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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
Utopia  to  Virtue is the queen
  Utopia—An imaginary republic nowhere existing.  26004
  Utque alios industria, ita hunc ignavia ad famam protulerat—While other men have attained to fame by their industry, this man has by his indolence.    Tacitus.  26005
  Utrum horum mavis accipe—Take which you prefer.  26006
  Utrumque vitium est, et omnibus credere et nulli—It is equally an error to confide in all and in none.    Seneca.  26007
  Uttered out of time, or concealed in its season, good savoureth of evil.    Tupper.  26008
  Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath, / That the rude sea grew civil at her song, / And certain stars shot madly from their spheres / To hear the sea-maid’s music.    Mid. N.’s Dream, iii. 2.  26009
  Uxorem, Posthume, ducis? / Dic qua Tisiphone, quibus exagitare colubris—Are you marrying a wife, Posthumous? By what Fury, say, by what snakes are you driven mad?    Juvenal.  26010
  Uxori nubere nolo meæ—I will not marry a wife to be my master.    Martial.  26011
  Vache ne sait ce que vaut sa queue jusqu’à ce-qu’elle l’ait perdue—The cow doesn’t know the worth of her tail until she has lost it.    Proverb.  26012
  Vacuus cantat coram latrone viator—The traveller with an empty purse sings in the face of the robber.    Juvenal.  26013
  Vade in pace—Go in peace.  26014
  Vade mecum—Go with me; a constant companion; a manual.  26015
  Vade retro!—Avaunt!  26016
  Væ victis!—Woe (i.e., extermination) to the conquered!  26017
  Vaillant et veillant—Valiant and on the watch.    Motto.  26018
  Vain for the rude craftsman to attempt the beautiful; only one diamond can polish another.    Goethe.  26019
  Vain hope to make people happy by politics!    Carlyle.  26020
  Vain is the help of man.    Bible.  26021
  Vain man would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass’s colt.    Bible.  26022
  Vain men delight in telling what honours have been done them, what great company they have kept, and the like; by which they plainly confess that these honours were more than their due.    Swift.  26023
  Vain people are loquacious; and proud, taciturn.    Schopenhauer.  26024
  Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate ye.    Henry VIII., iii. 2.  26025
  Vain to send the purblind or blind to the shore of a Pactolus never so golden: these find only gravel; the seer and finder alone picks up golden grains there.    Carlyle.  26026
  Vain, very vain, my weary search to find / That bliss which only centres in the mind.    Goldsmith.  26027
  Vainglory blossoms, but never bears.    Proverb.  26028
  Val meglio piegarsi che rompersi—Better submit than be ruined.    Italian Proverb.  26029
  Val più un asino vivo che un dottore morto—A living ass is better than a dead doctor.    Italian Proverb.  26030
  Val più un’ oncia di discrezione che una libra di sapere—An ounce of discretion is worth more than a pound of knowledge.    Italian Proverb.  26031
  Valeant mendacia vatum—Away with the fictions of poets!    Ovid.  26032
  Valeat quantum valere potest—Let it pass for what it is worth.  26033
  Valeat res ludicra, si me / Palma negata macrum, donata reducit opimum—Farewell to the drama if the palm as it is granted or denied makes me happy or miserable.    Horace.  26034
  Valet anchora virtus—Virtue is a sure anchor.    Motto.  26035
  Valet ima summis / Mutare, et insignem attenuat Deus, / Obscura promens—The Deity has power to supplant the highest by the lowest, and he dims the lustre of the exalted by bringing forth to the light things obscure.    Horace.  26036
  Validius est naturæ testimonium quam doctrinæ argumentum—The testimony of nature is weightier than the arguments of the learned.    St. Ambrose.  26037
  Valour consists in the power of self-recovery.    Emerson.  26038
