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
Sin is commitable in thought, word or deed; so is virtue.
Martin H. Fischer
Virtue is insufficient temptation.
George Bernard Shaw
The excess of virtue is a vice.
Beware of making your moral staple consist of the negative virtues.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.