virtue

A Quote by unknown on faults, imitation, men, and virtue

When we live habitually with the wicked, we become either their victim or their disciple; when we associate, with the virtuous men, we form ourselves in imitation of virtues, or at least some of their faults.

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on planning, posterity, and virtue

When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Source: Common Sense, 1776

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on moderation, principles, temper, vices, and virtue

Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation is principle is always a vice.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on good, moderation, principles, temper, vices, and virtue

A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Source: Rights of Man, pt.II, chap. v., 1792

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A Quote by Thomas G. West on force, morality, nations, observation, principles, privacy, understanding, and virtue

The founders of this nation understood that private morality is the fount from whence sound public policy springs. Replying to Washington's first inaugural address, the Senate stated: "We feel, sir, the force and acknowledge the justness of the observation that the foundation of our national policy should be lain in private morality. If individuals be not influenced by moral principles it is in vain to look for public virtue."

Thomas G. West

Source: The Federalist Papers & American Founding, ed. Charles R. Kesler, NY, The Free Press, 1987.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on harmony, health, and virtue

Virtue is like health: the harmony of the whole man.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Berry on community, observation, science, present, time, understanding, unity, universe, and virtue

It is especially important in this discussion to recognize the unity of the total process, from that first unimaginable moment of cosmic emergence through all its subsequent forms of expression until the present. This unbreakable bond of relatedness that makes of the whole a universe becomes increasingly apparent to scientific observation, although this bond ultimately escapes scientific formulation or understanding. In virtue of this relatedness, everything is intimately present to everything else in the universe. Nothing is completely itself without everything else. This relatedness is both spatial and temporal. However distant in space or time, the bond of unity is functionally there. The universe is a communion and a community. We ourselves are that communion become conscious of itself.

Thomas Berry

Source: The Dream of the Earth, 1988, p. 91.

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A Quote by Thomas á Kempis on angels, garden, god, heaven, and virtue

You are a man, not God; you are human, not an angel. How can you expect to remain always in a constant state of virtue, when this was not possible even for an angel of heaven, nor for the first man in the Garden?

Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

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A Quote by Stephen Neill on acceptance, anger, clarity, evil, god, obedience, people, rebellion, virtue, and world

Every virtue is a form of obedience to God. Every evil word or act is a form of rebellion against Him. This may not be clear at first; but, if we think patiently, we shall find that it is true. Why were you angry? You will probably find that it w as because you were not willing to accept the world as God has made it, or because you were not willing to leave it to God to deal with the people that He has made.

Stephen Neill

Source: The Christian Character

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A Quote by Stephen Harvey on action, charm, death, immortality, lust, scandal, shame, and virtue

And there's a lust in man no charm can tame Of loudly publishing our neighbour's shame; On eagles' wings immortal scandals fly, While virtuous actions are but born and die.

Stephen Harvey

Source: Juvenal, Satire ix.

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