Virtue Quotes

If hard work were really a virtue, then mules would be saints.

James Dee Richardson

Original thoughts can be understood only in virtue of the unoriginal elements which they contain.

Vittorio Alfieri

Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.

Henry Anatole Grunwald

Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue; it is hard for an empty bag to stand upright

Benjamin Franklin

Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor liberty to purchase power.

Benjamin Franklin

Hypocrisy is homage paid by vice to virtue.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld

The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.

Oliver Goldsmith

War begets quiet, quiet idleness, idleness disorder, disorder ruin; likewise ruin order, order virtue, virtue glory, and good fortune.

Walter Raleigh, Sr.

All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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.

Karl Marx

Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.

Ambrose Bierce

Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival.

Rene Dubos

Glory is the shadow of virtue.

Latin Proverb

Patience is a virtue, Virtue is a grace; Both put together Make a very pretty face

Jean de La Fontaine

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.

Ovid

Pride thyself on what virtue thou hast, and not on thy parentage

Muslih-uddin Sadi

I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.

George Washington

Hypocrisy is a fashionable vice, and all fashionable vices pass for virtue

Moliere

I think vital religion has always suffered when orthodoxy is more regarded than virtue. The scriptures assure me that at the last day we shall not be examined on what we thought but what we did.

Benjamin Franklin

Genuine morality is preserved only in the school of adversity; a state of continuous prosperity may easily prove a quick sand to virtue

Friedrich von Schiller

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

Rudolf Steiner

Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.

Francis Bacon, Sr.

Woman's virtue is man's greatest invention.

Cornelia Otis Skinner
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