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Picture quote by Lao Tzu about demise

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

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

Picture quote about gratitude

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

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, emperor

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

The time is always right to do what is right.

Martin Luther King, Jr., leader

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

Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor

Be virtuous and you will be eccentric.

Mark Twain, author

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

David Starr Jordan, writer

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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

Honore de Balzac, novelist

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

Shinichi Suzuki, musician

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

Confucius, philosopher

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

Alfred North Whitehead, mathematician

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

Ludwig van Beethoven, composer

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

C. S. Lewis, writer

Who sows virtue reaps honor.

Leonardo da Vinci, artist

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

Lao Tzu, philosopher

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, politician

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

Phillip E. Johnson, educator

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

James Madison, president

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

Abraham Lincoln, president

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

Confucius, philosopher

Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.

John Kenneth Galbraith, economist

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

Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor

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

Thomas Edward Brown, poet

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, writer

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

John Kenneth Galbraith, economist

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

William Shakespeare, dramatist

Sell not virtue to purchase wealth.

English Proverbs,

Perseverance is a virtue that cannot be understated.

Bob Riley, politician

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

Horace, poet

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

William S. Burroughs, writer

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

Theodore Roosevelt, president

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

Jawaharlal Nehru, leader

Virtue is reason which has become energy.

Friedrich Von Schlegel,

I used to be snow white, but I drifted.

Mae West, actress

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

Plato, philosopher

What's vice today may be virtue, tomorrow.

Henry Fielding, novelist

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

Dante Alighieri, poet

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, leader

Virtue is harmony.

Pythagoras, mathematician

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

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

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

Chinese Proverbs,

The home is the chief school of human virtues.

William Ellery Channing, writer

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

Benjamin Franklin, president

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

Samuel Johnson, author

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

Finley Peter Dunne, journalist

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

Gordon B. Hinckley, clergyman

Every vice has its excuse ready.

Publilius Syrus, writer

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

Plato, philosopher

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

Sir John Vanbrugh,

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

William Hazlitt, critic

There is no road or ready way to virtue.

Sir Thomas Browne,

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

Confucius, philosopher

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

Plutarch, philosopher

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, mathematician

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

William Shakespeare, dramatist

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


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

Voltaire, writer

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

Alexander Pope, poet

The disgrace of others often keeps tender minds from vice.

Horace, poet

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

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

Herbert Samuel, statesman

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

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosopher

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

Henry David Thoreau, author

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

Edmund Burke, statesman

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

Mae West, actress

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

Aristotle, philosopher

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, artist

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, novelist

Virtue that wavers is not virtue.

John Milton, poet

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

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

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

Mark Twain, author

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.

Diogenes, philosopher

Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.

Gilbert K. Chesterton, writer

The virtue in most request is conformity.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Virtue by premeditation isn't worth much.

G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg, scientist

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

Don Marquis, poet

Assume a virtue if you have it not.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

What were once vices are the fashion of the day.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

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, author

Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.

John Locke, philosopher

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

Voltaire, writer

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

David Starr Jordan, writer

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, author

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

Jeane Kirkpatrick, diplomat

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, novelist

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

Benjamin Franklin, president

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

Voltaire, writer

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

Albert Camus, philosopher

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

Samuel Butler, poet

Virtue craves a steep and thorny path.

Michel de Montaigne, philosopher

Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!

Charles Dickens, writer

Virtue has never been as respectable as money.

Mark Twain, author

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

William Penn, leader

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, writer

The vices of some men are magnificent.

Charles Lamb, critic

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

Will Rogers, actor

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, statesman

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

Joseph Addison, writer

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

Walter Lippmann, journalist

Virtue is the only true nobility.

Thomas Fuller, clergyman

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