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113 Virtue Quotes

Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.

Albert Camus Quotes

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Man seems to be capable of great virtues but not of small virtues; capable of defying his torturer but not of keeping his temper.

Gilbert K. Chesterton Quotes

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We may eventually come to realize that chastity is no more a virtue than malnutrition.

Alexander Comfort Quotes

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Virtuous people are simply those who have not been tempted sufficiently, because they live in a vegetative state, or because their purposes are so concentrated in one direction that they have not had the leisure to glance around them.

Isadora Duncan Quotes

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The virtues of society are vices of the saint. The terror of reform is the discovery that we must cast away our virtues, or what we have always esteemed such, into the same pit that has consumed our grosser vices.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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Virtue is the only true nobility.

Thomas Fuller Quotes

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Wickedness is always easier than virtue, for it takes a short cut to everything.

Samuel Johnson Quotes

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Virtue by premeditation isn't worth much.

Georg C. Lichtenberg Quotes

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The first time you see Winston Churchill you see all his faults and the rest of your life you spend discovering his virtues.

Lady Constance Lytton Quotes

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Of all the benefits which virtue confers on us, the contempt of death is one of the greatest.

Michel Eyquem De Montaigne Quotes

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There is no man so good, who, were he to submit all his thoughts and actions to the laws, would not deserve hanging ten times in his life.

Michel Eyquem De Montaigne Quotes

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Virtue is a sure anchor.

Motto Quotes

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Often devotion to virtue arises from sated desire.

Laurence Hope Nicolson Quotes

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Sell not virtue to purchase wealth.

English Proverb Quotes

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Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves.

Jean Jacques Rousseau Quotes

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Ah, Eugénie, have done with virtues! Among the sacrifices that can be made to those counterfeit divinities, is there one worth an instant of the pleasures one tastes in outraging them?

Marquis De Sade Quotes

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Assume a virtue if you have it not.

William Shakespeare Quotes

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Better keep yourself clean and bright. You are the window through which you must see the world.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.

Adam Smith Quotes

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Virtue is its own reward. There's a pleasure in doing good which sufficiently pays itself.

Sir John Vanbrugh Quotes

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Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.

John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes

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Virtue is not the absense of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers; virtue is a vivid and separate thing, like pain or a particular smell.

G. K. Chesterton Quotes

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It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them by the force of the very passion they have suppressed and think themselves superior to.

George Santayana Quotes

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Nature does not loathe virtue: it is unaware of its existence.

Françoise Mallet-Joris Quotes

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Man cannot be uplifted; he must be seduced into virtue.

Don Marquis Quotes

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