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A fault which humbles a man is of more use to him than a virtue which puffs him up.

Assume a virtue if you have it not.

Blushing is the color of virtue.
-- Diogenes

Everybody thinks thrift is a wonderful virtue, especially in our ancestors.

Folks who are friends usually have the same virtues, the same enemies, or the same faults.

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.

Gratitude is the rarest of all virtues, and yet we invariably expect it.

He who parades his virtues seldom leads the parade.

If you have virtue, acquire also the graces and beauties of virtue.

In the old days charity was a virtue instead of an industry.

It is amusing that a virtue is made of the vice of chastity; and it's a pretty odd sort of chastity at that, which leads men straight into the sin of Onan, and girls to the waning of their color.
-- Voltaire

It is in virtue that happiness consists, for virtue is the state of mind which tends to make the whole life harmonious.

Man's greatest vices are the misuses of his virtues.

Maybe we were better off when charity was a virtue instead of a deduction.

More people are flattered into virtue than bullied out of vice.

Patience is the silken cord on which are strung the pearls of virtue.

Politicians are interested in people. Not that this is always a virtue. Fleas are interested in dogs.

Rarely do we admire the virtues we do not possess.

Sometimes virtue and prosperity have trouble living together.

Sometimes we learn more from a man's errors than from his virtues.

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