Quotations that match 'virtues'.

We learn our virtues from our friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection.
[ Breath Cannot Character Clearness Discover Easily Enemy Faults Friend Friends Hates Impedes Learn Love Mirror Our Real Reflection Us Virtues Warmth Which]
Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.
[ Being Busy Character Deity Goodness Greatest Man Mind Mischievous Thing Virtues Without Wretched]
No one of this nation ever begs, for the houses of all are common to all; and they consider liberality and hospitality amongst the first virtues.
[ Amongst Begs Common Consider Ever First Hospitality Houses Liberality Nation Virtues]
The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.
[ Courage Generous Most Proudest Strangest True Virtues]
Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
[ Enriched Modesty Nobler Resides Seldom Virtues]
The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
[ Greatest Most Other Persons Those Useful Virtues Which]
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues. Experience
[ Been Experience Few Folks Very Vices Virtues]
Industry, economy, honesty, and kindness form a quartet of virtues that will never be improved upon.
[ Economy Form Honesty Improved Industry Kindness Never Quartet Upon Virtues Will]
A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.
[ Ashamed Caused Contrary Example First Good Him His Imitate Influence Lead Life Man Men Principles Republic Return Simple Sometimes Strive Such Virtues Wicked]
The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together: so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate.
[ Asunder Customs Discerned Faculties Fortunate Fortune Giving Light Little Make Men Number Rather Scarce Seen Sky Small Stars Together Virtues Way Which]
If, when you charged a person with his faults, you credited him with his virtues too, you would probably like everybody.
[ Charged Credited Everybody Faults Him His Person Probably Too Virtues Would]
The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.
[ Always Any Found Good Groups Muses Never Principle Seen Solitary Virtues]
Kings are more prone to mistrust the good than the bad; and they are always afraid of the virtues of others.
[ Afraid Always Bad Good Kings Mistrust More Others Prone Than Virtues]
Virtues, like essences, lose their fragrance when exposed.
[ Essences Exposed Fragrance Lose Their Virtues]
Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl chain of all virtues.
[ Chain Moderation Pearl Running Silken String Through Virtues]
Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.
[ Children Grace Hereditary Heroic Lends Makes Mind Opens Poetry Teach Virtues Wisdom]
The faults of husbands are often caused by the excess virtues of their wives.
[ Caused Excess Faults Husbands Often Their Virtues Wives]
Conquest is the missionary of valor, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world.
[ Beats Conquest Hard Impact Meanness Military Missionary Out Valor Virtues World]
Britain, which in the years immediately before this war was rapidly losing such democratic virtues as it possessed, is now being bombed and burned into democracy.
[ Before Being Bombed Britain Burned Democracy Democratic Immediately Into Losing Now Possessed Rapidly Such Virtues War Which Years]
Tact is one of the first mental virtues, the absence of it is fatal to the best talent.
[ Absence Best Fatal First Mental Tact Talent Virtues]
Success makes men rigid and they tend to exalt stability over all the other virtues; tired of the effort of willing they become fanatics about conservatism.
[ Become Conservatism Effort Exalt Fanatics Makes Men Other Over Rigid Stability Success Tend Tired Virtues Willing]
Constancy is the complement of all other human virtues.
[ Complement Constancy Human Other Virtues]
Virtues are acquired through endeavor, Which rests wholly upon yourself. So, to praise others for their virtues Can but encourage one's own efforts.
[ Acquired Efforts Encourage Endeavor Others Own Praise Rests Their Through Upon Virtues Which Wholly Yourself]
You can't have virtue without sin. What I'm after is having my characters' virtues defined by how they operate in a very sinful environment. That's how you test people.
[ After Characters Defined Environment Having How Operate Sin Sinful Test Very Virtue Virtues Without]
When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues. Forgiveness
[ Credit Crimes Even Everything Forgive Give Love Nothing Our Us Virtues Women]
A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.
[ Darken Few Many Sufficient Vices Virtues]
No company is preferable to bad. We are more apt to catch the vices of others than virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health.
[ Apt Bad Catch Company Contagious Disease Far Health More Others Preferable Than Vices Virtues]
So much of our lives is given over to the consideration of our imperfections that there is no time to improve our imaginary virtues. The truth is we only perfect our vices, and man is a worse creature when he dies than he was when he was born.
