Quotes by virtue

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  • Cato the Elder
    Cato the Elder
    Roman senator and historian 234-149 BC
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    I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right.
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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    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.
  • Robert Green Ingersoll
    Robert Green Ingersoll
    American lawyer, a Civil War veteran and politician 1833-1899
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    Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Knowledge is that which, next to virtue, truly raises one person above another.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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    Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Self discipline is that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    Self-denial is not a virtue, it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.
  • Hosea Ballou
    Hosea Ballou
    American Theologian, Founder of ''Universalism'' 1771-1852
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    Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right; more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    The essence of greatness is the perception that virtue is enough.
  • Confucius
    Confucius
    Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
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    The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.
  • Alexander Cockburn
    Alexander Cockburn
    Irish-American political journalist and writer 1941-2012
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    A ''just war'' is hospitable to every self-deception on the part of those waging it, none more than the certainty of virtue, under whose shelter every abomination can be committed with a clear conscience.
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