virtue

A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on action, consequences, destruction, life, uncertainty, and virtue

How little can we foresee the consequences either of wise or unwise action, of virtue or of malice. Without this measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: The Gathering Storm, vol. I

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on doubt and virtue

The wicked are wicked, no doubt, and they go astray and they fall, and they come by their deserts; but who can tell the mischief which the very virtuous do?

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Source: The Newcomes. Book i. Chap. xx.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on vices and virtue

Well, whiles I am a beggar, I will rail, And say there is no sin, but to be rich: And, being rich, my virtue then shall be, To say there is no vice, but beggary.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: King John, Act 2, scene 1.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on virtue, women, and words

To be slow in words is a woman's only virtue.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, Act 3, Scene 1

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on angels, assumptions, custom, devil, habits, and virtue

Assume a virtue, if you have it not. That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat; Of habits devil, is angel yet in this.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Hamlet, Act 3, scene 4.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on boldness, goodness, and virtue

Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Measure for Measure, Act 3, scene 1.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on losing, possessions, value, virtue, and worth

For it so falls out That what we have we prize not to the worth Whiles we enjoy it, but being lack'd and lost, Why, then we rack the value, then we find The virtue that possession would not show us Whiles it was ours.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Much Ado About Nothing

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on men, patience, sorrow, and virtue

No, no; 'tis all men's office to speak patience To those that wring under the load of sorrow, But no man's virtue nor sufficiency To be so moral when he shall endure The like himself. Therefore give me no counsel: My griefs cry louder than advertisement.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Act 5, Scene 1

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on happiness, heaven, necessity, reason, and virtue

All places that the eye of heaven visits Are to a wise man ports and happy havens. Teach thy necessity to reason thus; There is no virtue like necessity.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: King Richard II, Act i, scene 3.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on heaven, truth, virtue, and words

As there comes light from heaven and words from breath, As there is sense in truth and truth in virtue,

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Measure for Measure, Act 5, scene 1.

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