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1. "...mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life."
Author: A.C. Grayling
2. "Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience."
Author: Adam Smith
3. "Virtue is excellence, something uncommonly great and beautiful, which rises far above what is vulgar and ordinary."
Author: Adam Smith
4. "Patience is not my dominant virtue. --D'Artagnan"
Author: Alexandre Dumas
5. "Ignorance is an underrated virtue, my lord."
Author: Andrew Levkoff
6. "You take pride in setting no limit to your endurance, Mr. Rearden, because you think that you are doing right. What if you aren't? What if you're placing your virtue in the service of evil and letting it become a tool for the destruction of everything you love, respect and admire? Why don't you uphold your own code of values among men as you do among iron smelters? You who won't allow one per cent of impurity into an alloy of metal—what have you allowed into your moral code?"
Author: Ayn Rand
7. "O CHILDREN OF ADAM! Holy words and pure and goodly deeds ascend unto the heaven of celestial glory. Strive that your deeds may be cleansed from the dust of self and hypocrisy and find favor at the court of glory; for ere long the assayers of mankind shall, in the holy presence of the Adored One, accept naught but absolute virtue and deeds of stainless purity. This is the daystar of wisdom and of divine mystery that hath shone above the horizon of the divine will. Blessed are they that turn thereunto."
Author: Bahá'u'lláh
8. "Ransack the history of revolutions, and it will be found that every fall of a regime has been presaged by a defiance which went unpunished. It is as true today as it was ten thousand years ago that a Power from which the magic virtue has gone out, falls."
Author: Bertrand De Jouvenel
9. "Service is the virtue that distinguished the great of all times and which they will be remembered by. It places a mark if nobility upon its disciples. It is the dividing line which separates the two great groups of the world—those who help and those who hinder, those who lift and those who lean, those who contribute and those who only consume. How much better it is to give than to receive. Service in any form is comely and beautiful. To give encouragement, to impart sympathy, to show interest, to banish fear, to build self confidence and awaken hope in the hearts if others, in short—to love them and to show it—is to render the most precious service."
Author: Bryant S. Hinckley
10. "To be "in Christ" is to place one's trust in Him for salvation from sin. To be "in Christ" is to trust His goodness, not our own; to trust that His sacrificial death on the cross paid the complete debt of death we owe for our sin; to trust that His resurrection gives us eternal life instead of relying upon our own ability to please God. To be "in Christ" is to claim, by faith, the free gift of salvation. To be "in Christ" is to enjoy a completely restored relationship with our Father in heaven by virtue of His Son's righteous standing."
Author: Charles R. Swindoll
11. "Hypocrisy is said to be the homage that vice pays to virtue,—decorum is the outward expression of that homage; and if this be so, we must acknowledge that vice has latterly grown very humble indeed."
Author: Charles Robert Maturin
12. "Virtue is the fount whence honour springs."
Author: Christopher Marlowe
13. "Buscar la verdad es la mayor virtud y es lo que hace que un drama sea interesante. No me interesa contar historias con perfume de rosas en las que todo va bien"
Author: Clint Eastwood
14. "A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue."
Author: Daniel Webster
15. "The uncreated and the dead exist solely in our actual and virtual pasts."
Author: David Mitchell
16. "Mr Earbrass was virtually asleep when several lines of verse passed through his mind and left it hopelessly awake. Here was the perfect epigraph for TUH:A horrid ?monster has been [something] delay'dBy your/their indiff'rence in the dank brown shadeBelow the garden...His mind's eye sees them quoted on the bottom third of a right-hand page in a (possibly) olive-bound book he read at least five years ago. When he does find them, it will be a great nuisance if no clue is given to their authorship."
Author: Edward Gorey
17. "Oh, my friends, that your self be in your deed as the mother is in her child - let that be your word concerning virtue!"
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
18. "Uma virtude deve ser nossa invenção, nossa defesa e nossa necessidade pessoais: tomada em qualquer outro sentido, não passa de um perigo. Aquilo que não é uma condição vital é prejudicial à vida: uma virtude que não existe senão por causa dum sentimento de respeito pela ideia de «virtude», como Kant a queria, é perigosa. A «virtude», o «dever», o «bem em si», o bem como carácter da impersonalidade do valor geral - quimeras onde se exprime a degenerescência, o último enfraquecimento da vida, a chinesice de Conisberga."
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
19. "When virtue has slept, it will arise again all the fresher."
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
20. "For when once people have begun to believe that prosperity is the reward of virtue, their next calamity is obvious. If prosperity is regarded as the reward of virtue it will be regarded as the symptom of virtue. Men will leave off the heavy task of making good men successful. He will adopt the easier task of making out successful men good."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
21. "Respect for self is the beginning of cultivating virtue in men and women."
Author: Gordon B. Hinckley
22. "This world was not created piecemeal. Africa was born no later and no earlier than any other geographical area on this globe. Africans, no more and no less than other men, possess all human attributes, talents and deficiencies, virtues and faults."
Author: Haile Selassie
23. "The last rain had come at the beginning of April and now, at the first of June, all but the hardiest mosquitoes had left their papery skins in the grass. It was already seven o'clock in the morning, long past time to close windows and doors, trap what was left of the night air slightly cooler only by virtue of the dark. The dust on the gravel had just enough energy to drift a short distance and then collapse on the flower beds. The sun had a white cast, as if shade and shadow, any flicker of nuance, had been burned out by its own fierce center. There would be no late afternoon gold, no pale early morning yellow, no flaming orange at sunset. If the plants had vocal cords they would sing their holy dirges like slaves."
Author: Jane Hamilton
24. "That man is good who does good to others; if he suffers on account of the good he does, he is very good; if he suffers at the hands of those to whom he has done good, then his goodness is so great that it could be enhanced only by greater sufferings; and if he should die at their hands, his virtue can go no further: it is heroic, it is perfect"
Author: Jean De La Bruyère
25. "¿Qué pasó con ese tipo? Actúo como si me odiara o algo.""No te odia, solo no confía en ti""¿Confiar qué? ¿Tu virtud?"
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
26. "A higher rate of urgency does not imply ever-present panic, anxiety, or fear. It means a state in which complacency is virtually absent."
Author: John P. Kotter
27. "It is, indeed, a trial to maintain the virtue of humility when one can't help being right."
Author: Judith Martin
28. "He who knows the masculine but keeps to the feminine,Becomes the ravine of the world.Being the ravine of the world,He dwells in constant virtue,He returns to the state of the babe.He who knows the white but keeps to the black,Becomes the model of the world.Being the model of the world,He rests in constant virtue,He returns to the infinite.He who knows glory but keeps to disgrace,Becomes the valley of the world.Being the valley of the world,He finds contentment in constant virtue,He returns to the Uncarved Block."
Author: Lao Tzu
29. "But the older he grew and the more intimately he came to know his brother, the oftener the thought occurred to him that the power of working for the general welfare – a power of which he felt himself entirely destitute – was not a virtue but rather a lack of something: not a lack of kindly honesty and noble desires and tastes, but a lack of the power of living, of what is called heart – the aspiration which makes a man choose one out of all the innumerable paths of life that present themselves, and desire that alone."
Author: Leo Tolstoy
30. "You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty."
Author: Louisa May Alcott
31. "A woman who spends her time worrying about pregnancy is a virtual cripple, she'll never go very far."
Author: Louis Ferdinand Céline
32. "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."
Author: Lucretia Mott
33. "Be to her virtues very kind, Be to her faults a little blind."
Author: Matthew Prior
34. "In true obedience there should be no ‘I want this or that to happen' or ‘I want this or that thing' but only a pure going out of what is our own. And therefore in the very best kind of prayer that we can pray there should be no ‘give me this particular virtue or way of devotion' or ‘yes, Lord, give me yourself or eternal life', or rather ‘Lord, give me only what you will and do, Lord, only what you will and in the way that you will'. This kind of prayer is as far above the former as heaven is above earth."
Author: Meister Eckhart
35. "That's right. Endgame. The FAYZ barrier is coming down; at least that's my bet. But there's also a ninety percent chance you and me both end up dead. Ten percent chance we both actually get out alive. In which case we end up sharing a cell somewhere." He laughed. "Kind of unfair, really, what with me being evil and all, and you just so darned virtuous and heroic."
