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Virtue Quotes

Virtue is its own reward. There's a pleasure in doing good which sufficiently pays itself.

Author: Sir John Vanbrugh (1664-1726)

Profession: British Playwright and Baroque architect

Even virtue is fairer when it appears in a beautiful person.

Author: Virgil

Profession: Roman Poet

The only virtue a character needs to possess between hardcovers, even if he bears a real person's name, is vitality: if he comes to life in our imaginations, he passes the test.

Author: Stephen Vizinczey (1933)

Profession: Hungarian Novelist, Critic

Few people have the virtue to withstand the highest bidder.

Author: George Washington (1732-1799)

Profession: First President of the USA

I used to be snow white, but I drifted.

Author: Mae West (1892-1980)

Profession: American Actress

Virtue has its own reward, but no sales at the box office.

Author: Mae West (1892-1980)

Profession: American Actress

It is easy enough to be virtuous When nothing tempts you to stray; When without or within No voice of sin Is luring your soul away. But it is only a negative virtue until it is tried by fire. For the soul that is worth the treasures of the earth is the soul that resists desire.

Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855-1919)

Profession: American Poet, Journalist

Nothing is illegal if one hundred businessmen decide to do it.

Author: Andrew Young (1932)

Profession: Civil Rights Activist, Protestant Minister, Public Official