Virtue Quotes

One isnt necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We cant be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.

Maya Angelou

Virtue, like a dowerless beauty, has more admirers than followers.

Lady Marguerite Blessington

God deliver us all from prejudice and unkindness, and fill us with the love of truth and virtue.

William Ellery Channing

Machiavel says virtue and riches seldom settle on one man.

Robert Burton

A virtuous person is better then virtue and a vicious person is worse than vice.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Now that the wars are coming to an end, I wish you to prosper in peace. May all mortals from now on live like one people in concord and for mutual advancement. Consider the world as your country, with laws common to all and where the best will govern irrespective of tribe. I do not distinguish among men, as the narrow-minded do, both among Greeks and Barbarians. I am not interested in the descendance of the citizens or their racial origins. I classify them using one criterion: their virtue. For me every virtuous foreigner is a Greek and every evil Greek worse than a Barbarian. If differences ever develop between you never have recourse to arms, but solve them peacefully. If necessary, I should be your arbitrator. You must not consider God like an autocratic despot, but as a common Father of all; so your behavior may resemble the life siblings have in a family. On my part I should consider all equals, white or blacks, and wish you all to be not only subjects of the Commonwealth, but participants and partners. As much as this depends on me, I should try to bring about what I promised. The oath we made over tonights libations hold onto as a Contract of Love.

Alexander III

The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.

Publius Syrus

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Power gradually extirpates from the mind every humane and gentle virtue. Pity, benevolence, friendship, are things almost unknown in high stations.

Edmund Burke

Humility is a virtue, and it is a virtue innate in guests.

Max Beerbohm

Make a virtue of necessity.

Robert Burton

Good government is the outcome of private virtue.

John Jay Chapman

The extremes of vice and virtue are alike detestable; absolute virtue is as sure to kill a man as absolute vice is, let alone the dullnesses of it and the pomposities of it.

Samuel Butler

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.

Marcus Porcius Cato

Any system of economics is bankrupt if it sees either value or virtue in unemployment.

James Earl Carter, Jr.
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