Virtue Quotes

Henry david thoreau - what men call good fellowship is commonly but the...
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
Cicero

A weed is just a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Virtue does not come from wealth, but... wealth, and every other good thing which men have... comes from virtue.
Socrates
John dryden - let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone...
Silence is the virtue of fools.
Sir Francis Bacon

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
Oscar Wilde
Morality, taken as apart from religion, is but another name for decency in sin. It is just that negative species of virtue which consists in not doing what is scandalously depraved and wicked. But there is no heart of holy principle in it, any more than there is in the grosser sin.
Horace Bushnell
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
The only reward of virtue is virtue the only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Silver and gold are not the only coin virtue too passes current all over the world.
Euripides
Horace, epistles - to flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and to...
Compulsion cannot produce virtue; it can only produce the outward semblance of virtue.
Dinesh D? Souza
Suffering. We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.
Anatole France
Assume a virtue, if you have it not.
William Shakespeare
Virtue is praised but hated. People run away from it, for it is ice - Cold and in this world you must keep your feet warm.
Denis Diderot
It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.
Voltaire
Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions, but regulates them.
Saint Thomas Aquinas
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
Churchill
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
Bluntness is a virtue.
Allison Ling
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
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
Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.
- - Aristotle
An ambassador is a man of virtue sent to lie abroad for his country; a news - writer is a man without virtue who lies at home for himself.
Sir Henry Wotton, "Reliquae Wottonianae".
Self - Respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.
John Herschel
That man is good who does good to others if he suffers on account of the good he does, he is very good if he suffers at the hands of those to whom he has done good, then his goodness is so great that it could be enhanced only by greater sufferings and if he should die at their hands, his virtue can go no further it is heroic, it is perfect.
La Bruyere
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
The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
Aristotle, Rhetoric
There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
Thomas Jefferson
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
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
Cicero
Perhaps we are wiser, less foolish and more far - Seeing than we were two hundred years ago. But we are still imperfect in all these things, and since the turn of the century it has been remarked that neither wisdom nor virtue have increased as rapidly as the need for both.
Joseph Wood Krutch
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
Blood is inherited and virtue is acquired.
Venezuelan Prove
Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.
William Shakespeare, "Measure for Measure", Act 2 scene 1
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
Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
Evelyn Waugh, Diaries of Evelyn Waugh (1976)
Virtue extends our days he live two lives who relives his past with pleasure.
Marcus Valerius Martialis