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The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a period of moral crisis, maintain their neutrality
Alighieri, Dante (Durante)
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Pop-Up Tools MenuGreat necessities call out great virtues.
Adams, Abigail Quincy Smith
Added: 2002-03-01
Pop-Up Tools MenuSome virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.
Addison, Joseph
Added: 2003-12-13
Pop-Up Tools MenuThe greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
Added: 2003-12-13
Pop-Up Tools MenuAnd certainly there be not two more fortunate properties, than to have a little of the fool, and not too much of the honest.
Bacon, Sir Francis
         Essays: Of Fortune
Added: 2004-10-15
Pop-Up Tools MenuRecommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Added: 2003-11-15
Pop-Up Tools MenuHonor is like an island, rugged and without shores; once we have left it, we can never return.
Boileau-Despreaux, Nicholas
         Satires (1666) satire 10, l. 167
Added: 2004-10-06
Pop-Up Tools MenuIf one is not virtuous he becomes vicious.
Bovee, Christian Nestell
Added: 2003-12-13
Pop-Up Tools MenuIf we've learned anything in the past quarter century, it is that we cannot federalize virtue.
Bush, President George Herbert Walker
Added: 2003-12-13
Pop-Up Tools MenuRare virtues are like rare plants or animals, things that have not been able to hold their own in the world. A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold, be alloyed with some commoner but more durable metal.
Butler, Samuel
Added: 2003-12-13
Pop-Up Tools MenuVirtue is like health: the harmony of the whole man.
Carlyle, Thomas
Added: 2004-10-06
Pop-Up Tools MenuMan seems to be capable of great virtues but not of small virtues; capable of defying his torturer but not of keeping his temper.
Chesterton, Gilbert Keith
Added: 2003-12-13
Pop-Up Tools MenuHe has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire
Churchill, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer
Added: 2002-05-27
Pop-Up Tools MenuGratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Added: 2002-03-01
Pop-Up Tools MenuVice stings us even in our pleasures, but virtue consoles us, even in our pains.
Colton, Charles Caleb
Added: 2004-02-04
Pop-Up Tools MenuThe superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.
Added: 2003-12-13
Pop-Up Tools MenuVirtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbours.
Added: 2004-10-05
Pop-Up Tools MenuHave a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
Dickens, Charles
Added: 2004-08-15
Pop-Up Tools MenuBlushing is the color of virtue
Added: 2002-08-08
Pop-Up Tools MenuVirtuous people are simply those who have not been tempted sufficiently, because they live in a vegetative state, or because their purposes are so concentrated in one direction that they have not had the leisure to glance around them.
Duncan, Isadora
Added: 2003-12-13
Pop-Up Tools MenuThe less a man thinks or knows about his virtues, the better we like him.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Added: 2003-12-13
Pop-Up Tools MenuNo virtue is more universally accepted as a test of good character than trustworthiness.
Fosdick, Harry Emerson
Added: 2002-03-01
Pop-Up Tools MenuA little virtue will never hurt you.
Hein, Piet
Added: 2004-08-02
Pop-Up Tools MenuWickedness is always easier than virtue, for it takes a short cut to everything.
Johnson, Dr Samuel
Added: 2003-12-13
Pop-Up Tools MenuSeven deadly sins: politics without principle; wealth without work; pleasure without conscience; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice
Jones, Dr E. Stanley
Added: 2002-09-17
Pop-Up Tools MenuIt is not necessary that whilst I live I live happily; but it is necessary that so long as I live I should live honourably.
Kant, Immanuel
Added: 2004-10-06

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