virtue

A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on politics, virtue, and wisdom

MULTITUDE, n. A crowd; the source of political wisdom and virtue. In a republic, the object of the statesman's adoration.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on certainty, food, hospitality, needs, and virtue

HOSPITALITY, n. The virtue which induces us to feed and lodge certain persons who are not in need of food and lodging.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on betrayal, fidelity, and virtue

FIDELITY, n. A virtue peculiar to those who are about to be betrayed.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Allen Lacy on best friend, friendship, health, kindness, people, prejudice, and virtue

Show me a person without prejudice of any kind on any subject and I'll show you someone who may be admirably virtuous but is surely no gardener. Prejudice against people is reprehensible, but a healthy set of prejudices is a gardener's best friend. Gardening is complicated, and prejudice simplifies it enormously.

Allen Lacy

Source: Home Ground, 1984

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A Quote by Allen Lacy on kindness, prejudice, and virtue

Show me a person without any prejudice of any kind on any subject and I'll show you someone who may be admirably virtuous but is surely no gardener.

Allen Lacy

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A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne on charity, falsehood, morality, religion, and virtue

To wipe off the froth of falsehood from the foaming lips of inebriated virtue, when fresh from the sexless orgies of morality and reeling from the delirious riot of religion, may doubtless be a charitable office.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Source: Under the Microscope.

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on courage, force, reason, virtue, and vulgarity

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on aim, ambition, fame, labor, mankind, sharing, virtue, and wisdom

Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim.   Wisdom the source of virtue, and of fame,  Obtained with labor, for mankind employed,  And then, when most you share it, best enjoyed.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on contentment, pain, and virtue

Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour, Content to dwell in decencies forever.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays. Epistle ii. Line 163.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on extremism and virtue

Virtuous and vicious every man must be,- Few in the extreme, but all in the degree.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle ii. Line 231.

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