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★ Virtue & Virtuous

58,810.  Virtue could see to do what Virtue would

By her own radiant light, though sun and moon

Were in the flat sea sunk.  John Milton, Comus 1637

 

58,811.  Among the threats

Of malice or of sorcery, or that power

Which erring men call chance, this I hold firm,

Virtue may be assailed, but never hurt

Surprised by unjust force, but not enthralled.  ibid.

 

 

58,812.  I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race, where that immortal garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat ... that which purifies us is trial, and trial is by what is contrary.  John Milton, Areopagitica 1644

 

 

58,813.  What’s needed in this world is an accommodating sort of virtue.  Moliere aka Jean-Baptiste Poquelin

 

 

58,878.  I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue.  (Vice & Virtue)  Moliere

 

 

58,879.  Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad.  But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue.  (Vice & Virtue)  David Hume

 

 

58,814.  Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour,

Content to dwell in decencies for ever.  Alexander Pope, Epistles to Several Persons 1735

 

 

58,815.  When wise men grow virtuous in their old age, they only make a sacrifice to God of the devil’s leavings.  Alexander Pope, Miscellanies 1727

 

 

58,816.  Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.  George Washington

 

 

58,817.  Virtue does not come from money, but from virtue comes money and all other good things to man, both to the individual and to the state.  Socrates

 

 

58,818.  Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues.  F Scott Fitzgerald

 

 

58,819.  Virtue knows to a farthing what it has lost by not having been vice.  (Virtue & Vice)  Horace Walpole

 

 

58,820.  More people are flattered into virtue than bullied out of vice.  (Virtue & Vice)  R S Surtees

 

 

58,821.  It is always one’s virtues and not one’s vices that precipitate one into disaster.  (Virtue & Vice)  Rebecca West, There Is No Conversation 1935

 

 

58,822.  A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man.  His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.  Niccolo Machiavelli

 

 

58,833.  To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind.  If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.  Buddha

 

 

58,834.  Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind.  To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.  (Virtue & Wisdom)  Buddha

 

 

58,835.  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.  (Virtue & Happiness)  Marcus Aurelius

 

 

58,836.  Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.  (Virtue & Kindness)  Robert G Ingersoll

 

 

69,956.  Great virtues may draw attention from defects, they cannot sanctify them.  A pebble surrounded by diamonds remains a common stone, and a diamond surrounded by pebbles is still a gem.  (Diamond & Virtue)  Robert G Ingersoll, The Great Infidels

 

 

58,838.  Virtue can only flourish among equals.  Mary Wollstonecraft

 

 

58,839.  A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him.  (Virtue & Tragedy)  George Orwell

 

 

47,744.  I hate purity.  Hate goodness.  I don’t want virtue to exist anywhere.  I want everyone corrupt.  (Good & Evil & Corruption & Virtue)  1984 1984 starring John Hurt & Richard Burton & Gregor Fisher & Suzanna Hamilton & Cyril Cusack & James Walker & Andrew Wilde & Corina Seddon & Rupert Baderman & John Boswall & Phyllis Logan et al, director Michael Radford, him to her

 

 

58,840.  Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy.  I speak from experience.  (Virtue & Happiness)  Ludwig van Beethoven

 

 

58,841.  The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.  Jawaharlal Nehru

 

 

58,842.  The strength of a man’s virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts.  Blaise Pascal

 

 

58,843.  Who sows virtue reaps honour.  (Virtue & Honour)  Leonardo da Vinci

 

 

58,844.  Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.  (Virtue & Vice)  Adam Smith

 

 

58,845.  Virtue is something you have to get good at, like playing the trombone or tolerating bores at parties.  Being a virtuous human being takes practice; and those who are brilliant at being human (what Christians call the saints) are the virtuosi of the moral sphere – the Pavarottis and Maradonas of virtue.  Terry Eagleton

 

 

58,846.  In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.  (Virtue & Vice)  Marquis de Sade

 

 

58,851.  Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue; but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other, and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization.  (Virtue & Vice & Happiness)  Marquis de Sade

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