Quotes by virtue

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  • Sir Richard Burton
    Sir Richard Burton
    British explorer, writer, soldier, ethnologist, poet and diplomat 1821-1890
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    As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
    William Shakespeare
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    Assume a virtue, if you have it not.
    Source: Hamlet
  • Matthew Prior
    Matthew Prior
    British diplomat, poet 1664-1721
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    Be to their virtue very kind; be to their faults a little blind.
  • George Bancroft
    George Bancroft
    American historian 1800-1891
    George Bancroft
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    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.
  • Bernard Mandeville
    Bernard Mandeville
    British writer and artist 1670-1733
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    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
  • Baruch Spinoza
    Baruch Spinoza
    Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
    Baruch Spinoza
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    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
  • Allison Ling
    Allison Ling
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    Bluntness is a virtue.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
    Lord George Byron
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    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.
  • Ashley Montagu
    Ashley Montagu
    British-American anthropologist 1905-1999
    Ashley Montagu
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    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.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
    Seneca
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    Calamity is virtue's opportunity.
  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx
    German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
    Karl Marx
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    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
    Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Austrian-American economist 1883-1950
    Joseph A. Schumpeter
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    Capitalism inevitably and by virtue of the very logic of its civilization creates, educates and subsidizes a vested interest in social unrest.
  • Thomas Browne
    Thomas Browne
    English polymath and author 1605-1682
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    Come, fair repentance, daughter of the skies! Soft harbinger of soon returning virtue; The weeping messenger of grace from heaven.
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Swiss theologist and mysticist 1741-1801
    Johann Kaspar Lavater
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    Conscience is the sentinel of virtue.
  • Stephen Vizinczey
    Stephen Vizinczey
    Hongarian writer and criticus 1933-
    Stephen Vizinczey
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    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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