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Virtue often trips and falls on the sharp-edges rock of poverty. ...
by Eugene Sue

Virtue often trips and falls on the sharp-edges rock of poverty.
- Eugene Sue

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

A thankful heart is the greatest virtue.
- Cicero

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

There's a point... when you have to choose
whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life,
or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Who sows virtue reaps honor.
- Leonardo da Vinci

To realize that you do not understand is a virtue;
Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
- Lao Tzu

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The only reward of virtue is virtue;
the only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
- Anatole France

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable
who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
- Joseph Addison

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu

If you doubt the virtue in self-honor,
remember what the flight attendant says,
"Put your own oxygen mask on first."
You are of no use to anyone else
if you have not taken care of your own needs first -
this includes your own emotional,
as well as physical, well-being.
In addition, your greatest value to your children,
your family, your friends, and your community
is the example you set, leading a great life that inspires
those around you to emulate your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Consider a parent who says,
"Look at the sacrifices I'm making so you can have a better life."
Contrast that with another parent who demonstrates
living a great life every day.
Self-sacrifice is not a virtue.
Living a great life and sharing that life with others
is the noble way to live.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!
And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue,
a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence,
confidence, justice.
- Baruch Spinoza

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer
silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
- Albert Einstein

What most persons consider as virtue,
after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
- Voltaire

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue,
but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice;
it whitens only the hair.
- Ira Gershwin

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms,
the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven,
and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
- Akhenaton

Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked
than it is loved by the good.
- The Buddha

A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide,
and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
- Robert Hall

Virtue can only flourish among equals.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
- Indira Gandhi

I design for real people.
I think of our customers all the time.
There is no virtue whatsoever in creating clothing
or accessories that are not practical.
- Giorgio Armani

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes,
but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
- Oscar Wilde

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
- David Starr Jordan

The inherent vice of capitalism
is the unequal sharing of blessings;
the inherent virtue of socialism
is the equal sharing of miseries.
- Winston Churchill

It is only the poor who pay cash,
and that not from virtue,
but because they are refused credit.
- Anatole France

Money is the barometer of a society's virtue.
- Ayn Rand

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for
the education of its virtue.
- Plato

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
- George Washington

What is man's ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love,
truth, virtue, and beauty.
- Shinichi Suzuki

Moderation in temper is always a virtue;
but moderation in principle is always a vice.
- Thomas Paine

Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue
alone is happiness below.
- Alexander Pope

There are criminals who are drug users,
but most addicts are criminals only by virtue of prohibition
or from resorting to crime to pay inflated black market prices.
- Danny Sugerman

What's vice today may be virtue, tomorrow.
- Henry Fielding

Man is most happy, when his own actions are arguments
and examples of his virtue.
- John Webster

For Mythology is the handmaid of literature;
and literature is one of the best allies of virtue
and promoters of happiness.
- Thomas Bulfinch

Virtue is harmony.
- Pythagoras

Virtue by premeditation isn't worth much.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

No virtue is safe that is not enthusiastic.
- John Robert Seeley

Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also
animated with the love of truth and virtue,
no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the people.
- Jean de La Fontaine

My purpose is to inspire people of all walks of life
to discover the virtue inherent within them and to
bring forth that virtue in their daily lives.
- William Shirley

Virtue is defined to be mediocrity, of which either extreme is vice.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
- Plutarch

Persevere in virtue and diligence.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

Good government is the outcome of private virtue.
- John Jay Chapman

Let us be true: this is the highest maxim of art and of life,
the secret of eloquence and of virtue,
and of all moral authority.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

To think ill of mankind and not wish ill to them,
is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue.
- William Hazlitt

Popularity is a crime from the moment it is sought;
it is only a virtue where men have it whether they will or no.
- George Savile

The chief virtue that language can have is clearness,
and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.
- Hippocrates

For psychological purposes the most important differences
in conation are those in virtue of which the object
is revealed as sensed or perceived or imaged or remembered or thought.
- Samuel Alexander

Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes,
but to follow virtue and knowledge.
- Dante Alighieri

Dependence begets subservience and venality,
suffocates the germ of virtue,
and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.
- Thomas Jefferson

Let them call it mischief: When it is past and prospered t'will be virtue.
- Ben Jonson

Even virtue is fairer when it appears in a beautiful person.
- Virgil

Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy,
not gold.
- Ludwig van Beethoven

Too much virtue can be criminal.
- Jean Racine

Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

To suppose that any form of government will secure
liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people,
is a chimerical idea.
- James Madison

The machine has had a pernicious effect upon virtue,
pity, and love, and young men used to machines which induce inertia,
and fear, are near impotent.
- Edward Dahlberg

We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it.
But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that.
- William Penn

Nobody should trust their virtue with necessity,
the force of which is never known till it is felt,
and it is therefore one of the first duties to avoid the temptation of it.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

Man cannot be uplifted; he must be seduced into virtue.
- Don Marquis

Fidelity - a virtue peculiar to those who are about to be betrayed.
- Ambrose Bierce

Vice, in its true light, is so deformed,
that it shocks us at first sight; and would hardly ever seduce us,
if it did not at first wear the mask of some virtue.
- Lord Chesterfield

He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune;
for they are impediments to great enterprises,
either of virtue or mischief.
- Francis Bacon

More people are flattered into virtue than bullied out of vice.
- Robert Smith Surtees


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