A Quote by Francois de La Rochefoucauld on virtue, vanity, and self

Virtue would not go to such lengths if vanity did not keep her company.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Contributed by: Joseph

A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on experience, contempt, happiness, disgust, reason, virtue, contentment, poverty, filth, existence, knowledge, lion, rage, good, evil, and weary

    What is the greatest experience you can have? It is the hour of the great contempt. The hour when your happiness, too, arouses your disgust, and even your reason and your virtue.
    The hour when you say, 'What matters my happiness? It is poverty and filth and wretched contentment. But my happiness ought to justify existence itself.'
    The hour when you say, 'What matters my reason? Does it crave knowledge as the lion his food? It is poverty and filth and wretched contentment.'
    The hour when you say, 'What matters my virtue? As yet it has not made me rage. How weary I am of my good and my evil! All that is poverty and filth and wretched contentment.'

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: Thus spoke Zarathustra.

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on desire, sin, desires, satisfaction, certainty, virtue, and dilemma

I am no longer sure of anything. If I satiate my desires, I sin but I deliver myself from them; if I refuse to satisfy them, they infect the whole soul.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Kedar on ego, vital, noble, vice, virtue, ethics, morality, god, and uqv theory

Ego is vital but not noble.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

A Quote by Kedar on man, emotions, heart, spirit, eyes, sorrow, compassion, virtue, beauty, nobility, world, and humanity

He is man whose heart is spirited and eyes are wet each moment on account of the sorrow, compassion, virtue, beauty, and nobility that decorate this world.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, values, self-culture, virtue, excellence, and arete

In this world, not to be concerned with the pursuit of arete means to be doomed not just in the struggle with life but also in the struggle with other peoples: a people so facile, slack and fatuous as not to prepare to defend itself has already naively resolved to live out its existence as the enslaved subjects of others. War is omnipresent, to some a demoralizing eventual fate of all cities, and to others "the [Heraclitean] father of all things," i.e. the spur to all forms of virtue and excellence. We should be as energized and passionate about our commitment to our utmost values and self-culture as the warrior must be in learning the arts upon which his very life will depend.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Dean Koontz on virtue, evil, kindness, violence, and preservation

Living in the modern age,
death for virtue is the wage.
So it seems in darker hours.
Evil wins, kindness cowers.

Ruled by violence and vice
we all stand upon thin ice.
Are we brave or are we mice,
here upon such thin, thin ice?

Dare we linger, dare we skate?
Dare we laugh or celebrate,
knowing we may strain the ice?
Preserve the ice at any price?

Dean Koontz

Source: Book of Counted Sorrows

Contributed by: Jennifer

A Quote by Mark Twain on virtue


Always do the right thing.  This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Contributed by: Shell

A Quote by Confucius on character, courage, action, wisdom, life, virtue, change, purpose, and strength

To see what is right, and not to do it, is want of courage or principle.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Contributed by: flowerchildatheart

A Quote by Kedar on virtue, morality, god, superultramodern, uqv theory, and nstp theory

Virtue is my asylum.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

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