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Frank Wedekind Quotes and Sayings

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Virtue looks good but it only suits imposing figures.
- Frank Wedekind

Any fool can have bad luck; the art consists in knowing how to exploit it.
- Frank Wedekind

The laws of this world are for children.
- Frank Wedekind

Monuments are for the living, not the dead.
- Frank Wedekind

 

God made man in his own image, and man returned the favour.
- Frank Wedekind

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

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

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

Who sows virtue reaps honor.
- Leonardo da Vinci

A thankful heart is the greatest virtue.
- Cicero

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
- Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

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

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

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

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
- Indira Gandhi

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

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

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

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

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

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

Virtue can only flourish among equals.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
Like truth and justice it lives within us;
like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
- George Bancroft

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.
And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force...
We must assume behind this force the existence of a
conscious and intelligent Mind.
This Mind is the matrix of all matter.
- Max Planck

Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions,
but regulates them.
- Thomas Aquinas

True virtue is life under the direction of reason.
- Baruch Spinoza

Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
- Evelyn Waugh

Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
- Joseph Addison

Everybody believes in something and everybody,
by virtue of the fact that they believe in something,
uses that something to support their own existence.
- Frank Zappa

Feminine virtue is nothing but a convenient masculine invention.
- Ninon de Lenclos

The superior man thinks always of virtue;
the common man thinks of comfort.
- Confucius

We cannot attribute to fortune or virtue that which
is achieved without either.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is
nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
- Simone Weil

In such a state, humility is the virtue of men,
and their only defense; to walk humbly with God,
never doubting, whatever befall, that His will is good,
and that His law is right.
- Paul Elmer More

Search others for their virtue, and yourself for your vices.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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

Were there no desire there would be no virtue,
and because one man desires what another does not,
who shall say whether the child of his desire be Vice or Virtue?
- Edgar Rice Burroghs

Common tyrants, and public oppressors,
are not intitled to obedience from their subjects,
by virtue of any thing here laid down by the inspired apostle.
- Jonathan Mayhew

To say of shame - what is it? Of virtue -
we can miss it; Of sin-we can kiss it,
And it's no longer sin.
- Algernon Charles Swinburne

Where the roots of private virtue are diseased,
the fruit of public probity cannot but be corrupt.
- Felix Adler

Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

A laugh costs too much when bought at the expense of virtue.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue;
but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other,
and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization.
- Marquis de Sade

Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature
and moderation and reason.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Every life is a march from innocence,
through temptation, to virtue or vice.
- Lyman Abbott

The virtue of justice consists in moderation,
as regulated by wisdom.
- Aristotle

Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
the creed of ignorance,
and the gospel of envy,
its inherent virtue is
the equal sharing of misery.
- Winston Churchill

They act as if they supposed that to be very sanguine
about the general improvement of mankind is a virtue
that relieves them from taking trouble about any improvement in particular.
- John Morley

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

Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour,
content to dwell in decencies for ever.
- Alexander Pope

When we think of the ideal, we do not add virtue to virtue,
but think of Jesus Christ, so that the standard of
human life is no longer a code,
but a character.
- E. Stanley Jones

Elegance is inferior to virtue.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

True valor, on virtue founded strong,
meets all events alike.
- David Mallet


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