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The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
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Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.Joseph Addison More
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The highest virtue found in the tropics is chastity, and in the colder regions, temperance.Christian Nevell Bovee More
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All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
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Most virtue is a demand for greater seduction.Natalie Clifford Barney More
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But do not let immorality or any impurity or greed even be named among you, as is proper among saints. -- Ephesians 5:3
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Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.
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A homely face and no figure have aided many women heavenward.Minna Antrim More
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Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.Francis Bacon More
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Virtue is like health: the harmony of the whole man.Thomas Carlyle More
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The chief assertion of religious morality is that white is a color. Virtue is not the absence of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers; virtue is a vivid and separate thing, like pain or a particular smell.G. K. Chesterton More
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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. -- Galatians 5:23, 24
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There are in every man, always, two simultaneous allegiances, one to God, the other to Satan. Invocation of God, or Spirituality, is a desire to climb higher; that of Satan, or animality, is delight in descent.Charles Baudelaire More
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Virtue is simply happiness, and happiness is a by-product of function. You are happy when you are functioning.William S. Burroughs More
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He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.Winston Churchill More
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Virtue knows that it is impossible to get on without compromise, and tunes herself, as it were, a trifle sharp to allow for an inevitable fall in playing.
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new! If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.Edmund Burke More
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The deadliest foe to virtue would be complete self-knowledge.F. H. Bradley More
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Man seems to be capable of great virtues but not of small virtues; capable of defying his torturer but not of keeping his temper.G. K. Chesterton More
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Rare virtues are like rare plants or animals, things that have not been able to hold their own in the world. A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold, be alloyed with some commoner but more durable metal.
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If one is not virtuous he becomes vicious.Christian Nevell Bovee More
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Virtue is its own reward.Cicero More
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Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.Albert Camus More
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You are a man, not God; you are human, not an angel. How can you expect to remain always in a constant state of virtue, when this was not possible even for an angel of Heaven, nor for the first man in the Garden?Thomas à Kempis More
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A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold, be alloyed with some commoner, but more durable alloy.
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Virtue is the only true nobility.Thomas Fuller More
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The only reward of virtue is virtue.
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Sell not virtue to purchase wealth.
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Virtue that wavers is not virtue.John Milton More
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To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.Laozi More
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The virtue in most request is conformity.
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A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
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People praise virtue, but they hate it, they run away from it. It freezes you to death, and in this world you've got to keep your feet warm.Denis Diderot More
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To a superior race of being the pretensions of mankind to extraordinary sanctity and virtue must seem... ridiculous.William Hazlitt More
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The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.
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I have never seen a man as fond of virtue as of women.
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Temperance and labor are the two best virtues. Labor whets the appetite, temperance curbs it.
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Ah, Eug?nie, have done with virtues! Among the sacrifices that can be made to those counterfeit divinities, is there one worth an instant of the pleasures one tastes in outraging them?Marquis de Sade More
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Virtuous and vicious everyone must be; few in extremes, but all in degree.Alexander Pope More
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It is as hard to satirize well a man of distinguished vices, as to praise well a man of distinguished virtues.Jonathan Swift More
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The virtues of society are vices of the saint. The terror of reform is the discovery that we must cast away our virtues, or what we have always esteemed such, into the same pit that has consumed our grosser vices.
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What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered
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Virtuous people are simply those who have not been tempted sufficiently, because they live in a vegetative state, or because their purposes are so concentrated in one direction that they have not had the leisure to glance around them.Isadora Duncan More
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To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
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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.Niccolò Machiavelli More
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Nothing in our times has become so unattractive as virtue.Edward Dahlberg More
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God will certainly reward virtue and punish vice, either here or hereafter.Benjamin Franklin More
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It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born, as long as he be a man of merit.Horace More
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The wise man applauds he who he thinks most virtuous; the rest of the world applauds the wealthy.Samuel Johnson More
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The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.Plato More
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