Virtue Quotes

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

David Starr Jordan

The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.


Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.

Maya Angelou

Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all.

G. K. Chesterton

The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.


The cardinal virtue of a teacher (is) to protect the pupil from his own influence

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.

Joseph Addison

Great necessities call out great virtues.

Abigail Adams

If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.

Edmund Burke

Virtue is like health: the harmony of the whole man.

Thomas Carlyle

Virtue is its own reward.

Marcus T. Cicero

A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The excess of virtue is a vice.

Greek Proverb

Unless I accept my faults I will most certainly doubt my virtues.

Hugh Prather

Any of us can achieve virtue, if by virtue we merely mean the avoidance of the vices that do not attract us.

Robert S. Lynd

To many people virtue consists chiefly in repenting faults, not in avoiding them.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Virtue is its own revenge.

E.Y. Harburn

Virtues are dangerous as vices insofar as they are allowed to rule over one as authorities and not as qualities one develops oneself.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Modesty and unselfishness - these are virtues which men praise - and pass by.

AndrČ Maurois

Blushing is the color of virtue.


Virtue is praised, but hated. People run from it, for it is ice-cold and in this world you have to keep your feet warm.

Denis Diderot

He that has energy enough to root out a vice should go further, and try to plant a virtue in its place.

Charles Caleb Colton

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Updated On : December 03, 2013
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