Virtue Quotes

William golding - among the virtues and vices that make up the...
To be proud of virtue is to poison oneself with the antidote.
Benjamin Franklin, ?

The great virtue of my radicalism lies in the fact that I am perfectly ready, if necessary, to be radical on the conservative side.
Theodore Roosevelt
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
Clive staples lewis - courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the...
The shortest and surest way to live with honour in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be; and if we observe, we shall find, that all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice of them.
Socrates

Self discipline is that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another.
Joseph Addison
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 thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Thomas Paine
Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.
William Butler Yeats
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Cicero
Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation, all which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, though religion were not but superstition dismounts all these, and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men... the master of superstition is the people and arguments are fitted to practice, in a reverse order.
Francis Bacon
Joseph wood krutch - perhaps we are wiser, less foolish and more far -...
To flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom.
Horace, Epistles
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
Barry Goldwate
Compulsion cannot produce virtue; it can only produce the outward semblance of virtue.
Dinesh D? Souza
Pity is the virtue of the law, and none but tyrants use it cruelly.
William Shakespeare
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
Cicero
There are nine orders of angels, to wit, angels, archangels, virtues, powers, principalities, dominations, thrones, cherubim, and seraphim.
Pope Gregory The Great
Courage and modesty are the most unequivocal of virtues, for they are of a kind that hypocrisy cannot imitate they too have this quality in common, that they are expressed by the same color.
Johann von Goethe
A large part of virtue consists in good habits.
William Paley
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
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
Blushing is the color of virtue.
Laertius Diogenes
Blood is inherited and virtue is acquired.
Venezuelan Prove
Virtue extends our days: he live two lives who relives his past with pleasure.
Marcus Valerius Martialis, Epigrams
The great virtue in life is real courage that knows how to face facts and live beyond them.
D. H. Lawrence
The home is the chief school of human virtues.
William Ellery Channing
Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
Evelyn Waugh, Diaries of Evelyn Waugh (1976)
One path alone leads to a life of peace The path of virtue.
Juvenal
Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Cicero
All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
Aristotle
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
The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
Faith is the virtue of the storm, just as happiness is the virtue of sunshine.
Ruth Fulton Benedict
Recommend virtue to your children it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.
Ludwig van Beethoven
He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
Force, and fraud, are in war the two cardinal virtues.
Thomas Hobbes, quoted from "Oxygen3, Panda Software
Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of the vices.
George Bernard Shaw
It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.
Voltaire