Virtue Quotes

Ralph waldo emerson - what is a weed a plant whose virtues have never...
Blushing is the color of virtue.
Laertius Diogenes

The love of money is the root of all virtue.
George Bernard Shaw
There is no vice so simple but assumes some mark of virtue on his outward parts.
Mary Bertone
George bernard shaw - what is virtue but the trades unionism of the...
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.

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
Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue.
John Dryden
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
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.
Patience is the greatest of all virtues.
Cato the Elde
Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.
Brendan Francis Behan
Sallust - the glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and...
Though ambition itself be a vice, yet it is often times the cause of virtues.
Let this be an example for the acquisition of all knowledge, virtue, and riches. By the fall of drops of water, by degrees, a pot is filled.
The Hitopadesa
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
Pity is the virtue of the law, and none but tyrants use it cruelly.
William Shakespeare
To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue... They are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
Consider your origin; you were not born to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
Men are equal it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
Sir Winston Churchill
Wisdom is know what to do next virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan
Virtue is its own punishment.
Aneurin Bevan
Happiness is the highest good, being a realization and perfect practice of virtue, which some can attain, while others have little or none of it...
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
Oscar Wilde
First secure an independent income, then practice virtue.
Greek Prove
What men call good fellowship is commonly but the virtue of pigs in a litter which lie close together to keep each other warm.
Henry David Thoreau
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Rene Descartes
If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none but itself. Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor strength, nor reason can prevail.
Francis Quarles
The great virtue in life is real courage that knows how to face facts and live beyond them.
D. H. Lawrence
One path alone leads to a life of peace The path of virtue.
Be to her virtues very kind. Be to her faults a little blind.
Matthew Prio
Among the virtues and vices that make up the British character, we have one vice, at least, that Americans ought to view with sympathy. For they appear to be the only people who share it with us. I mean our worship of the antique. I do not refer to beauty or even historical association. I refer to age, to a quantity of years.
William Golding
All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
Aristotle, Rhetoric
Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.
William Shakespeare, "Measure for Measure", Act 2 scene 1
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
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
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
Is virtue a thing remote? I wish to be virtuous, and lo! Virtue is at hand.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects