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Virtue Quotes

The first time you see Winston Churchill you see all his faults and the rest of your life you spend discovering his virtues.

Author: Lady Constance Lytton

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The fact is that a man who wants to act virtuously in every way necessarily comes to grief among so many who are not virtuous.

Author: Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)

Profession: Italian Author, Statesman

When you can't have anything else, you can have virtue.

Author: Don Marquis (1878-1937)

Profession: American Humorist, Journalist

I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race where that immortal garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat.

Author: John Milton (1608-1674)

Profession: British Poet

Virtue that wavers is not virtue.

Author: John Milton (1608-1674)

Profession: British Poet

From Obedience and submission comes all our virtues, and all sin is comes from self-opinion.

Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)

Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist

Of all the benefits which virtue confers on us, the contempt of death is one of the greatest.

Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)

Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist

There is no man so good, who, were he to submit all his thoughts and actions to the laws, would not deserve hanging ten times in his life.

Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)

Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist

Virtue craves a steep and thorny path.

Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)

Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist

Virtue rejects facility to be her companion. She requires a craggy, rough and thorny way.

Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)

Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist

Virtue alone is invincible.

Author: Motto

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Virtue is a sure anchor.

Author: Motto

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Virtue is the strongest shield.

Author: Motto

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Virtue survives the grave.

Author: Motto

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All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous.

Author: Iris Murdoch (1919)

Profession: British Novelist, Philosopher