Virtue Quotes

Claudianus - virtue is indeed its own reward....
All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
Aristotle

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
The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
Aristotle, Rhetoric
Seneca - if virtue precede us every step will be safe....
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

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
Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
Evelyn Waugh, Diaries of Evelyn Waugh (1976)
Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Courage is the ladder on which all other virtues mount.
Clare Booth Luce
Recommend to your children virtue that alone can make them happy, not gold.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue.
Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler, 1653
Sir henry wotton,
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
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
Cicero
Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
Benjamin Franklin
Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Cicero
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 thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.
Voltaire
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Rene Descartes
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Baruch Spinoza
The man who willeth to do well... we should extol his virtues and speak not of his faults behind his back.
Joseph Smith Jr.
One path alone leads to a life of peace: The path of virtue.
Juvenal
Not to be cheered by praise, Not to be grieved by blame, But to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers Are the characteristics of an excellent man.
Saskya Pandita
Though ambition itself be a vice, yet it is often times the cause of virtues.
Quintilian
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
Will it not be felt that Virtue, however beautiful, becomes the worst of all attitudes when it is found too feeble to contend with Vice...
Marquis de Sade, Justine
New capabilities emerge just by virtue of having smart people with access to state - Of - The - Art technology.
Robert E. Kahn
The highest endeavor of the mind, and the highest virtue, is to understand things by intuition.
Baruch Spinoza, The Ethics
Blood is inherited and virtue is acquired.
Venezuelan Prove
Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at.
Sterne
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
Aristotle
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
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
Self discipline is that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another.
Joseph Addison
Rather do what is nothing in the purpose than to be idle, that the devil may find thee doing. The bird that sits is easily shot when the fliers escape the fowler. Idleness is the Dead Sea that swallows all the virtues, and is the self - Made sepulcher of a living man.
Francis Quarles
We should every night call ourselves to an account; What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed? What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired? Our vices will abort of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.
Seneca
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
Whitheead
Truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue, the basis of moral authority it is the highest summit of art and life.
Henri Frdric Amiel