Quotes by virtue

Quotes 106 till 120 of 369.

  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
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    Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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    I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    I am as comfortless as a pilgrim with peas in his shoes - and as cold as Charity, Chastity or any other Virtue.
  • Carl Gustav Jung
    Carl Gustav Jung
    Swiss psychiatrist 1875-1961
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    I cannot love anyone if I hate myself. That is the reason why we feel so extremely uncomfortable in the presence of people who are noted for their special virtuousness, for they radiate an atmosphere of the torture they inflict on themselves. That is not a virtue but a vice.
  • John Milton
    John Milton
    English poet, polemicist and man of letters 1608-1674
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    I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race where that immortal garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat.
  • Boris Pasternak
    Boris Pasternak
    Russian writer 1890-1960
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    I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn't of much value. Life hasn't revealed its beauty to them.
  • Confucius
    Confucius
    Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
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    I have never seen a man as fond of virtue as of women.
  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
    George Washington
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    I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
  • Ajay Naidu
    Ajay Naidu
    American actor 1972-
    Ajay Naidu
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    I want to present interesting stories that don't qualify themselves just by virtue of their ethnographic type.
  • Barry Goldwater
    Barry Goldwater
    American politician, businessman, and author 1909-1998
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    I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    If he really thinks there is no distinction between vice and virtue, when he leaves our houses let us count our spoons.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    If prosperity is regarded as the reward of virtue it will be regarded as the symptom of virtue.
  • Francis Quarles
    Francis Quarles
    British poet 1592-1644
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    If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none but itself. Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor strength, nor reason can prevail.
  • Algernon Sidney
    Algernon Sidney
    English politician 1623-1683
    Algernon Sidney
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    If vice and corruption prevail, liberty cannot subsist; but if virtue have the advantage, arbitrary power cannot be established.
  • George Bush
    George Bush
    President of the US 1924-
    George Bush
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    If we've learned anything in the past quarter century, it is that we cannot federalize virtue.
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