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Virtue Quotes

Purity is the feminine, truth the masculine of honor.

Author: David Hare (1947)

Profession: British Playwright, Director

To a superior race of being the pretensions of mankind to extraordinary sanctity and virtue must seem... ridiculous.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

There is no substitute for virtue. Keep your thoughts virtuous. Rise above the filth that's all around you in this world and stand tall in strength and virtue. You can do this and you will be happier for it for as long as you live. God bless you in cherishing, developing and holding on to this great gift, the quality of personal virtue.

Author: Gordon B. Hinckley


Why does a virtuous man take delight in the landscapes? Because the din of the dusty world and the locked-in-ness of human habitations are what human nature habitually abhors; while on the contrary, haze, mist, and the haunting spirits of the mountains are what human nature seeks, and yet can rarely find.

Author: Kuo His


It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born, as long as he be a man of merit.

Author: Horace

Profession: Italian Poet

Virtue must be valuable, if men and women of all degrees pretend to have it.

Author: Edgar Watson Howe (1853-1937)

Profession: American Journalist, Author

Wickedness is always easier than virtue, for it takes a short cut to everything.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

The wise man applauds he who he thinks most virtuous; the rest of the world applauds the wealthy.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

Virtue is too often merely local.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.

Author: David Starr Jordan (1851-1931)

Profession: American Biologist, Educator

I cannot love anyone if I hate myself. That is the reason why we feel so extremely uncomfortable in the presence of people who are noted for their special virtuousness, for they radiate an atmosphere of the torture they inflict on themselves. That is not a virtue but a vice.

Author: Carl Jung (1875-1961)

Profession: Swiss Psychiatrist

The time is always right to do what is right.

Author: Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

Profession: American Black Leader, Nobel Prize Winner, 1964

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

Author: Lao-Tzu

Profession: Chinese Philosopher, Founder of Taoism, Author of the ''Tao Te Ching''

Virtue by premeditation isn't worth much.

Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

Profession: German Physicist, Satirist

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

Author: Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)

Profession: American Journalist