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74,576.  These are times in which a genius would wish to live ... Great necessities call out great virtues.  (Genius & Virtue)  Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams & mother of John Quincy Adams

 

 

3,486.  Before I knowed it, I was saying out loud, The hell with it!  There ain’t no sin and there ain’t no virtue.  There’s just stuff people do.  It’s all part of the same thing.  And some of the things folks do is nice, and some ain’t nice, but that’s as far as any man got a right to say.  (Virtue & Sin)  John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

 

 

58,863.  We value virtue but do not discuss it.  The honest bookkeeper, the faithful wife, the earnest scholar get little of our attention compared to the embezzler, the tramp, the cheat.  John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

 

 

4,099.  Remain faithful to the earth, my brothers, with the power of your virtue.  Let your gift-giving love and your knowledge serve the meaning of the earth.  Thus I beg and beseech you.  Do not let them fly away from earthly things and beat with their wings against eternal walls.  Alas, there has always been so much virtue that has flown away.  Lead back to the earth the virtue that flew away, as I do – back to the body, back to life, that it may give the earth a meaning, a human meaning.  (Earth & Virtue)  Friedrich Nietzsche
 

 

58,865.  We do not place especial value on the possession of a virtue until we notice its total absence in our opponent.  Friedrich Nietzsche

 

 

4,586.  The great mistake is that of looking upon men as virtuous, or thkning that they can be made so by laws.  (Man & Mistake & Virtue & Law)  Henry St John, Lord Bolingbroke

 

 

4,697.  Loss of virtue in a female is irretrievable ... One false step involved her in endless ruin.  (Woman & Virtue)  Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

 

 

6,398.  The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.  (Mind & Vice & Virtue)  Rene Descartes

 

 

9,554.  Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point.  (Courage & Virtue)  C S Lewis

 

 

10,799.  All his [David] life he was only really looking for virtue.  (Art & Virtue)  Simon Schama’s Power of Art: David

 

 

42,771.  The infinite, absolute character of Virtue has passed into a finite, conditional one; it is no longer a worship of the Beautiful and Good; but a calculation of the Profitable.  (Profit & Virtue)  Thomas Carlyle, Signs of the Times (1829)

 

 

46,021.  Is there no virtue extant?  (Shakespeare & Virtue)  The Hollow Crown: Henry IV part I 2012 starring Jeremy Irons & Tom Hiddleston & Alun Armstrong & Joe Armstrong & John Ashton & Will Attenborough & Conrad Asquith & Simon Russell Beale & David Beames & Jim Bywater & Alexandra Clatworthy et al, director Richard Eyre, Falstaff

 

 

58,824.  Come, sing me a bawdy song, make me merry.  I am as virtually given as a gentleman need to be: virtuous enough; swore little; diced not – above seven times a week; went to a bawdy-house not – above once in a quarter – of an hour; paid money that I borrowed - three or four times; lived well, and in good compass.  And now I live out of all order, out of all compass.  William Shakespeare, I Henry IV III iii 14-18, Sir John to Russell

 

 

58,823.  Ah, my gracious Lord, these days are dangerous.

Virtue is choked with foul ambition,

And charity chased hence by rancour’s hand.  (Virtue & Ambition & Charity)  William Shakespeare, The First Part of the Contention: II Henry VI III i 142-144, Gloucester 

 

 

47,561.  ’Tis beauty that doth oft make women proud -

But, God knows, thy share thereof is small;

’Tis virtue that doth make them most admired.  (Beauty & Virtue)  William Shakespeare, Richard Duke of York I iv 129-131, Richard 

 

 

58,868.  Virtue itself turns vice being misapplied,

And vice sometime’s by action dignified.  (Vice & Virtue)  William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet II ii 21-22, Nurse to Peter

 

 

58,828.  For in the fatness of these pursy times,

Virtue itself of vice must pardon beg.  (Virtue & Vice)  William Shakespeare, Hamlet III iv 153

 

58,829.  Assume a virtue, if you have it not.

That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat,

Of habits devil, is angel yet in this.  (Virtue & Custom)  ibid.  III iv 160

 

 

58,825.  Is it a world to hide virtue in?  William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night I iii 126, Sir Toby

 

58,494.  Anything that’s mended is but patched.  Virtue that transgresses is but patched with sin, and sin that amends is but patched with virtue.  (Sin & Virtue)  ibid.  I v 43-45, Feste

 

 

58,495.  Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.  (Sin & Virtue)  William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure II I 38, Escalus

 

 

1,197.  Virtue?  A fig!  ’Tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus.  Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners.  (Life’s Like That & Virtue & Gardens)  William Shakespeare, Othello I iii @319

 

58,826.  … and do but see his vice.

’Tis to his virtue a just equinox,

The one as long as th’other.  (Virtue & Vice)  ibid.  II iii 115-117

 

58,827.  Were virtue is, there are more virtuous.  ibid.  III iii 190

 

 

58,830.  … his virtues

Will plead like angels.  William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Macbeth I vii 18-19, Macbeth

 

 

58,831.  O infinite virtue!  com’st thou smiling from

The world’s great snare uncaught?  William Shakespeare, Anthony & Cleopatra IV xiii 17

 

 

58,832.  The rarer action is

In virtue than in vengeance.  (Virtue & Vengeance)  William Shakespeare, The Tempest V i 27-38, Prospero

 

 

58,807.  Men who do not forgive women their little faults will never enjoy their great virtues.  (Fault & Virtue & Women)  Khalil Gibran, Sand and Foam

 

 

58,808.  People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people's minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.  (Fault & Virtue)  Elizabeth Gaskell

 

 

58,791.  Virtue is the fount whence honour springs.  (Virtue & Honour)   Christopher Marlowe, Tamburlaine the Great 1590

 

 

58,809.  Let them recognize virtue and rot for having lost it.  Persius, Satires III i 38

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