virtue

A Quote by William Shakespeare on circumstances, direction, lies, modesty, order, peace, and virtue

Can you nominate in order now the degrees of the lie? I will name you the degrees. The first, the Retort Courteous; the second, the Quip Modest; the third, the Reply Churlish; the fourth, the Reproof Valiant; the fifth; the Countercheck Quarrelsome; the sixth, the Lie with Circumstance; the seventh, the Lie Direct. All these you may avoid but the Lie Direct; and you may avoid that too, with an If. . . . Your If is the only peace-maker; much virtue in If.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: As You Like It, Act 5, Scene 4

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A Quote by William Penn on choice, guidance, and virtue

Unless virtue guides us, our choice must be wrong.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

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A Quote by William Penn on love, praise, and virtue

We are apt to love praise, but not to deserve it. But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than than.

William Penn (1644 - 1718)

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A Quote by William Lyon Phelps on character, dependence, happiness, personality, personality, principles, and virtue

The principle of happiness should be like the principle of virtue: it should not be dependent of things, but be a part of personality [and character].

William Lyon Phelps (1822 - 1900)

Source: Happiness by William Lyon Phelps

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A Quote by William Gifford on nobility and virtue

Virtue alone is true nobility.

William Gifford (1756 - 1826)

Source: translation of Juvenal

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A Quote by William G. Simms on duty, exercise, sacrifice, success, and virtue

To be amiable is most certainly a duty but it is not to be exercised at the expense of any virtue. He who seeks to always do the amiable thing can at times be successful only by the sacrifice of his manhood.

William G. Simms (1806 - 1870)

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A Quote by William Ellery Channing on action, determination, individuality, lies, energy, virtue, and worth

All virtue lies in individual action, in inward energy, in self determination. There is no moral worth in being swept away by a crowd even toward the best objective.

William Ellery Channing (1780 - 1842)

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A Quote by William Congreve on blessings, deed, reward, and virtue

For blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds,  And though late, a sure reward succeeds.

William Congreve (1670 - 1729)

Source: The Mourning Bride. Act v. Sc. 12.

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on ignorance, knowledge, spirit, superstition, thought, and virtue

It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on laws, support, and virtue

Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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