Virtue Quotes

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

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
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