virtue

A Quote by Sakyong Mipham on virtue, solitude, and chogyam trungpa rinpoche

When I was going into one of my first meditation retreats, I asked my father, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, for some advice. He said, "How you act when you're alone affects the rest of your life." Even in solitude, the ruler engages in virtue.

Sakyong Mipham

Source: Ruling Your World : Ancient Strategies For Modern Life, Pages: 16

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A Quote by unknown on acceptance, behavior, ideas, radicals, society, tolerance, and virtue

There is a sobering side to eccentricity. Odd behavior can flourish only in a tolerant society and that it often produces radical new ideas by virtue of its willingness to cast off accepted norms. Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.

unknown

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A Quote by Socrates on day, good, individuality, life, virtue, and worth

It is the greatest good for an individual to discuss virtue (aka areté) every day...for the unexamined life is not worth living.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

Source: The Apology

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on courage, knowledge, and virtue

Courage is the human virtue that counts most--courage to act on limited knowledge and insufficient evidence. That's all any of us have.

Robert Frost

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on friendship, reward, and virtue

The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on virtue

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Build up virtue, and you master all.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching

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A Quote by George Washington on character, honesty, hope, and virtue

I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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A Quote by Aristotle on excellence, virtue, act, and rightly

We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on blessings, capitalism, sharing, socialism, vices, and virtue

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Saying

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on argument, certainty, conviction, day, discovery, doubt, education, existence, facts, friendship, hell, independence, machines, mathematics, military, persistence, play, purity, purpose, reality, reason,

Some of my cousins who had the great advantage of University education used to tease me with arguments to prove that nothing has any existence except what we think of it. . . . These amusing mental acrobatics are all right to play with. They are perfectly harmless and perfectly useless. . . . I always rested on the following argument. . . We look up to the sky and see the sun. Our eyes are dazzled and our senses record the fact. So here is this great sun standing apparently on no better foundation than our physical senses. But happily there is a method, apart altogether from our physical senses, of testing the reality of the sun. It is by mathematics. By means of prolonged processes of mathematics, entirely separate from the senses, astronomers are able to calculate when an eclipse will occur. They predict by pure reason that a black spot will pass across the sun on a certain day. You go and look, and your sense of sight immediately tells you that their calculations are vindicated. So here you have the evidence of the senses reinforced by the entirely separate evidence of a vast independent process of mathematical reasoning. We have taken what is called in military map-making "a cross bearing." . . . When my metaphysical friends tell me that the data on which the astronomers made their calculations, were necessarily obtained originally through the evidence of the senses, I say, "no." They might, in theory at any rate, be obtained by automatic calculating-machines set in motion by the light falling upon them without admixture of the human senses at any stage. When it is persisted that we should have to be told about the calculations and use our ears for that purpose, I reply that the mathematical process has a reality and virtue in itself, and that once discovered it constitutes a new and independent factor. I am also at this point accustomed to reaffirm with emphasis my conviction that the sun is real, and also that it is hot - in fact hot as Hell, and that if the metaphysicians doubt it they should go there and see.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Winston S. Churchill, My Early Life, Fontana, London, 1972, pp 123-124.

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