The Best Virtue quotes

There are many quotes out there that discuss the virtue of different things. Today, we’re going to compile a few of our favorite virtue quotes and talk about what they mean. This is an important topic for entrepreneurs because it can help us stay on track when times get tough and remind us why we do what we do.

1. Virtue was vanity dressed up and waiting for applause. β€” Richard Flanagan, The Narrow Road to the Deep North

2. I detest the masculine point of view. I am bored by his heroism, virtue, and honour. I think the best these men can do is not talk about themselves anymore. β€” Virginia Woolf

3. The weakest of all weak things is a virtue which has not been tested in the fire. β€” Mark Twain, The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

4. If a Jew is fascinated by Christians it is not because of their virtues, which he values little, but because they represent anonymity, humanity without race.–Jean β€” Paul Sartre

5. Tart, cathartic virtue. β€” Ralph Waldo Emerson

6. If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, kindly, the other virtues would be well–nigh useless. β€” Moliere

7. The virtue of books is to be readable. β€” Ralph Waldo Emerson

8. All the devils respect virtue. β€” Ralph Waldo Emerson

9. Sin and virtue are a game of resistance we play with God in His efforts to draw us towards perfection. β€” Sri Aurobindo

10. The liberal arts do not conduct the soul all the way to virtue, but merely set it going in that direction. β€” Seneca, Moral Letters to Lucilius, Vol. 2

11. Vice stirs up war virtue fights. β€” Vauvenargues

12. Press not a falling man too far; ’tis virtue: His faults lie open to the laws; let them, Not you, correct him. β€” William Shakespeare

13. All of us can attain to Christian virtue and holiness, no matter in what condition of life we live and no matter what our life work may be. β€” Saint Francis De Sales

14. Humility is a virtue and it is a virtue innate in guests. β€” Max Beerbohm

15. The nationalist regrets the change β€” an ill–founded belief in the merits of purity blinds him to the virtues of the foreign and the hybrid.

16. Virtue is too often merely local. β€” Samuel Johnson

17. Therefore it is most expedient for the wise, if Don Worm (his conscience) find no impediment to the contrary, to be the trumpet of his own virtues, as I am to myself. β€” William Shakespeare

18. The less a man thinks or knows about his virtues, the better we like him. β€” Ralph Waldo Emerson

19. The fundamental virtue of success is that it allows you to know the true significance of what it means to have the freedom to make your dreams come true. β€” Stacy Keach

20. The love of independence and dislike of unjust treatment is the source of a thousand virtues. β€” William Godwin

21. A human being becomes whole not in virtue of a relation to himself [only] but rather in virtue of an authentic relation to another human being(s). β€” Martin Buber

22. The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought. β€” Walter Gilbert

23. It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge. β€” Voltaire

24. Eternal virtues like perseverance is what should be our focus and not miracles. β€” Sunday Adelaja

25. Acquire the art of detachment, the virtue of method, and the quality of thoroughness, but above all the grace of humility. β€” William Osler

26. Courage is rightly considered the foremost of the virtues, for upon it all others depend. β€” Winston Churchill

27. The highest virtue is always against the law. β€” Ralph Waldo Emerson

28. In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention. β€” Simone Weil

29. Virtue’s office never breaks men’s troth. β€” William Shakespeare

30. You have to choose the best, every day, without compromise…guided by your own virtue and highest ambition β€” Philippa Gregory

31. Friendship (as the ancients saw) can be a school of virtue β€” but also (as they did not see) a school of vice. It is ambivalent. It makes good men better and bad men worse.

32. Individual versus group selection results in a mix of altruism and selfishness, of virtue and sin, among the members of a society. β€” E. O. Wilson

33. A horse must be a bit mad to be a good cavalry mount, and its rider must be completely so. β€” Steven Pressfield, The Virtues of War: A Novel of Alexander the Great

34. The Bible tells us that the sins of the fathers are passed to succeeding generations. The virtues of the fathers can be passed along, too. β€” Norman Vincent Peale

35. There is no virtue inherent in un–constructive suffering. β€” M. Scott Peck

36. Heaven doesn’t only teach humans about virtue and divinity.It also shows us about politics and corruption β€” and that’s a fact.

37. …not everyone is willing to defend a position of ‘not knowing.’ There is no virtue in ignorance for its own sake. β€” B.F. Skinner

38. Depending upon one another’s hearts, ye had still hoped that virtue were not all a dream. Now are ye undeceived. Evil is the nature of mankind. β€” Nathaniel Hawthorne

39. If a man has no vices he’s in great danger of making vices about his virtues and there’s a spectacle. β€” Thornton Wilder

40. If a man has no vices he’s in great danger of making vices about his virtues and there’s a spectacle. β€” Thornton Wilder

41. Be modest and simple in your deportment, and treat with indifference whatever lies between virtue and vice. love the human race; obey god. β€” marcus aurelius

42. The torpid artist seeks inspiration at any cost, by virtue or by vice, by friend or by fiend, by prayer or by wine. β€” Ralph Waldo Emerson

43. Realizing your virtues is based on your determination β€” Sunday Adelaja

44. Tenderness is a virtue. β€” Oliver Goldsmith

45. You smile with pomp and rigor, you talk of benevolence and virtue; I act with benevolence and virtue and get murdered time after time. β€” William Blake

46. It was a war, and in a war there are always casualties. Never winners, but always plenty of casualties. β€” Mili Fay, Warriors of Virtue Epic YA Fantasy Series Episode 1: Text Edition

47. Try to acquire the virtues you believe lacking in your brothers. Then you will no longer see their defects, for you will no longer have them yourself. β€” Saint Augustine

48. A life in harmony with nature, the love of truth and virtue, will purge the eyes to understanding her text. β€” Ralph Waldo Emerson

49. ‘men, and pigs, are hard on women who sacrifice their virtue, especially for love.” Mattis Tannhouser’ β€” Tim Willocks, The Religion

50. Never try to lock the virtue’s door with the key of viceIt may lock forever β€” never to be opened again

We hope that these quotes about virtue have inspired you to be a better version of yourself, to do the right thing, and to remind yourself that true virtue does come from the heart. No matter what the situation is, it’s always important to remember that it’s better to do what is right and just. Virtue is an important trait, and it’s something that should always be nurtured and celebrated.


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