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.
All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness
The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.
Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue.
Hypocrisy is homage paid by vice to virtue.
Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people in order to betray them.
She who makes her husband and her children happy, who reclaims the one from vice, and trains up the other to virtue, is a much greater character
than the ladies described in romance, whose whole occupation is to murder mankind with shafts from their quiver or their eyes.
Every faculty and virtue I possess can be used as an instrument with which to worry myself
Envy is blind, and she has no other quality than that of detracting from virtue
It is the function of vice to keep virtue within reasonable grounds.
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we despise all those who have not a single virtue.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice
As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
I prefer an interesting vice to a virtue that bores
Vice has more martyrs than virtue; and it often happens that men suffer more to be lost than to be saved
There is no virtue like necessity.
Philanthropy is almost the only virtue which is sufficiently appreciated by mankind.
Solitude is dangerous to reason, without being favorable to virtue. Remember that the solitary mortal is certainly luxurious, probably superstitious, and possibly mad.
All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.
Accuracy is to a newspaper what virtue is to a lady, but a newspaper
can always print a retraction.
Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them
When one ceases from conflict, whether because he has won, because he has lost, or because he cares no more for the game, the virtue passes out of him.
Elegance is inferior to virtue.