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113 Virtue Quotes

Sweet are the slumbers of the virtuous man!

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: Cato (act IV, sc. 4)

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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 Quotes , Source: Cato (act V, sc. 1)

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One's outlook is a part of his virtue.

Amos Bronson Alcott Quotes , Source: Concord Days--April Outlook

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Virtue and sense are one; and, trust me, still A faithless heart betrays the head unsound.

John Armstrong Quotes , Source: Art of Preserving Health (bk. IV, l. 265)

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Virtue, the strength and beauty of the soul, Is the best gift of Heaven: a happiness That even above the smiles and frowns of fate Exalts great Nature's favourites: a wealth That ne'er encumbers, nor can be transferr'd.

John Armstrong Quotes , Source: Art of Preserving Health (bk. IV, l. 284)

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Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed.

Francis Bacon Quotes , Source: Essays--Of Adversity

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Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.

Francis Bacon Quotes , Source: Essays--Of Beauty

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Virtue alone is the unerring sign of a noble soul. [Fr., La vertu d'un coeur noble est la marque certaine.]

Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux Quotes , Source: Satires (V, 42)

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What shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart.

Edmund Burke Quotes , Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France

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Virtue is not malicious; wrong done her Is righted even when men grant they err.

George Chapman Quotes , Source: Monsieur D'Olive (act I, sc. 1, l. 127)

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That which leads us to the performance of duty by offering pleasure as its reward, is not virtue, but a deceptive copy and imitation of virtue. [Lat., Nam quae voluptate, quasi mercede aliqua, ad officium impellitur, ea non est virtus sed fallax imitatio simulatioque virtutis.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Academici (IV, 46)

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Honor is the reward of virtue. [Lat., Honor est premium virtutis.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Brutus (LXXXI)

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Fewer possess virtue, than those who wish us to believe that they possess it. [Lat., Virtute enim ipsa non tam multi praediti esse, quam videri volunt.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: De Amicitia (XXVI)

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The more virtuous any man is, the less easily does he suspect others to be vicious. [Lat., Nam ut quisque est vir optimus, ita difficillime esse alios improbos suspicatur.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Epistoloe Ad Fratrem (I, 1)

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It is the stain and disgrace of the age to envy virtue, and to be anxious to crush the very flower of dignity. [Lat., Est haec saeculi labes quaedam et macula virtuti invidere, velle ipsum florem dignitatis infringere.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Gratio Pro Lucio Cornelio Balbo (VI)

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In the approach to virtue there are many steps. [Lat., In virtute sunt multi adscensus.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Oratio Pro Cnoeo Plancio (XXV)

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Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Rhetorical Invention (bk. II, sc. LIII)

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Virtue is indeed its own reward. [Lat., Ipsa quidem pretium virtus sibi.]

Claudian (Claudianus) Quotes , Source: De Consulatu Mallii--Theodorii Panegyris (V, I)

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Well may your heart believe the truths I tell; 'Tis virtue makes the bliss, where'er we dwell.

Wilkie (William) Collins Quotes , Source: Eclogue I (l. 5, Selim)

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

Confucius Quotes , Source: Analects (bk. IV, ch. XXV)

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All great virtues become great men. [Fr., Toutes grandes vertus conviennent aux grands hommes.]

Pierre Corneille Quotes , Source: Notes de Corneille par La Rochefoucauld

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The only amarantine flower on earth Is virtue.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Task (bk. III, l. 268)

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The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.

Aristotle Quotes

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Galatians 5:23, 2

Bible Quotes

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The highest virtue found in the tropics is chastity, and in the colder regions, temperance.

Christian Nevell Bovee Quotes

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