Virtue Quotes

Frank zappa - everybody believes in something and everybody, by...
Wisdom is know what to do next virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan

Virtue herself is her own fairest reward.
Silius Italicus
And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm.
John Dryden, Imitation of Horace
Cornelius tacitus - in stirring up tumult and strife, the worst men...
Virtue they will but abuse, and taunt her with bitter revilling.
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations - Book Eleven

If you consider what are called the virtues in mankind, you will find their growth is assisted by education and cultivation.
Xenophon
Be to her virtues very kind. Be to her faults a little blind.
Matthew Prio
From the oyster to the eagle, from the swine to the tiger, all animals are to be found in men and each of them exists in some man, sometimes several at the time. Animals are nothing but the portrayal of our virtues and vices made manifest to our eyes, the visible reflections of our souls. God displays them to us to give us food for thought.
Victor Hugo
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
There is no vice so simple but assumes some mark of virtue on his outward parts.
Mary Bertone
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, "The Rights of Man", 1792
Baruch spinoza - peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a...
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
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
God gives to every man virtue, temper, and understanding.
William Coope
The determined scholar and the man of virtue will not seek to live at the expense of injuring their virtue. They will even sacrifice their lives to preserve their virtue complete.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
Force, and fraud, are in war the two cardinal virtues.
Thomas Hobbes, quoted from "Oxygen3, Panda Software
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
What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
Ridicule is generally made use of to laugh men out of virtue and good sense, by attacking everything praiseworthy in human life.
Joseph Addison
Self discipline is that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another.
Joseph Addison
Patience is the greatest of all virtues.
Cato the Elde
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
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
A weed is just a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Most institutions demand unqualified faith; but the institution of science makes skepticism a virtue.
Robert K. Merton
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
Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice; but adversity doth best discover virtue.
Sir Francis Bacon, Of Adversity
If you live long enough, the venerability factor creeps in first, you get accused of things you never did, and later, credited for virtues you never had.
I. F. Stone
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
Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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
Consider your origin; you were not born to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
Virtue has its own reward, but no box office.
Mae West
Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions, but regulates them.
Saint Thomas Aquinas
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
It still remains true that no justification of virtue will enable a man to be virtuous.
C. S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man
Blushing is the color of virtue.
Laertius Diogenes