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Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him.
Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.
Every life is a march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice.
As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Quietness is the beginning of virtue. To be silent is to be beautiful. Stars do not make a noise.
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
Alfred North Whitehead
In the matter of learning, the difference between the earnest and the careless student stands out clearly. The same holds true in the mastering of passion and the weaknesses to which our nature is subject, as in the acquiring of virtue.
Women are degraded by the propensity to enjoy the present moment, and, at last, despise the freedom which they have not sufficient virtue to struggle to attain.
The spiritual virtue of a sacrament is like light; although it passes among the impure, it is not polluted.
It is the hour to be drunken! to escape being the martyred slaves of time, be ceaselessly drunk. On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish.
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.
Uncommon valor was a common virtue.
Chester W. Nimitz
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.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.
To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
Money is the barometer of a society's virtue.
Faith is the sense of life, that sense by virtue of which man does not destroy himself, but continues to live on. It is the force whereby we live.
All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.
It is time to get drunk! So as not to be the martyred slaves of Time, get drunk; get drunk without stopping! On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish.
John F. Kennedy
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