Quotations that match 'virtues'.

Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised. Juvenal
[ Disguised Frequently Most Our Vices Virtues]
You can't have virtue without sin. What I'm after is having my characters' virtues defined by how they operate in a very sinful environment. That's how you test people. Frank Miller
[ After Characters Defined Environment Having How Operate Sin Sinful Test Very Virtue Virtues Without]
That future depends on the values of self-government, our sense of duty, loyalty, self-confidence and regard for the common good. We are a diverse country, and getting more diverse. And these virtues are what keep this great country together. Jeff Miller
[ Common Country Depends Diverse Duty Future Getting Good Great Keep Loyalty More Our Regard Self-Confidence Self-Government Sense These Together Values Virtues]
Tact is one of the first mental virtues, the absence of it is fatal to the best talent. William Gilmore Simms
[ Absence Best Fatal First Mental Tact Talent Virtues]
Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues. Oliver Goldsmith
[ Enriched Modesty Nobler Resides Seldom Virtues]
When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out. Casey Stengel
[ Begin Blamed Committed Credit Crimes Evens Get Itself Never Older Out Possessed Virtues Younger]
Industry, economy, honesty, and kindness form a quartet of virtues that will never be improved upon. James Oliver
[ Economy Form Honesty Improved Industry Kindness Never Quartet Upon Virtues Will]
We are far more liable to catch the vices than the virtues of our associates. Denis Diderot
[ Associates Catch Far Liable More Our Than Vices Virtues]
Force and fraud are in war the two cardinal virtues. Thomas Hobbes
[ Cardinal Force Fraud Two Virtues War]
Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards. George Farquhar
[ Crimes Own Rewards Their Virtues]
Virtues are acquired through endeavor, Which rests wholly upon yourself. So, to praise others for their virtues Can but encourage one's own efforts. Thomas Paine
[ Acquired Efforts Encourage Endeavor Others Own Praise Rests Their Through Upon Virtues Which Wholly Yourself]
If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, kindly, the other virtues would be well-nigh useless. Moliere
[ Clothed Every Everyone Frank Heart Integrity Just Kindly Other Useless Virtues Were Would]
Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues. Franz Kafka
[ Beginning Crown Idleness Vice Virtues]
Washington's character was rock solid. He came to stand for the new nation and its republican virtues, which was why he became our first President by unanimous choice. Stephen Ambrose
[ Became Came Character Choice First Nation New Our President Republican Rock Solid Stand Unanimous Virtues Washington Which Why]
So, to praise others for their virtues can but encourage one's own efforts. Nagarjuna
[ Efforts Encourage Others Own Praise Their Virtues]
Conquest is the missionary of valor, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world. Walter Bagehot
[ Beats Conquest Hard Impact Meanness Military Missionary Out Valor Virtues World]
One can never speak enough of the virtues, the dangers, the power of shared laughter. Francoise Sagan
[ Dangers Enough Laughter Never Power Shared Speak Virtues]
An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting, softer legends more soft. Walter Bagehot
[ Also Clings Element Exaggeration Great Greater Incidents Interesting Judgment Legends Made More Popular Soft Softer Vices Virtues]
If, when you charged a person with his faults, you credited him with his virtues too, you would probably like everybody. Lawrence G. Lovasik
[ Charged Credited Everybody Faults Him His Person Probably Too Virtues Would]
Success makes men rigid and they tend to exalt stability over all the other virtues; tired of the effort of willing they become fanatics about conservatism. Walter Lippmann
[ Become Conservatism Effort Exalt Fanatics Makes Men Other Over Rigid Stability Success Tend Tired Virtues Willing]
When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues. Honore de Balzac Forgiveness
[ Credit Crimes Even Everything Forgive Give Love Nothing Our Us Virtues Women]
Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues. Abigail Adams
[ Call Experience Fruit Great Leisure Lessons Necessities Out Penetration Retirement Virtues Wisdom]
Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues. F. Scott Fitzgerald
