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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

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
Buddha

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
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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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