Virtue Quotes

Virtue consists in doing our duty in the several relations we sustain in respect to ourselves, to our fellow men, and to God, as known from reason, conscience, and revelation.

James Waddel Alexander

Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.

FRANCIS BACON

Happiness is prosperity combined with virtue.

Aristotle

If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace, then progress in virtue is progress in each of these for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us, progress is always an approach toward it.

Epictetus

The man or the woman in whom resides greater virtue is the higher; neither the loftiness nor the lowliness of a person lies in the body according to the sex, but in the perfection of conduct and virtues.

Christine de Pizan

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

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

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

Barry Goldwater

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice; moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Perseverance, n. A lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.

Ambrose Bierce

An agricultural life is one eminently calculated for human happiness and human virtue.

Josiah Quincy

When we exaggerate our friends tenderness towards us, it is often less from gratitude than from a desire to exhibit our own virtue.

Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness for their reputation.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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.

Adrienne Herron

God gives to every man virtue, temper, and understanding.

Agha Zahid

Most virtue is a demand for greater seduction.

Natalie Clifford Barney

Virtue knows that it is impossible to get on without compromise, and tunes herself, as it were, a trifle sharp to allow for an inevitable fall in playing.

Samuel Butler

There are those who would misteach us that to stick in a rut is consistency - and a virtue; and that to climb out of the rut is inconsistency - and a vice.

Mark Twain

There are those who would misteach us that to stick in a rut is consistency- and a virtue; and that to climb out of the rut is inconsistency- and a vice.

Mark Twain

No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent.

William Ellery Channing

Self denial is not a virtue: it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.

George Bernard Shaw

The lie, as a virtue, a principle, is eternal; the lie, as a recreation, a solace, a refuge in time of need, the fourth Grace, the tenth Muse, man's best and surest friend is immortal.

Mark Twain

Let us be true: this is the highest maxim of art and of life, the secret of eloquence and of virtue, and of all moral authority.

Henri Frederic Amiel

No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.

Patrick Henry
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