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    A good drawing has immense vitality because it is explanatory. In a good drawing even its faults have become virtues.

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    All good things were formerly bad things; every original sin has turned into an original virtue.

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    A human being becomes whole not in virtue of a relation to himself [only] but rather in virtue of an authentic relation to another human being(s).

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    A good judge should never boast of his power, because he can do nothing but what he can do justly: he is not the master, but the minister of the law. Authority without virtue is a very dangerous state.

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    All great virtues become great men. [Fr., Toutes grandes vertus conviennent aux grands hommes.]

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    [All] the manly virtues were oppressed by the servile and pusillanimous reign of the monks.

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    All transitory titles I detest; a virtuous life I mean to boast alone. Our birth's our sires'; our virtues be our own.

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    Always be quite simple and sincere and ask God to grant me those two virtues.

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    All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.

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    A man is not aware of his virtues (if any). Nevertheless, one hopes that they exist.

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    A man must commit a crime at least once in his life-time. Only then will his virtue be recognized

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    Ambition, in a private man is a vice, is in a prince the virtue.

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    Ambition, the soldier's virtue.

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    A mode of thought does not become 'critical' simply by attributing that label to itself, but by virtue of its content.

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    All forced virtue is degrading in it effect.

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    An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery

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    Analyze thy life's experiences, see thy shortcomings, see thy virtues. Minimize those faults, magnify and glorify thy virtues.

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    An effort made with ourselves for the good of others, with the intention of pleasing God alone.

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    Another of our highly prized virtues is fidelity. We are immensely pleased with ourselves when we are faithful.

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    And what is faith, love, virtue unassayed Alone, without exterior help sustained?

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    A person who lacks the verdancy of justice is dry, totally without tender goodness, totally without illuminating virtue.

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    Any virtue systematically applied becomes a vice. Morality is attention, not system.

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    A political conception covers the right to vote, the political virtues, and the good of political life, but it doesn't intend to cover anything else.

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    A rich woman seems to have all her banknotes about her, guarding her virtue, like a cuirass, in the lining of her corset.

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    As all true virtue, wherever found, is a ray of the life of the All-Holy; so all solid knowledge, all really accurate thought, descends from the Eternal Reason, and ought, when we apprehend it, to guide us upwards to Him.

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    As far as I know, there is no proof whatever of the existence of an objective reality apart from our senses, and I do not see why we should accept the outside world as such solely by virtue of our senses.

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    A soul that makes virtue its companion is like an over-flowing well, for it is clean and pellucid, sweet and wholesome, open to all, rich, blameless and indestructible.

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    As poets, our lamentations are glorious, filled with the virtues angles would learn to envy.

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    As the love of the heavens makes us heavenly, the love of virtue virtuous, so doth the love of the world make one become worldly.

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    As the Prussian historian Treitschke later complained, the proponents of free trade in Hamburg had 'in German fashion made out of necessity not just a virtue but a theory'.

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    A nation that is unfit to fight cannot, from experience, prove the virtue of not fighting.

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    A poet, as he is the author to others of the highest wisdom, pleasure, virtue, and glory, so he ought personally to be the happiest, the best, the wisest, and the most illustrious of men.

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    A readiness to resent injuries is a virtue only in those who are slow to injure.

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    As always, most media aligns with the presumptive winner even though their claimed societal virtue is to investigate those in power.

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    As for the virtuous poor, one can pity them of course, but one cannot possibly admire them.

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    As many as are the difficulties which Virtue has to encounter in this world, her force is yet superior.

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    A soul which is conversant with virtue is like an ever flowing source, for it is pure and tranquil and potable and sweet and communicative (social) and rich and harmless and free from mischief.

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    A state too expensive in itself, or by virtue of its dependencies, ultimately falls into decay.

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    As to virtue . . . it is an act of the will, a habit which increases the quantity, intensity and quality of life. It builds up, strengthens and vivifies personality.

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    As you come to seek and see the virtues and strengths and nobilities of others, you begin to seek and see them in yourself also.

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    A thankful heart is the greatest virtue.

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    Attention is the cardinal psychological virtue. On it depends perhaps the other cardinal virtues, for there can hardly be faith nor hope nor love for anything unless it first receives attention.

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    Authorship is, according to the spirit in which it is pursued, an infamy, a pastime, a day-labor, a handicraft, an art, a science, a virtue.

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    A truthmaker is an entity in virtue of which the proposition it makes true is true. And it is a necessary condition of being a truthmaker (though not a sufficient one) that a truthmaker necessitates the proposition it makes true.

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    A virtue which is divine is humility.

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    Audacity in wooing is a great virtue, but a man must measure even his virtues.

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    A weed is a plant whose virtue is not yet known.

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    A virtue never tested is no virtue at all.

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    A virtuous and well-disposed person, like a good metal, the more he is fired, the more he is fined; the more he is opposed, the more he is approved: wrongs may well try him, and touch him, but cannot imprint in him any false stamp.

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    Avoid places that disturb your mind, and always remain where your virtues increase.