Virtue

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All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.

John Adams

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Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.

Robert Green Ingersoll

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I was brought up in an era when thrift was still considered a virtue.

J. Paul Getty

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Who sows virtue reaps honor.

Leonardo da Vinci

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By virtue of my traditions, and my community, I worked hard to ensure that I was accepted as part of the traditional family of America.

James H. Douglas Jr.

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Most dangerous is that temptation that doth goad us on to sin in loving virtue.

William Shakespeare

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Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue.

Anatole France

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The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.

Akhenaton

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Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.

George Washington

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Virtue — quotes and aphorisms

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.

Indira Gandhi

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But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.

Edmund Burke

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Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at.

Laurence Sterne

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All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance.

Theodore Hesburgh

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Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man.

Adam Smith

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Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.

Adam Smith

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I am suggesting that as we go through life, we 'accentuate the positive'. I am asking that we look a little deeper for the good, that we still our voices of insult and sarcasm, that we more generously compliment and endorse virtue and effort.

Gordon B. Hinckley

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Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.

William Bennett

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It is among the evils of slavery that it taints the very sources of moral principle. It establishes false estimates of virtue and vice: for what can be more false and heartless than this doctrine which makes the first and holiest rights of humanity to depend upon the color of the skin?

John Quincy Adams

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It is the hour to be drunken! To escape being the martyred slaves of time, be ceaselessly drunk. On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish.

Charles Baudelaire

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