Quotation Explorer - 'Virtuous'

As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense. - Jonathan Swift
What is GRACE? an individual, inspiring and virtuous impulse, that streams the spirit with life! An elegance and divinity of one's beauty! - Angie karan
Ideas become reality. once you hit that reality, you get a new idea. it's a virtuous upward spiral. However, the majority are satisfied living within the idea of the reality instead of the reality of the idea. - Richie Norton
Nothing can be more notorious than the calumnies and invectives with which the wisest measures and most virtuous characters of The United States have been pursued and traduced [By American Newspapers] - Thurgood Marshall
A happy life is a virtuous life. - Omoakhuana Anthonia
The man who is completely wise and virtuous has no need of glory, except so far as it…eases his way to action by the greater trust that it procures him. - Plutarch
Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned. Be industrious and frugal, and you will be rich. Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy. Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. At least you will, by such conduct, stand the be. - Benjamin Franklin
For a good cause, wrongdoing is virtuous. - Publilius Syrus
There's a whiff of the lynch mob or the lemming migration about any overlarge concentration of like-thinking individuals, no matter how virtuous their cause. - P. J. O'Rourke
The virtuous man is never a novice in worldly things. - Marcus Valerius Martialis
It makes you feel very virtuous when you forgive people, doesn't it? - L. M. Montgomery
A virtuous mother sows and sows seeds of greatness with great life in mind. - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
It is the business of a virtuous clergy to censure vice in every appearance of it. - Patrick Henry
Is virtue a thing remote? I wish to be virtuous, and lo! Virtue is at hand. - Confucius
Virtuous motives, trammeled by inertia and timidity, are no match for armed and resolute wickedness. A sincere love of peace is no excuse for muddling hundreds of millions of humble folk into total war. The cheers of the weak, well-meaning assemblies soon cease to count. Doom marches on. - Sir Winston Churchill
It still remains true that no justification of virtue will enable a man to be virtuous. - C. S. Lewis
By portraying war as an opportunity for virtuous acts, the politicians romanticize evil. - Sheldon Richman
I have not seen a person who loved virtue, or one who hated what was not virtuous. He who loved virtue would esteem nothing above it. - Confucius
Much better stay in company!To love you must have someone else,Giving requires a legatee,Good neighbours need whole parishfulsOf folk to do it on - in short,Our virtues are all social; if,Deprived of solitude, you chafe,It's clear you're not the virtuous sort. - Philip Larkin
Live a virtuous life, help everyone and spread joy wherever you go. - Radhe Maa
Some are born virtuous, some become virtuous. To be good by nature is indeed fortunate but to become good is like walking on a double-edged sword; it takes a longer time and is more painful. - Umera Ahmed
The perfection of wisdom, and the end of true philosophy is to proportion our wants to our possessions, our ambitions to our capacities, we will then be a happy and a virtuous people. - Mark Twain
Honor a good woman because she is virtuous and honorable. - Delano Johnson
Sweet are the slumbers of the virtuous man. - Joseph Addison
The intelligent are candles,the virtuous are torches,the wise are lamps,and the enlightened are stars. - Matshona Dhliwayo
There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent. - Mahatma Gandhi
Praise from the common people is generally false, and rather follows the vain than the virtuous. - Sir Francis Bacon
Virtues are common, but the virtuous are very few. This is because ordinarily, people know but do not apply what they know. To break the culture, look for more information; learn more and apply more. This is wisdom. - Israelmore Ayivor
What is GRACE?An individual, inspiring and virtuous impulse, that streams the spirit with life! - Angie karan
It’s so easy to lose faith and become lost in all of the politics of the world. That’s why we need the arts. To sublimate our frustration and anger into something beautiful. Freud called sublimation a virtuous defence mechanism because it is in the arts that we can find our humanity. - Kamand Kojouri
The decadent international but individualistic capitalism in the hands of which we found ourselves after the war is not a success. It is not intelligent. It is not beautiful. It is not just. It is not virtuous. And it doesn't deliver the goods. - John Maynard Keynes
There is no cure for the pride of a virtuous nation but pure religion. - Reinhold Niebuhr
Were there but one virtuous man in the world, he would hold up his head with confidence and honor; he would shame the world, and not the world him.
If a nation and any nation on this earth could raise up the standard of personal responsibility in their society, you will in no time see a nation of virtuous people, developed and civilized. - Sunday Adelaja
The man Of virtuous soul commands not, nor obeys:Power, like a desolating pestilence,Pollutes whate'er it touches, and obedience,Bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth,Makes slaves of men, and, of the human frame,A mechanised automaton. - Percy Bysshe Shelley
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous. - Plato
Collect as precious pearls the words of the wise and the virtuous. - Abdelkader Djezairi
For blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds, And though a late, a sure reward succeeds. - William Congreve
Destiny is but a phrase of the weak human heart - the dark apology for every error. The strong and virtuous admit no destiny. On earth conscience guides; in heaven God watches. And destiny is but the phantom we invoke to silence the one and dethrone the other. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
It’s highly virtuous to say we’ll be good, but wecan’t do it all at once, and it takes a long pull, a strongpull, and a pull all together before some of us even get ourfeet set in the right way. - Louisa May Alcott
Properly understood, then, the scriptures counsel us to be virtuous not because romantic love is bad, but precisely because romantic love is so good. It is not only good; it is pure, precious, even sacred and holy. - Bruce C. Hafen
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