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The Best Quotes About Virtue 

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A list of the best virtue quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous virtue quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic virtue quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational virtue quotes from that same writer.

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The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons. Aristotle
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Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity. Joseph Addison
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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. -- Galatians 5:23, 24
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All virtue is summed up in dealing justly. Aristotle
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Virtue is like health: the harmony of the whole man. Thomas Carlyle
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Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved. Aristotle
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There are in every man, always, two simultaneous allegiances, one to God, the other to Satan. Invocation of God, or Spirituality, is a desire to climb higher; that of Satan, or animality, is delight in descent. Charles Baudelaire
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Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set. Francis Bacon
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Most virtue is a demand for greater seduction. Natalie Clifford Barney
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But do not let immorality or any impurity or greed even be named among you, as is proper among saints. -- Ephesians 5:3
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The highest virtue found in the tropics is chastity, and in the colder regions, temperance. Christian Nevell Bovee
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Virtue is its own reward. Cicero
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The chief assertion of religious morality is that white is a color. Virtue is not the absence of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers; virtue is a vivid and separate thing, like pain or a particular smell. G. K. Chesterton
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A homely face and no figure have aided many women heavenward. Minna Antrim
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If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue. Edmund Burke
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Man seems to be capable of great virtues but not of small virtues; capable of defying his torturer but not of keeping his temper. G. K. Chesterton
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The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort. Confucius
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The deadliest foe to virtue would be complete self-knowledge. F. H. Bradley
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Virtue is simply happiness, and happiness is a by-product of function. You are happy when you are functioning. William S. Burroughs
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You are a man, not God; you are human, not an angel. How can you expect to remain always in a constant state of virtue, when this was not possible even for an angel of Heaven, nor for the first man in the Garden? Thomas à Kempis
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To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect. Laozi
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I have never seen a man as fond of virtue as of women. Confucius
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Virtue knows that it is impossible to get on without compromise, and tunes herself, as it were, a trifle sharp to allow for an inevitable fall in playing.
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He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. Winston Churchill
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Sell not virtue to purchase wealth.