  Valour in distress challenges respect, even from an enemy.    Plutarch.  26039
  Valour is the fountain of Pity too;—of Truth, and all that is great and good in man.    Carlyle.  26040
  Valour is worth little without discretion.    Proverb.  26041
  Valour would cease to be a virtue if there were no injustice.    Agesilaus.  26042
  Vana quoque ad veros accessit fama timores—Idle rumours were also added to well-founded apprehensions.    Lucan.  26043
  Vanitas vanitatum, et omnia vanitas—Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.    Vulgate.  26044
  Vanity and coarse pride give gold; friendship and love give flowers.    Grillparzer.  26045
  Vanity Fair.    Bunyan.  26046
  Vanity, however artfully concealed or openly displayed, always counteracts its own purposes.    Arliss.  26047
  Vanity in an old man is charming. It is a proof of an open nature. Eighty winters have not frozen him up or taught him concealments. In a young person it is simply allowable; we do not expect him to be above it.    Bovee.  26048
  Vanity is a blue-bottle, which buzzes in the window of the wise.    Proverb.  26049
  Vanity is of a divisive, not a uniting nature.    Carlyle.  26050
  Vanity is rather a mark of humility than pride.    Swift.  26051
  Vanity is so anchored in the heart of man that the lowest drudge must boast and have his admirers; and the philosophers themselves desire the same.    Pascal.  26052
  Vanity is the food of fools.    Swift.  26053
  Vanity is the pride of Nature.    Proverb.  26054
  Vanity is the vice of low minds; a man of spirit is too proud to be vain.    Swift.  26055
  Vare, Vare, redde mihi legiones meas!—Varus, give me back my legions!    Suetonius. Exclamation of Augustus Cæsar on hearing of the slaughter of his troops under Varus by Arminius.  26056
  Variæ lectiones—Various readings.  26057
  Varietas delectat—Variety is charming.    Phædrus.  26058
  Variety alone gives joy; / The sweetest meats the soonest cloy.    Prior.  26059
  Variety is the condition of harmony.    J. F. Clarke.  26060
  Variety is the mother of enjoyment.    Disraeli.  26061
  Variety is the principal ingredient in beauty; and simplicity is essential to grandeur.    Shenstone.  26062
  Variety of mere nothings gives more pleasure than uniformity of somethings.    Jean Paul.  26063
  Variety’s the very spice of life, / That gives it all its flavour.    Cowper.  26064
  Variorum notæ—Notes of various authors.  26065
  Varium et mutabile semper / Fœmina—Woman is ever changeable and capricious.    Virgil.  26066
  Vary and intermingle speech of the present occasion with arguments, tales with reasons, asking of questions with telling of opinions, and jest with earnest; for it is a dull thing to tire, and, as we say now, to jade anything too far.    Bacon.  26067
  Vast chain of being! / From Nature’s chain whatever link you strike / Tenth or ten thousandth breaks the chain alike.    Pope.  26068
  Vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself, / And falls on the other.    Macbeth, i. 7.  26069
  Vaux mieux avoir affaire à Dieu qu’à ses saints—Better to have dealings with God than his saints.    French Proverb.  26070
  Vectigalia nervi sunt reipublicæ—Taxes are the sinews of the commonwealth.    Cicero.  26071
  Vedentem thus et odores—Selling frankincense and perfumes.    Horace, of worthless works fated to wrap up parcels.  26072
  Vedi Napoli, e pot muori—See Naples and then die.    Italian Proverb.  26073
  Vehemens in utramque partem, aut largitate nimia aut parsimonia—Ready to rush to either extreme of lavish liberality or niggardly parsimony.    Terence.  26074
  Veiosque habitante Camillo, / Illic Roma fuit—When Camillus dwelt at Veii, Rome was there.    Lucan.  26075
  Vel cæco appareat—Even a blind man could perceive it.    Proverb.  26076
  Vel capillus habet umbram suam—Even a hair has its shadow.    Publius Syrus.  26077
  Veils et remis—With sails and oars.  26078
