Virtue Quotes

Reputation is rarely proportioned to virtue.

St. Evermond

He who possess virtue in abundance may be compared to an infant.

Lao Tzu

Loud indignation against vice often stands for virtue in the eyes of bigots.

J. Petit-Senn

There is no vice so simple but assumes Some mark of virtue on his outward parts.

William Shakespeare

We are double-edged blades, and every time we whet our virtue the return stroke straps our vice.

Henry David Thoreau

When I religiously confess myself to myself, I find that the best virtue I have has in it some tincture of vice.

Michel de Montaigne

The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking.

Brooks Anderson

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

Alfred Whitehead

We cannot attribute to fortune or virtue that which is achieved without either.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Compassion is not a popular virtue

Karen Armstrong

Every faculty and virtue I possess can be used as an instrument with which to worry myself.

Mark Rutherford

The drama is the looking-glass in which we see the hideousness of vice and the beauties of virtue.

Frances Anne

The rarer action is In virtue than in vengeance.

William Shakespeare

Every life is march from innocence,through temptation, to virtue or vice.

Lyman Abbott

Fame is not the glory; virtue is the goal, and fame only a messenger to bring more to the fold.

Vanna Bonta
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