Quotes by virtue
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Sir Richard Burton
British explorer, writer, soldier, ethnologist, poet and diplomat 1821-1890
As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.
English playwright and poet 1564-1616
Assume a virtue, if you have it not.Source: Hamlet
British diplomat, poet 1664-1721
Be to their virtue very kind; be to their faults a little blind.
American historian 1800-1891
Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
British writer and artist 1670-1733
Because Impudence is a Vice, it does not follow that Modesty is a Virtue; it is built upon Shame, a Passion in our Nature, and may be either Good or Bad according to the Actions perform'd from that Motive.Source: The Fable of the Bees Remark C, p. 65
Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue, but virtue itself; neither do we rejoice therein, because we control our lusts, but contrariwise, because we rejoice therein, we are able to control our lusts.Source: Ethics
Bluntness is a virtue.
Lord George Byron
English poet 1788-1824
But as to women, who can penetrate the real sufferings of their she condition? Man's very sympathy with their estate has much of selfishness and more suspicion. Their love, their virtue, beauty, education, but form good housekeepers, to breed a nation.
British-American anthropologist 1905-1999
By virtue of being born to humanity, every human being has a right to the development and fulfillment of his potentialities as a human being.
Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
Calamity is virtue's opportunity.
German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
Capital is money, capital is commodities. By virtue of it being value, it has acquired the occult ability to add value to itself. It brings forth living offspring, or, at the least, lays golden eggs.
Joseph A. Schumpeter
Austrian-American economist 1883-1950
Capitalism inevitably and by virtue of the very logic of its civilization creates, educates and subsidizes a vested interest in social unrest.
English polymath and author 1605-1682
Come, fair repentance, daughter of the skies! Soft harbinger of soon returning virtue; The weeping messenger of grace from heaven.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Swiss theologist and mysticist 1741-1801
Conscience is the sentinel of virtue.
Hongarian writer and criticus 1933-
Consistency is a virtue for trains: what we want from a philosopher is insights, whether he comes by them consistently or not.
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