Virtue Quotes

Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor liberty to purchase power.

Benjamin Franklin

Hypocrisy is homage paid by vice to virtue.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld

The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.

Oliver Goldsmith

War begets quiet, quiet idleness, idleness disorder, disorder ruin; likewise ruin order, order virtue, virtue glory, and good fortune.

Walter Raleigh, Sr.

All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Capital is money, capital is commodities. By virtue of it being value, it has acquired the occult ability to add value to itself. It brings forth living offspring, or, at the least, lays golden eggs.

Karl Marx

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

Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.

Ambrose Bierce

Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival.

Rene Dubos

Glory is the shadow of virtue.

Latin Proverb

Patience is a virtue, Virtue is a grace; Both put together Make a very pretty face

Jean de La Fontaine

No man can purchase his virtue too dear, for it is the only thing whose value must ever increase with the price it has cost us. Our integrity is never worth so much as when we have parted with our all to keep it.


Pleasure's couch is virtue's grave.

Augustine J Duganne

I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.

George Washington
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