Quotes on virtues.

The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.
- Confucius

The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Who sows virtue reaps honor.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise.
- Maya Angelou

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
- Aristotle

The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.
- Buddha

Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.
- Buddha

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
- Buddha

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
- Buddha

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
- Abraham Lincoln