Virtue Quotes

I prefer an interesting vice to a virtue that bores

Moliere

Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice

Thomas Paine

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.

Spinoza

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

Confucius

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

Moliere

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

She who makes her husband and her children happy, who reclaims the one from vice, and trains up the other to virtue, is a much greater character than the ladies described in romance, whose whole occupation is to murder mankind with shafts from their quiver or their eyes.

Goldsmith, Oliver

We will not compromise or kneel in the face of injustice. We will not let evil triumph over virtue.

Saddam Hussein
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