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.
Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.
I was brought up in an era when thrift was still considered a virtue.
Who sows virtue reaps honor.
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.
Most dangerous is that temptation that doth goad us on to sin in loving virtue.
Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue.
The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.
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.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
Virtue — quotes and aphorisms
Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
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.
Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at.
All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance.
Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man.
Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.
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.
Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.
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?
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.