Virtue Quotes

Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness for their reputation.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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.

Adrienne Herron

God gives to every man virtue, temper, and understanding.

Agha Zahid

Most virtue is a demand for greater seduction.

Natalie Clifford Barney

Virtue knows that it is impossible to get on without compromise, and tunes herself, as it were, a trifle sharp to allow for an inevitable fall in playing.

Samuel Butler

There are those who would misteach us that to stick in a rut is consistency - and a virtue; and that to climb out of the rut is inconsistency - and a vice.

Mark Twain

There are those who would misteach us that to stick in a rut is consistency- and a virtue; and that to climb out of the rut is inconsistency- and a vice.

Mark Twain

No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent.

William Ellery Channing

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

George Bernard Shaw

The lie, as a virtue, a principle, is eternal; the lie, as a recreation, a solace, a refuge in time of need, the fourth Grace, the tenth Muse, man's best and surest friend is immortal.

Mark Twain

Let us be true: this is the highest maxim of art and of life, the secret of eloquence and of virtue, and of all moral authority.

Henri Frederic Amiel

It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.†

Voltaire

No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.

Patrick Henry

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.

Aristotle

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
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