Virtue Quotes

Rene descartes - the greatest minds are capable of the greatest...
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
Clive Staples Lewis

Blood is inherited and virtue is acquired.
Venezuelan Prove
There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
Thomas Jefferson
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
George Washington
Music like religion, unconditionally brings in its train all the moral virtues to the heart it enters, even though that heart is not in the least worthy.
Jean Baptiste Montegut

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan, The Philosophy of Despai
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
Socrates - virtue does not come from wealth, but... wealth,...
Compulsion cannot produce virtue; it can only produce the outward semblance of virtue.
Dinesh D? Souza
Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.
Voltaire
William shakespeare - pity is the virtue of the law, and none but...
Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.
Brendan Francis Behan
Stimulate the heart to love, and all other virtues will rise of their own accord.
W. T. Ussery
Blushing is the color of virtue.
Laertius Diogenes
There is no vice so simple but assumes some mark of virtue on his outward parts.
Mary Bertone
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
He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Sir Winston Churchill
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Baruch Spinoza
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
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 Aelius Aurelius
Knowledge, without common sense, says Lee, is folly; without method, it is waste; without kindness, it is fanaticism; without religion, it is death. But with common sense, it is wisdom with method, it is power; with clarity, it is beneficence; with religion, it is virtue, and life, and peace.
Austin Farra
First secure an independent income, then practice virtue.
Greek Prove
Virtue herself is her own fairest reward.
Silius Italicus
Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of the vices.
George Bernard Shaw
Virtue is insufficient temptation.
George Bernard Shaw
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
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
Silence is the virtue of fools.
Sir Francis Bacon
What is virtue but the trades unionism of the married.
George Bernard Shaw
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...
Aristotle
The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be; all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice and experience of them.
Socrates
Courage is the ladder on which all other virtues mount.
Clare Booth Luce
Great necessities call out great virtues.
Abigail Adams
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
Nature does not loathe virtue it is unaware of its existence.
Franoise Mallet - Joris
Virtue is its own punishment.
Aneurin Bevan
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
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
Whitheead