is its own punishment.
Aneurin Bevan
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Cicero
Virtue herself is her own fairest reward.
Silius Italicus
Virtue is more to man than either water or fire. I have seen men die from treading on water and fire, but I have never seen a man die from treading the course of virtue.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
Blood is inherited and virtue is acquired.
Venezuelan Prove
Virtue can only flourish among equals.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
To think ill of mankind, and not to wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue.
William Hazlitt
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
A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
Robert Hall
The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
The man who willeth to do well... we should extol his virtues and speak not of his faults behind his back.
Joseph Smith Jr.
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.
Marcus Tullius Cicero