Virtue Quotes

Genuine morality is preserved only in the school of adversity; a state of continuous prosperity may easily prove a quick sand to virtue

Friedrich von Schiller

All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance.

Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

Martin H. Fischer

A healthy social life is found only, when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living

Rudolf Steiner

Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.

Francis Bacon, Sr.

Woman's virtue is man's greatest invention.

Cornelia Otis Skinner

Souls made of fire and children of the sun,With whom Revenge is virtue.

Edward Young

Restraint and discipline and examples of virtue and justice. These are the things that form the education of the world.

Edmund Burke

Faith is the sense of life, that sense by virtue of which man does not destroy himself, but continues to live on. It is the force whereby we live.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame; obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed.

Alfred North Whitehead

To be silent is but a small virtue; but it is a serious fault to reveal secrets.


Truth, self control, asceticism, generosity, non-injury, constancy in virtue รณ these are the means of success, not caste or family.


The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.


Teach thy necessity to reason thus; There is no virtue like necessity

William Shakespeare

Liberty is the great parent of science and of virtue; and a nation will be great in both always in proportion as it is free.

Thomas Jefferson
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