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Quotations About Virtue

A virtuous wife is a man's best treasure.
Muhammad
The Sayings of Muhammad, 418


Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
David Star Jordan
The Philosophy of Despair


Virtue is praised, but hated. People run from it, for it is ice-cold and in this world you have to keep your feet warm.
Denis Diderot
Rameau's Nephew, 1762


Modesty and unselfishness - these are virtues which men praise - and pass by.
André Maurois
Ariel, 1924


Virtue is an angel, but she is a blind one, and must ask Knowledge to show her the pathway that leads to her goal.
Horace Mann
"Thoughts for a Young Man," 1859


Virtue is insufficient temptation.
George Bernard Shaw


The excess of virtue is a vice.
Greek Proverb


Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
Baruch Spinoza


Beware of making your moral staple consist of the negative virtues.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau


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