Virtue Quotes

Adversity is the foundation of virtue

Japanese Proverb

Friendship with a man is friendship with his virtue, and does not admit of assumptions of superiority.


Vice has more martyrs than virtue; and it often happens that men suffer more to be lost than to be saved

Charles Caleb Colton

I prefer an interesting vice to a virtue that bores


It is the function of vice to keep virtue within reasonable grounds.

Samuel Butler

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


To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue. They are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.


When we envy another, we make their virtue our vice.

Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

Envy is blind, and she has no other quality than that of detracting from virtue

Titus Livy

Hospitality, n. The virtue which induces us to feed and lodge certain persons who are not in need of food and lodging.

Ambrose Bierce

Hypocrisy is a fashionable vice, and all fashionable vices pass for virtue


Every faculty and virtue I possess can be used as an instrument with which to worry myself

Mark Rutherford

Humility is a virtue all preach, none practice, and yet everybody is content to hear. The master thinks it good doctrine for his servant, the laity for the clergy, and the clergy for the laity.

John Selden

Courage is the human virtue that counts most--courage to act on limited knowledge and insufficient evidence. That's all any of us have

Robert Frost

Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion.

Oscar Wilde
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