[ Cardinal Every Himself Least Suspects Virtues]
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues. Rene Descartes
[ Capable Greatest Minds Vices Virtues Well]
Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot. Thomas Moore
[ Heavenly Humility Low Root Shoot Sweet Virtues Which]
My parents had always preached the virtues of hard work. But hard work is one thing; economic struggle is another. Sargent Shriver
[ Always Another Economic Had Hard Parents Preached Struggle Thing Virtues Work]
One of the virtues of being very young is that you don't let the facts get in the way of your imagination. Sam Levenson
[ Being Facts Get Imagination Very Virtues Way Young Your]
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. Winston Churchill
[ Admire Dislike None Vices Virtues]
The faults of husbands are often caused by the excess virtues of their wives. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
[ Caused Excess Faults Husbands Often Their Virtues Wives]
Evil borders upon good, and vices are confounded with virtues; as the report of good qualities is delightful to a well-disposed mind, so the relation of the contrary should not be offensive. Giraldus Cambrensis
[ Borders Confounded Contrary Delightful Evil Good Mind Offensive Qualities Relation Report Should Upon Vices Virtues]
From faith, hope, and love, the virtues of religion referring to God, there arises a double act which bears on the spiritual communion exercised between God and us; the hearing of the word and prayer. William Ames
[ Act Arises Bears Between Communion Double Exercised Faith God Hearing Hope Love Prayer Referring Religion Spiritual Us Virtues Which Word]
No one gossips about other people's secret virtues. Bertrand Russell
[ Gossips Other Secret Virtues]
A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues. Plutarch
[ Darken Few Many Sufficient Vices Virtues]
The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage. Michel de Montaigne
[ Courage Generous Most Proudest Strangest True Virtues]
So much of our lives is given over to the consideration of our imperfections that there is no time to improve our imaginary virtues. The truth is we only perfect our vices, and man is a worse creature when he dies than he was when he was born. Edward Dahlberg
[ Born Consideration Creature Dies Given Imaginary Imperfections Improve Lives Man Much Only Our Over Perfect Than Time Truth Vices Virtues Worse]
Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues. John Locke
[ Fortitude Guard Other Support Virtues]
The word of God is full of sad and grave counsel, full of the knowledge of God, of examples of virtues, and of correction of vices, of the end of this life, and of the life to come. John Jewel
[ Come Correction Counsel End Examples Full God Grave Knowledge Life Sad Vices Virtues Word]
Christian virtues unite men. Racism separates them. Sargent Shriver
[ Christian Men Racism Separates Them Unite Virtues]
Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary. Walter Scott
[ Children Grace Hereditary Heroic Lends Makes Mind Opens Poetry Teach Virtues Wisdom]
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more. Nikola Tesla
[ Failings Force Inseparable Man Matter More Our Separate Virtues]
It is always one's virtues and not one's vices that precipitate one into disaster. Rebecca West
[ Always Disaster Into Vices Virtues]
A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example. Niccolo Machiavelli
[ Ashamed Caused Contrary Example First Good Him His Imitate Influence Lead Life Man Men Principles Republic Return Simple Sometimes Strive Such Virtues Wicked]
In the absence of willpower the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless. Aleister Crowley
[ Absence Collection Complete Most Talents Virtues Wholly Willpower Worthless]
Britain, which in the years immediately before this war was rapidly losing such democratic virtues as it possessed, is now being bombed and burned into democracy. J. B. Priestley
[ Before Being Bombed Britain Burned Democracy Democratic Immediately Into Losing Now Possessed Rapidly Such Virtues War Which Years]
Kings are more prone to mistrust the good than the bad; and they are always afraid of the virtues of others. Sallust
[ Afraid Always Bad Good Kings Mistrust More Others Prone Than Virtues]
Unless the reformer can invent something which substitutes attractive virtues for attractive vices, he will fail. Walter Lippmann
[ Attractive Fail Invent Reformer Something Substitutes Unless Vices Virtues Which Will]
