Virtue Quotes

The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.

Confucius 551BC

The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.


Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.

David Starr Jordan

All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.


Peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence; and justice.


The belief in potential human virtue underlies the whole idea of the Bill of Rights; the document is a very tough guardian of that belief

Roger Rosenblatt

Self-sacrifice which denies common sense is not a virtue. It's a spiritual dissipation.

Margaret Deland

By the accident of fortune a man may rule the world for a time, but by virtue of love and kindness he may rule the world forever.


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.


The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.

Anatole France

Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.


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

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.


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.

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