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Virtues Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Virtues.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

Of all virtues and dignities of the mind,
goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity;
and without it,
man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.
- Francis Bacon

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

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

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

You can't have virtue without sin.
What I'm after is having my characters' virtues defined
by how they operate in a very sinful environment.
That's how you test people.
- Frank Miller

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
- George Farquhar

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

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

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

If everyone were clothed with integrity,
if every heart were just, frank, kindly,
the other virtues would be well-nigh useless.
- Moliere

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

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

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

Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised.
- Juvenal

Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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

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

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

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

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

Great necessities call out great virtues.
- Abigail Adams

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

One should judge a man mainly from his depravities.
Virtues can be faked.
Depravities are real.
- Klaus Kinski

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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