Virtue Quotes

A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.

Thomas Paine

Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.

Henry Kissinger

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

Winston Churchill

Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly become corrupt

Samuel Johnson

Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right; more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.

Hosea Ballou

Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt.

Joseph Addison

By virtue of exchange, one man's prosperity is beneficial to all others.

Frederic Bastiat

Perfect is the virtue which is according to the Mean! Rare have they long been among the people, who could practice it!

Confucius

The mind is exercised by the variety and multiplicity of the subject matter, while the character is moulded by the contemplation of virtue and vice.

Quintilian

Self-denial is not a virtue, it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.

George Bernard Shaw

Courage is a virtue only so far as it is directed by prudence.

Francois de Fenelon

He is man whose heart is spirited and eyes are wet each moment on account of the sorrow, compassion, virtue, beauty, and nobility that decorate this world.

Kedar Joshi

Nobility, without virtue, is a fine setting without a gem.

Jane Porter

Very few reputations are gained by unsullied virtue.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Virtue herself is her own fairest reward.

Silius Italicus

Because impudence is a vice, it does not follow that modesty is a virtue; it is built upon shame, a passion in our nature, and may be either good or bad according to the actions performed from that motive.

Bernard Mandeville

Modesty is the citadel of beauty and virtue.

Demades

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.

Akhenaton

Modesty, tis a virtue not often found among poets, for almost every one of them thinks himself the greatest in the world.

Miguel De Cervantes

Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.

Joseph Addison

Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.

John Kenneth Galbraith

Live for something. Do good, and leave behind you a monument of virtue that the storm of time can never destroy. Write your name in kindness, love, and mercy, on the hearts of thousands you come in contact with year by year; you will never be forgotten. No, your name, your deeds, will be as legible on the hearts you leave behind as the stars on the brow of evening. Good deeds will shine as the stars of heaven

Thomas Chalmers

Modesty in woman is a virtue most deserving, since we do all we can to cure her of it.

Joseph Addison

For what is more glorious than music, which modulates the heavenly system with its sonorous sweetness, and binds together with its virtue the concord of nature which is scattered everywhere?

Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator
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