Virtue Quotes

Is virtue a thing remote? I wish to be virtuous, and lo! Virtue is at hand.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.
Henry Kissinge

Assume a virtue, if you have it not.
William Shakespeare
Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions, but regulates them.
Saint Thomas Aquinas
Be to her virtues very kind. Be to her faults a little blind.
Matthew Prio
Evelyn waugh, diaries of evelyn waugh (1976) - punctuality is the virtue of the bored....

Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Cicero
G. k. chesterton - virtue is not the absense of vices or the...
Though ambition itself be a vice, yet it is often times the cause of virtues.
Quintilian
Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves.
Jean - Jacques Rousseau
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
Men are equal it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.
Voltaire
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
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
Barry Goldwate
If thou desire to purchase honor with thy wealth, consider first how that wealth became thine; if thy labor got it, let thy wisdom keep it; if oppression found it, let repentance restore it; if thy parent left it, let thy virtues deserve it; so shall thy honor be safer, better and cheaper.
Francis Quarles
One path alone leads to a life of peace: The path of virtue.
Juvenal
Don marquis - man cannot be uplifted he must be seduced into...
Patience is the greatest of all virtues.
Cato the Elde
Self - Denial is not a virtue it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.
George Bernard Shaw
We learn our virtues from our friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection.
Ricthe
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
It still remains true that no justification of virtue will enable a man to be virtuous.
C. S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man
God gives to every man virtue, temper, and understanding.
William Coope
The great virtue in life is real courage that knows how to face facts and live beyond them.
D. H. Lawrence
Men have been taught that it is a virtue to agree with others. But the creator is the man who disagrees. Men have been taught that it is a virtue to swim with the current. But the creator is the man who goes against the current. Men have been taught that it is a virtue to stand together. But the creator is the man who stands alone.
Ayn Rand
Virtue they will but abuse, and taunt her with bitter revilling.
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations - Book Eleven
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
There are nine orders of angels, to wit, angels, archangels, virtues, powers, principalities, dominations, thrones, cherubim, and seraphim.
Pope Gregory The Great
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
Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive. If life is to be sustained hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired.
Erik H. Erikson
To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue... They are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
Confucius
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
Virtue has its own reward, but no box office.
Mae West
No virtue is safe that is not enthusiastic.
Sir J. R. Seeley
A weed is just a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.
Thomas Paine
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.
Nikola Tesla
Virtue can only flourish among equals.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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
We may eventually come to realize that chastity is no more a virtue than malnutrition.
Alex Comfort