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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.
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
There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
I've come to learn there is a virtuous cycle to transparency and a very vicious cycle of obfuscation.
I thank God that I can say on my death bed that I am a virtuous woman.
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.
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.
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.
The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.
The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.
People must have righteous principals in the first, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions.
Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we are saved by love.
Most people are awaiting Virtual Reality; I'm awaiting virtuous reality.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
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.
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.
The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.
Powerful states can maintain themselves only by crime, little states are virtuous only by weakness.
The most virtuous women have something within them, something that is never chaste.
Honore de Balzac
John F. Kennedy
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