Virtue Quotes

"Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is huma...

"Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity's original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion." - Oscar Wilde
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"Forgiveness is a virt...

"Forgiveness is a virtue, accept people for who they are now and move on"
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"Beholding beauty with the eye of the ...

"Beholding beauty with the eye of the mind, you will be able to nourish true virtue and become the friend of God." - Plato
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"Silence is the...

"Silence is the virtue of fools." β€” Sir Francis Bacon
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"..they plot, they scheme, they take measures to get even. But the passage of time is all it t...

"..they plot, they scheme, they take measures to get even. But the passage of time is all it takes to erode that initial impulse. ...And time eventually convinces most of us that forgiveness is a virtue. Conveniently, cowardice and forgiveness look the same from a distance." - Nathan Nolan
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β€œCourage is the most important of all the vi...

β€œCourage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.” ― Maya Angelou
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It is not enough that corruption is recognized, it must be opposed, it not enough t...

It is not enough that corruption is recognized, it must be opposed, it not enough that ignorance is acknowledged, it must be defied, win or lose what matters is making a stand for the virtues that we will bequeath to the human race. - Aaron Dembski-Bowden
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"Everybody believes in something and everybody, by vi...

"Everybody believes in something and everybody, by virtue of the fact that they believe in something, use that something to support their own existence." β€” Frank Zappa
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"Without courage we cannot practice any other...

"Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest." - Maya Angelou
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"Often the wicked prosper, while the righteous starve; yet I wou...

"Often the wicked prosper, while the righteous starve; yet I would never exchange my state for theirs, my virtue for their gold. For mine endures, while riches change their owner every day." -- Solon
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β€œTolerance is the virt...

β€œTolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions” - G.K. Chesterton
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"Punctuality is ...

"Punctuality is the virtue of the bored." β€” Evelyn Waugh
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In this dramatic wo...

In this dramatic world, Virtue is always treated as chaos.. - Jk
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"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your though...

"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature." --Marcus Aurelius
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The Secret is the Law of Attraction! Everything that's Coming into your Life you are attracting i...

The Secret is the Law of Attraction! Everything that's Coming into your Life you are attracting into your life. And it is attracted to you by virtue of the Images you're holding in your Mind. It's what you are Thinking. Whatever is going on in your mind you are Attracting to you. -- From The Secret
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A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues o...

A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.-Niccolo Machiavelli
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"Some rise by sin, ...

"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall". William Shakespeare.
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"Discourse on virtue and they pass by...

"Discourse on virtue and they pass by in droves. Whistle and dance the shimmy, and you've got an audience." - Diogenes
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"Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like ...

"Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul." -- George Bancroft
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"Who sows virt...

"Who sows virtue reaps honor." Leonardo da Vinci
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"Virtue is choked ...

"Virtue is choked with foul ambition." β€” William Shakespeare
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Existence is to all men a thing to be ...

Existence is to all men a thing to be chosen and loved, and we exist by virtue of activity (i.e. by living and acting)."
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"The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the d...

"The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed"-Ernest Hemingway
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β€œAnyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also...

β€œAnyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with love of truth or virtue, no matter whether he be a prince or one of the people.” Jean de La Fontaine
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"Punctuality is ...

"Punctuality is the virtue of the bored." β€” Evelyn Waugh
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"Beautiful women are proud ...

"Beautiful women are proud of their conquests, ugly women of their virtue." - Nietzsche
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β€œJealous is every virtue of the others, an...

β€œJealous is every virtue of the others, and a dreadful thing is jealousy. Even virtues may succumb by jealousy.” -Friedrich Nietzsche
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"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because...

"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." --Aristotle
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"To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, o...

"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."- Buddha
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"He is his own best friend and takes delight in pr...

"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
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"Our faults and our virtues ...

"Our faults and our virtues define us, and our awareness of them refine us! " - jAMes Murray
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I cannot agree with those who rank modesty among the virtues. To the logician...

I cannot agree with those who rank modesty among the virtues. To the logician all things should be seen exactly as they are, and to underestimate oneself is as much a departure from truth as to exaggerate one's own power. --Sherlock Holmes
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β€œThe fact that millions of people share the same vices does not make these vices virtues, the f...

β€œThe fact that millions of people share the same vices does not make these vices virtues, the fact that they share so many errors does not make the errors to be truths, and the fact that millions of people share the same form of mental pathology does not make these people sane.” - Erich Fromm
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β€œHuman conscience tells us that a person higher...

β€œHuman conscience tells us that a person higher or lower than anyone else is not because of knowledge, property or position but virtue.” -Khem Veasna
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"That was one of the virtues of ...

"That was one of the virtues of being a pessimist: nothing was ever as bad as you thought it would be."
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"There is no virtue itself without vic...

"There is no virtue itself without victory over ourselves, and that does not cost us anything is worthless." - Elphas Levi
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When moral questions start with "Why has sympathy been historically praised?" The questioner reg...

When moral questions start with "Why has sympathy been historically praised?" The questioner regards themself as an arbiter of virtue. They pass judgment by their own approval. "Injury to me is injury for all." They honor what is seen in themselves; a morality of self glorification. - Nietzsche
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β€œTruth does not become more true by virtue of the f...