  Vellem nescire literas!—I wish I never knew how to read or write!    Nero on signing a death-warrant.  26079
  Velocem tardus assequitur—The slow overtakes the swift.    Proverb.  26080
  Velocius ac citius nos / Corrumpunt vitiorum exempla domestica, magnis / Cum subeant animos auctoribus—The examples of vice at home more easily and more quickly corrupt us than others, since they steal into our minds under the highest authority.    Juvenal.  26081
  Velox consilium sequitur pœnitentia—Repentance generally follows hasty counsels.    Publius Syrus.  26082
  Veluti in speculum—As if in a mirror.  26083
  Velvet paws hide sharp claws.    Proverb.  26084
  Vendere fumos—To sell smoke, or make empty pledges.  26085
  Vendetta boccon di Dio—Revenge is a sweet morsel for a god.    Italian Proverb.  26086
  Veneering oft outshines the solid wood.    Burns.  26087
  Venerable to me is the hard hand—crooked, coarse—wherein, notwithstanding, lies a cunning virtue, indefeasibly royal, as of the sceptre of this planet. Venerable, too, is the rugged face, all weather-tanned, besoiled, with its rude intelligence; for it is the face of a man living manlike.    Carlyle.  26088
  Vengeance belongeth unto me; I will recompense, saith the Lord.    Bible.  26089
  Vengeance has no foresight.    Napoleon.  26090
  Vengeance (Rache) has no limits, for sin has none.    F. Hebbel.  26091
  Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.    St. Paul.  26092
  Vengeance is wild justice.    Proverb.  26093
  Vengeance taken will often tear the heart and torment the conscience.    Schopenhauer.  26094
  Veni, Creator Spiritus—Come, Creator Spirit.  26095
  Veni, vidi, vici—I came, I saw, I conquered.    Julius Cæsar’s despatch to a friend at Rome on his defeat of Pharnaces.  26096
  Venia necessitati datur—Pardon is conceded to necessity.    Cicero.  26097
  Venient annis / Sæcula seris, quibus Oceanus / Vincula rerum laxet, et ingens / Pateat tellus, Tiphysque novos / Detegat orbes; nec sit terris / Ultima thule—In later years a time will come when Ocean shall relax his bars, and a vast territory shall appear, and Tiphys shall discover new worlds, and Thule shall be no longer the remotest spot on earth.    Seneca predicting the discovery of America.  26098
  Venire facias—Cause to come. (Writ of a sheriff to summon a jury.)    Law.  26099
  Venit summa dies et ineluctabile tempus / Dardaniæ—The last day and inevitable hour of Troy is come.    Virgil.  26100
  Vent au visage rend un homme sage—Wind in the face (i.e., adversity) makes a man wise.    Proverb.  26101
  Ventis secundis—With a fair wind.  26102
  Ventre à terre—At full speed; with all one’s might.    French.  26103
  Ventre affamé n’a point d’oreilles—A hungry belly has no ears.    French Proverb.  26104
  Ventum ad supremum est—A crisis has come; we are at our last shift.    Virgil.  26105
  Ventum seminabant et turbinem metent—They were sowing the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.    Vulgate.  26106
  Venus, if men at sea you save, / And rescue from the whirling wave, / Me too, a lover, I implore, / Save from worse shipwreck here on shore.    Anonymous.  26107
  Venus is beautiful, no doubt; but the artist that created her is more beautiful still.    James Wood.  26108
  Venus will not charm so much without her attendant Graces, as they will without her.    Chesterfield.  26109
  Ver non semper viret—The spring does not always flourish.    Motto.  26110
  Vera redit facies, dissimulata perit—Our natural countenance comes back, the assumed mask falls off.    Petronius.  26111
  Verachtung ist der wahre Tod—The true death is being treated with contempt.    Schiller.  26112
  Verba dat omnis amans—Every lover makes fair speeches.    Ovid.  26113
  Verba facit mortuo—He talks to a dead man; he wastes words.    Plautus.  26114
  Verba ligant homines, taurorum cornua funes—Words bind men, cords the horns of bulls.  26115
