Truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue, the basis of moral authority; it is the highest summit of art and life.

When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.

Men are equal it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.

All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not enough to give in exchange for virtue.

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.

Aspire to the principal, behave with virtue, abide by benevolence, and immerse yourself in the arts.

Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue.

People with virtue must speak out; people who speak are not all virtuous.

Virtue is never left to stand alone. He who has it will have neighbors.

If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.

The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.

Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.