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Virtue quotes (41)
One ought to seek out virtue for its own sake without being influenced by fear or hope or by any external influence. Moreover that in that does happiness consist.
Diogenes Laertius Category: Virtue
Virtue does not come from wealth but ... wealth and every other good thing which men have ... comes from virtue.
Socrates Category: Virtue
The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure theyre going to have some pretty annoying virtues.
Elizabeth Taylor Category: Virtue
Virtue has need of limits.
Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu Category: Virtue
Be not simply good; be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau Category: Virtue
I had not thought death had undone so many. Sighs short and infrequent were exhaled.
Thomas Stearns Eliot Category: Virtue
VIRTUES n.pl. Certain abstentions.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce Category: Virtue
Happy man happy dole.
John Heywood Category: Virtue
Virtue can have naught to do with ease.... It craves a steep and thorny path.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne Category: Virtue
Virtue by calculation is the virtue of vice.
Joseph Joubert Category: Virtue
He who sows virtue reaps fame.
Proverb Category: Virtue
When we are planning for posterity we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.
Thomas Paine Category: Virtue
A man should be upright not be kept upright.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Category: Virtue
Our virtues are dearer to us the more we have had to suffer for them. It is the same with our children. All profound affection entertains a sacrifice. Our thoughts are often worse than we are just as they are often better.
George Eliot Category: Virtue
It takes a wise man to discover a wise man.
Diogenes the Cynic Category: Virtue
So our virtues Lie in the interpretation of the time:
William Shakespeare Category: Virtue
Womens virtue is mans greatest invention.
Cornelia Otis Skinner Category: Virtue
Daughter to that good Earl once President Of Englands Council and her Treasury Who lived in both unstained with gold or fee And left them both more in himself content Till sad the breaking of that Parliament Broke him as that dishonest victory At Chaeronea fatal to liberty Killed with report that old man eloquent. Though later born than to have known the days Wherein your father flourished yet by you Madam methinks I see him living yet; So well your words his noble virtues praise That all both judge you to relate them true And to possess them honoured Margaret.
John Milton Category: Virtue
When men grow virtuous in their old age they only make a sacrifice to God of the devil's leavings.
Alexander Pope Category: Virtue
Search others for their virtues and thyself for thy vices.
Thomas Fuller Category: Virtue
All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
Aristotle Category: Virtue
The only reward of virtue is virtue.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Category: Virtue
Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy not gold.
Ludwig van Beethoven Category: Virtue
Certainly virtue is like precious odors most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed for prosperity doth best discover vice But adversity doth best discover virtue.
Francis Bacon Category: Virtue
Virtue is its own punishment.
Unknown Category: Virtue
It takes a wise man to recognize a wise man.
Xenophanes Category: Virtue
No virtue is safe that is not enthusiastic.
Sir John Robert Seeley Category: Virtue
Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make happy not gold.
Beethoven Category: Virtue
All virtue lies in individual action in inward energy in self determination. There is no moral worth in being swept away by a crowd even toward the best objective.
William Ellery Channing Category: Virtue
Consider your origins: you were not made that you might live as brutes but so as to follow virtue and knowledge.
Dante Alighieri Category: Virtue
Virtue dear friend needs no defense The surest guard is innocence: None knew till guilt created fear What darts or poisoned arrows were.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace Category: Virtue
Virtue is a state of war and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves.
Jean Jacques Rousseau Category: Virtue
Search others for virtues thyself for thy vices.
Benjamin Franklin Category: Virtue
The best way to make happy money is to make money your hobby and not your god.
Scott Alexander Category: Virtue
I think I could be a good woman if I had five thousand a year.
William Makepeace Thackeray Category: Virtue
One should seek virtue for its own sake and not from hope or fear or any external motive. It is in virtue that happiness consists for virtue is the state of mind which tends to make the whole of life harmonious.
Zeno Category: Virtue
Our prayers are answered not when we are given what we ask but when we are challenged to be what we can be.
Morris Alder Category: Virtue
Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald Category: Virtue
There is however a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue.
Edmund Burke Category: Virtue
And virtue though in rags will keep me warm.
John Dryden Category: Virtue
The power of mans virtue should not be measured by his special efforts but by his ordinary doings.
Blaise Pascal Category: Virtue