Quotes About Virtue

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The excess of virtue is a vice.  ~ Greek Proverb

Unless I accept my faults I will most certainly doubt my virtues.  ~ Hugh Prather

Sin is commitable in thought, word or deed; so is virtue.  ~ Martin H. Fischer

Virtue is praised but hated. People run away from it, for it is ice cold and in this world you must keep your feet warm.  ~ Denis Diderot

Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so.  ~ Aristotle

Virtue has its own reward but no sale at the box office.  ~ Mae West

Humility is a virtue, and it is a virtue innate in guests.  ~ Max Beerbohm

The virtue of adversity is fortitude, which in mortals is the heroical virtue.  ~ Francis Bacon

Fear could never make a virtue.  ~ Voltaire

A thankful heart is the parent of all virtues.  ~ Cicero

Virtue does not come from wealth, but. . . wealth, and every other good thing which men have. . . comes from virtue.  ~ Socrates

Respect for self is the beginning of cultivating virtue in men and women.  ~ Gordon B. Hinckley

Live virtuously, and you cannot die too soon, or live too long.  ~ Lady R. Russell

He is his own best friend and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude.  ~ Aristotle

Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise.  ~ Maya Angelou

What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.  ~ Voltaire

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

The Saints are the Sinners who keep on trying.  ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Virtue, like a dowerless beauty, has more admirers than followers.  ~ Lady Marguerite Blessington

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.  ~ George Washington

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

Virtue is insufficient temptation.  ~ George Bernard Shaw

Often devotion to virtue arises from sated desire.  ~ Laurence Hope

Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.  ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

Those who set their minds on virtue will do no evil.  ~ Chinese proverb

He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.  ~ Winston Churchill

If vanity does not overthrow all our virtues, at least she makes them totter.  ~ François de la Rochefoucauld

Courage, the footstool of Virtues, upon which they stand.  ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men's imperfections, and conceal your own.  ~ George Bernard Shaw

All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.  ~ Aristotle

I know myself to well to believe in pure virtue.  ~ Albert Camus

Health, learning and virtue will ensure your happiness; they will give you a quiet conscience, private esteem and public honour.  ~ Thomas Jefferson

The extremes of vice and virtue are alike detestable; absolute virtue is as sure to kill a man as absolute vice is.  ~ Samuel Butler

There is nothing meritorious but virtue and friendship.  ~ Alexander Pope

Who hath not known ill fortune, never knew himself, or his own virtue.  ~ David Mallett

Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.  ~ Benjamin Franklin

If virtue were its own reward, it would no longer be a human quality, but supernatural.  ~ Vauvenargues

Silence is the virtue of fools.  ~ Francis Bacon

Virtue consists in avoiding scandal and venereal disease.  ~ Robert Cecil

One should always be drunk. That's all that matters...But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.  ~ Charles Baudelaire

We are all of us more or less echoes, repeating involuntarily the virtues, the defects, the movements, and the characters of those among whom we live. ~ Joseph Joubert

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

The imperfections of a man, his frailties, his faults, are just as important as his virtues.  You can't separate them.  They're wedded.  ~ Henry Miller

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