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Definition of Virtue

Virtue

  1. Manly strength or courage; bravery; daring; spirit; valor.
  2. Active quality or power; capacity or power adequate to the production of a given effect; energy; strength; potency; efficacy; as, the virtue of a medicine.
  3. Energy or influence operating without contact of the material or sensible substance.
  4. Excellence; value; merit; meritoriousness; worth.
  5. Specifically, moral excellence; integrity of character; purity of soul; performance of duty.
  6. A particular moral excellence; as, the virtue of temperance, of charity, etc.
  7. Specifically: Chastity; purity; especially, the chastity of women; virginity.
  8. One of the orders of the celestial hierarchy.

Virtue Quotations

This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
William Shakespeare

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

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

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
Akhenaton

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
Marcus Aurelius
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Virtue Translations

virtue in Dutch is deugdelijkheid, degelijkheid
virtue in German is Wirksamkeit, Tugend, Vorzug
virtue in Latin is sanctimonia, rectum
virtue in Spanish is virtud
virtue in Swedish is dygd, kraft

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