A Quote by Saint Paul on love, faith, hope, and virtue

But now remains faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Saint Paul

Source: I Corinthians 13

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on love, cultivation, and virtue

Love does not dominate; it cultivates.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Saint Paul on love, paul, and virtue

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

Saint Paul

Source: I Corinthians 13:1-2

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A Quote by Henry Miller on virtue


The imperfections of a man, his frailties, his faults, are just as important as his virtues. You can’t separate them. They’re wedded.

Henry Miller (1891 - 1980)

Source: Unknown

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on virtue, wisdom, and purity

On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Unknown

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A Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche on virtue, sleep, and friedrich nietzsche

Now know I well what people sought formerly above all else when they sought Teachers of virtue.  Good sleep they sought for themselves, and poppy-head virtues to promote it!
To all those be-lauded sages of the academic chairs, wisdom was sleep Without dreams:  they knew no higher significance of life.
Even at present, to be sure, there are some like this preacher of virtue, and not always so honorable:  but their time is past. 
And not much longer do they stand:  there they already lie.
Blessed are those drowsy ones:  for they shall soon nod to sleep.--Thus spoke Zarathustra.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

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A Quote by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti on belief, krishnamurti, reality, virtue, discipline, control, and suppression

"Suppose you assume, as most so-called religious people do, that there is in you, fundamentally, deeply, the essence of reality; and that if, through cultivating virtue, through various forms of discipline, control, suppression, denial, sacrifice, you can get into touch with that reality, then the required transformation will be brought about. Is not this assumption still part of thought? Is it not the outcome of a conditioned mind, a mind that has been brought up to think in a particular way, according to certain patterns? Having created the image, the idea, the theory, the belief, the hope, you then look to your creation to bring about this radical change."

J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)

Source: First and Last Freedom, The

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A Quote by Spinoza on peace, war, virtue, mind, benevolence, confidence, and justice

"Peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence; and justice."


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A Quote by Ayn Rand on evil, dishonesty, and virtue

Then no rightful cause was left, and the pain of anger was turning into the shameful pain of submission.  He had no right to condemn anyone - he thought - to denounce anything, to fight and die joyously, claiming the sanctity of virtue.  The broken promises, the unconfessed desires, the betrayal, the deceit, the lies, the fraud - he was guilty of them all.  What form of corruption could he scorn?  Degrees do not matter, he thought; one does not bargain about inches of evil.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: Atlas Shrugged, Pages: 303

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on creativity, virtue, and choice

"Every man builds his world in his own image," he said, "He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.  If he abdicates his power, he abdicates the status of man, and the grinding chaos of the irrational is what he achieves as his sphere of existence - by his own choice.  Whoever preserves a single thought uncorrupted by any concession to the will of others, whoever brings into reality a matchstick or a  patch of garden made in the image of his thought - he, and to that extent, is a man, and that extent is the sole measure of his virtue."

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: Atlas Shrugged, Pages: 791

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