Virtue Quotes

Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.

G. K. Chesterton

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.

Oscar Wilde

Remember how in that communion only, beholding beauty with the eye of the mind, he will be enabled to bring forth, not images of beauty, but reality (for he has hold not of an image but of a reality), and bringing forth and nourishing true virtue to become the friend of God and be immortal, if mortal man may.

Plato

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.

Anatole France

Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.

Confucius

Virtue has never been as respectable as money

Mark Twain

We do not place especial value on the possession of a virtue until we notice its total absence in our opponent.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.

C.S. Lewis

Few people have the virtue to withstand the highest bidder.

George Washington

Virtue is an angel, but she is a blind one, and must ask Knowledge to show her the pathway that leads to her goal.

Horace Mann

Humility is the root, mother, nurse, foundation, and bond of all virtue.

St. John Chrysostom

Humility is eldest-born of Virtue, and claims the birthright at the throne of heaven.

Arthur Murphy

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

No power or virtue of man could ever have deserved that what has been fated should not have taken place.

Marcellinus Ammianus

When will you understand that being normal isn't necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage.

Unknown

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

Lao Tzu

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

Voltaire

Virtue is insufficient temptation.

George Bernard Shaw

Sin is commitable in thought, word or deed; so is virtue.

Martin H. Fischer

A woman can defend her virtue from men much more easily than she can protect her reputation from women

Elbert Hubbard

Virtue is never left to stand alone. He who has it will have neighbors.

Confucius

Truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue, the basis of moral authority; it is the highest summit of art and of life.

Henri Frederic Amiel

A political organization is a transferable commodity. You could not find a better way of killing virtue than by packing it into one of these contraptions which some gang of thieves is sure to find useful.

John Jay Chapman

What then have I done? What, except yield to a natural feeling, inspired by beauty, sanctioned by virtue and kept at all times within the bounds of respect. It's innocent expression prompted not by hope but by trust.

Vicomte de Valmont
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