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Motivational Virtue Quotes

May these quotes about Virtue inspire and motivate you.

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

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To realize that you do not understand is a virtue;
Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
- Lao Tzu

Who sows virtue reaps honor.
- Leonardo da Vinci

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu


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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


A thankful heart is the greatest virtue.
- Cicero

There's a point... when you have to choose
whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life,
or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


 

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable
who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
- Joseph Addison

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
- Anatole France

The only reward of virtue is virtue;
the only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
- Oscar Wilde

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
- George Washington

It is only the poor who pay cash,
and that not from virtue,
but because they are refused credit.
- Anatole France

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer
silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
- Albert Einstein

The inherent vice of capitalism
is the unequal sharing of blessings;
the inherent virtue of socialism
is the equal sharing of miseries.
- Winston Churchill

If you doubt the virtue in self-honor,
remember what the flight attendant says,
"Put your own oxygen mask on first."
You are of no use to anyone else
if you have not taken care of your own needs first -
this includes your own emotional,
as well as physical, well-being.
In addition, your greatest value to your children,
your family, your friends, and your community
is the example you set, leading a great life that inspires
those around you to emulate your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
the creed of ignorance,
and the gospel of envy,
its inherent virtue is
the equal sharing of misery.
- Winston Churchill

Dependence begets subservience and venality,
suffocates the germ of virtue,
and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.
- Thomas Jefferson

There is a natural aristocracy among men.
The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
- Thomas Jefferson

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes,
but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked
than it is loved by the good.
- The Buddha

Consider a parent who says,
"Look at the sacrifices I'm making so you can have a better life."
Contrast that with another parent who demonstrates
living a great life every day.
Self-sacrifice is not a virtue.
Living a great life and sharing that life with others
is the noble way to live.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace,
then progress in virtue is progress in each of these
for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us,
progress is always an approach toward it.
- Epictetus

There is also something excellent in every audience,
the capacity of virtue.
They are ready to be beatified.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.
- The Buddha

In truth, politeness is artificial good humor,
it covers the natural want of it,
and ends by rendering habitual a substitute
nearly equivalent to the real virtue.
- Thomas Jefferson

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth,
so virtue appears from good deeds,
and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind.
To walk safely through the maze of human life,
one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
- The Buddha

The Four Stages of Public Opinion
I (Just after publication): The novelty is absurd
and subversive of Religion and Morality.
The propounder both fool and knave.
II (Twenty years later): The Novelty is absolute Truth
and will yield a full and satisfactory
explanation of things in general -
The propounder a man of sublime genius and perfect virtue.
III (Forty years later): The Novelty won't explain
things in general after all, and therefore is a wretched failure.
The propounder a very ordinary person advertised by a clique.
IV (A century later): The Novelty a mixture of truth and error.
Explains as much as could reasonably be expected.
The propounder worthy of all honor
in spite of his share of human frailties,
as one who has added to the permanent possessions of science.
- Thomas Henry [T. H.] Huxley

Courage is the ladder on which all other virtues mount.
- Clare Boothe Luce

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
- Benjamin Franklin

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues
have never been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One can never speak enough of the virtues,
the dangers, the power of shared laughter.
- Francoise Sagan

It has been my experience that folks who
have no vices, have very few virtues.
- Abraham Lincoln

He has all of the virtues I dislike,
and none of the vices I admire.
- Winston Churchill

The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups.
A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.
- The Buddha

On life's journey, faith is nourishment,
virtuous deeds are a shelter,
wisdom is the light by day
and right mindfulness is the protection by night.
If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
- The Buddha

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

It is important to expect nothing,
to take every experience,
including the negative ones,
as merely steps on the path,
and to proceed.
- Ram Dass

Today is your day to Spread Wing and Soar.
Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks,
that we concentrate only
on what is most significant and important.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

We cling to our own point of view,
as though everything depended on it.
Yet our opinions have no permanence;
like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
- Zhuangzi

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority,
it is time to pause and reflect.
- Mark Twain

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

An overfull calendar, like an overfull stomach,
is a consequence of taking on too much.
Commit, and eat, in moderation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Each one of us has our own perspective
on everything we see in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

One defeats a fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself,
but on the contrary by using one's intelligence.
- George Orwell

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

"Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely,
"and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
- Lewis Carroll

Give me a lever long enough
and a fulcrum on which to place it,
and I shall move the world.
- Archimedes

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

One who is too insistent on his own views,
finds few to agree with him.
- Lao Tzu

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls.
- Simon and Garfunkel

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.
- Lao Tzu


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