Virtue Quotes

Extremism in the defence of liberty is no vice, and moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

Barry Morris Goldwater

The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall

William Shakespeare

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason

Alfred North Whitehead

By accident of fortune a man may rule the world for a time, but by virtue of love he may rule the world forever.

Lao Tzu

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue.

Barry Goldwater

Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.

Robert Green Ingersoll

There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talent.

Carlyle Thomas

There is...an artificial aristocracy founded on wealth and birth, without either virtue or talents.... The artificial aristocracy is a mischievous ingredient in government, and provisions should be made to prevent its ascendancy.

Thomas Jefferson

All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.

Edmund Burke

Tolerance it a tremendous virtue, but the immediate neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness.

James Goldsmith

In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.

Simone Weil

The virtue of dress rehearsals is that they are a free show for a select group of artists and friends of the author, and where for one unique evening the audience is almost expurgated of idiots

Alfred Jarry

Discourse on virtue and they pass by in droves. Whistle and dance the shimmy, and you've got an audience.

Diogenes

Happiness, whether consisting in pleasure or virtue, or both, is more often found with those who are highly cultivated in their minds and in their character, and have only a moderate share of external goods, than among those who possess external goods to a useless extent but are deficient in higher qualities.

Aristotle
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