Virtue Quotes

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

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

Virtue would not go to such lengths if vanity did not keep her company.

Fran┴ois de la Rochefoucauld

All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance.

Theodore M. Hesburgh

He that has energy enough to root out a vice should go further, and try to plant a virtue in its place.

Charles Caleb Colton

Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference

Voltaire

Virtue is praised, but hated. People run from it, for it is ice-cold and in this world you have to keep your feet warm.

Denis Diderot

Blushing is the color of virtue.

Diogenes

Virtue is its own revenge.

E.Y. Harburn

To many people virtue consists chiefly in repenting faults, not in avoiding them.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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