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A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him.
Humility is a virtue, and it is a virtue innate in guests.
The sun, though it passes through dirty places, yet remains as pure as before.
There are few virtues which the Poles do not possess and there are few errors they have ever avoided.
Virtue has its own reward, but no sale at the box office.
When virtue has slept, she will get up more refreshed.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
Purity is obscurity.
I know myself too well to believe in pure virtue.
There are few chaste women who are not tired of their trade.
Ascetic: one who makes a necessity of virtue.
A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold, be alloyed with some commoner but more durable metal.
The Saints are the Sinners who keep on trying.
No doubt alcohol, tobacco, and so forth, are things that a saint must avoid, but sainthood is also a thing that human beings must avoid.
If a man has no vices, he's in great danger of making vices about his virtues, and there's a spectacle.
When men grow virtuous in their old age, they only make a sacrifice to God of the devil's leavings.
If virtue were its own reward, it would no longer be a human quality, but supernatural.
Let him who believes in immortality enjoy his happiness in silence without giving himself airs about it.
One's outlook is a part of his virtue.
Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.
Honor is the reward of virtue.
I believe that Virtue shows quite as well in rags and patches as she does in purple and fine linen.
There are those who have nothing chaste but their ears, and nothing virtuous but their tongues.
The only reward of virtue is virtue.
Most men admire Virtue, who follow not her lore.
Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised.
Virtue is an angel, but she is a blind one, and must ask of Knowledge to show her the pathway that leads to her goal.
I prefer an accommodation vice to an obstinate virtue.
Virtue is health, vice is sickness.
Virtue consists, not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it.
Virtue often trips and falls on the sharp-edged rock of poverty.

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