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Quotes for: virtue




The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.
Michel de Montaigne - EssaysTranslations available
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Virtue is harder to be got than knowledge of the world; and, if lost in a young man, is seldom recovered.
John LockeTranslations available
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There is no happiness without courage, nor virtue without struggle.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On EducationTranslations available
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Humility is not a virtue; that is, it does not arise from reason.
Baruch Spinoza - EthicsTranslations available
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The virtues lose themselves in interest as the rivers are lost in the sea.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral MaximsTranslations available
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Recommend virtue to your children it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.
Ludwig van BeethovenTranslations available
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Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
Baruch SpinozaTranslations available
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If virtue precede us every step will be safe.
SenecaTranslations available
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Silver is worth less than gold, gold less than virtue.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus - EpistlesTranslations available
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Virtue will not be followed but for herself; and, if we sometimes borrow her mask for some other occasion, she presently pulls it off again.
Michel de Montaigne - EssaysTranslations available
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Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.
Francis Bacon - EssaysTranslations available
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He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.
ConfuciusTranslations available
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And therefore justice is often thought to be the greatest of virtues, and 'neither evening nor morning star' is so wonderful; and proverbially 'in justice is every virtue comprehended'.
Aristotle - Nicomachean EthicsTranslations available
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Virtue is in the heart, and nowhere else.
Voltaire - Les Lettres d'AmabedTranslations available
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Among moral qualities, true virtue alone is sublime.
Immanuel KantTranslations available
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A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.
Marcus Tullius CiceroTranslations available
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The Sage will bear the name of insane, and the Just the name of unjust, if in their search for Virtue they go beyond what is sufficient.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus - EpistlesTranslations available
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Consistency is the foundation of virtue.
Francis BaconTranslations available
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Virtue is the same both for men and for women.
AntisthenesTranslations available
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O philosophy, life’s guide! O searcher-out of virtue and expeller of vices! What could we and every age of men have been without thee? Thou hast produced cities; thou hast called men scattered about into the social enjoyment of life.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.
Anatole France
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Virtue does not come from wealth, but wealth comes from virtue.
Plato - Apology of SocratesTranslations available
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Character is the virtue of hard times.
Charles de GaulleTranslations available
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We need greater virtues to sustain good than evil fortune.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral MaximsTranslations available
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This clemency of which they make a merit, arises oftentimes from vanity, sometimes from idleness, oftentimes from fear, and almost always from all three combined.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral MaximsTranslations available
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What we term virtue is often but a mass of various actions and divers interests, which fortune, or our own industry, manage to arrange; and it is not always from valour or from chastity that men are brave, and women chaste.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral MaximsTranslations available
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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
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Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Baruch Spinoza
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Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
Plato
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