„It is not only a right; it is a virtue.“

Light (1919), Ch. XVI - De Profundis Clamavi
Kontext: Men have gone towards each other because of that ray of light which each of them contains; and light resembles light. It reveals that the isolated man, too free in the open expanses, is doomed to adversity as if he were a captive, in spite of appearances; and that men must come together that they may be stronger, that they may be more peaceful, and even that they may be able to live.
For men are made to live their life in its depth, and also in all its length. Stronger than the elements and keener than all terrors are the hunger to last long, the passion to possess one's days to the very end and to make the best of them. It is not only a right; it is a virtue.

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Henri Barbusse5
französischer Politiker und Schriftsteller 1873 - 1935

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„The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

1840s, Essays: First Series (1841), Friendship
Variante: The only way to have a friend is to be one.

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„Virtue is the one and only nobility.“

—  Juvenal, buch Satires

VIII, line 20.
Compare : We'll shine in more substantial honours, And to be noble we'll be good.
Thomas Percy, Winifreda (1720).
Satires, Satire VI
Original: (la) Nobilitas sola est atque unica virtus.
Variante: Nobility is the one only virtue.

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Charles Dickens Foto

„…vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!“

—  Charles Dickens, buch Dombey and Son

Quelle: Dombey and Son (1846-1848), Ch. 48

„Honor and dignity of man is only in virtue and piety.“

—  Husayn ibn Ali The grandson of Muhammad and the son of Ali ibn Abi Talib 626 - 680

Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 128
Religious-based Quotes

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„Only virtue has powerful arguments against pessimism.“

—  Leopoldo Alas novelist 1852 - 1901

Sólo la virtud tiene argumentos poderosos contra el pesimismo.
Quelle: Leopoldo Alas (1975) Solos de Clarín.; Also attributed without citation at Frases Célebres http://frasescelebresmajo.blogspot.com/2011/09/leopoldo-alas-clarin.html

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Joseph Addison Foto

„Some virtues are only seen in affliction and some in prosperity.“

—  Joseph Addison politician, writer and playwright 1672 - 1719

No. 257 (25 December 1711).
The Spectator (1711–1714)

Joseph Addison Foto

„Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.“

—  Joseph Addison politician, writer and playwright 1672 - 1719

No. 231 (24 November 1711).
The Spectator (1711–1714)

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Mary Wollstonecraft Foto

„Virtue can only flourish amongst equals.“

—  Mary Wollstonecraft, buch A Vindication of the Rights of Men

A Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790)

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„I believe that love of truth is the basis of all real virtue, and that virtues based upon lies can only do harm.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

1920s, The Prospects of Industrial Civilization (1923)
Kontext: The governors of the world believe, and have always believed, that virtue can only be taught by teaching falsehood, and that any man who knew the truth would be wicked. I disbelieve this, absolutely and entirely. I believe that love of truth is the basis of all real virtue, and that virtues based upon lies can only do harm.

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„It isn't right to be obedient only when things go well; it is much harder to be a good, obedient soldier when things go badly and times are hard. Obedience and faith at such time is a virtue.“

—  Wilhelm Keitel German general 1882 - 1946

To Leon Goldensohn, May 17, 1946, from "The Nuremberg Interviews" by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004 - Page 166

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„Virtue alone is for real; all else is sham. Talent and greatness depend on virtue, not on fortune. Only virtue is sufficient unto herself. She makes us love the living and remember the dead.“

—  Baltasar Gracián, buch The Art of Worldly Wisdom

La virtud es cosa de veras, todo lo demás de burlas. La capacidad y grandeza se ha de medir por la virtud, no por la fortuna. Ella sola se basta a sí misma. Vivo el hombre, le haze amable; y muerto, memorable.
Maxim 300 (p. 168)
The Art of Worldly Wisdom (1647)

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