  Verba rebus aptare—To fit words to things, i.e., call a spade a spade.  26116
  Verba volant, scripta manent—What is spoken flies, what is written remains.  26117
  Verbaque provisam rem non invita sequentur—Words will not fail when the matter is well considered.    Horace.  26118
  Verbatim et literatim—Word for word and letter for letter.  26119
  Verbi causa, or gratia—For example; for instance.  26120
  Verbo tenus—In name; as far as the words go.  26121
  Verborum paupertas, imo egestas—A poverty of words, or rather an utter want of them.    Seneca.  26122
  Verbosa ac grandis epistola venit / A Capreis—A verbose and haughty epistle came from Capreæ (the Emperor Tiberius’s palace).    Juvenal.  26123
  Verbum Dei manet in æternum—The command of God endures through eternity.    Motto.  26124
  Verbum Domini manet in æternum—The word of the Lord endureth for ever.    Vulgate.  26125
  Verbum sat sapienti—A word is enough to a wise man.    Proverb.  26126
  Verbunden werden auch die Schwachen mächtig—Even the weak become strong when they are united.    Schiller.  26127
  Vergebens dass ihr ringums wissenschaftlich schweift, / Ein jeder lernt nur was er lernen kann!—In vain that ye go ranging round about in your scientific, or learned, inquiries; each one learns only what he can.    Mephistopheles to the scholar in Goethe’s “Faust.”  26128
  Vergieb soviel du kannst, und gieb soviel du hast—Forgive as much as thou canst, and give as much as thou hast.    Rückert.  26129
  Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and the spirit (of death, that is, and of life), he cannot enter the kingdom of God.    Jesus.  26130
  Veritas, a quocunque dicitur, a Deo est—Truth, by whomsoever spoken, comes from God.  26131
  Veritas et virtus vincunt—Truth and virtue conquer.    Motto.  26132
  Veritas nihil veretur nisi abscondi—Truth fears nothing but concealment.  26133
  Veritas non recipit magis ac minus—Truth admits not of greater and less.    Wilkins.  26134
  Veritas odium parit—The truth begets hatred.  26135
  Veritas temporis filia—Truth is the daughter of Time.  26136
  Veritas vel mendacio corrumpitur vel silentio—Truth is violated by falsehood or by silence.    Ammian.  26137
  Veritas victrix—Truth the conqueror.    Motto.  26138
  Veritas vincit—Truth conquers.    Motto.  26139
  Veritas visu et mora, falsa festinatione et incertis valescunt—Truth is established by inspection and delay; falsehood thrives by haste and uncertainty.    Tacitus.  26140
  Veritatis simplex oratio est—The language of truth is simple, i.e., it needs not the ornament of many words.    Seneca.  26141
  Vérité sans peur—Truth without fear.    Motto.  26142
  Verletzen ist leicht, heilen schwer—To hurt is easy, to heal is hard.    German Proverb.  26143
  Vermögren sucht Vermögen—Ability seeks ability.    German Proverb.  26144
  Vernunft und Wissenschaft, Des Menschen allerhöchste Kraft!—Reason and knowledge, the highest might of man!    Goethe.  26145
  Versate diu, quid ferre recusent, / Quid valeant humeri—Weigh well what your shoulders can and cannot bear.    Horace.  26146
  Verschoben ist nicht aufgehoben—To put off is not to let off.    German Proverb.  26147
  Verse itself is an absurdity except as an expression of some higher movement of the mind, or as an expedient to lift other minds to the same ideal level.    Lowell.  26148
  Verstand ist mechanischer, Witz ist chemischer, Genie organischer Geist—Understanding is a mechanically, wit a chemically, and genius an organically, acting spirit.    Fr. Schlegel.  26149
  Verstellung ist der offnen Seele fremd—Dissimulation is alien to the open soul.    Schiller.  26150
  Verstellung, sagt man, sei ein grosses Laster, / Doch von Verstellung leben wir—Dissimulation they say is very wicked, yet we live by dissimulation.    Goethe.  26151
  Vertere seria ludo—To turn from grave to gay.    Horace.  26152