[ Born Consideration Creature Dies Given Imaginary Imperfections Improve Lives Man Much Only Our Over Perfect Than Time Truth Vices Virtues Worse]
My parents had always preached the virtues of hard work. But hard work is one thing; economic struggle is another.
[ Always Another Economic Had Hard Parents Preached Struggle Thing Virtues Work]
If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, kindly, the other virtues would be well-nigh useless.
[ Clothed Every Everyone Frank Heart Integrity Just Kindly Other Useless Virtues Were Would]
Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.
[ Courage Ladder Mount Other Virtues Which]
Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another.
[ Achieved Another Character Earn Emotional Expression Greatest Joy Love Man Moral Paid Person Price Qualities Receives Reward Values Virtues Your]
It is a farce to call any being virtuous whose virtues do not result from the exercise of it's own reason.
[ Any Being Call Exercise Farce Own Reason Result Virtues Virtuous Whose]
I neither drink nor smoke, because my schoolmaster impressed upon me three cardinal virtues; cleanliness in person, cleanliness in mind; temperance.
[ Because Cardinal Cleanliness Drink Impressed Mind Neither Nor Person Schoolmaster Smoke Temperance Three Upon Virtues]
So, to praise others for their virtues can but encourage one's own efforts.
[ Efforts Encourage Others Own Praise Their Virtues]
Nature, who for the perfect maintenance of the laws of her general equilibrium, has sometimes need of vices and sometimes of virtues, inspires now this impulse, now that one, in accordance with what she requires.
[ Accordance Equilibrium General Her Impulse Inspires Laws Maintenance Nature Need Now Perfect Requires She Sometimes Vices Virtues]
In this era in which we live, the old-fashioned virtues grow increasingly unpopular.
[ Era Grow Increasingly Live Old-Fashioned Unpopular Virtues Which]
Washington's character was rock solid. He came to stand for the new nation and its republican virtues, which was why he became our first President by unanimous choice.
[ Became Came Character Choice First Nation New Our President Republican Rock Solid Stand Unanimous Virtues Washington Which Why]
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.
[ Failings Force Inseparable Man Matter More Our Separate Virtues]
Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.
[ Foundation Humility Solid Virtues]
Solitude cherishes great virtues and destroys little ones.
[ Cherishes Destroys Great Little Ones Solitude Virtues]
You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
[ Charm Conceit Danger Finest Genius Gifts Good Goodness Great Little Long Many Modesty Much Need Overlooked Parading Power Real Spoils Talent Them Virtues Will]
Chinese culture has a lot of virtues that are tremendously valuable to not only us as Asian-Americans, but also the world in general.
[ Also Chinese Culture General Lot Only Tremendously Us Valuable Virtues World]
Evil borders upon good, and vices are confounded with virtues; as the report of good qualities is delightful to a well-disposed mind, so the relation of the contrary should not be offensive.
[ Borders Confounded Contrary Delightful Evil Good Mind Offensive Qualities Relation Report Should Upon Vices Virtues]
Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.
[ Call Experience Fruit Great Leisure Lessons Necessities Out Penetration Retirement Virtues Wisdom]
Great necessities call out great virtues.
[ Call Great Necessities Out Virtues]
Sometimes we may learn more from a man's errors, than from his virtues.
[ Errors His Learn Man May More Sometimes Than Virtues]
Though ambition in itself is a vice, yet it is often the parent of virtues.
[ Ambition Itself Often Parent Though Vice Virtues Yet]
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
[ Capable Greatest Minds Vices Virtues Well]
Ninety per cent of the world's woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves - so how can we know anyone else?
[ Abilities Almost Anyone Cent Comes Complete Else Even Frailties Go How Know Knowing Life Most Ninety Ourselves Per Real Strangers Their Themselves Through Us Virtues Way Woe World]
The characters you refer to as predatory and unsavory are useful. They're the ones who make a novel into a thriller. They're active, and most of the common virtues, the signs of a good person, are not.
[ Active Characters Common Good Into Make Most Novel Ones Person Predatory Refer Signs Thriller Unsavory Useful Virtues]
In every age poets and social reformers have tried to stimulate the people of their own time to a nobler life by enchanting stories of the virtues of the heroes of old.
[ Age Enchanting Every Heroes Life Nobler Old Own Poets Reformers Social Stimulate Stories Their Time Tried Virtues]
Man seems to be capable of great virtues but not of small virtues; capable of defying his torturer but not of keeping his temper.
