Virtue Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old virtue quotes, virtue sayings, and virtue proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

If it be usual to be strongly impressed by things that are scarce, why are we so little impressed by virtue. Jean de La Bruyère
It is in virtue that happiness consists, for virtue is the state of mind which tends to make the whole of life harmonious. Zeno
Virtue is not to be considered in the light of mere innocence, or abstaining from harm; but as the exertion of our faculties in doing good. Joseph Butler
Virtue requires a rough and stormy passage; she will have either outward difficulties to wrestle with, or internal difficulties. Michel de Montaigne
Virtue is like a polar star, which keeps its place, and all stars turn towards it. Confucius
Virtue lies like the gold in quartz: there is not very much of it and much pain has to be spent on the extracting of it. Jerome K. Jerome

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