Virtue Quotes

We will not compromise or kneel in the face of injustice. We will not let evil triumph over virtue.

Saddam Hussein

All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance.

Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.

David Starr Jordan

A virtuous person is better then virtue and a vicious person is worse than vice.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Machiavel says virtue and riches seldom settle on one man.

Robert Burton

Virtue, like a dowerless beauty, has more admirers than followers.

Lady Marguerite Blessington

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.


Virtue consists in doing our duty in the several relations we sustain in respect to ourselves, to our fellow men, and to God, as known from reason, conscience, and revelation.

James Waddel Alexander

Virtue is like precious odors most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed.

Francis Bacon

The deadliest foe to virtue would be complete self-knowledge.

Francis Herbert Bradley

The extremes of vice and virtue are alike detestable; absolute virtue is as sure to kill a man as absolute vice is, let alone the dullnesses of it and the pomposities of it.

Samuel Butler

Flirting is the sin of the virtuous and the virtue of the sinful.

Paul Charles Joseph Bourget

Very few reputations are gained by unsullied virtue.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

I've got forward momentum. There's no virtue in it. It's just a balancing act. I don't dare stop.

Lois McMaster Bujold

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Updated On : December 03, 2013
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