Your virtues are what can keep you grounded when you are faced with temptations. Browse through this article for famous moral quality quotations and sayings.

Virtue Quotes

You decide to give up alcohol, because all of a sudden you began to think that it is not too much of a virtuous habit. You soon get called to a party and once at the party you realize that the alcohol is flowing like its the last day on earth for the people at the party. You soon give into temptation and before you know it are drunk! This only goes to show how easy it can be to lose out on virtues and morals. Take the time to read on to find famous quotations and sayings on moral quality.

Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.

- Socrates

If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.

- Meditations , Marcus Aurelius

Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.

- Socrates

Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.

- Helen Keller

We learn our virtues from our friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection.

- Jean Paul

Capital is money, capital is commodities. By virtue of it being value, it has acquired the occult ability to add value to itself. It brings forth living offspring, or, at the least, lays golden eggs.

- Karl Marx

I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling.

- Frida Kahlo

It is in our faults and failings, not in our virtues, that we touch each other, and find sympathy. It is in our follies that we are one.

- Jerome K. Jerome

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.

- Indira Gandhi

The choicest thing this world has for a man is affection.

- J. G. Holland

I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.

- Mother Teresa

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God - the rest will be given.

- Mother Teresa

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.

- Mother Teresa

Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.

- Mother Teresa

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.

- Napolean Hill

To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.

- Adam Smith

With the price of life these days, you've got to get everything for free you can.

- Carl Rogers

An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.

- Common Sense , Thomas Paine

Every religion is good that teaches man to be good; and I know of none that instructs him to be bad.

- Thomas Paine

In my early professionals years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth.

- Carl Rogers

How goodness heightens beauty.

- Milan Kundera

A man's felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind.

- Thomas Carlyle

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.

- Aesop

No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.

- On Education , Bertrand Russell

For love is immortality.

- Emily Dickinson

I argue thee that love is life. And life hath immortality.

- Emily Dickinson

Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.

- Walt Disney

I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.

- Titus

The love received is the love that is saved.

- Eddie Vedder

I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against.

- Malcolm X

Nonviolence is fine as long as it works.

- Malcolm X

May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law.

- Immanuel Kant

A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.

- Jack London

You can learn from anyone even your enemy.

- Ovid

Note too that a faithful study of the liberal arts humanizes character and permits it not to be cruel.

- Ovid

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.

- Sigmund Freud

Apology is only egotism wrong side out.

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees.

- Pablo Neruda

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.

- R. Buckminster Fuller

No one has ever become poor by giving.

- diary of Anne Frank: the play , Anne Frank

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