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Virtue has never been as respectable as money.
Mark Twain

Noble be man, helpful and good. For that alone sets him apart from every other creature on
earth.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Virtue is like precious odors - most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed.
Sir Francis Bacon

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at
heart.
Anne Frank

All men have in themselves that which is truly honorable. Only they do not think of it.
Mencius

The way you see people is the way you treat them.
Zig Ziglar

Pleasure and love are the pinions of great deeds.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

As if a woman ever loved a man for his virtue.
William Somerset Maugham

The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be grateful for luck. Pay the thunder no mind; listen to the birds. And don't hate nobody.
Eubie Blake

To do an evil action is base; to do a good action without incurring danger is common enough;
but it is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risks everything.
Plutarch

He has great tranquility of heart who cares neither for the praises nor the fault-finding of
men.
Honore de Balzac

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

Impatience can be a virtue, if you practice it on yourself.
Rod McKuen

Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.
William J. Bennett

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the
world remains and is immortal.
Albert Pike

Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of
wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin

No virtue can be great if it is not constant.
Alfonso Milagro

Resolve to behave as though your every act were to become a universal law for all people.
Immanuel Kant

Never be haughty to the humble; never be humble to the haughty.
Jefferson Davis

Ask any decent person what he thinks matters most in human conduct: Five to one his
answer will be "kindness".
Kenneth Clark

It is necessary to make virtue fashionable.
Jose Marti

Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.
Dodie Smith

This is the first test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible value to
him.
William Lyon Phelps

Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.
Blaise Pascal

Though ambition in itself is a vice, yet it is often the parent of virtues.
Quintilian

The great instrument of moral good is the imagination.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.
Plutarch

Great necessities call out great virtues.
Abigail Adams

Seek not good from without: seek it within yourselves, or you will never find it.
Bertha Von Suttner

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