Virtue Quotes

Sin is commitable in thought, word or deed; so is virtue.

Martin H. Fischer

Beware of making your moral staple consist of the negative virtues.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

Virtue would not go to such lengths if vanity did not keep her company.

FranÁois de la Rochefoucauld

A man hasn't got a corner on virtue just because his shoes are shined.

Anne Petry

The power of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special efforts, but by his ordinary doing

Blaise Pascal

Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The rich man is always sold to the institution which makes him rich. Absolutely speaking, the more money, the less virtue.

Henry David Thoreau

Creative thinking may mean simply the realization that there's no particular virtue in doing things the way they always have been done

Rudolf Flesch

When will you understand that being normal isn't necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage.


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

Henry David Thoreau

I was just trying to let them know how I felt about being treated as a human being,

Rosa Parks
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