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Virtues Quotes

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

Related topics: Values Wisdom Live-By

Courage is the ladder on which all other virtues mount.
- Clare Boothe Luce

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues
have never been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
- Benjamin Franklin

 

One can never speak enough of the virtues,
the dangers, the power of shared laughter.
- Francoise Sagan

Virtues are acquired through endeavor,
which rests wholly upon yourself.
- Sidney Lanier

It has been my experience that folks who
have no vices, have very few virtues.
- Abraham Lincoln

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The home is the chief school of human virtues.
- William Ellery Channing

When women love us, they forgive us everything,
even our crimes; when they do not love us,
they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.
- Honore de Balzac

He has all of the virtues I dislike,
and none of the vices I admire.
- Winston Churchill

Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues:
always insist on it in your subordinates.
- Don Marquis

Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.
- Joseph Addison

But what has America to boast? What are the graces
or the virtues which distinguish its inhabitants? What
are their triumphs in war,
or their inventions in peace?
- Thomas Day

Repudiating the virtues of your world,
criminals hopelessly agree to organize a forbidden universe.
They agree to live in it.
The air there is nauseating: they can breathe it.
- Jean Genet

Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Kings are more prone to mistrust the good than the bad;
and they are always afraid of the virtues of others.
- Sallust

Negroes are human beings with exactly the same faults
and virtues as members of the other races.
- Ethel Waters

Idleness is the beginning of all vice,
the crown of all virtues.
- Franz Kafka

Industry, economy, honesty, and kindness form a quartet
of virtues that will never be improved upon.
- James Oliver

The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.
- Michel de Montaigne

Virtues are acquired through endeavor,
Which rests wholly upon yourself.
So, to praise others for their virtues Can but encourage one's own efforts.
- Thomas Paine

Modesty and unselfishness - these are the virtues which men praise -
and pass by.
- Andre Maurois

The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.
- Bertrand Russell

The plastic virtues: purity, unity, and truth,
keep nature in subjection.
- Guillaume Apollinaire

Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience,
not the lessons of retirement and leisure.
Great necessities call out great virtues.
- Abigail Adams

Unless the reformer can invent something which substitutes
attractive virtues for attractive vices,
he will fail.
- Walter Lippmann

It is in our faults and failings, not in our virtues,
that we touch each other, and find sympathy.
It is in our follies that we are one.
- Jerome K. Jerome

Washington's character was rock solid.
He came to stand for the new nation and its republican virtues,
which was why he became our first President by unanimous choice.
- Stephen Ambrose

Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind,
lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.
- Walter Scott

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues,
but the parent of all the others.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

So, to praise others for their virtues can but encourage one's own efforts.
- Nagarjuna

I courted fame but as a spur to brave and honest deeds;
who despises fame will soon renounce the virtues that deserve it.
- David Mallet

Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.
- Kong Fu Zi

Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!
- Charles Dickens

The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought.
- Walter Gilbert

In every age poets and social reformers have tried
to stimulate the people of their own time to a nobler
life by enchanting stories of the virtues of the heroes of old.
- Alfred Marshall

The word of God is full of sad and grave counsel,
full of the knowledge of God, of examples of virtues,
and of correction of vices, of the end of this life,
and of the life to come.
- John Jewel

In fact, it is a farce to call any being virtuous whose
virtues do not result from the exercise of its own reason.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

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

There is no substitute for talent.
Industry and all its virtues are of no avail.
- Aldous Huxley

Sometimes we may learn more from a man's errors,
than from his virtues.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Chinese culture has a lot of virtues that are tremendously
valuable to not only us as Asian-Americans,
but also the world in general.
- Martin Yan

The problem with people who have no vices is that generally
you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.
- Elizabeth Taylor

We are far more liable to catch the vices than the
virtues of our associates.
- Denis Diderot

Constancy is the complement of all other human virtues.
- Giuseppe Mazzini

The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices
as well as of the greatest virtues.
- Rene Descartes

Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.
- Aristotle

Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot.
- Thomas Moore

One of the great virtues, apart from the pleasure of performing these works,
is that it's opened up an entirely new,
expansive repertoire of American Jewish music.
- Neville Marriner

I neither drink nor smoke, because my schoolmaster
impressed upon me three cardinal virtues;
cleanliness in person,
cleanliness in mind; temperance.
- John Burns

Suffering!
We owe to it all that is good in us,
all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity,
we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.
- Anatole France

Force and fraud are in war the two cardinal virtues.
- Thomas Hobbes

In this era in which we live, the old-fashioned virtues
grow increasingly unpopular.
- B. Carroll Reece

Tact is one of the first mental virtues,
the absence of it is fatal to the best talent.
- William Gilmore Simms

Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame,
but to know thoroughly one's own virtues or powers
are the characteristics of an excellent man.
- Satchel Paige

One of the virtues of being very young is that you
don't let the facts get in the way of your imagination.
- Sam Levenson

Conquest is the missionary of valor,
and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world.
- Walter Bagehot

It is a farce to call any being virtuous whose virtues
do not result from the exercise of it's own reason.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Manners are like the shadows of virtues,
they are the momentary display of those qualities which
our fellow creatures love and respect.
- Sydney Smith

We need a type of patriotism that recognizes the virtues
of those who are opposed to us.
- Francis John McConnell

Bodies which contain a greater proportion of water
than is necessary to balance the other elements,
are speedily corrupted, and lose their virtues and properties.
- Marcus V. Pollio

The three chief virtues of a programmer are:
Laziness,
Impatience and Hubris.
- Larry Wall

In the absence of willpower the most complete collection
of virtues and talents is wholly worthless.
- Aleister Crowley

Even a pacifist should admire the military virtues.
- John Keegan

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

When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you
never committed and when you're older you begin to
get credit for virtues you never possessed.
It evens itself out.
- Casey Stengel

Whenever there are great virtues, it's a sure sign something's wrong.
- Bertolt Brecht

The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups.
A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.
- The Buddha

It is always one's virtues and not one's vices that
precipitate one into disaster.
- Rebecca West

No one of this nation ever begs, for the houses of all are common to all;
and they consider liberality and hospitality amongst the first virtues.
- Giraldus Cambrensis


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