  Vertrauen erweckt Vertrauen—Confidence awakens confidence.    Friedrich August II. von Sachsen.  26153
  Verum ubi plura nitent in carmine, non ego paucis / Offendar maculis—But where many beauties shine in a poem, I will not be offended at a few blots.    Horace.  26154
  Verus amicus est is qui est tanquam alter idem—A true friend is he who is, as it were, a second self.    Cicero.  26155
  Verwelkt, entblättert, zertreten sogar / Von rohen Schicksalsfüssen— / Mein Freund, das ist auf Erden las Los / Von allem Schönen und Süssen—To wither away, be disleaved, be trodden to dust even by the rude feet of Fate, that, friend, is the lot on earth of everything that is beautiful and sweet.    Heine.  26156
  Very few enjoy money, because they can’t get enough.    American Proverb.  26157
  Very few men acquire wealth in such a manner as to receive pleasure from it.    Ward Beecher.  26158
  Very few men, properly speaking, live at present, but are providing to live another time.    Swift.  26159
  Very few people are good economists of their fortune, and still fewer of their time.    Chesterfield.  26160
  Very fine pagoda if ye could get any sort of god to put in it.    Carlyle to Bunsen of Cologne Cathedral.  26161
  Very great benefactors to the rich, or those whom they call people at their ease, are your persons of no consequence.    Steele.  26162
  Very learned women are to be met with, just as female warriors; but they are seldom or never inventors.    Voltaire.  26163
  Very like a whale.    Hamlet, iii. 2.  26164
  Verzeih dir nichts und den Andern viel—Forgive thyself nothing, others much.    German Proverb.  26165
  Verzeihn ist leicht, allein vergessen schwer—To forgive is easy, but to forget hard.    Schiller.  26166
  Verzeiht! Es ist ein gross Ergötzen / Sich in den Geist der Zeiten zu versetzen, / Zu schauen, wie vor uns ein weiser Mann gedacht, / Und wie wir’s dann zuletzt so herrlich weit gebracht—Pardon! It is a great pleasure to transport one’s self into the spirit of the times, to see now a wise man thought before us, and to what a glorious height we have at last carried it.    Goethe, Wagner to Faust.  26167
  Vestibulum domus ornamentum est—The hall is the ornament of a house, i.e., first impressions have great weight.    Proverb.  26168
  Vestigia morientis libertatis—The footprints of expiring liberty.    Tacitus.  26169
  Vestigia nulla retrorsum—There is no stepping backward.  26170
  Vestigia torrent—The footprints frighten me.    Horace.  26171
  Vestis virum facit—The garment makes the man.    Proverb.  26172
  Vetera extollimus, recentium incuriosi—We extol what is old, regardless of what is of modern date.    Tacitus.  26173
  Vetustas pro lege semper habetur—Ancient custom is always held as law.    Law.  26174
  Vi et armis—By force and arms; by main force.  26175
  Via crucis, via lucis—The way of the cross is the way of light.    Motto.  26176
  Via media—A middle way or course; any middle course.    Motto.  26177
  Via trita est tutissima—The beaten path is the safest.    Coke.  26178
  Via trita, via tuta—The beaten path is the safe path.    Law.  26179
  Viam qui nescit qua deveniat ad mare, / Eum oportet amnem quærere comitem sibi—He who knows not his way straight to the sea should choose the river for his guide.    Plautus.  26180
  Viamque insiste domandi, / Dum faciles animi juvenum, dum mobilis ætas—Enter upon the way of training while the spirits in youth are still pliant, while they are at that period when the mind is docile.    Virgil.  26181
  Vice—In place of.  26182
  Vice is a monster of such frightful mien, / As to be hated needs but to be seen; / Yet seen too often, familiar with her face, / We first endure, then pity, then embrace.    Pope.  26183
  Vice is its own punishment.    Proverb.  26184
  Vice is learned without a schoolmaster.    Danish Proverb.  26185
  Vice itself lost half its evil by losing all its grossness.    Burke.  26186
