Quotes by virtue

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  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
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    Few people have the virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    For in the fatness of these pursy times I virtue itself of vice must pardon beg.
    Source: Hamlet 3, 4
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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    For most men, and most circumstances, pleasure - tangible material prosperity in this world - is the safest test of virtue. Progress has ever been through the pleasures rather than through the extreme sharp virtues, and the most virtuous have leaned to excess rather than to asceticism.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
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    For virtue's self may too much zeal be had; the worst of madmen is a saint run mad.
  • Cassiodorus
    Cassiodorus
    Roman statesman 487-585
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    For what is more glorious than music, which modulates the heavenly system with its sonorous sweetness, and binds together with its virtue the concord of nature which is scattered everywhere?
    Source: Variae, Bk. 2, no. 40; p. 38.
  • Indira Gandhi
    Indira Gandhi
    Indian stateswoman 1917-1984
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    Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
    Barbara Ehrenreich
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    From the point of view of the pharmaceutical industry, the AIDS problem has already been solved. After all, we already have a drug which can be sold at the incredible price of $8, 000 an annual dose, and which has the added virtue of not diminishing the market by actually curing anyone.
  • Brit Hume
    Brit Hume
    American journalist and political commentator 1943-
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    Geraldo has been in Lebanon. He has done some excellent reporting out of there, and of course, we now know by virtue of the president's speech on Tuesday night that the terrorist organizations that operate in that area are now on the list.
  • Marquis de Sade
    Marquis de Sade
    French nobleman, revolutionary and writer 1740-1814
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    Get it into your head once and for all, my simple and very fainthearted fellow, that what fools call humanness is nothing but a weakness born of fear and egoism; that this chimerical virtue, enslaving only weak men, is unknown to those whose character is formed by stoicism, courage, and philosophy.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
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    Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
    Benjamin Franklin
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    God will certainly reward virtue and punish vice, either here or hereafter.
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    American poet 1885-1972
    Ezra Pound
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    Good art however ''immoral'' is wholly a thing of virtue. Good art can NOT be immoral. By good art I mean art that bears true witness, I mean the art that is most precise.
  • John Jay Chapman
    John Jay Chapman
    American author 1862-1933
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    Good government is the outcome of private virtue.
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton
    Edward Bulwer-Lytton
    English writer and poet 1803-1873
    Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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    Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best.
  • William B. Yeats
    William B. Yeats
    Irish poet 1865-1918
    William B. Yeats
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    Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.
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