Courage, ne'er by sorrow broken! Aid where tears of virtue flow; Faith to keep each promise spoken! Truth alike to friend and foe!
Exceeding fair she was not; and yet fair In that she never studied to be fairer Than Nature made her; beauty cost her nothing, Her virtues were so rare.
To flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom.
Sincerity and truth form the basis of every virtue. Be what thou seemest; live thy creed; Hold up to earth the torch divine; Be what thou prayest to be made; Let the great Master's steps be thine.
God deliver us all from prejudice and unkindness, and fill us with the love of truth and virtue.
William Ellery Channing
The best product should be bought, the best man should be rewarded more. Interfering factors which befuddle this triumph of virtue, justice, truth, and efficiency, etc., should be kept to an absolute minimum or should approach zero as a limit.
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have yet to be discovered.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
love of virtue is only an imagination, a kind of perversion of desire effected by society's (i.e., others') demands on us.
Virtues are in the popular estimate rather the exception than the rule.
Underneath this stone doth lie As much beauty as could die; Which in life did harbor give To more virtue than doth live.
believes that truth for truth's sake is the highest ideal and that virtue is its own reward.
They will envy you for your success, your wealth, for your intelligence, for your looks, for your status - but rarely for your wisdom.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The civilization of the West, which was brilliant by virtue of its scientific perfection for a long time, and which subjugated the whole world with the products of this science to its states and nations, is now bankrupt and in decline.
The sciences have ever been the surest guides to virtue.
True virtue is life under the direction of reason.
I think no virtue goes with size; The reason of all cowardice Is, that men are overgrown, And, to be valiant, must come down To the titmouse dimension.
To every object there corresponds an ideally closed system of truths that are true of it and, on the other hand, an ideal system of possible cognitive processes by virtue of which the object and the truths about it would be given to any cognitive subject.
I believe Beauty is the condition of the perfect life, just as important as Virtue and Truth.
Beauty is the mark God sets upon virtue.
No radiant pearl which crested Fortune wears, No gem that twinkling hangs from Beauty's ears, Not the bright stars which Night's blue arch adorn, Nor rising suns that gild the vernal morn, Shine with such lustre as the tear that flows Down Virtue's manly cheek for others' woes.
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