Virtue Quotes

Virtue Quotes

What is virtue? It is to hold yourself to your fullest development as a person and as a responsible member of the human community. -Arthur Dobrin

There is virtue in country houses, in gardens and orchards, in fields, streams and groves, in rustic recreations and plain manners, that neither cities nor universities enjoy.  -Amos Bronson Alcott

For most men, and most circumstances, please–tangible material prosperity in this world–is the safest test of virtue. Progress has ever been through the pleasures rather than through the extreme sharp virtues, and the most virtuous have leaned to excess rather than to ascetism. -Samuel Butler

Ethical living is the indispensable condition of all that is most worthwhile in the world. -Ernest Caldecott

 When we live habitually with the wicked, we become necessarily their victims or their disciples; on the contrary, when we associate with the virtuous we form ourselves in imitation of their virtues, or at least lose, every day, something of our faults.  -Agapet

The door to virtue is heavy and hard to push. -Chinese Proverb

The more virtuous any man is, the less easily does he suspect others to be vicious. -Cicero

 He that has energy enough to root out a vice, should go further, and try to plant a virtue in its place, otherwise he will have his labor to renew. A strong soil that has produced weeds may be made to produce wheat.  -Charles Caleb Colton

Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of tricks and duplicity than straightforward and simple integrity in another. -Charles Caleb Colton

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