Sin is commitable in thought, word or deed; so is virtue.
To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
When will you understand that being normal isn't necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage.
No man can purchase his virtue too dear, for it is the only thing whose value must ever increase with the price it has cost us. Our integrity is never worth so much as when we have parted with our all to keep it.
What most persons consider as virtue,
after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Anger is a noble infirmity; the generous failing of the just; the one degree that riseth above zeal, asserting the prerogative of virtue.
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
Liberty is the great parent of science and of virtue; and a nation will be great in both always in proportion as it is free.
To be silent is but a small virtue; but it is a serious fault to reveal secrets.
Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame; obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed.
Restraint and discipline and examples of virtue and justice. These are the things that form the education of the world.
Souls made of fire and children of the sun,With whom Revenge is virtue.
A healthy social life is found only, when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living
Hypocrisy is a fashionable vice, and all fashionable vices pass for virtue
To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue. They are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
When we destroy an old prejudice, we have need of a new virtue.
Fame is not the glory; virtue is the goal, and fame only a messenger to bring more to the fold.
Glory is the shadow of virtue.
Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
Capital is money, capital is commodities. By virtue of it being value, it has acquired the occult ability to add value to itself. It brings forth living offspring, or, at the least, lays golden eggs.