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Inspirational Quotes about Virtue

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

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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

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

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Who sows virtue reaps honor.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
- Indira Gandhi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Virtue can only flourish among equals.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth,
so virtue appears from good deeds,
and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind.
To walk safely through the maze of human life,
one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
- The Buddha

If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace,
then progress in virtue is progress in each of these
for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us,
progress is always an approach toward it.
- Epictetus

Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives,
two friends that always remained strange to one another,
because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity,
the other by difference.
- Emil Ludwig

To enjoy good health,
to bring true happiness to one's family,
to bring peace to all, one must first
discipline and control one's own mind.
If a man can control his mind
he can find the way to Enlightenment,
and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
- The Buddha

They act as if they supposed that to be very sanguine
about the general improvement of mankind is a virtue
that relieves them from taking trouble about any improvement in particular.
- John Morley

In debate, one randomly was assigned to one side or the other.
This had at least one virtue - it made one see that
there was more than one side to these complex issues.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

It is time to get drunk!
So as not to be the martyred slaves of Time,
get drunk; get drunk without stopping!
On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish.
- Charles Baudelaire

Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue
of humility in the domain of thought.
- Simone Weil

Virtue is defined to be mediocrity, of which either extreme is vice.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

Her virtue was that she said what she thought,
her vice that what she thought didn't amount to much.
- Peter Ustinov

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

Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man.
- Adam Smith

Where the roots of private virtue are diseased,
the fruit of public probity cannot but be corrupt.
- Felix Adler

Popularity is a crime from the moment it is sought;
it is only a virtue where men have it whether they will or no.
- George Savile

Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that we do.
- Plato

Virtue looks good but it only suits imposing figures.
- Frank Wedekind

Virtue rejects facility to be her companion.
She requires a craggy, rough and thorny way.
- Michel de Montaigne

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

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

I am a very conscientious golfer.
I count every stroke.
I learned to play that way.
That is the only way I can play.
It taught me to be honest.
There is no greater virtue than honesty.
- Martin Sheen

We speak of virtue, honour, reason; but our thought
does not translate any one of these concepts into a substance.
- Wilhelm Wundt

Competition is such a virtue, and everybody's so busy competing,
they have no time for compassion.
- Major Owens

I want to present interesting stories that don't qualify
themselves just by virtue of their ethnographic type.
- Ajay Naidu

Everybody believes in something and everybody,
by virtue of the fact that they believe in something,
uses that something to support their own existence.
- Frank Zappa

We may eventually come to realize that chastity is
no more a virtue than malnutrition.
- Alex Comfort

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

Ambition, in a private man is a vice,
is in a prince the virtue.
- Philip Massinger

Good government is the outcome of private virtue.
- John Jay Chapman

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue?
It is the greatest of all possible evils;
for it is folly,
vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
- Edmund Burke

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

For Mythology is the handmaid of literature;
and literature is one of the best allies of virtue
and promoters of happiness.
- Thomas Bulfinch

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
- Oscar Wilde

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

Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Compassion is not a popular virtue.
- Karen Armstrong

Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature
and moderation and reason.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Of the Marines on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue.
- Chester W. Nimitz

The sciences have ever been the surest guides to virtue.
- Frances Wright

Moderation in temper is always a virtue;
but moderation in principle is always a vice.
- Thomas Paine

It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit
that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the
barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.
- Voltaire

We cannot attribute to fortune or virtue that which
is achieved without either.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Value manifests itself as exchange value,
as a quantitatively determined relationship,
in virtue of the fact that one commodity can be exchanged for another.
- Rudolf Hiferding

No one can be saved - in virtue of what he can do.
Everyone can be saved - in virtue of what God can do.
- Karl Barth


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