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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.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
C. S. Lewis
The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.
Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men's imperfections, and conceal your own.
George Bernard Shaw
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.
If a woman possesses manly virtues one should run away from her; and if she does not possess them she runs away from herself.
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.
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.
Honore de Balzac
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.
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.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
In the absence of willpower the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless.
Passions are vices or virtues to their highest powers.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.
Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.
There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all its virtues are of no avail.
The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
No one gossips about other people's secret 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.
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.
Louisa May Alcott
Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven't courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.
Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult.
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.
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