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A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.
James E. Faust
Above all, remember that God looks for solid virtues in us, such as patience, humility, obedience, abnegation of your own will - that is, the good will to serve Him and our neighbor in Him. His providence allows us other devotions only insofar as He sees that they are useful to us.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.
Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
C. S. Lewis
When we recognise the virtues, the talent, the beauty of Mother Earth, something is born in us, some kind of connection, love is born.
Thich Nhat Hanh
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
This world was not created piecemeal. Africa was born no later and no earlier than any other geographical area on this globe. Africans, no more and no less than other men, possess all human attributes, talents and deficiencies, virtues and faults.
Great necessities call out great virtues.
A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.
Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.
Honore de Balzac
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.
The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.
The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.
In the absence of willpower the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless.
I neither drink nor smoke, because my schoolmaster impressed upon me three cardinal virtues; cleanliness in person, cleanliness in mind; temperance.
Thank you for accepting me as I am, with my virtues and defects.
Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.
Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven't courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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