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Virtue Quotes and Sayings
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A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

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A thankful heart is the greatest virtue.
- Cicero

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
- Anatole France


There's a point... when you have to choose
whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life,
or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

To realize that you do not understand is a virtue;
Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
- Lao Tzu

The only reward of virtue is virtue;
the only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A man must be both stupid and uncharitable
who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
- Joseph Addison

Who sows virtue reaps honor.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Consider a parent who says,
"Look at the sacrifices I'm making so you can have a better life."
Contrast that with another parent who demonstrates
living a great life every day.
Self-sacrifice is not a virtue.
Living a great life and sharing that life with others
is the noble way to live.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
- Oscar Wilde

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
- George Washington

It is only the poor who pay cash,
and that not from virtue,
but because they are refused credit.
- Anatole France

Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.
- Henry A. Kissinger

The inherent vice of capitalism
is the unequal sharing of blessings;
the inherent virtue of socialism
is the equal sharing of miseries.
- Winston Churchill

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer
silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
- Albert Einstein

Virtue can only flourish among equals.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

If you doubt the virtue in self-honor,
remember what the flight attendant says,
"Put your own oxygen mask on first."
You are of no use to anyone else
if you have not taken care of your own needs first -
this includes your own emotional,
as well as physical, well-being.
In addition, your greatest value to your children,
your family, your friends, and your community
is the example you set, leading a great life that inspires
those around you to emulate your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue,
a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence,
confidence, justice.
- Baruch Spinoza

Money is the barometer of a society's virtue.
- Ayn Rand

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!
And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms,
the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven,
and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
- Akhenaton

Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
the creed of ignorance,
and the gospel of envy,
its inherent virtue is
the equal sharing of misery.
- Winston Churchill

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for
the education of its virtue.
- Plato

Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked
than it is loved by the good.
- The Buddha

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
- Indira Gandhi

Dependence begets subservience and venality,
suffocates the germ of virtue,
and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.
- Thomas Jefferson

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue,
but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice;
it whitens only the hair.
- Ira Gershwin

I design for real people.
I think of our customers all the time.
There is no virtue whatsoever in creating clothing
or accessories that are not practical.
- Giorgio Armani

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
- David Starr Jordan

There is a natural aristocracy among men.
The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
- Thomas Jefferson

What is man's ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love,
truth, virtue, and beauty.
- Shinichi Suzuki

What most persons consider as virtue,
after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
- Voltaire

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes,
but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue;
but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other,
and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization.
- Marquis de Sade

The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless
power without abusing it.
- Thomas Babington

A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold,
be alloyed with some commoner, but more durable alloy.
- Samuel Butler

The difference is too nice - Where ends the virtue or begins the vice.
- Alexander Pope

A healthy social life is found only,
when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection,
and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living.
- Rudolf Steiner

We cannot attribute to fortune or virtue that which
is achieved without either.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Were there no desire there would be no virtue,
and because one man desires what another does not,
who shall say whether the child of his desire be Vice or Virtue?
- Edgar Rice Burroghs

Nobody should trust their virtue with necessity,
the force of which is never known till it is felt,
and it is therefore one of the first duties to avoid the temptation of it.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

Natural ability without education has more often raised
a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
- Marcus Aurelius

There is a tendency around the world today to copy TV culture.
And that is not always a virtue.
- Francis Arinze

Successful and fortunate crime is called virtue.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Remorse is virtue's root; its fair increase are fruits
of innocence and blessedness.
- William C. Bryant

There is no sanctuary of virtue like home.
- Edward Everett

Confidentiality is a virtue of the loyal,
as loyalty is the virtue of faithfulness.
- Edwin Louis Cole

According to the new ethics, virtue is not restrictive but expansive,
a sentiment and even an intoxication.
- Irving Babbitt

Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most
refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at.
- Laurence Stern

Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Compassion is not a popular virtue.
- Karen Armstrong

It is necessary to make virtue fashionable.
- Jose Marti

Competition is such a virtue, and everybody's so busy competing,
they have no time for compassion.
- Major Owens

The mind is exercised by the variety and multiplicity of the subject matter,
while the character is moulded by the contemplation of virtue and vice.
- Quintilian

To think ill of mankind and not wish ill to them,
is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue.
- William Hazlitt

Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Morality is a venereal disease.
Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage,
boredom; its tertiary stage, syphilis.
- Karl Kraus

Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue,
for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to
remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
- Tacitus

To say of shame - what is it? Of virtue -
we can miss it; Of sin-we can kiss it,
And it's no longer sin.
- Algernon Charles Swinburne

Blushing is the color of virtue.
- Diogenes

What's vice today may be virtue, tomorrow.
- Henry Fielding

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.
And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

For, when with beauty we can virtue join,
We paint the semblance of a form divine.
- Matthew Prior

Power confuses itself with virtue and tends also to
take itself for omnipotence.
- J. William Fulbright

To enjoy good health,
to bring true happiness to one's family,
to bring peace to all, one must first
discipline and control one's own mind.
If a man can control his mind
he can find the way to Enlightenment,
and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
- The Buddha

In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is
nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
- Simone Weil

I returned to Jerusalem, and it is by virtue of Jerusalem
that I have written all that God has put into my heart and into my pen.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon


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