Quotes by virtues

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  • John Locke
    John Locke
    English philosopher 1632-1704
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    Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
  • Charles Kingsley
    Charles Kingsley
    British writer 1819-1875
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    Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
  • Mario Puzo
    Mario Puzo
    American author, screenwriter and journalist 1920-1999
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    A friend should always underestimate your virtues and an enemy overestimate your faults.
    Source: De Peetvader p. 391
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high virtues of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation.
  • Achille Poincelot
    Achille Poincelot
    French aphorism writer 19th century
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    A woman's faults, be they never so small, cast a shadow which all her virtues cannot dispel.
  • Marquis de Sade
    Marquis de Sade
    French nobleman, revolutionary and writer 1740-1814
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    Ah, Eugénie, have done with virtues! Among the sacrifices that can be made to those counterfeit divinities, is there one worth an instant of the pleasures one tastes in outraging them?
  • Walter Bagehot
    Walter Bagehot
    English economist 1826-1877
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    An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting, softer legends more soft.
  • Ida R. Wylie
    Ida R. Wylie
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    Another of our highly prized virtues is fidelity. We are immensely pleased with ourselves when we are faithful.
  • Walter Bagehot
    Walter Bagehot
    English economist 1826-1877
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    Conquest is the missionary of valor, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world.
  • Giuseppe Mazzini
    Giuseppe Mazzini
    Italian writer 1805-1872
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    Constancy is the complement of all other human virtues.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    Courage and modesty are the most unequivocal of virtues, for they are of a kind that hypocrisy cannot imitate; they too have this quality in common, that they are expressed by the same color.
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