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Definition of 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

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
Winston Churchill

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.

A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
Robert Hall

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

Indira Gandhi Quote
Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
Indira Gandhi
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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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