Virtue is the truest nobility.
Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.
Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the love of truth and virtue, no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the people.
However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so.
I design for real people. I think of our customers all the time. There is no virtue whatsoever in creating clothing or accessories that are not practical.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.
Again, it may be said, that to love justice and equality the people need no great effort of virtue; it is sufficient that they love themselves.
Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.
Men do what is called a good action, as some piece of courage or charity, much as they would pay a fine in expiation of daily non-appearance on parage.? Thier works are done as an apology or extenuation of thier living in the world.-as invalids and the insane pay a high? board.? Thier virtues are penances.? I do not wish to expiate, but to live.? My life is for itself and not a spectacle.?I can not consent to pay for privilege where I have intrinsic right.
We ought to esteem it of the greatest importance that the fictions which children first hear should be adapted in the most perfect manner to the promotion of virtue.
Virtue looks good but it only suits imposing figures.
Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised.
A weed is a plant whose virtue is not yet known.
The force of character is cumulative.?All the foregone days of virtue work thier health into this.
If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace, then progress in virtue is progress in each of these for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us, progress is always an approach toward it.
The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.??
Blushing is the color of virtue.
Modesty, tis a virtue not often found among poets, for almost every one of them thinks himself the greatest in the world.
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.
Men imagine that they communicate their virtue or vice only by overt actions, and do not see that virtue or vice emit a breath every moment.
What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.