Virtue Quotes

Erik h. erikson - hope is both the earliest and the most...
If virtue precede us every step will be safe.
Seneca

Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Virtue can only flourish among equals.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Francois de la rochefoucauld - hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue....
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

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
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
Faith is the virtue of the storm, just as happiness is the virtue of sunshine.
Ruth Fulton Benedict
Is virtue a thing remote? I wish to be virtuous, and lo! Virtue is at hand.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at.
Sterne
Don marquis - man cannot be uplifted he must be seduced into...
The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
Oscar Wilde
Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
Evelyn Waugh, Diaries of Evelyn Waugh (1976)
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
George Washington
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Rene Descartes
Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue.
Ambrose Bierce
Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.
Henry Kissinge
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Baruch Spinoza
Stimulate the heart to love, and all other virtues will rise of their own accord.
W. T. Ussery
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
Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
What is virtue but the trades unionism of the married.
George Bernard Shaw
To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue... They are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
Confucius
A revolution of government is the strongest proof that can be given by a people of their virtue and good sense.
John Adams, (Diary, 1786)
To think ill of mankind, and not to wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue.
William Hazlitt
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
The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be; all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice and experience of them.
Socrates
If by saying that all men are born free and equal, you mean that they are all equally born; it is true, but true in no other sense; birth, talent, labor, virtue, and providence, are forever making differences.
Eugene Edwards
Is virtue a thing remote I wish to be virtuous, and lo Virtue is at hand.
Confucius
We are like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants, so that we can see more than they, and things at a great distance, not by virtue of any sight on our part, or any physical distinction, but because we are carried high and raised up by their giant size.
Bernard of Chartres, 12th Century
Patience is the greatest of all virtues.
Cato the Elde
Pity is the virtue of the law, and none but tyrants use it cruelly.
William Shakespeare
When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.
Thomas Paine
We may eventually come to realize that chastity is no more a virtue than malnutrition.
Alex Comfort
Virtue does not always demand a heavy sacrifice only the willingness to make it when necessary.
Frederick Sherwood Dunn
Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue.
Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler, 1653