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Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.
- Henry A. Kissinger

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer
silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
- Albert Einstein

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
- Oscar Wilde

It is only the poor who pay cash,
and that not from virtue,
but because they are refused credit.
- Anatole France


 

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
- George Washington

The inherent vice of capitalism
is the unequal sharing of blessings;
the inherent virtue of socialism
is the equal sharing of miseries.
- Winston Churchill

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
- Anatole France


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A man must be both stupid and uncharitable
who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
- Joseph Addison

A thankful heart is the greatest virtue.
- Cicero

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for
the education of its virtue.
- Plato

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes,
but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
- Alfred North Whitehead

There is a natural aristocracy among men.
The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
- Thomas Jefferson

Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
the creed of ignorance,
and the gospel of envy,
its inherent virtue is
the equal sharing of misery.
- Winston Churchill

Money is the barometer of a society's virtue.
- Ayn Rand

What most persons consider as virtue,
after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
- Voltaire

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms,
the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven,
and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
- Akhenaton

A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide,
and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
- Robert Hall

I design for real people.
I think of our customers all the time.
There is no virtue whatsoever in creating clothing
or accessories that are not practical.
- Giorgio Armani

The only reward of virtue is virtue;
the only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue,
but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice;
it whitens only the hair.
- Ira Gershwin

Dependence begets subservience and venality,
suffocates the germ of virtue,
and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.
- Thomas Jefferson

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue,
a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence,
confidence, justice.
- Baruch Spinoza

Who sows virtue reaps honor.
- Leonardo da Vinci

There's a point... when you have to choose
whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life,
or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
- Indira Gandhi

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!
And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

What is man's ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love,
truth, virtue, and beauty.
- Shinichi Suzuki

Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked
than it is loved by the good.
- The Buddha

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
- David Starr Jordan

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Virtue can only flourish among equals.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives,
two friends that always remained strange to one another,
because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity,
the other by difference.
- Emil Ludwig

To enjoy good health,
to bring true happiness to one's family,
to bring peace to all, one must first
discipline and control one's own mind.
If a man can control his mind
he can find the way to Enlightenment,
and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
- The Buddha

Consider a parent who says,
"Look at the sacrifices I'm making so you can have a better life."
Contrast that with another parent who demonstrates
living a great life every day.
Self-sacrifice is not a virtue.
Living a great life and sharing that life with others
is the noble way to live.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace,
then progress in virtue is progress in each of these
for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us,
progress is always an approach toward it.
- Epictetus

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth,
so virtue appears from good deeds,
and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind.
To walk safely through the maze of human life,
one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
- The Buddha

Vice stirs up war, virtue fights.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Solitude can be used well by very few people.
They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it,
and enough virtue to despise all the vanity.
- Abraham Cowley

Virtue is simply happiness, and happiness is a by-product of function.
You are happy when you are functioning.
- William Burroughs

A man's indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is.
Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude.
- Ruth Benedict

Most virtue is a demand for greater seduction.
- Natalie Clifford Barney

True valor, on virtue founded strong,
meets all events alike.
- David Mallet

Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Every day confirms my opinion on the superiority of a vicious life,
and if Virtue is not its own reward,
I don't know any other stipend annexed to it.
- George Byron

Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

I think that I've been pigeon-holed by virtue of the
fact that I've spent so much time in front of a green screen.
- Jonathan Frakes

Every faculty and virtue I possess can be used as an
instrument with which to worry myself.
- Mark Rutherford

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.
- Denis Diderot

The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured
by his special exertions,
but by his habitual acts.
- Blaise Pascal

Be to their virtue very kind; be to their faults a little blind.
- Matthew Prior

You can't have virtue without sin.
What I'm after is having my characters' virtues defined
by how they operate in a very sinful environment.
That's how you test people.
- Frank Miller

I do not believe in sex distinction in literature,
law, politics, or trade - or that modesty and virtue
are more becoming to women than to men,
but wish we had more of it everywhere.
- Belva Lockwood

Dali is like a man who hesitates between talent and genius,
or, as one might once have said, between vice and virtue.
- Andre Breton

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue;
these five are gravity,
generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness,
and kindness.
- Confucius

The confidence in another man's virtue is no light evidence of a man's own,
and God willingly favors such a confidence.
- Michel de Montaigne

Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel,
but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so.
- Aristotle

Every vice was once a virtue, and may become respectable again,
just as hatred becomes respectable in wartime.
- Will Durant

We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it.
But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that.
- William Penn

Justice is rather the activity of truth,
than a virtue in itself.
Truth tells us what is due to others,
and justice renders that due.
Injustice is acting a lie.
- Horace Walpole

A constitutional democracy is in serious trouble if
its citizenry does not have a certain degree of education and civic virtue.
- Phillip E. Johnson

The better one is morally the less aware they are of their virtue.
- James Anthony Froude

In England the only homage which they pay to Virtue -
is hypocrisy.
- Lord Byron

A laugh costs too much when bought at the expense of virtue.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

The Four Stages of Public Opinion
I (Just after publication): The novelty is absurd
and subversive of Religion and Morality.
The propounder both fool and knave.
II (Twenty years later): The Novelty is absolute Truth
and will yield a full and satisfactory
explanation of things in general -
The propounder a man of sublime genius and perfect virtue.
III (Forty years later): The Novelty won't explain
things in general after all, and therefore is a wretched failure.
The propounder a very ordinary person advertised by a clique.
IV (A century later): The Novelty a mixture of truth and error.
Explains as much as could reasonably be expected.
The propounder worthy of all honor
in spite of his share of human frailties,
as one who has added to the permanent possessions of science.
- Thomas Henry [T. H.] Huxley

Secrecy is the element of all goodness;
even virtue,
even beauty is mysterious.
- Thomas Carlyle

The rewards of virtue alone abide secure.
- Sophocles

Elegance is inferior to virtue.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley


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