  Vice, like disease, floats in the atmosphere.    Hazlitt.  26187
  Vice versa—The terms being reversed; in reverse order.  26188
  Vicissitudes of fortune, which spares neither man nor the proudest of his works, which buries empires and cities in a common grave.    Gibbon.  26189
  Vicisti Galilæe!—Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!    Julian the Apostate on his deathbed, apostrophising Christ.  26190
  Victoria concordia crescit—Victory is increased by concord.    Motto.  26191
  Victoriæ gloria merces—Glory is the reward of victory.    Motto.  26192
  Victory belongs to the most persevering.    Napoleon.  26193
  Victory or Westminster Abbey.    Nelson at Trafalgar.  26194
  Victrix causa Diis placuit, sed victa Catoni—The conquering cause pleased the gods, the conquered one Cato.    Lucan.  26195
  Victrix fortunæ sapientia—Wisdom overcomes fortune.    Juvenal.  26196
  Vide licet—Namely; you may see.  26197
  Vide ut supra—See preceding statement.  26198
  Video meliora proboque, / Deteriora sequor—I see and approve the better course, but I follow the worse.    Ovid.  26199
  Viel Klagen hör’ ich oft erheben / Vom Hochmut, den der Grosse übt. / Der Grossen Hochmut wird sich geben, / Wenn unsre Kriecherei sich giebt—Much complaining I often hear raised against the proud bearing of the great. The pride of the great will disappear as soon as we cease our cringing.    Körner.  26200
  Viel Rettungsmittel bietest du? Was heisst’ es? / Die beste Rettung, Gegenwart des Geistes—Many a remedy offerest thou? What is the worth of it? The best remedy (the sole deliverance) is the presence of the spirit.    Goethe.  26201
  Viele Freunde und wenige Nothhelfer—Many friends and few helpers in distress.    German Proverb.  26202
  Vieles wünscht sich der Mensch, und doch bedarf er nur wenig; / Denn die Tage sind kurz, und beschränkt der Sterblichen Schicksal—Much wishes man for himself, and yet needs he but little; for the days are short, and limited is the fate of mortals.    Goethe.  26203
  Vigilantibus—To those that watch.    Motto.  26204
  Vigilantibus, non dormientibus, subveniunt jura—The laws assist those who watch, not those who sleep.    Law.  26205
  Vigor ætatis fluit ut flos veris—The vigour of manhood passes away like a spring flower.  26206
  Vile is the vengeance on the ashes cold, / And envy base to bark at sleeping fame.    Spenser.  26207
  Vilius argentium est auro, virtutibus aurum—Silver is of less value than gold, gold than virtue.    Horace.  26208
  Vincere scis, Hannibal, victoria uti nescis—You know how to conquer, Hannibal, but you know not how to profit by your victory.    Maherbal in Livy.  26209
  Vincit amor patriæ—The love of our country outweighs all other considerations.    Virgil.  26210
  Vincit omnia veritas—Truth conquers all things.    Motto.  26211
  Vincit qui se vincit—He is a conqueror who conquers himself.    Motto.  26212
  Vinegar given is better than honey bought.    Arabian Proverb.  26213
  Vino dentro, senno fuora—When wine is in, wit is out.    Italian Proverb.  26214
  Vino diffugiunt mordaces curæ—Corroding cares are dispelled by wine.    After Horace.  26215
  Violence does ever justice unjustly.    Carlyle.  26216
  Violence of sorrow is not at the first to be striven withal; being, like a mighty beast, sooner tamed with following than overthrown by withstanding.    Sir P. Sidney.  26217
  Violent combativeness for particular sects, as Evangelical, Roman Catholic, High Church, Broad Church, or the like, is merely a form of party egoism, and a defiance of Christ, not a confession of Him.    Ruskin.  26218
  Violent delights have violent ends, / And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, / Which, as they kiss, consume.    Romeo and Juliet, ii. 6.  26219
  Violent fires soon burn out.    Proverb.  26220
  Violent mirth is the foam, and deep sadness the subsidence, of a morbid fermentation.    Johnson.  26221
