Virtue Quotes SMS Collection

All of us are experts at practicing

All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance.  ~Theodore M. Hesburgh

They who disbelieve in virtue because man

They who disbelieve in virtue because man has never been found perfect, might as reasonably deny a sun because it is not always day. 

On the whole human beings want to

On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.  ~George OrwellCUL

It is hardly respectable to be good

It is hardly respectable to be good nowadays.  ~Edith SitwellCUL

We are double edged blades and every time

We are double-edged blades, and every time we whet our virtue the return stroke strops our vice.  ~Henry David ThoreauCUL

To many people virtue consists chiefly in

To many people virtue consists chiefly in repenting faults, not in avoiding them.  ~Georg Christoph LichtenbergPMB

The excess of virtue is a vice

The excess of virtue is a vice.  ~Greek ProverbLCD

He that has energy enough to root

He that has energy enough to root out a vice should go further, and try to plant a virtue in its place.  ~Charles Caleb

Virtue would not go to such lengths

Virtue would not go to such lengths if vanity did not keep her company.  ~Fran?ois de la Rochefoucauld

What most persons consider as virtue after

What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.  ~Voltaire

Beware of making your moral staple consist

Beware of making your moral staple consist of the negative virtues.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.CUL

What after all is a halo its

What, after all, is a halo?  It’s only one more thing to keep clean.  ~Christopher Fry

Virtue is praised but hated people run

Virtue is praised, but hated.  People run from it, for it is ice-cold and in this world you have to keep your feet warm. 

Virtues are dangerous as vices insofar they

Virtues are dangerous as vices insofar as they are allowed to rule over one as authorities and not as qualities one develops oneself.  ~Friedrich