Though ambition in itself is a vice, yet it is often the parent of virtues. Marcus Fabius Quintilian
[ Ambition Itself Often Parent Though Vice Virtues Yet]
Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl chain of all virtues. Joseph Hall
[ Chain Moderation Pearl Running Silken String Through Virtues]
Sometimes we may learn more from a man's errors, than from his virtues. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
[ Errors His Learn Man May More Sometimes Than Virtues]
But what has America to boast? What are the graces or the virtues which distinguish its inhabitants? What are their triumphs in war, or their inventions in peace? Thomas Day
[ America Boast Distinguish Graces Inhabitants Inventions Peace Their Triumphs Virtues War Which]
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. C. S. Lewis
[ Courage Every Form Point Simply Testing Virtue Virtues]
The plastic virtues: purity, unity, and truth, keep nature in subjection. Guillaume Apollinaire
[ Keep Nature Plastic Purity Subjection Truth Unity Virtues]
Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity. Joseph Addison
[ Affliction Only Others Prosperity Seen Some Virtues]
Bodies which contain a greater proportion of water than is necessary to balance the other elements, are speedily corrupted, and lose their virtues and properties. Marcus V. Pollio
[ Balance Bodies Contain Corrupted Elements Greater Lose Necessary Other Properties Proportion Speedily Than Their Virtues Water Which]
If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues. Robert Bulwer-Lytton
[ Faults Loved More Show Than Virtues Wish Your]
Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues. Napoleon Bonaparte
[ Easily Governed Men More Than Their Through Vices Virtues]
Great necessities call out great virtues. Abigail Adams
[ Call Great Necessities Out Virtues]
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues. Abraham Lincoln Experience
[ Been Experience Few Folks Very Vices Virtues]
Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another. Ayn Rand
[ Achieved Another Character Earn Emotional Expression Greatest Joy Love Man Moral Paid Person Price Qualities Receives Reward Values Virtues Your]
It is in our faults and failings, not in our virtues, that we touch each other, and find sympathy. It is in our follies that we are one. Jerome K. Jerome
[ Each Failings Faults Find Follies Other Our Sympathy Touch Virtues]
Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know. Charles Kingsley
[ Being Best Breed Cheerfulness Content Diligence Forced Hundred Idle Know Never Self-Control Strength Temperance Virtues Which Will Work Your]
I neither drink nor smoke, because my schoolmaster impressed upon me three cardinal virtues; cleanliness in person, cleanliness in mind; temperance. John Burns
[ Because Cardinal Cleanliness Drink Impressed Mind Neither Nor Person Schoolmaster Smoke Temperance Three Upon Virtues]
Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself. Sidney Lanier Wisdom
[ Acquired Endeavor Rests Through Upon Virtues Which Wholly Yourself]
Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing. Francis Bacon
[ Being Busy Character Deity Goodness Greatest Man Mind Mischievous Thing Virtues Without Wretched]
In fact, it is a farce to call any being virtuous whose virtues do not result from the exercise of its own reason. Mary Wollstonecraft
[ Any Being Call Exercise Fact Farce Own Reason Result Virtues Virtuous Whose]
Repudiating the virtues of your world, criminals hopelessly agree to organize a forbidden universe. They agree to live in it. The air there is nauseating: they can breathe it. Jean Genet
[ Agree Air Breathe Criminals Forbidden Hopelessly Live Nauseating Organize Universe Virtues World Your]
The home is the chief school of human virtues. William Ellery Channing Home
[ Chief Home Human School Virtues]
The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together: so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate. Francis Bacon
[ Asunder Customs Discerned Faculties Fortunate Fortune Giving Light Little Make Men Number Rather Scarce Seen Sky Small Stars Together Virtues Way Which]
It is a farce to call any being virtuous whose virtues do not result from the exercise of it's own reason. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
[ Any Being Call Exercise Farce Own Reason Result Virtues Virtuous Whose]
The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast. Buddha