  Violent passions are formed in solitude. In the bustle of the world no object has time to make a deep impression.    Henry Home.  26222
  Violenta nemo imperia continuit din; / Moderata durant—No one ever held power long by violence; it lasts only when wielded with moderation.    Seneca.  26223
  Vir bonus est quis? / Qui consulta patrum, qui leges juraque servat—What man is to be called good? He who obeys the decrees of the fathers, he who respects the laws and justice.    Horace.  26224
  Vir sapiens forti melior—A wise man is better than a strong.  26225
  Vires acquirit eundo—She acquires strength as she advances.    Virgil, of Fame.  26226
  Virescit vulnere virtus—Virtue flourishes from a wound.    Motto.  26227
  Viret in æternum—It flourishes for ever.    Motto.  26228
  Virgilium vidi tantum—Virgil I have only seen.    Ovid.  26229
  Viribus unitis—With united strength.    Motto of Joseph I.  26230
  Viris fortibus non opus est mœnibus—Brave men have no need of walls.  26231
  Virtue alone can procure that independence which is the end of human wishes.    Petrarch.  26232
  Virtue alone has majesty in death.    Young.  26233
  Virtue alone is not sufficient for the exercise of government; laws alone carry themselves into practice.    Mencius.  26234
  Virtue alone outbuilds the pyramids; / Her monuments shall last when Egypt’s fall.    Young.  26235
  Virtue and goodness tend to make men powerful in this world; but they who aim at the power have not the virtue.    Newman.  26236
  Virtue does not consist in doing what will be presently paid; it will be paid some day; but the vital condition of it, as virtue, is that it shall be content in its own deed, and desirous rather that the pay of it, if any, should be for others.    Ruskin.  26237
  Virtue, if it could only be beheld by our eyes, would excite a marvellous love for wisdom. (?)  26238
  Virtue is an absolute Amen, uttered with reference to the obscure ends that Providence pursues through us.    Renan.  26239
  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. Mere knowledge, on the other hand, like a Swiss mercenary, is ready to combat either in the ranks of sin or under the banners of righteousness: ready to forge cannon-balls or to print New Testaments; to navigate a corsair’s vessel or a missionary ship.    Horace Mann.  26240
  Virtue is beauty; but the beauteous-evil / Are empty trunks o’erflourished by the devil.    Twelfth Night, iii. 4.  26241
  Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful.    Meas. for Meas., iii. 1.  26242
  Virtue is choked with foul ambition.    2 Henry VI., iii. 1.  26243
  Virtue is free-will to choose the good, not tool-usefulness to forge at the expedient.    Carlyle.  26244
  Virtue is its own reward, and brings with it the truest and highest pleasures; but they who cultivate it for the pleasure’s sake are selfish, not religious, and will never have the pleasure, because they never can have the virtue.    Newman.  26245
  Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.    Bacon.  26246
  Virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant where they are incensed or crushed.    Bacon.  26247
  Virtue is necessary to a republic.    Montesquieu.  26248
  Virtue is not a knowing, but a willing.    Zachariae.  26249
  Virtue is safe only when it is inspired.    C. H. Parkhurst.  26250
  Virtue is the adherence in action to the nature of things, and the nature of things makes it prevalent. It consists in a perpetual substitution of being for seeming, and with sublime propriety God is described as saying, I AM.    Emerson.  26251
  Virtue is the fount whence honour springs.    Marlowe.  26252
  Virtue is the health of the soul; it gives a flavour to the smallest leaves of life.    Joubert.  26253
  Virtue is the queen of labourers.    Proverb.  26254


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