All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance.
If we are born under a lucky star, it shows that we have earned the good fortune thereby Indicated, by forethought, kindness, and our other virtues expressed in previous lives, for we cannot have friends unless we are friendly ourselves.
Virtue is defined to be mediocrity, of which either extreme is vice.
The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.
Every evil is a sickness of soul, but virtue offers the cause of its health.
Strength was the virtue of paganism; obedience is the virtue of Christianity.
The virtue of paganism was strength; the virtue of Christianity is obedience.
When we recognise the virtues, the talent, the beauty of Mother Earth, something is born in us, some kind of connection; love is born.
To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl chain of all virtues.
There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all its virtues are of no avail.
The war was a mirror; it reflected man's every virtue and every vice, and if you looked closely, like an artist at his drawings, it showed up both with unusual clarity.
If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none but itself. Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor strength, nor reason can prevail.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.
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