virtue

A Quote by D. V. Lindley on autobiography, belief, facts, ideas, knowledge, originality, simplicity, virtue, work, and writers

I believe that almost all important, useful ideas are simple. Peter Whittle has recently put it nicely in an autobiographical essay. "If a piece of work is heavy and complicated then it is wrong." . . . Some writers feel that to express their ideas in simple terms is degrading. Some use complexity to disguise the paucity of their material. In fact, simplicity is a virtue and when, as here, it is both original and useful, it can represent a real advance in knowledge.

D. V. Lindley

Source: "Simplicity", RSS News, April 1995, page 1

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A Quote by Confucius on circumstances, generosity, kindness, practice, sincerity, soul, and virtue

To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on beauty, love, and virtue

I have not seen one who loves virtue as he loves beauty.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on superiority and virtue

The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on neighbors and virtue

Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on sincerity, truth, and virtue

Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on people, practice, time, and virtue

How transcendent is the virtue of the middle conduct! Rare for a long time has been its practice among the people.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on generosity, heaven, kindness, practice, sincerity, soul, and virtue

To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue: gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on virtue

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One who has accumulated virtue will certainly also possess eloquence; but he who has eloquence doe not necessarily possess virtue.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on anxiety, bravery, fear, superiority, and virtue

There are three marks of a superior man: being virtuous, he is free from anxiety; being wise, he is free from perplexity; being brave, he is free from fear.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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