Virtue Quotes

Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.

John Kenneth Galbraith

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

Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them.

Voltaire

I used to suppose that certain evils could never befall a being in possession of a sound mind; that true virtue supplies us with energy which vice can never resist; that it was always in our power to obstruct, by his own death, the designs of an enemy who aimed at less than our lives.

Charles Brockden Brown

However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.

Wilhelm Von Humboldt

Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them

Voltaire

Strict punctuality is perhaps the cheapest virtue which can give force to an otherwise utterly insignificant character.

John F. Boyes

Punctuality is the stern virtue of men of business, and the graceful courtesy of princes

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.

Evelyn Waugh

Fidelity is a virtue which should be frequently proved, but not always.

Omar Sharif

Fidelity. A virtue peculiar to those who are about to be betrayed.

Ambrose Bierce

When private virtue is hazarded on the perilous cast of expediency, the pillars of the republic, however apparent their stability, are infected with decay at the very centre.

Edwin Hubbell Chapin

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost right conduct appears, when right conduct is lost, expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth; it is the beginning of disorder.

Lao Tzu

Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind.

Francois Fenelon
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