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Silver and gold are not the only coin; virtue too passes current all over the world.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Euripides

When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Plato

While all other things are uncertain, evanescent, and ephemeral, virtue alone is fixed with deep roots;it can neither be overthrown by any violence or moved from its place.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one. Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Francesco Petrarch

Peace is the virtue of civilization. War is its crime.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Victor Hugo

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Buddha

The rewards of virtue alone abide secure.
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The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Plutarch

Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible; it is then an emanation of virtue; it is less a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Maximilien Robespierre

Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter William Shakespeare

To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Walter Scott

Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Franz Kafka

All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Aristotle

What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.
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In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without passport; whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Herman Melville

The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Napoleon Bonaparte

For a solitary animal egoism is a virtue that tends to preserve and improve the species: in any kind of community it becomes a destructive vice.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Erwin Schrodinger

Virtue has its own reward, but no sale at the box office.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Mae West

Calamity is virtue's opportunity.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Seneca

Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Napoleon Bonaparte

One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Maya Angelou

Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Marcus Tullius Cicero

Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members.? Society is a joint stock-stock company, in which the members agree, for the better securing of his bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater.? The virtue in most request is conformity.? Self-reliance is its aversion.? It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Anatole France

The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.
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