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  1. Picture quote by Ernest Hemingway about people

    The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed. ⏤ Ernest Hemingway

  2. Picture quote by Lao Tzu about demise

    Boasting of wealth and virtue brings your demise. ⏤ Lao Tzu

  3. Picture quote about gratitude

    Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.

  4. Picture quote by Kong Fu Zi about humility

    Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues. ⏤ Kong Fu Zi

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The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.

Marcus Aurelius

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.

Oscar Wilde

The time is always right to do what is right.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Courage cannot be counterfeited. It is one virtue that escapes hypocrisy.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Be virtuous and you will be eccentric.

Mark Twain

Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.

David Starr Jordan

A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Virtue, perhaps, is nothing more than politeness of soul.

Honore de Balzac

What is man's ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty.

Shinichi Suzuki

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.


True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.

Alfred North Whitehead

Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.

C. S. Lewis

Who sows virtue reaps honor.

Leonardo da Vinci

To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.

Lao Tzu

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

Winston Churchill

A constitutional democracy is in serious trouble if its citizenry does not have a certain degree of education and civic virtue.

Phillip E. Johnson

To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea.

James Madison

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

Abraham Lincoln

Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.

John Kenneth Galbraith

Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.


The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The vices we scoff at in others, laugh at us within ourselves.

Thomas Edward Brown

No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent.

William Ellery Channing

People who are in a fortunate position always attribute virtue to what makes them so happy.

John Kenneth Galbraith

Most dangerous is that temptation that does goad us on to sin in loving virtue.

William Shakespeare

Perseverance is a virtue that cannot be understated.

Bob Riley

It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born, as long as he be a man of merit.


I have always been fond of the West African proverb: Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.

Theodore Roosevelt

Virtue is simply happiness, and happiness is a by-product of function. You are happy when you are functioning.

William S. Burroughs

Sell not virtue to purchase wealth.

English Proverbs

The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.


We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that have no virtue.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Virtue is reason which has become energy.

Friedrich Von Schlegel

Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.

Dante Alighieri

In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self.

William Penn

Virtue is harmony.


I used to be snow white, but I drifted.

Mae West

With virtue you can't be entirely poor; without virtue you can't really be rich.

Chinese Proverbs

What's vice today may be virtue, tomorrow.

Henry Fielding

We do not place especial value on the possession of a virtue until we notice its total absence in our opponent.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.


I have never seen a man as fond of virtue as of women.


Vice is a creature of such hideous mien... that the more you see it the better you like it.

Finley Peter Dunne

Respect for self is the beginning of cultivating virtue in men and women.

Gordon B. Hinckley

Wickedness is always easier than virtue, for it takes a short cut to everything.

Samuel Johnson

All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not enough to give in exchange for virtue.


To think ill of mankind and not wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue.

William Hazlitt

Vice knows that she is ugly, so she puts on her mask.

Benjamin Franklin

Virtue is its own reward. There's a pleasure in doing good which sufficiently pays itself.

Sir John Vanbrugh

Every vice has its excuse ready.

Publilius Syrus

There is no road or ready way to virtue.

Sir Thomas Browne

Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame; obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed.

Alfred North Whitehead

The home is the chief school of human virtues.

William Ellery Channing

I have not a particle of confidence in a man who has no redeeming vices.

Mark Twain

Assume a virtue if you have it not.

William Shakespeare

Virtue that wavers is not virtue.

John Milton

Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Men's evil manners live in brass, their virtues we write in water.

William Shakespeare

Virtuous and vicious everyone must be; few in extremes, but all in degree.

Alexander Pope

Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

The virtue of some people consists wholly in condemning the vices in others.

Herbert Samuel

The disgrace of others often keeps tender minds from vice.


Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.

David Starr Jordan

What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.


The virtue in most request is conformity.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Virtue has its own reward, but no sales at the box office.

Mae West

Modesty, tis a virtue not often found among poets, for almost every one of them thinks himself the greatest in the world.

Miguel de Cervantes

You can't have virtue without sin. What I'm after is having my characters' virtues defined by how they operate in a very sinful environment. That's how you test people.

Frank Miller

If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.

Edmund Burke

Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.


Those who have virtue always in their mouths, and neglect it in practice, are like a harp, which emits a sound pleasing to others, while itself is insensible of the music.


Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.


There are nine hundred and ninety-nine patrons of virtue to one virtuous man.

Henry David Thoreau

To be innocent is to be not guilty; but to be virtuous is to overcome our evil inclinations.

William Penn

Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Mona Lisa is the only beauty who went through history and retained her reputation.

Will Rogers

No exile at the South Pole or on the summit of Mont Blanc separates us more effectively from others than the practice of a hidden vice.

Marcel Proust

I conclude that it is a fundamental mistake to think that salvation, justice, or virtue come through merely human institutions.

Jeane Kirkpatrick

Virtue by premeditation isn't worth much.

G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg

Faith is the sense of life, that sense by virtue of which man does not destroy himself, but continues to live on. It is the force whereby we live.

Leo Tolstoy

Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them.


When you can't have anything else, you can have virtue.

Don Marquis

What were once vices are the fashion of the day.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.

John Locke

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.

Edmund Burke

Virtue is the only true nobility.

Thomas Fuller

Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!

Charles Dickens

A portion of mankind take pride in their vices and pursue their purpose; many more waver between doing what is right and complying with what is wrong.


God will certainly reward virtue and punish vice, either here or hereafter.

Benjamin Franklin

Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.


Women are degraded by the propensity to enjoy the present moment, and, at last, despise the freedom which they have not sufficient virtue to struggle to attain.

Mary Wollstonecraft

Unless the reformer can invent something which substitutes attractive virtues for attractive vices, he will fail.

Walter Lippmann

Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.

Joseph Addison

Virtue has never been as respectable as money.

Mark Twain

When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.

Thomas Paine

Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.

Albert Camus

A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold, be alloyed with some commoner, but more durable alloy.

Samuel Butler

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