β€œTruth does not become more true by virtue of the fact that the entire world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it.” – Maimonides
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Ignorance is a virtue. For when you do not know, but do no...

Ignorance is a virtue. For when you do not know, but do not know that you do not know, it is a world better than when you do not know and know that you do not know. - Ryan Robinson
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"The problem with people who have no vices is tha...

"The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues." β€” Elizabeth Taylor
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"He that is good, will infallibly become better, and he that ...

"He that is good, will infallibly become better, and he that is bad, will as certainly become worse; for vice, virtue and time are three things that never stand still." - Charles Caleb Colton
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"Some rise by sin, and ...

"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall." β€”Escalus in Measure for Measure
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As far as I’m concerned, I...

As far as I’m concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue. Albert Einstein
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"No one gossips about ...

"No one gossips about other people's secret virtues." β€” Bertrand Russell
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Hope is both the earliest and the m...

Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive. -Erik Erikson
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"Virtue is it...

"Virtue is its own punishment." β€” Aneurin Bevan
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" The corruption of society occurs when...

" The corruption of society occurs when wealth becomes the primary pursuit of the individual, ahead of virtue." - Aristotle
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β€œAll our v...

β€œAll our vices are virtues gone wrong”
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"We age alongside the novels we've read, and only one of us active...

"We age alongside the novels we've read, and only one of us actively deteriorating. Which is to say that a novel is perishable only by virtue of being stored in such a leaky cask: our heads." - Tom Bissel
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"When we are planning for posterit...

"When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary." β€”Thomas Paine (1776)
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Perseverance is a ...

Perseverance is a virtue that cannot be understated. Bob Riley
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β€œNo one gossips about ...

β€œNo one gossips about other people's secret virtues." - Bertrand Russell
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"If you live long enough, the venerability factor cree...

"If you live long enough, the venerability factor creeps in; first, you get accused of things you never did, and later, credited for virtues you never had." β€” I. F. Stone
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Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor...

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that, but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing. --John Butler Yeats
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β€œOne should judge a man mainly from...

β€œOne should judge a man mainly from his depravities. Virtues can be faked. Depravities are real.” – Klaus Kinski
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"Truth does not become more true by virtue of the fact ...

"Truth does not become more true by virtue of the fact that the entire world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it." β€”Maimonides (1135-1204)
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"I think that Richard Nixon will go down in history as a true folk hero, who str...

"I think that Richard Nixon will go down in history as a true folk hero, who struck a vital blow to the whole diseased concept of the revered image and gave the American virtue of irreverence and skepticism back to the people." William S. Burroughs
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"Faith may stop sin, but is limited to the faithful. The truly devilish would dismantle the...

"Faith may stop sin, but is limited to the faithful. The truly devilish would dismantle the reasoning behind virtue itself. Ergo, the grace of God may stop sin, but the grace of reason may stop devils. Seek both if you would hear the true purpose of the Word." ~ Orson Scott Dice
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"In Politics And Li...

"In Politics And Life, Ignorance Is Not A Virtue" - Barack Obama
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Think of all the β€˜secrets’ we’ve unwitting...

Think of all the β€˜secrets’ we’ve unwittingly kept from each other by simple virtue of all the lives we have lived; the lives we live.
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"Virtue has never ...

"Virtue has never been as respectable as money." -- Mark Twain
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A man must be excessively stupid, as wel...

A man must be excessively stupid, as well as uncharitable, who believes there is no virtue but on his own side. β€”Joseph Addison
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"Virtue is nothing without the trial of temptat...

"Virtue is nothing without the trial of temptation, for there is no conflict without an enemy, no victory without strife." --Pope St. Leo the Great
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"The virtue of man ought to be measure...

"The virtue of man ought to be measured, not by his extraordinary exertions, but by his everyday conduct." - Blaise Pascal
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There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much dest...

There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much destructive feeling as moral indignation, which permits envy or hate to be acted out under the guise of virtue. -- Erich Fromm
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A man's word and his intestinal fo...

A man's word and his intestinal fortitude are two of the most honorable virtues known to mankind. -Jim Nantz
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"What men call social virtues, good fellowship, is co...

"What men call social virtues, good fellowship, is commonly but the virtue of pigs in a litter, which lie close together to keep each other warm." Henry David Thoreau
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"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things ...

"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." - The Bible (KJV).
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"Our virtues and our failings are inse...

"Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more." -Nikola Tesla
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"Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not ...

"Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience; this was what upheld me in time of misery." -Beethoven
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"We do not act rightly because we have vi...

"We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly." β€” Aristotle
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Our virtues and our failings are inse...

Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more. - Nikola Tesla
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"Punctuality is ...

"Punctuality is the virtue of the bored." β€” Evelyn Waugh
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My loneliness was born when men ...

My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues. β€”Kahlil Gibran
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"The strength of a man’s virtue should ...

"The strength of a man’s virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts." - Blaise Pascal
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β€œSometimes to know a vir...

β€œSometimes to know a virtue is necessary first to know its opposite" - Aristotle
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