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Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.
By the time we see that climate change is really bad, your ability to fix it is extremely limited... The carbon gets up there, but the heating effect is delayed. And then the effect of that heat on the species and ecosystem is delayed. That means that even when you turn virtuous, things are actually going to get worse for quite a while.
There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.
The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.
The decadent international but individualistic capitalism in the hands of which we found ourselves after the war is not a success. It is not intelligent. It is not beautiful. It is not just. It is not virtuous. And it doesn't deliver the goods.
John Maynard Keynes
He who is void of virtuous attachments in private life is, or very soon will be, void of all regard for his country. There is seldom an instance of a man guilty of betraying his country, who had not before lost the feeling of moral obligations in his private connections.
Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we are saved by love.
All the rights secured to the citizens under the Constitution are worth nothing, and a mere bubble, except guaranteed to them by an independent and virtuous Judiciary.
Let no man under value the price of a virtuous woman's counsel.
The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous nation because in the degradation of woman the very fountains of life are poisoned at their source.
There is a lust in man no charm can tame: Of loudly publishing his neighbor's shame: On eagles wings immortal scandals fly, while virtuous actions are born and die.
I've come to learn there is a virtuous cycle to transparency and a very vicious cycle of obfuscation.
Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise.
Modesty in dress and language and deportment is a true mark of refinement and a hallmark of a virtuous Latter-day Saint woman.
Ezra Taft Benson
In our view, successful reform is not an event. It is a sustainable process that will build on its own successes - a virtuous cycle of change.
Abdallah II of Jordan
The fact is that a man who wants to act virtuously in every way necessarily comes to grief among so many who are not virtuous.
The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.
But when women are moved and lend help, when women, who are by nature calm and controlled, give encouragement and applause, when virtuous and knowledgeable women grace the endeavor with their sweet love, then it is invincible.
People must have righteous principals in the first, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions.
Now this relaxation of the mind from work consists on playful words or deeds. Therefore it becomes a wise and virtuous man to have recourse to such things at times.
What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.
It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
To err is human; but contrition felt for the crime distinguishes the virtuous from the wicked.
The most virtuous women have something within them, something that is never chaste.
Honore de Balzac
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
C. S. Lewis
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