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Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
They act as if they supposed that to be very sanguine about the general improvement of mankind is a virtue that relieves them from taking trouble about any improvement in particular.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Teach thy necessity to reason thus; There is no virtue like necessity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are spinning our own fates, good or evil, and never to be undone. Every smallest stroke of virtue or of vice leaves its never-so-little scar.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Few people have the virtue to withstand the highest bidder.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Twentieth-century art may start with nothing, but it flourishes by virtue of its belief in itself, in the possibility of control over what seems essentially uncontrollable, in the coherence of the inchoate, and in its ability to create its own values.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Silence is the virtue of fools.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For it is not possible to join serpentine wisdom with columbine innocence, except men know exactly all the conditions of the serpent: his baseness and going upon his belly, his volubility and lubricity, his envy and sting, and the rest; that is, all forms and natures of evil: for without this, virtue lieth open and unfenced.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Under a Presidential government, a nation has, except at the electing moment, no influence; it has not the ballot-box before it; its virtue is gone, and it must wait till its instant of despotism again returns.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Most virtue is a demand for greater seduction.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You cannot have Liberty in this world without what you call Moral Virtue, and you cannot have Moral Virtue without the slavery of that half of the human race who hate what you call Moral Virtue.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You smile with pomp and rigor, you talk of benevolence and virtue; I act with benevolence and virtue and get murdered time after time.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are men so incorrigibly lazy that no inducement that you can offer will tempt them to work; so eaten up by vice that virtue is abhorrent to them, and so inveterately dishonest that theft is to them a master passion. When a human being has reached that stage, there is only one course that can be rationally pursued. Sorrowfully, but remorselessly, it must be recognized that he has become lunatic, morally demented, incapable of self-government, and that upon him, therefore, must be passed the sentence of permanent seclusion from a world in which he is not fit to be at large.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The highest virtue found in the tropics is chastity, and in the colder regions, temperance.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is in every human heart Some not completely barren part, Where seeds of truth and love might grow, And flowers of generous virtue flow; To plant, to watch, to water there, This be our duty, be our care.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Strict punctuality is perhaps the cheapest virtue which can give force to an otherwise utterly insignificant character.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The deadliest foe to virtue would be complete self-knowledge.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is past is past, there is a future left to all men, who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Restraint and discipline and examples of virtue and justice. These are the things that form the education of the world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Humility is indeed beatness, a compulsory virtue that no one exhibits unless he has to.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The function of vice is to keep virtue within reasonable bounds.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold, be alloyed with some commoner, but more durable alloy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Men are to be guided only by their self-interests. Good government is a good balancing of these; and, except a keen eye and appetite for self-interest, requires no virtue in any quarter. To both parties it is emphatically a machine: to the discontented, a taxing-machine; to the contented, a machine for securing property. Its duties and its faults are not those of a father, but of an active parish-constable.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A political organization is a transferable commodity. You could not find a better way of killing virtue than by packing it into one of these contraptions which some gang of thieves is sure to find useful.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have never seen a man as fond of virtue as of women.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Solitude can be used well by very few people. They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it, and enough virtue to despise all the vanity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Vice is its own reward. It is virtue which, if it is to be marketed with consumer appeal, must carry Green Shield stamps.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Consider your breed; you were not made to live like beasts, but to follow virtue and knowledge.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
From the point of view of the pharmaceutical industry, the AIDS problem has already been solved. After all, we already have a drug which can be sold at the incredible price of $8, 000 an annual dose, and which has the added virtue of not diminishing the market by actually curing anyone.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To act with doubleness towards a man whose own conduct was double, was so near an approach to virtue that it deserved to be called by no meaner name than diplomacy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The essence of greatness is the perception that virtue is enough.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The virtue in most request is conformity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The only reward of virtue is virtue.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive. If life is to be sustained hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no sanctuary of virtue like home.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Poetry is the language in which man explores his own amazement... says heaven and earth in one word... speaks of himself and his predicament as though for the first time. It has the virtue of being able to say twice as much as prose in half the time, and the drawback, if you do not give it your full attention, of seeming to say half as much in twice the time.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People who are in a fortunate position always attribute virtue to what makes them so happy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Truth, naked, unblushing truth, the first virtue of all serious history, must be the sole recommendation of this personal narrative.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The hero draws inspiration from the virtue of his ancestors.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Patience is the virtue of an ass, who treads beneath his burden and complains not.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We do not fear censorship for we have no wish to offend with improprieties or obscenities, but we do demand, as a right, the liberty to show the dark side of wrong, that we may illuminate the bright side of virtue -- the same liberty that is conceded to the art of the written word, that art to which we owe the Bible and the works of Shakespeare.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For it is with the mysteries of our religion, as with wholesome pills for the sick, which swallowed whole, have the virtue to cure; but chewed, are for the most part cast up again without effect.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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