Virtue Quotes

Ralph waldo emerson - the only reward of virtue is virtue the only way...
What is a weed A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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
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
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
Most institutions demand unqualified faith; but the institution of science makes skepticism a virtue.
Robert K. Merton

To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue... They are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
Confucius
First secure an independent income, then practice virtue.
Greek Prove
Churchill - the inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal...
Men are equal it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.
Voltaire
Courage and modesty are the most unequivocal of virtues, for they are of a kind that hypocrisy cannot imitate they too have this quality in common, that they are expressed by the same color.
Johann von Goethe
Allison ling - bluntness is a virtue....
One path alone leads to a life of peace The path of virtue.
Juvenal
Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.
Voltaire
Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
Benjamin Franklin
Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of the vices.
George Bernard Shaw
Shall ignorance of good and ill Dare to direct the eternal will? Seek virtue, and of that possest, To Providence resign the rest.
Gay
Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together.
Petrarch, De Remedies
I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right.
Cato the Elde
Compulsion cannot produce virtue; it can only produce the outward semblance of virtue.
Dinesh D? Souza
Virtue is not the absense of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers virtue is a vivid and separate ting, like pain or a particular smell.
G. K. Chesterton
The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Virtue is insufficient temptation.
George Bernard Shaw
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Baruch Spinoza
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
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
Cicero
And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm.
John Dryden, Imitation of Horace
Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Virtue can only flourish among equals.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Virtue is praised but hated. People run away from it, for it is ice - Cold and in this world you must keep your feet warm.
Denis Diderot
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
George Washington
Stimulate the heart to love, and all other virtues will rise of their own accord.
W. T. Ussery
Virtue and genuine graces in themselves speak what no words can utter.
William Shakespeare
Self - Respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.
John Herschel
Consider your origin you were not born to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.
Dante Alighieri
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
Clive Staples Lewis
Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.
John Locke
Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
Evelyn Waugh, Diaries of Evelyn Waugh (1976)
There are men whom a happy disposition, a strong desire of glory and esteem, inspire with the same love for justice and virtue which men in general have for riches and honors.... But the number of these men is so small that I only mention them in honor of humanity.
Claude Adrien Helvetius
A weed is just a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
Ralph Waldo Emerson