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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on virtue

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Wickedness is always easier than virtue; for it takes the short cut to everything.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Boswell’s Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on courage, quality, vices, and virtue

Courage is a quality so necessary for maintaining virtue, that it is always respected, even when it is associated with vice.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on abstinence, mind, and virtue

To set the mind above the appetites is the end of abstinence, which if not a virtue, is the groundwork of a virtue.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on grace, saints, suffering, and virtue

'Cause grace and virtue are within Prohibited degrees of kin; And therefore no true saint allows They shall be suffer'd to espouse.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part iii. Canto i. Line 1293.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on vices and virtue

It is the function of vice to keep virtue within reasonable bounds.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Notebooks,

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A Quote by Sam Keen on change, destruction, earth, economics, habits, ideas, inventions, love, men, soul, success, vices, virtue, wonder, and work

The Greeks invented the idea of nemesis to show how any single virtue, stubbornly maintained gradually changes into a destructive vice. Our success, our industry, our habit of work have produced our economic nemesis. Work made modern men great, but now threatens to usurp our souls, to inundate the earth in things and trash, to destroy our capacity to love and wonder.

Sam Keen

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on aim, disaster, doubt, dreams, earth, force, friendship, good, heart, justice, lies, life, losing, men, risk, sons, trust, truth, virtue, and worth

IF If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too: If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise; If you can dream and not make dreams your master; If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same;* If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools: If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!" If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And - which is more - You'll be a Man, my son! *These two lines are inscribed over the door to the center court at Wimbledon.

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Source: Rewards and Fairies, 1910, If

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A Quote by Rollo C. Hester on character, confidence, discipline, enthusiasm, health, honesty, inspiration, joy, losing, modesty, patience, perseverance, power, preparation, privilege, reward, satisfaction, simplicity, struggle, success, value, virtue, wi

In building a firm foundation for Success, here are a few stones to remember: 1. The wisdom of preparation. 2. The value of confidence. 3. The worth of honesty. 4. The privilege of working. 5. The discipline of struggle. 6. The magnetism of character. 7. The radiance of health. 8. The forcefulness of simplicity. 9. The winsomeness of courtesy. 10. The attractiveness of modesty. 11. The inspiration of cleanliness. 12. The satisfaction of serving. 13. The power of suggestion. 14. The buoyancy of enthusiasm. 15. The advantage of initiative. 16. The virtue of patience. 17. The rewards of co-operation. 18. The fruitfulness of perseverance. 19. The sportsmanship of losing. 20. The joy of winning.

Rollo C. Hester

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A Quote by Robert Smith Surtees on flattery, people, vices, and virtue

More people are flattered into virtue than bullied out of vice.

Robert Surtees

Source: The Analysis of the Hunting Field, 1846

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A Quote by Robert Herrick on abstinence, defense, disease, and virtue

Against diseases the strongest fence is the defensive virtue, abstinence.

Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674)

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