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.
Rameau's Nephew, 1762
Modesty and unselfishness - these are virtues which men praise - and pass by.
Virtue is an angel, but she is a blind one, and must ask Knowledge to show her the pathway that leads to her goal.
"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.