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Quotes about virtue

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

All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.

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

Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
Baruch Spinoza / 

'No soul is willing to be robbed of truth', he says. The same holds of justice, too, of temperance, of kindness, and the like. It is most necessary to remember this continually, for thus you will be more gentle to all men.
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations / 

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 / 

Virtue is its own reward.

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 / 

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 / 

The end is life in agreement with nature.

Zeno of Citium / 

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

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 / 

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