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The advantage to be derived from virtue is so evident that the wicked practise it from sinister motives.
      - Unattributed Author

It is not the business of virtue to extirpate the affections of the mind, but to regulate them.
      - Joseph Addison

Curse on his virtues! they've undone his country.
      - Joseph Addison, Cato (act IV, sc. 4)

Sweet are the slumbers of the virtuous man!
      - Joseph Addison, Cato (act IV, sc. 4)

If there's a power above us, (and that there is all nature cries aloud
  Through all her works) he must delight in virtue.
      - Joseph Addison, Cato (act V, sc. 1)

One's outlook is a part of his virtue.
      - Amos Bronson Alcott,
        Concord Days--April Outlook

Virtue consists in doing our duty in the several relations we sustain, in respect to ourselves, to our fellowmen, and to God, as known from reason, conscience, and revelation.
      - Archibald Alexander

All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
      - Aristotle

Virtue is more clearly shown in the performance of fine actions than in the nonperformance of base ones.
      - Aristotle

Virtue and sense are one; and, trust me, still
  A faithless heart betrays the head unsound.
      - John Armstrong, Art of Preserving Health
         (bk. IV, l. 265)

Virtue, the strength and beauty of the soul,
  Is the best gift of Heaven: a happiness
    That even above the smiles and frowns of fate
      Exalts great Nature's favourites: a wealth
        That ne'er encumbers, nor can be transferr'd.
      - John Armstrong, Art of Preserving Health
         (bk. IV, l. 284)

A man that hath no virtue in himself ever envieth virtue in others; for men's minds will either feed upon their own good or upon others' evil; and who wanteth the one will prey upon the other.
      - Francis Bacon

Virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed.
      - Francis Bacon

Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed.
      - Francis Bacon, Essays--Of Adversity

Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
      - Francis Bacon, Essays--Of Beauty

How sternly we reproach virtue for its failings, how indulgent we are to the better qualities of vice!
      - Honore de Balzac

Virtue is always too much of a piece and too ignorant of those shades of feeling and of temperament that enable us to squint when we are placed in a false position.
      - Honore de Balzac

Virtue is not a thing you can have by halves; it is or it is not.
      - Honore de Balzac

Absolute virtue is as sure to kill a man as absolute vice is, let alone the dullness of it and the pomposities of it.
      - Samuel Beckett

Do not be troubled because you have not great virtues. God mad a million spears of grass where he made one tree. The earth is fringed and carpeted, not with forests, but with grasses. Only have enough of little virtues and common fidelities, and you need not mourn because you are neither a hero nor a saint.
      - Henry Ward Beecher

Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make happy, not gold.
      - Ludwig van Beethoven

Some, by admiring other men's virtues, become enemies to their own vices.
      - Bias of Priene

Virtue alone is the unerring sign of a noble soul.
  [Fr., La vertu d'un coeur noble est la marque certaine.]
      - Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux, Satires (V, 42)

The best perfection of a religious man is to do common things in a perfect manner. A constant fidelity in small things is a great and heroic virtue.
      - Saint Bonaventura

There are some persons on whom virtue sits almost as ungraciously as vice.
      - Dominique Bouhours

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