[ Always Any Found Good Groups Muses Never Principle Seen Solitary Virtues]
Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount. Clare Boothe Luce
[ Courage Ladder Mount Other Virtues Which]
Manners are like the shadows of virtues, they are the momentary display of those qualities which our fellow creatures love and respect. Sydney Smith
[ Creatures Display Fellow Love Manners Momentary Our Qualities Respect Shadows Those Virtues Which]
Even a pacifist should admire the military virtues. John Keegan
[ Admire Even Military Pacifist Should Virtues]
Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved. Aristotle
[ Beloved Liberalism Most Varieties Virtues]
Hear the words of prudence, give heed unto her counsels, and store them in thine heart; her maxims are universal, and all the virtues lean upon her; she is the guide and the mistress of human life. Akhenaton
[ Counsels Give Guide Hear Heart Heed Her Human Lean Life Maxims Mistress Prudence She Store Them Thine Universal Unto Upon Virtues Words]
The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues. Elizabeth Taylor
[ Annoying Generally Going Pretty Problem Some Sure Vices Virtues]
No one of this nation ever begs, for the houses of all are common to all; and they consider liberality and hospitality amongst the first virtues. Giraldus Cambrensis
[ Amongst Begs Common Consider Ever First Hospitality Houses Liberality Nation Virtues]
In this era in which we live, the old-fashioned virtues grow increasingly unpopular. B. Carroll Reece
[ Era Grow Increasingly Live Old-Fashioned Unpopular Virtues Which]
Chinese culture has a lot of virtues that are tremendously valuable to not only us as Asian-Americans, but also the world in general. Martin Yan
[ Also Chinese Culture General Lot Only Tremendously Us Valuable Virtues World]
Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues. Anatole France
[ Courage Gives Good Life Owe Pity Suffering Us Value Virtues]
We need a type of patriotism that recognizes the virtues of those who are opposed to us. Francis John McConnell
[ Need Opposed Patriotism Recognizes Those Type Us Virtues]
Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance. Saint Augustine
[ Any Appearance Cannot Does Except Exist Foundation Hence Humility Mere Other Soul Virtue Virtues Which]
Negroes are human beings with exactly the same faults and virtues as members of the other races. Ethel Waters
[ Beings Exactly Faults Human Members Negroes Other Races Same Virtues]
In every age poets and social reformers have tried to stimulate the people of their own time to a nobler life by enchanting stories of the virtues of the heroes of old. Alfred Marshall
[ Age Enchanting Every Heroes Life Nobler Old Own Poets Reformers Social Stimulate Stories Their Time Tried Virtues]
Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess! Charles Dickens
[ Carried Excess Only Sometimes Vices Virtues]
There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all its virtues are of no avail. Aldous Huxley
[ Avail Industry Substitute Talent Virtues]
The three chief virtues of a programmer are: Laziness, Impatience and Hubris. Larry Wall
[ Chief Hubris Impatience Laziness Programmer Three Virtues]
Solitude cherishes great virtues and destroys little ones. Sydney Smith
[ Cherishes Destroys Great Little Ones Solitude Virtues]
The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons. Aristotle
[ Greatest Most Other Persons Those Useful Virtues Which]
Man seems to be capable of great virtues but not of small virtues; capable of defying his torturer but not of keeping his temper. Gilbert K. Chesterton
[ Capable Defying Great His Keeping Man Seems Small Temper Virtues]
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. Marcus Tullius Cicero
[ Gratitude Greatest Only Others Parent Virtues]
Whenever there are great virtues, it's a sure sign something's wrong. Bertolt Brecht
[ Great Sign Something Sure Virtues Whenever Wrong]
Nature, who for the perfect maintenance of the laws of her general equilibrium, has sometimes need of vices and sometimes of virtues, inspires now this impulse, now that one, in accordance with what she requires. Marquis de Sade
[ Accordance Equilibrium General Her Impulse Inspires Laws Maintenance Nature Need Now Perfect Requires She Sometimes Vices Virtues]
You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty. Louisa May Alcott
