Virtue (Latin: virtus, Ancient Greek: ἀρετή "arete") is moral excellence. A virtue is a positive trait or quality deemed to be morally good and thus is valued as a foundation of principle and good moral being. Personal virtues are characteristics valued as promoting collective and individual greatness. The opposite of virtue is vice.

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Famous quotes containing the word virtue:

    There is a good ear, in some men, that draws supplies to virtue out of very indifferent nutriment.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Teach thy necessity to reason thus:
    There is no virtue like necessity.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    The courage of a great many men, and the virtue of a great many women, are the effect of vanity, shame, and especially a suitable temperament.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)