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Virtue Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Virtue are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

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The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
- Anatole France

There's a point... when you have to choose
whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life,
or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

A thankful heart is the greatest virtue.
- Cicero

 

The only reward of virtue is virtue;
the only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who sows virtue reaps honor.
- Leonardo da Vinci


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A man must be both stupid and uncharitable
who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
- Joseph Addison

To realize that you do not understand is a virtue;
Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
- Lao Tzu

Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Dependence begets subservience and venality,
suffocates the germ of virtue,
and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.
- Thomas Jefferson

There is a natural aristocracy among men.
The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
- Thomas Jefferson

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu

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

Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
the creed of ignorance,
and the gospel of envy,
its inherent virtue is
the equal sharing of misery.
- Winston Churchill

The inherent vice of capitalism
is the unequal sharing of blessings;
the inherent virtue of socialism
is the equal sharing of miseries.
- Winston Churchill

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
- Oscar Wilde

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer
silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
- Albert Einstein

It is only the poor who pay cash,
and that not from virtue,
but because they are refused credit.
- Anatole France

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
- David Starr Jordan

Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked
than it is loved by the good.
- The Buddha

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

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes,
but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
- Alfred North Whitehead

What is man's ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love,
truth, virtue, and beauty.
- Shinichi Suzuki

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for
the education of its virtue.
- Plato

Virtue can only flourish among equals.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue,
but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice;
it whitens only the hair.
- Ira Gershwin

A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide,
and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
- Robert Hall

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!
And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

I design for real people.
I think of our customers all the time.
There is no virtue whatsoever in creating clothing
or accessories that are not practical.
- Giorgio Armani

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
- Indira Gandhi

Consider a parent who says,
"Look at the sacrifices I'm making so you can have a better life."
Contrast that with another parent who demonstrates
living a great life every day.
Self-sacrifice is not a virtue.
Living a great life and sharing that life with others
is the noble way to live.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms,
the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven,
and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
- Akhenaton

If you doubt the virtue in self-honor,
remember what the flight attendant says,
"Put your own oxygen mask on first."
You are of no use to anyone else
if you have not taken care of your own needs first -
this includes your own emotional,
as well as physical, well-being.
In addition, your greatest value to your children,
your family, your friends, and your community
is the example you set, leading a great life that inspires
those around you to emulate your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Money is the barometer of a society's virtue.
- Ayn Rand

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue,
a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence,
confidence, justice.
- Baruch Spinoza

Vice, in its true light, is so deformed,
that it shocks us at first sight; and would hardly ever seduce us,
if it did not at first wear the mask of some virtue.
- Lord Chesterfield

It has been my fate in a long life of production to
be credited chiefly with the equivocal virtue of industry,
a quality so excellent in morals, so little satisfactory in art.
- Margaret Oliphant

Exaggerated self-importance is deemed an individual fault,
but a racial virtue.
- Kelly Millar

Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

I'd like to know what law is it that says that a woman is a better parent,
simply by virtue of her sex.
- Robert Benton

The arts and a belief in the values of the civil rights movement,
in the overwhelming virtue of diversity,
these were our religion.
My parents worshipped those ideals.
- Jonathan Lethem

Well may your heart believe the truths I tell;
'Tis virtue makes the bliss,
where'er we dwell.
- Wilkie Collins

All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
- Aristotle

The only virtue a character needs to possess between hardcovers,
even if he bears a real person's name,
is vitality: if he comes to life in our imaginations,
he passes the test.
- Stephen Vizinczey

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

Let them call it mischief: When it is past and prospered t'will be virtue.
- Ben Jonson

Self-sacrifice which denies common sense is not a virtue.
It's a spiritual dissipation.
- Margaret Deland

The day has gone by into the dim vista of the past
when idleness was considered a virtue in woman.
- Caroline A. Huling

A New York divorce is in itself a diploma of virtue.
- Edith Wharton

A laugh costs too much when bought at the expense of virtue.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Tenderness is a virtue.
- Oliver Goldsmith

To be really great in little things,
to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life,
is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

In England the only homage which they pay to Virtue -
is hypocrisy.
- Lord Byron

Believe me, 'tis a godlike thing to lend;
to owe is a heroic virtue.
- Francois Rabelais

Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue.
- Izaak Walton

To a superior race of being the pretensions of mankind
to extraordinary sanctity and virtue must seem...
ridiculous.
- William Hazlitt

The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
- Plutarch

Confidentiality is a virtue of the loyal,
as loyalty is the virtue of faithfulness.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Virtue is the fount whence honour springs.
- Christopher Marlowe

Often devotion to virtue arises from sated desire.
- Adela Florence Nicolson

Blushing is the color of virtue.
- Diogenes

In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money,
virtue before beauty, the mind before the body;
then thou hast a wife,
a friend, a companion, a second self.
- William Penn

It is the State which educates its citizens in civic virtue,
gives them a consciousness of their mission and welds them into unity.
- Benito Mussolini

More people are flattered into virtue than bullied out of vice.
- Robert Smith Surtees

Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.
- Ambrose Bierce

Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue,
where patience, honor, sweet humility,
and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish.
- David Mallet

Search others for their virtue, and yourself for your vices.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Every life is a march from innocence,
through temptation, to virtue or vice.
- Lyman Abbott


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