Virtue Quotes

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

Henry Kissinger

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

Thomas Paine

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 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

No virtue ever was founded on a lie. The truth, then, at all risks and costs the truth from the beginning. Make a clean breast to whomsoever you need to make it, and then face the world.

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

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
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