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It is important to recognize and politics positive thinking is often the slaves' virtue - something that people do to con themselves about the burden and change being placed upon them.
Uncommon valor was a common virtue.
Chester W. Nimitz
The better one is morally the less aware they are of their virtue.
James Anthony Froude
The sciences have ever been the surest guides to virtue.
The kind of society which we still have is maybe, in some cases, getting worse. Competition is becoming a virtue. Intense competition drives people to go more and more into self-interest. Even to see other folks as competition.
Where the roots of private virtue are diseased, the fruit of public probity cannot but be corrupt.
They act as if they supposed that to be very sanguine about the general improvement of mankind is a virtue that relieves them from taking trouble about any improvement in particular.
Virtue is defined to be mediocrity, of which either extreme is vice.
Rutherford B. Hayes
The weapon of the Republic is terror, and virtue is its strength.
In a state therefore of great equality and virtue, where pure and simple manners prevailed, the increase of the human species would evidently be much greater than any increase that has been hitherto known.
Good-faith re-examination of a position you've held in the past should be seen as a virtue, not a vice.
Extol Jewish virtue, modern Zionism and the Israeli Defense Forces.
Each must in virtue strive for to excel; That man lives twice that lives the first life well.
This point seems counter-intuitive, given the amount of conspicuous vulgarity, vice, and immorality in America. Indeed some Islamic fundamentalists argue that their regimes are morally superior to the United States because they seek to foster virtue among the citizens.
Virtue is not photogenic. What is it to be a nice guy? To be nothing, that's what. A big fat zero with a smile for everybody.
The arts and a belief in the values of the civil rights movement, in the overwhelming virtue of diversity, these were our religion. My parents worshipped those ideals.
Man is most happy, when his own actions are arguments and examples of his virtue.
Self criticism must be my guide to action, and the first rule for its employment is that in itself it is not a virtue, only a procedure.
Many people think that virtue consists of severity towards others.
Modesty is the color of virtue.
Diogenes of Sinope
I became startled by the extraordinary difference between something whose surface is completely invisible which only makes itself present by virtue of what it reflects, and a window, which doesn't make itself apparent at all, in the ideal case.
Be to their virtue very kind; be to their faults a little blind.
Blind commitment to a theory is not an intellectual virtue: it is an intellectual crime.
We have forgotten that we have not come to an empty land to inherit it, but we have come to conquer a country from people inhabiting it, that governs it by the virtue of its language and savage culture.
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
Strength was the virtue of paganism; obedience is the virtue of Christianity.
The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
Our culture peculiarly honors the act of blaming, which it takes as the sign of virtue and intellect.
Remorse is virtue's root; its fair increase are fruits of innocence and blessedness.
William C. Bryant
A constitutional democracy is in serious trouble if its citizenry does not have a certain degree of education and civic virtue.
Phillip E. Johnson
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