Virtue Quotes

Souls made of fire and children of the sun,With whom Revenge is virtue.

Edward Young

Restraint and discipline and examples of virtue and justice. These are the things that form the education of the world.

Edmund Burke

Faith is the sense of life, that sense by virtue of which man does not destroy himself, but continues to live on. It is the force whereby we live.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame; obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed.

Alfred North Whitehead

To be silent is but a small virtue; but it is a serious fault to reveal secrets.

Ovid

Truth, self control, asceticism, generosity, non-injury, constancy in virtue these are the means of success, not caste or family.

Mahabharata

The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE

Teach thy necessity to reason thus; There is no virtue like necessity

William Shakespeare

Liberty is the great parent of science and of virtue; and a nation will be great in both always in proportion as it is free.

Thomas Jefferson

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.

Edmund Burke

Anger is a noble infirmity; the generous failing of the just; the one degree that riseth above zeal, asserting the prerogative of virtue.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

The career of a writer is comparable to that of a woman of easy virtue. You write first for pleasure, later for the pleasure of others and finally for money.

Marcel Achard

Flirting is the sin of the virtuous and the virtue of the sinful.

Paul Bourget

If he does really think that there is no distinction between virtue and vice, why, Sir, when he leaves our houses let us count our spoons

Samuel Johnson

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

Marcus T. Cicero

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 Aurelius

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

Maya Angelou

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

Aristotle

We are double-edged blades, and every time we whet our virtue the return stroke strops our vice.

Henry David Thoreau

Creative thinking may mean simply the realization that there's no particular virtue in doing things the way they always have been done

Rudolf Flesch

The rich man is always sold to the institution which makes him rich. Absolutely speaking, the more money, the less virtue.

Henry David Thoreau

Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The power of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special efforts, but by his ordinary doing

Blaise Pascal

A man hasn't got a corner on virtue just because his shoes are shined.

Anne Petry
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