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Quotes for: virtue




The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.
Michel de Montaigne - Essays  






All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics  



All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.




Virtue is harder to be got than knowledge of the world; and, if lost in a young man, is seldom recovered.
John Locke  






There is no happiness without courage, nor virtue without struggle.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On Education  






Humility is not a virtue; that is, it does not arise from reason.
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics  






The virtues lose themselves in interest as the rivers are lost in the sea.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims  






Recommend virtue to your children it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.
Ludwig van Beethoven  






Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
Baruch Spinoza  






If virtue precede us every step will be safe.
Seneca  






Silver is worth less than gold, gold less than virtue.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus - Epistles  






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 - Essays  






Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.
Francis Bacon - Essays  






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.
Confucius  






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 Ethics  






Virtue is in the heart, and nowhere else.
Voltaire - Les Lettres d'Amabed  






Among moral qualities, true virtue alone is sublime.
Immanuel Kant  






A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.
Marcus Tullius Cicero  






Character is the virtue of hard times.
Charles de Gaulle  






Virtue, perhaps, is nothing more than politeness of soul.
Honore de Balzac  






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 - Epistles  






Consistency is the foundation of virtue.
Francis Bacon  






To make a virtue out of necessity; that is the beautiful and great work.
Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain - Propos sur le bonheur  






Virtue is the same both for men and for women.
Antisthenes  






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






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






Virtue does not come from wealth, but wealth comes from virtue.
Plato - Apology of Socrates  






We need greater virtues to sustain good than evil fortune.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims  






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 Maxims  






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 Maxims  






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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