69 Greatest Quotes About Virtue
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way... you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.
It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.
The way of the superior person is threefold; virtuous, they are free from anxieties; wise they are free from perplexities; and bold they are free from fear.
Only a man of integrity can possess the virtue of honesty, since only the faking of one’s consciousness can permit the faking of existence.
Know you not that a good man does nothing for appearance sake, but for the sake of having done right?
The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.
I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue.
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.
To be good, and to do good, is all we have to do.
We set no special value on the possession of a virtue until we percieve that it is entirely lacking in our adversary.
I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints - the sinners are much more fun.
We value virtue but do not discuss it. The honest bookkeeper, the faithful wife, the earnest scholar get little of our attention compared to the embezzler, the tramp, the cheat.
In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.
Marquis de Sade
To live a life of virtue, you have to become consistent, even when it isn't convenient, comfortable, or easy.
To ... not prepare is the greatest of crimes; to be prepared beforehand for any contingency is the greatest of virtues.
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.
It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.
Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.
Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
Modesty is the color of virtue.
Those who grant sympathy to guilt, grant none to innocence.
Fidelity - a virtue peculiar to those who are about to be betrayed.
When I'm good, I'm very good. But when I'm bad I'm better.
A city is not adorned by external things, but by the virtue of those who dwell in it.
The virtuous man contents himself with dreaming that which the wicked man does in actual life.
[On the virtuous man] "He combines the highest, lowest and middle chords in complete harmony within himself.
Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue.
Villainy wears many masks; none so dangerous as the mask of virtue.
My friend, you see how perishable are the riches of this world; there is nothing solid but virtue.
To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
In the midst of vice we are in virtue, and vice versa.
Most men admire Virtue who follow not her lore.
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.
The enemy is within the gates; it is with our own luxury, our own folly, our own criminality that we have to contend.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
It is vain to expect virtue from women till they are in some degree independent of men.
Men who do not forgive women their little faults will never enjoy their great virtues.
Thank you for accepting me as I am, with my virtues and defects.
Unlike the puerile loyalty to a conviction, loyalty to a friend is a virtue - perhaps the only virtue, the last remaining one.
No one can deny you or grant you anything. It all comes to you by virtue of your vibration.
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those who obey.
It is necessary to make virtue fashionable.