Quotes about virtue
Virtue is harder to be got than knowledge of the world; and, if lost in a young man, is seldom recovered.
Recommend virtue to your children it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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