Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Famous Quotes about Virtue (114 Quotations)

A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold, be alloyed with some commoner, but more durable alloy.
Samuel Butler

A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ah, EugTnie, have done with virtues! Among the sacrifices that can be made to those counterfeit divinities, is there one worth an instant of the pleasures one tastes in outraging them?
Marquis De Sade

All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous.
Iris Murdoch

All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.

Assume a virtue if you have it not.
William Shakespeare

Be generous, good and just, when anything is to be gained by virtue.
Billy Boy Franklin

Be virtuous and you will be eccentric.
Mark Twain

Better keep yourself clean and bright. You are the window through which you must see the world.
George Bernard Shaw

But do not let immorality or any impurity or greed even be named among you, as is proper among saints. [Ephesians 5:3]

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. [Galatians 5:23, 24]

Even virtue is fairer when it appears in a beautiful person.

Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues.

Few people have the virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
George Washington

For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women.
Elizabeth Blackwell

From Obedience and submission comes all our virtues, and all sin is comes from self-opinion.
Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

God will certainly reward virtue and punish vice, either here or hereafter.
Benjamin Franklin

Great necessities call out great virtues.
Abigail Adams

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

I cannot love anyone if I hate myself. That is the reason why we feel so extremely uncomfortable in the presence of people who are noted for their special virtuousness, for they radiate an atmosphere of the torture they inflict on themselves. That is not a virtue but a vice.
Carl Jung

I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race where that immortal garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat.
John Milton

I have never seen a man as fond of virtue as of women.

I used to be snow white, but I drifted.
Mae West

If one is not virtuous he becomes vicious.
Christian Nevell Bovee

If we had to seek virtue outside of ourselves, that would assuredly be difficult; but as it is within us, it suffices to avoid bad thoughts and to keep our souls turned toward the Lord.

If we've learned anything in the past quarter century, it is that we cannot federalize virtue.
George Bush

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

It is as hard to satirize well a man of distinguished vices, as to praise well a man of distinguished virtues.
Jonathan Swift

It is easy enough to be virtuous When nothing tempts you to stray; When without or within No voice of sin Is luring your soul away. But it is only a negative virtue until it is tried by fire. For the soul that is worth the treasures of the earth is the soul that resists desire.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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