To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher
Nothing in our times has become so unattractive as virtue.
Author: Edward Dahlberg (1900-1977)
Profession: American Author, Critic
People praise virtue, but they hate it, they run away from it. It freezes you to death, and in this world you've got to keep your feet warm.
Author: Denis Diderot (1713-1784)
Profession: French Philosopher
Pleasure which must be enjoyed at the expense of another's pain, can never be enjoyed by a worthy mind. Pleasure's couch is virtues grave.
Author: Augustine J. Duganne
Virtuous people are simply those who have not been tempted sufficiently, because they live in a vegetative state, or because their purposes are so concentrated in one direction that they have not had the leisure to glance around them.
Author: Isadora Duncan (1878-1927)
Profession: American Dancer
The virtues of society are vices of the saint. The terror of reform is the discovery that we must cast away our virtues, or what we have always esteemed such, into the same pit that has consumed our grosser vices.
The virtue in most request is conformity.
The less a man thinks or knows about his virtues, the better we like him.
A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
The only reward of virtue is virtue.
Weed -- a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
God will certainly reward virtue and punish vice, either here or hereafter.
Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat
Be generous, good and just, when anything is to be gained by virtue.
Author: Billy Boy Franklin
Virtue is the only true nobility.
Author: Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)
Profession: British Clergyman, Author
People who are in a fortunate position always attribute virtue to what makes them so happy.
Author: John Kenneth Galbraith (1908)
Profession: American Economist