Author: Michael Grant
36. "I am officially turning him over to you. He's your problem now. You'll have to watch out for him and that won't be easy. He's naive, gullible, immature, horribly unsophisticated, ignorant about anything worth knowing, and idealistic to a fault." He paused to make a show of thinking harder. "He's also indecisive, pathetically honest, a horrible liar, and too virtuous for words. He gets up twice each night to relieve himself, wads his clothes rather than folds them, chews with his mouth open, and talks with his mouth full. He has a nasty habit of cracking his knuckles every morning at breakfast, and, of course, he snores. To remedy that, just put a rock under his blanket."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
37. "It is not the responsibility of knights errant to discover whether the afflicted, the enchained and the oppressed whom they encounter on the road are reduced to these circumstances and suffer this distress for their vices, or for their virtues: the knight's sole responsibility is to succour them as people in need, having eyes only for their sufferings, not for their misdeeds."
Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
38. "Even if you have not awakened, if you realize that your perceptions and activities are all like dreams and you view them with detachment, not giving rise to grasping and rejecting discrimination, then this is virtually tantamount to awakening from the dream."
Author: Muso Kokushi
39. "La rebeldía a los ojos de todo aquel que haya leído algo de historia, es la virtud original del hombre."
Author: Oscar Wilde
40. "A constitutional democracy is in serious trouble if its citizenry does not have a certain degree of education and civic virtue."
Author: Phillip E. Johnson
41. "...both wealth and concord decline as possessions become pursued and honored. And virtue perishes with them as well."
Author: Plato
42. "He was impugning my virtue. I ought to have been offended, but for some reason the idea tickled me. That could be my next career: instrument of torture! Seducing prisoners, and then revealing my dragon scales! They would confess out of sheer horror."
Author: Rachel Hartman
43. "By practicing the virtues we cultivate the soil from which healthy emotions sprout; by letting go of our character defects we drain the swamp in which diseased emotions breed. – p. 52"
Author: Ray A
44. "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."
Author: Samuel Adams
45. "The healing power of charity, bestowed by our Father and made possible by the Atonement of Jesus Christ, can make it virtually impossible for us even to feel emotions common to the natural man."
Author: Sheri L. Dew
46. "Live a virtuous life, help everyone and spread joy wherever you go."
Author: Shri Radhe Maa
47. "Humans are often credited with having real foresight, in distinction to the rest of biology which does not. For example, Dawkins compares the 'blind watchmaker' of natural selection with the real human one. 'A true watchmaker has foresight: he designs his cogs and springs, and plans their interconnections, with a future purpose in his mind's eye. Natural selection . . . has no purpose in mind'.I think this distinction is wrong. There is no denying that the human watchmaker is different from the natural one. We humans, by virtue of having memes, can think about cogs, and wheels, and keeping time, in a way that animals cannot. Memes are the mind tools with which we do it. But what memetics shows us is that the processes underlying the two kinds of design are essentially the same. They are both evolutionary processes that give rise to design through selection, and in the process they produce what looks like foresight."
Author: Susan J. Blackmore
48. "Such beliefs were born in man's willful refusal to use his mind, in his lust for the unearned, his wish for success without effort. Such beliefs were the embodiment of hatred for all that was good, hatred for virtue, hatred for value. It was ultimately a hatred of themselves, of life, of existence. It was that hate, that dedication to death, that was the true manifestation of evil."
Author: Terry Goodkind
49. "I have no fear of men, as such, nor of their books. I have mixed with them--one or two of them particularly-- almost as one of their own sex. I mean I have not felt about them as most women are taught to feel--to be on their guard against attacks on their virtue; for no average man-- no man short of a sensual savage--will molest a woman by day or night, at home or abroad, unless she invites him. Until she says by a look 'Come on' he is always afraid to, and if you never say it, or look it, he never comes."
Author: Thomas Hardy
50. "When someone asked Roen what he did, he'd explain that he typed incoherent commands that performed virtual tasks to create intangible objects."
Author: Wesley Chu

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