[ Charm Conceit Danger Finest Genius Gifts Good Goodness Great Little Long Many Modesty Much Need Overlooked Parading Power Real Spoils Talent Them Virtues Will]
Virtues, like essences, lose their fragrance when exposed. William Shenstone
[ Essences Exposed Fragrance Lose Their Virtues]
Modesty and unselfishness - these are the virtues which men praise - and pass by. Andre Maurois
[ Men Modesty Pass Praise These Unselfishness Virtues Which]
Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues. Kong Fu Zi
[ Foundation Humility Solid Virtues]
No company is preferable to bad. We are more apt to catch the vices of others than virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health. Charles Caleb Colton
[ Apt Bad Catch Company Contagious Disease Far Health More Others Preferable Than Vices Virtues]
One should judge a man mainly from his depravities. Virtues can be faked. Depravities are real. Klaus Kinski
[ Faked His Judge Mainly Man Real Should Virtues]
Constancy is the complement of all other human virtues. Giuseppe Mazzini
[ Complement Constancy Human Other Virtues]
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man. Saskya Pandita
[ Blame Characteristics Cheered Excellent Grieved Know Man Ones Own Powers Praise Thoroughly Virtues]
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage. Maya Angelou
[ Any Because Consistently Courage Important Most Nothing Other Practice Virtue Virtues Without]
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly one's own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man. Satchel Paige
[ Blame Characteristics Cheered Excellent Grieved Know Man Own Powers Praise Thoroughly Virtues]
Ninety per cent of the world's woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves - so how can we know anyone else? Sydney J. Harris
[ Abilities Almost Anyone Cent Comes Complete Else Even Frailties Go How Know Knowing Life Most Ninety Ourselves Per Real Strangers Their Themselves Through Us Virtues Way Woe World]
The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea. Franklin D. Roosevelt
[ Lost Rivers Sea Self-Interest Virtues]
We learn our virtues from our friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection. Jean Paul
[ Breath Cannot Character Clearness Discover Easily Enemy Faults Friend Friends Hates Impedes Learn Love Mirror Our Real Reflection Us Virtues Warmth Which]
People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people's minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues. Elizabeth Gaskell
[ Always Believe Charms Contemplating Faults Flatter Individual Just May Minds Much Other Present Their Themselves Thinking Virtues World]
The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought. Walter Gilbert
[ Independence Science Skepticism Thought Virtues]
Though ambition itself be a vice, yet it is often times the cause of virtues. Quintilian
[ Ambition Cause Itself Often Though Times Vice Virtues Yet]
One of the great virtues, apart from the pleasure of performing these works, is that it's opened up an entirely new, expansive repertoire of American Jewish music. Neville Marriner
[ American Apart Entirely Expansive Great Jewish Music New Opened Performing Pleasure Repertoire These Up Virtues Works]
There may be a hundred thousand men in an army, who are all equally free; but they only are naturally most fit to be commanders or leaders, who most excel in the virtues required for the right performance of those offices. Algernon Sydney
[ Army Commanders Equally Excel Fit Free Hundred Leaders May Men Most Naturally Offices Only Performance Required Right Those Thousand Virtues]
Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates. Don Marquis Business
[ Always Business Cardinal Insist Punctuality Subordinates Virtues Your]
The characters you refer to as predatory and unsavory are useful. They're the ones who make a novel into a thriller. They're active, and most of the common virtues, the signs of a good person, are not. Thomas Perry
[ Active Characters Common Good Into Make Most Novel Ones Person Predatory Refer Signs Thriller Unsavory Useful Virtues]
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. Aristotle
[ Against Complete Formation Ground Habit Indeed Moral Nature Neither Nor Prepares Produced Product Reception Their Then Us Virtues]
I courted fame but as a spur to brave and honest deeds; who despises fame will soon renounce the virtues that deserve it. David Mallet
[ Brave Courted Deeds Deserve Despises Fame Honest Renounce Soon Spur Virtues Will]