[ Capable Defying Great His Keeping Man Seems Small Temper Virtues]
An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting, softer legends more soft.
[ Also Clings Element Exaggeration Great Greater Incidents Interesting Judgment Legends Made More Popular Soft Softer Vices Virtues]
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly one's own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
[ Blame Characteristics Cheered Excellent Grieved Know Man Own Powers Praise Thoroughly Virtues]
Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot.
[ Heavenly Humility Low Root Shoot Sweet Virtues Which]
In fact, it is a farce to call any being virtuous whose virtues do not result from the exercise of its own reason.
[ Any Being Call Exercise Fact Farce Own Reason Result Virtues Virtuous Whose]
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
[ Blame Characteristics Cheered Excellent Grieved Know Man Ones Own Powers Praise Thoroughly Virtues]
Hear the words of prudence, give heed unto her counsels, and store them in thine heart; her maxims are universal, and all the virtues lean upon her; she is the guide and the mistress of human life.
[ Counsels Give Guide Hear Heart Heed Her Human Lean Life Maxims Mistress Prudence She Store Them Thine Universal Unto Upon Virtues Words]
From faith, hope, and love, the virtues of religion referring to God, there arises a double act which bears on the spiritual communion exercised between God and us; the hearing of the word and prayer.
[ Act Arises Bears Between Communion Double Exercised Faith God Hearing Hope Love Prayer Referring Religion Spiritual Us Virtues Which Word]
One of the virtues of being very young is that you don't let the facts get in the way of your imagination.
[ Being Facts Get Imagination Very Virtues Way Young Your]
The word of God is full of sad and grave counsel, full of the knowledge of God, of examples of virtues, and of correction of vices, of the end of this life, and of the life to come.
[ Come Correction Counsel End Examples Full God Grave Knowledge Life Sad Vices Virtues Word]
People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people's minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.
[ Always Believe Charms Contemplating Faults Flatter Individual Just May Minds Much Other Present Their Themselves Thinking Virtues World]
Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.
[ Beloved Liberalism Most Varieties Virtues]
One should judge a man mainly from his depravities. Virtues can be faked. Depravities are real.
[ Faked His Judge Mainly Man Real Should Virtues]
There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all its virtues are of no avail.
[ Avail Industry Substitute Talent Virtues]
Whenever there are great virtues, it's a sure sign something's wrong.
[ Great Sign Something Sure Virtues Whenever Wrong]
Unless the reformer can invent something which substitutes attractive virtues for attractive vices, he will fail.
[ Attractive Fail Invent Reformer Something Substitutes Unless Vices Virtues Which Will]
The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.
[ Against Complete Formation Ground Habit Indeed Moral Nature Neither Nor Prepares Produced Product Reception Their Then Us Virtues]
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
[ Admire Dislike None Vices Virtues]
Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.
[ Easily Governed Men More Than Their Through Vices Virtues]
Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!
[ Carried Excess Only Sometimes Vices Virtues]
I courted fame but as a spur to brave and honest deeds; who despises fame will soon renounce the virtues that deserve it.
[ Brave Courted Deeds Deserve Despises Fame Honest Renounce Soon Spur Virtues Will]
Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself. Wisdom
[ Acquired Endeavor Rests Through Upon Virtues Which Wholly Yourself]
Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.
[ Fortitude Guard Other Support Virtues]
It is in our faults and failings, not in our virtues, that we touch each other, and find sympathy. It is in our follies that we are one.
[ Each Failings Faults Find Follies Other Our Sympathy Touch Virtues]
Though ambition itself be a vice, yet it is often times the cause of virtues.
[ Ambition Cause Itself Often Though Times Vice Virtues Yet]
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
[ Any Because Consistently Courage Important Most Nothing Other Practice Virtue Virtues Without]
Modesty and unselfishness - these are the virtues which men praise - and pass by.
[ Men Modesty Pass Praise These Unselfishness Virtues Which]
Negroes are human beings with exactly the same faults and virtues as members of the other races.
[ Beings Exactly Faults Human Members Negroes Other Races Same Virtues]
Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised.
[ Disguised Frequently Most Our Vices Virtues]
Christian virtues unite men. Racism separates them.
[ Christian Men Racism Separates Them Unite Virtues]
If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.
[ Faults Loved More Show Than Virtues Wish Your]
It is always one's virtues and not one's vices that precipitate one into disaster.
