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Virtuous Quotes

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On life's journey, faith is nourishment,
virtuous deeds are a shelter,
wisdom is the light by day
and right mindfulness is the protection by night.
If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
- The Buddha

Related topics: Wisdom Buddhist

We can only write well about our sins because it is
too difficult to recall a virtuous act or even whether
it was the result of good or evil motives.
- Edward Dahlberg

The being cannot be termed rational or virtuous,
who obeys any authority, but that of reason.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way,
virtuous.
- Iris Murdoch

 

The most virtuous women have something within them,
something that is never chaste.
- Honore de Balzac

Let no man under value the price of a virtuous woman's counsel.
- George Chapman

Powerful states can maintain themselves only by crime,
little states are virtuous only by weakness.
- Mikhail Bakunin

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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

Tutors who make youth learned do not always make them virtuous.
- Samuel Richardson

Sexual harassment on the job is not a problem for virtuous women.
- Phyllis Schlafly

Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends:
have virtuous people for friends,
have for friends the best of men.
- George Santayana

There has never been any country at every moment so
virtuous and so wise that it has not sometimes needed to be saved from itself.
- Henry Ellis

What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a
certain moral character in his fellow citizens,
namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.
- Aristotle

People must have righteous principals in the first,
and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions.
- Martin Luther

The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous
nation because in the degradation of woman the very
fountains of life are poisoned at their source.
- Lucretia Mott

Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
- Plato

The man of virtuous soul commands not,
nor obeys.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

I do not know if she was virtuous, but she was ugly,
and with a woman that is half the battle.
- Heinrich Heine

What innocence, may I ask, is being played here when
it is known that this virtuous damsel has already got
a dozen illegitimate children?
- Nikita Khrushchev

Be virtuous and you will be vicious.
- Samuel Butler

There is a lust in man no charm can tame:
Of loudly publishing his neighbor's shame:
On eagles wings immortal scandals fly,
while virtuous actions are born and die.
- William Harvey

I think I am more attracted to characters with a subtext,
whatever that is and they don't necessarily have to be virtuous,
but they have to at least be human.
- Clive Owen

The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest,
truthful, and virtuous.
- Frederick Douglass

If venereal delight and the power of propagating the
species were permitted only to the virtuous,
it would make the world very good.
- James Boswell

Because just as arms have no force outside if there
is no counsel within a house,
study is vain and counsel useless that is not put to
virtuous effect when the time calls.
- Francois Rabelais

Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity
of opportunity to be otherwise.
- Maya Angelou

To be a clergyman, and all that is compassionate and virtuous,
ought to be the same thing.
- Samuel Richardson

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

The vicious circle has been shattered.
Canadians now enjoy the benefits of the virtuous circle.
- Paul Martin

All the dark, malevolent Passions of the Soul are roused and exerted;
its mild and amiable affections are suppressed;
and with them,
virtuous Principles are laid prostrate.
- Charles Inglis

The pit of a theatre is the one place where the tears
of virtuous and wicked men alike are mingled.
- Denis Diderot

I am not virtuous.
Our sons will be if we shed enough blood to give them the right to be.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

The most virtuous are those who content themselves
with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.
- Plato

Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone;
therefore we are saved by love.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Nothing is more unpleasant than a virtuous person with a mean mind.
- Walter Bagehot

Even in decline, a virtuous man increases the beauty of his behavior.
A burning stick, though turned to the ground,
has its flame drawn upwards.
- Saskya Pandita

It is obvious that different individuals require different things to live good,
healthy, and virtuous lives.
- Tom G. Palmer

The fact is that a man who wants to act virtuously
in every way necessarily comes to grief among so many who are not virtuous.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints
to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.
- Confucius

There is no cure for the pride of a virtuous nation but pure religion.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

All the rights secured to the citizens under the Constitution are worth nothing,
and a mere bubble, except guaranteed to them by an
independent and virtuous Judiciary.
- Andrew Jackson

As virtuous men pass mildly away, and whisper to their souls to go,
whilst some of their sad friends do say,
the breath goes now, and some say no.
- John Donne

In our view, successful reform is not an event.
It is a sustainable process that will build on its own successes -
a virtuous cycle of change.
- Abdallah II

As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman,
so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.
- Jonathan Swift

What do I owe to my times, to my country,
to my neighbors, to my friends? Such are the questions
which a virtuous man ought often to ask himself.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

Most people are awaiting Virtual Reality;
I'm awaiting virtuous reality.
- Eli Khamarov

To err is human; but contrition felt for the crime
distinguishes the virtuous from the wicked.
- Vittorio Alfieri

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

I beg my Children to be just and virtuous,
never to disgrace my name or theirs,
and then they are out of fortune's power.
- Thomas Willis

One of the great attractions of patriotism -
it fulfills our worst wishes.
In the person of our nation we are able,
vicariously, to bully and cheat.
Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.
- Aldous Huxley

Because of the diverse conditions of humans,
it happens that some acts are virtuous to some people,
as appropriate and suitable to them,
while the same acts are immoral for others,
as inappropriate to them.
- Thomas Aquinas

The decadent international but individualistic capitalism
in the hands of which we found ourselves after the war is not a success.
It is not intelligent.
It is not beautiful.
It is not just.
It is not virtuous.
And it doesn't deliver the goods.
- John Maynard Keynes

But when women are moved and lend help,
when women, who are by nature calm and controlled,
give encouragement and applause, when virtuous and
knowledgeable women grace the endeavor with their sweet love,
then it is invincible.
- Jose Marti

He who is void of virtuous attachments in private life is,
or very soon will be, void of all regard for his country.
There is seldom an instance of a man guilty of betraying his country,
who had not before lost the feeling of moral obligations
in his private connections.
- Samuel Adams

That old man dies prematurely whose memory records no benefits conferred.
They only have lived long who have lived virtuously.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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

Who sows virtue reaps honor.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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

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

A thankful heart is the greatest virtue.
- Cicero

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
- Oscar Wilde

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


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