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 Q - Quotations - V



"Stupidity and egoism are the roots of all vice."

"Vice is man's nature: virtue is a habit - or a mask."
   (Hazlitt, Characteristics)


"Five things constitute perfect virtue: gravity, magnanimity, earnestness, sincerity, kindness."
   (Confucius, Analects)

"To many people virtue consists chiefly in repenting faults, not in avoiding them".

"Hypocrisy is the homage vice offers to virtue."
   (La Rochefoucauld)

"I am not mortified by our vice, but I own our virtue makes me ashamed."

"Remember this, that there is a proper value and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act."


 Original: Mar 26, 2005                                                Last edited: 12 December 2011.   Top