• To many people virtue consists chiefly in repenting faults, not in avoiding them.
    ~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
  • Sin is commitable in thought, word or deed; so is virtue.
    ~ Martin H. Fischer
  • What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
    ~ Voltaire
  • A man hasn't got a corner on virtue just because his shoes are shined.
    ~ Anne Petry
  • The imperfections of a man, his frailties, his faults, are just as important as his virtues.You can't separate them. They're wedded.
    ~ Henry Miller
  • All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance.
    ~ Theodore M. Hesburgh
  • Virtue is its own revenge.
    ~ E. Y. Harburn
  • Virtues are dangerous as vices insofar as they are allowed to rule over one as authorities and not as qualities one develops oneself.
    ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Modesty and unselfishness - these are virtues which men praise and pass by.
    ~ Andre Maurois
  • He that has energy enough to root out a vice should go further, and try to plant a virtue in its place.
    ~ Charles Caleb Colton