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Virtue, opening heaven to those who do not deserve to die, makes her course by paths untried.
  [Lat., Virtus, recludens immeritis mori
    Coelum, negata tentat iter via.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Carmina
         (III, 2, 21)

We hate virtue when it is safe; when removed from our sight we diligently seek it.
  [Lat., Virtutem incolumem odimus,
    Sublatum ex oculis quaerimus.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Carmina
         (III, 24, 31)

I wrap myself up in virtue.
  [Lat., Mea virtute me involvo.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Carmina
         (III, 29, 55)

Virtue consists in avoiding vice, and is the highest wisdom.
  [Lat., Virtus est vitium fugere, et sapientia prima.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus),
        Epistles (I, 1, 41)

Silver is less valuable than gold, gold than virtue.
  [Lat., Vilius argentum est auro virtutibus aurum.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus),
        Epistles (I, 1, 52)

The good hate sin because they love virtue.
  [Lat., Oderunt peccare boni virtutis amore.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus),
        Epistles (I, 16. 52)

Virtue, dear friend, needs no defence,
  The surest guard is innocence:
    None knew, till guilt created fear,
      What darts or poison'd arrows were.
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Odes
         (bk. I, ode XII, st. 1),
        (Wentworth Dillon's translation)

Men are virtuous because women are; women are virtuous from necessity.
      - Edgar Watson Howe

Virtue must be valuable, if men and women of all degrees pretend to have it.
      - Edgar Watson Howe

The ages of greatest public spirit are not always eminent for private virtue.
      - David Hume

Where is the reward of virtue? and what recompense has nature provided for such important sacrifices as those of life and fortune, which we must often make to it? O sons of earth! Are ye ignorant of the value of this celestial mistress? And do ye meanly inquire for her portion, when ye observe her genuine beauty?
      - David Hume

Virtue herself is her own fairest reward.
  [Lat., Ipsa quidem virtus sibimet pulcherrima merces.]
      - Titus Caius Silius Italicus, Punica
         (bk. XIII, l. 663)

Adversity tries men; but virtue struggles after fame regardless of the adverse heights.
  [Lat., Explorant adversa viros. Perque aspera dura
    Nititur ad laudem virtus interrita clivo.]
      - Titus Caius Silius Italicus, Punica
         (IV, 605)

Everything is useful which contributes to fix the principles and practices of virtue.
      - Thomas Jefferson

Virtue is a beautiful thing in woman when they don't go about with it like a child with a drum making all sorts of noise with it.
      - Douglas William Jerrold

Some of 'em [virtues] like extinct volcanoes,
  with a strong memory or fire and brimstone.
      - Douglas William Jerrold, The Catspaw
         (act III, sc. 1)

No people can be great who have ceased to be virtuous.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

His virtues walked their narrow round,
  Nor made a pause, nor left a void;
    And sure th' Eternal Master found
      The single talent will employed.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature"),
        On the Death of Mr. Robert Lovett

Hang virtue!
      - Ben Jonson

It is virtue that gives glory; that will endenizen a man everywhere.
      - Ben Jonson

'T is virtue which they want; and, wanting it, honor no garment to their backs can fit.
      - Ben Jonson

Of the two, I prefer those who render vice lovable to those who degrade virtue.
      - Joseph Joubert

Virtue by calculation is the virtue of vice.
      - Joseph Joubert

Virtue is the health of the soul. It gives a flavor to the smallest leaves of life.
      - Joseph Joubert

Virtue is praised and freezes.
  [Lat., Probitas laudatur et alget.]
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal), Satires
         (I, 74)

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