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If we had to seek virtue outside of ourselves, that would assuredly be difficult; but as it is within us, read more

If we had to seek virtue outside of ourselves, that would assuredly be difficult; but as it is within us, it suffices to avoid bad thoughts and to keep our souls turned toward the Lord.

by Philokalia Found in: Virtue Quotes,
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Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves.

Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves.

by Jean-jacques Rousseau Found in: Virtue Quotes,
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Well may your heart believe the truths I tell;
'Tis virtue makes the bliss, where'er we dwell.

Well may your heart believe the truths I tell;
'Tis virtue makes the bliss, where'er we dwell.

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It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.

It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.

by Aristotle Found in: Goodness Quotes, Virtue Quotes,
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Often devotion to virtue arises from sated desire.

Often devotion to virtue arises from sated desire.

by Laurence Hope Nicolson Found in: Virtue Quotes,
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Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.

Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.

by Albert Camus Found in: Virtue Quotes,
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Fewer possess virtue, than those who wish us to believe that they
possess it.
[Lat., Virtute enim ipsa read more

Fewer possess virtue, than those who wish us to believe that they
possess it.
[Lat., Virtute enim ipsa non tam multi praediti esse, quam videri
volunt.]

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Virtue has a veil, vice a mask.

Virtue has a veil, vice a mask.

by Victor Hugo Found in: Virtue Quotes,
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Virtue and sense are one; and, trust me, still
A faithless heart betrays the head unsound.

Virtue and sense are one; and, trust me, still
A faithless heart betrays the head unsound.

by John Armstrong Found in: Virtue Quotes,
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