Quotes by virtue

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  • Adela Florence Nicolson
    Adela Florence Nicolson
    English poet 1865-1904
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    Often devotion to virtue arises from sated desire.
  • One of the vices of the virtue of decentralization is that people don't share ideas.
  • Harold Rosenberg
    Harold Rosenberg
    American art criticus, writer 1906-1978
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    Only conservatives believe that subversion is still being carried on in the arts and that society is being shaken by it. Advanced art today is no longer a cause, it contains no moral imperative. There is no virtue in clinging to principles and standards, no vice in selling or in selling out.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.
  • Laurence Sterne
    Laurence Sterne
    British author 1713-1768
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    Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at.
  • Vauvenargues
    Vauvenargues
    French philosopher 1715-1747
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    Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    Our whole life is startlingly moral. There is never an instant's truce between virtue and vice.
  • Richard Buckminster Fuller
    Richard Buckminster Fuller
    American poet, philosopher and inventor 1895-1983
    Richard Buckminster Fuller
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    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.
  • Abigail Adams
    Abigail Adams
    Wife of John Adams 1744-1818
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    Patriotism in the female sex is the most disinterested of all virtues. Excluded from honors and from offices, we cannot attach ourselves to the State or Government from having held a place of eminence.... Yet all history and every age exhibit instances of patriotic virtue in the female sex; which considering our situation equals the most heroic of yours.
    Source: Letter to John Adams, 17 June 1782
  • Henry Bolingbroke
    Henry Bolingbroke
    British politician 1678-1751
    Henry Bolingbroke
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    Patriotism must be founded on great principals and supported by great virtue.
  • Baruch Spinoza
    Baruch Spinoza
    Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
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    Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
  • Baruch Spinoza
    Baruch Spinoza
    Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
    Baruch Spinoza
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    Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
  • John Kenneth Galbraith
    John Kenneth Galbraith
    American economist 1908-2006
    John Kenneth Galbraith
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    People who are in a fortunate position always attribute virtue to what makes them so happy.
  • Titus Livy
    Titus Livy
    Roman historian, fully named Titus Livius Patavinus 64BC-12AD
    Titus Livy
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    Persevere in virtue and diligence.
  • Pleasure's couch is virtue's grave.
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