Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour, content to dwell in decencies for ever.
– Alexander Pope
I know of nothing more valuable, when it comes to the all-important virtue of authenticity, than simply being who you are.
– Charles R. Swindoll
Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
We may eventually come to realize that chastity is no more a virtue than malnutrition.
– Alex Comfort
Dali is like a man who hesitates between talent and genius, or, as one might once have said, between vice and virtue.
– Andre Breton
It is the State which educates its citizens in civic virtue, gives them a consciousness of their mission and welds them into unity.
– Benito Mussolini
There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind, and there is no happiness equal to contentment; there is no disease like covetousness, and no virtue like mercy.
The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.
– Baruch Spinoza
By virtue of our private property society, we have disconnected individuals from the land. We have put them in high rises and asked them to live their lives in urban settings, disconnected from the land.
– Adam Dell
Perseverance is a virtue that cannot be understated.
– Bob Riley
Accuracy to a newspaper is what virtue is to a lady; but a newspaper can always print a retraction.
– Adlai E. Stevenson
The strength of a man’s virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts.
– Blaise Pascal
Let them call it mischief: When it is past and prospered t’will be virtue.
– Ben Jonson
The virtue of paganism was strength; the virtue of Christianity is obedience.
– Augustus Hare
The extinction of race consciousness as between Muslims is one of the outstanding achievements of Islam, and in the contemporary world there is, as it happens, a crying need for the propagation of this Islamic virtue.
– Arnold J. Toynbee
The difference is too nice – Where ends the virtue or begins the vice.
Virtue is the fount whence honour springs.
– Christopher Marlowe
The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.
When virtue is at liberty, so to some extent is vice.
– Barbara Amiel
Often devotion to virtue arises from sated desire.
– Adela Florence Nicolson
Class can ‘walk with kings and keep its virtue and talk with crowds and keep the common touch.’ Everyone is comfortable with the person who has class because that person is comfortable with himself.
– Ann Landers
He that has energy enough to root out a vice should go further, and try to plant a virtue in its place.
– Charles Caleb Colton
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
– Alfred North Whitehead
I’m just an actor, but if the extra part of it is that I’m helping people or people are being helped by the virtue of what we’re doing, then that’s just a really nice added extra.
– Christopher Meloni
It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit.
– Anatole France
I didn’t get into acting to be a public service announcer or an advocate and yet, by virtue of this show and how we handle the subject matter that we’ve been given, that’s kind of how it’s evolved in certain ways.
True virtue is life under the direction of reason.
Where the roots of private virtue are diseased, the fruit of public probity cannot but be corrupt.
– Felix Adler
A New York divorce is in itself a diploma of virtue.
– Edith Wharton
Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.
– Francis Bacon