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Virtues Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Virtues

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Virtues, like essences, lose their fragrance when exposed.
- William Shenstone

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

If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

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

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

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

If, when you charged a person with his faults,
you credited him with his virtues too,
you would probably like everybody.
- Lawrence G. Lovasik

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

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

Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised.
- Juvenal

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

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

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

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

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

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

Solitude cherishes great virtues and destroys little ones.
- Sydney Smith

Success makes men rigid and they tend to exalt stability
over all the other virtues;
tired of the effort of willing they become fanatics about conservatism.
- Walter Lippmann

My parents had always preached the virtues of hard work.
But hard work is one thing; economic struggle is another.
- Sargent Shriver

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

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

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

A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.
- Plutarch

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

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

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

Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence,
in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there
cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.
- Saint Augustine

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

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

No company is preferable to bad.
We are more apt to catch the vices of others than virtues,
as disease is far more contagious than health.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

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

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

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

Great necessities call out great virtues.
- Abigail Adams

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

Christian virtues unite men.
Racism separates them.
- Sargent Shriver

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Courage is not simply one of the virtues,
but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
- C. S. Lewis

Moderation is the silken string running through the
pearl chain of all virtues.
- Joseph Hall

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

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

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

The faults of husbands are often caused by the excess virtues of their wives.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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

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

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

Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.
- John Locke

Though ambition in itself is a vice,
yet it is often the parent of virtues.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

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

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

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

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


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