[ Always Disaster Into Vices Virtues]
Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.
[ Affliction Only Others Prosperity Seen Some Virtues]
Even a pacifist should admire the military virtues.
[ Admire Even Military Pacifist Should Virtues]
The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought.
[ Independence Science Skepticism Thought Virtues]
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
[ Courage Every Form Point Simply Testing Virtue Virtues]
We need a type of patriotism that recognizes the virtues of those who are opposed to us.
[ Need Opposed Patriotism Recognizes Those Type Us Virtues]
Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues.
[ Cardinal Every Himself Least Suspects Virtues]
Bodies which contain a greater proportion of water than is necessary to balance the other elements, are speedily corrupted, and lose their virtues and properties.
[ Balance Bodies Contain Corrupted Elements Greater Lose Necessary Other Properties Proportion Speedily Than Their Virtues Water Which]
Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.
[ Being Best Breed Cheerfulness Content Diligence Forced Hundred Idle Know Never Self-Control Strength Temperance Virtues Which Will Work Your]
There may be a hundred thousand men in an army, who are all equally free; but they only are naturally most fit to be commanders or leaders, who most excel in the virtues required for the right performance of those offices.
[ Army Commanders Equally Excel Fit Free Hundred Leaders May Men Most Naturally Offices Only Performance Required Right Those Thousand Virtues]
That future depends on the values of self-government, our sense of duty, loyalty, self-confidence and regard for the common good. We are a diverse country, and getting more diverse. And these virtues are what keep this great country together.
[ Common Country Depends Diverse Duty Future Getting Good Great Keep Loyalty More Our Regard Self-Confidence Self-Government Sense These Together Values Virtues]
Force and fraud are in war the two cardinal virtues.
[ Cardinal Force Fraud Two Virtues War]
The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea.
[ Lost Rivers Sea Self-Interest Virtues]
In the absence of willpower the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless.
[ Absence Collection Complete Most Talents Virtues Wholly Willpower Worthless]
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
[ Gratitude Greatest Only Others Parent Virtues]
One can never speak enough of the virtues, the dangers, the power of shared laughter.
[ Dangers Enough Laughter Never Power Shared Speak Virtues]
But what has America to boast? What are the graces or the virtues which distinguish its inhabitants? What are their triumphs in war, or their inventions in peace?
[ America Boast Distinguish Graces Inhabitants Inventions Peace Their Triumphs Virtues War Which]
One of the great virtues, apart from the pleasure of performing these works, is that it's opened up an entirely new, expansive repertoire of American Jewish music.
[ American Apart Entirely Expansive Great Jewish Music New Opened Performing Pleasure Repertoire These Up Virtues Works]
Repudiating the virtues of your world, criminals hopelessly agree to organize a forbidden universe. They agree to live in it. The air there is nauseating: they can breathe it.
[ Agree Air Breathe Criminals Forbidden Hopelessly Live Nauseating Organize Universe Virtues World Your]
The home is the chief school of human virtues. Home
[ Chief Home Human School Virtues]
The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.
[ Annoying Generally Going Pretty Problem Some Sure Vices Virtues]
No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.
[ Gossips Other Secret Virtues]
Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
[ Crimes Own Rewards Their Virtues]
The plastic virtues: purity, unity, and truth, keep nature in subjection.
[ Keep Nature Plastic Purity Subjection Truth Unity Virtues]
The three chief virtues of a programmer are: Laziness, Impatience and Hubris.
[ Chief Hubris Impatience Laziness Programmer Three Virtues]
Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.
[ Courage Gives Good Life Owe Pity Suffering Us Value Virtues]
Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates. Business
[ Always Business Cardinal Insist Punctuality Subordinates Virtues Your]
Manners are like the shadows of virtues, they are the momentary display of those qualities which our fellow creatures love and respect.
[ Creatures Display Fellow Love Manners Momentary Our Qualities Respect Shadows Those Virtues Which]
We are far more liable to catch the vices than the virtues of our associates.
[ Associates Catch Far Liable More Our Than Vices Virtues]
When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.
[ Begin Blamed Committed Credit Crimes Evens Get Itself Never Older Out Possessed Virtues Younger]
Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues.
[ Beginning Crown Idleness Vice Virtues]
Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.
[ Any Appearance Cannot Does Except Exist Foundation Hence Humility Mere Other Soul Virtue Virtues Which]