VIRTUE QUOTES II

quotations about virtue

As you do not sweeten your mouth by saying honey, so you do not grow virtuous by merely talking of virtue.

IVAN PANIN, Thoughts

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There is but one pursuit in life which it is in the power of all to follow, and of all to attain. It is subject to no disappointments, since he that perseveres, makes every difficulty an advancement, and every contest a victory; and this is the pursuit of virtue.

CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon

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Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues: hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.

AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO, attributed, Christian Spirit

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As the flower, when plucked for enjoyment, begins to wither, so does virtue practiced for reward begin to vanish.

IVAN PANIN, Thoughts

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Content not thyself that thou art virtuous in the general: for one link being wanting, the chain is defective.

WILLIAM PENN, Some Fruits of Solitude

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Every deed of dishonor, every victim of vice, every ghastly spectacle of crime, is an eloquent testimony to the need and the worth of virtue.

E. H. CHAPIN, Living Words

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Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues.

F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, The Great Gatsby

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Wealth is useless on the day of wrath, but virtue saves from death.

BIBLE, Proverbs 11:4

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The narrowest path
Is always the holiest

DEPECHE MODE, "Judas"

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All earthly blessings virtue sends:
On virtue all the world depends.

VALMIKI, The Ramayan

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Moreover, virtue is not concerned with the amount of pleasure experienced by the external sense, as this depends on the disposition of the body; what matters is how much the interior appetite is affected by that pleasure.

THOMAS AQUINAS, Summa Theologica

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If there's a power above us,
(And that there is all nature cries aloud
Through all her works) he must delight in virtue.

JOSEPH ADDISON, Cato

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The virtue which requires to be ever guarded is scarcely worth the sentinel.

OLIVER GOLDSMITH, The Vicar of Wakefield

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In Hollywood a girl's virtue is much less important than her hairdo.

MARILYN MONROE, My Story

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Virtue may be assailed, but never hurt,
Surprised by unjust force, but not enthralled.

JOHN MILTON, Comus

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Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly.

THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to Peter Carr, August 19, 1785

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Though you cannot see, when you take one step, what will be the next, yet follow truth, justice, and plain dealing, and never fear their leading you out of the labyrinth, in the easiest manner possible. The knot which you thought a Gordian one will untie itself before you.

THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to Peter Carr, August 19, 1785

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Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.

CONFUCIUS, attributed, The Wisdom of Confucius

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Virtue!--to be good and just--
Every heart, when sifted well,
Is a clot of warmer dust,
Mix'd with cunning sparks of hell.

ALFRED TENNYSON, The Vision of Sin

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Virtue is admirable, but boring.

JOHN TWELVE HAWKS, The Traveler

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