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Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.
Robert Green Ingersoll
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful.
He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.
Virtue has a veil, vice a mask.
The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.
If the highest things are unknowable, then the highest capacity or virtue of man cannot be theoretical wisdom.
Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
C. S. Lewis
It is the State which educates its citizens in civic virtue, gives them a consciousness of their mission and welds them into unity.
The theological virtue of hope is the patient and trustful willingness to live without closure, without resolution, and still be content and even happy because our Satisfaction is now at another level, and our Source is beyond ourselves.
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible; it is then an emanation of virtue; it is less a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country.
Genius and virtue are to be more often found clothed in gray than in peacock bright.
Van Wyck Brooks
In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self.
To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue.
Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.
Henry Anatole Grunwald
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind - this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for.
Henry Van Dyke
Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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