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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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