Virtue Quotes

William golding - among the virtues and vices that make up the...
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

Modesty and unselfishness - - These are the virtues which men praise - - And pass by.
Andr Maurois
Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
Benjamin Franklin
Anatole france - suffering. we owe to it all that is good in us,...
The happiness and unhappiness of the rational, social animal depends not on what he feels but on what he does just as his virtue and vice consist not in feeling but in doing.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

No company is preferable to bad, because we are more apt to catch the vices of others than their virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health.
C. C. Colton
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan, The Philosophy of Despai
It still remains true that no justification of virtue will enable a man to be virtuous.
C. S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man
Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.
Sir Francis Bacon
Education is not merely a means for earning a living or an instrument for the acquisition of wealth. It is an initiation into life of spirit, a training of the human soul in the pursuit of truth and the practice of virtue.
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
One path alone leads to a life of peace: The path of virtue.
Juvenal
I. f. stone - if you live long enough, the venerability factor...
To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
Confucius
Faith is the virtue of the storm, just as happiness is the virtue of sunshine.
Ruth Fulton Benedict
There is no being of any race who, if he finds the proper guide, cannot attain to virtue.
Cicero
The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
Aristotle, Rhetoric
Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Self - Respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.
John Herschel
If the headache would only precede the intoxication, alcoholism would be a virtue.
Samuel Butle
Pity is the virtue of the law, and none but tyrants use it cruelly.
William Shakespeare
The only reward of virtue is virtue the only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Virtue is insufficient temptation.
George Bernard Shaw
Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.
Voltaire
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
Virtue is indeed its own reward.
Claudianus
Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
There is no virtue in being uncritical nor is it a habit to which the young are given. But criticism is only the burying beetle that gets rid of what is dead, and, since the world lives by creative and constructive forces, and not by negation and destruction, it is better to grow up in the company of prophets than of critics.
Richard Livingstone
We learn our virtues from our friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection.
Ricthe
Men have been taught that it is a virtue to agree with others. But the creator is the man who disagrees. Men have been taught that it is a virtue to swim with the current. But the creator is the man who goes against the current. Men have been taught that it is a virtue to stand together. But the creator is the man who stands alone.
Ayn Rand
Everybody believes in something and everybody, by virtue of the fact that they believe in something, use that something to support their own existence.
Frank Zappa
Virtue extends our days: he live two lives who relives his past with pleasure.
Marcus Valerius Martialis, Epigrams
Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.
William Shakespeare, "Measure for Measure", Act 2 scene 1
Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.
Francis Bacon
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
Virtue is its own punishment.
Aneurin Bevan
What is virtue but the trades unionism of the married.
George Bernard Shaw
Is virtue a thing remote I wish to be virtuous, and lo Virtue is at hand.
Confucius
Silence is the virtue of fools.
Sir Francis Bacon
Self discipline is that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another.
Joseph Addison