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Quotations About Virtue

A virtuous wife is a man's best treasure.
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

He that has energy enough to root out a vice should go further, and try to plant a virtue in its place.
Charles Caleb Colton

We are double-edged blades, and every time we whet our virtue the return stroke strops our vice.
Henry David Thoreau

All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance.
Theodore M. Hesburgh

Blushing is the color of virtue.

A man hasn't got a corner on virtue just because his shoes are shined.
Anne Petry

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