Being Virtuous Famous Quotes & Sayings

86 Being Virtuous Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pinterest Share on Linkedin

The thought of being nothing after death is a burden insupportable to a virtuous man.John Dryden Being Virtuous Sayings By John Dryden: The thought of being nothing after death is a burden insupportable to a virtuous man.
It is not wrong to strive to be better than a fellow human being. Nor is it wrong to desire to be better or even to feel like oneself is better than a fellow human being. What is wrong is to gloat in one's own virtue. Therefore, gloating in one's own virtue is not virtuous.Christopher Jones Being Virtuous Sayings By Christopher Jones: It is not wrong to strive to be better than a fellow human being. Nor
And may that Being who is supreme over all, the Patron of order, the Fountain of justice, and the Protector, in all ages of the world, of virtuous liberty, continue His blessing upon this nation and its government, and give it all possible success and duration, consistent with the ends of His providence.John Quincy Adams Being Virtuous Sayings By John Quincy Adams: And may that Being who is supreme over all, the Patron of order, the Fountain
It must not be supposed that happiness will demand many or great possessions; for self-sufficiency does not depend on excessive abundance, nor does moral conduct, and it is possible to perform noble deeds even without being ruler of land and sea: one can do virtuous acts with quite moderate resources. This may be clearly observed in experience: private citizens do not seem to be less but more given to doing virtuous actions than princes and potentates. It is sufficient then if moderate resources are forthcoming; for a life of virtuous activity will be essentially a happy life.Aristotle. Being Virtuous Sayings By Aristotle.: It must not be supposed that happiness will demand many or great possessions; for self-sufficiency
Content not thyself that thou art virtuous in the general; for one link being wanting, the chain is defective.William Penn Being Virtuous Sayings By William Penn: Content not thyself that thou art virtuous in the general; for one link being wanting,
As we actually taste the flavor of what he's teaching, we begin to see that it's not proverbs for daily living, or ways of being virtuous. He's proposing a total meltdown and recasting of human consciousness, bursting through the tiny acorn-selfhood that we arrived on the planet with into the oak tree of our fully realized personhood. He pushes us toward it, teases us, taunts us, encourages us, and ultimately walks us there.Cynthia Bourgeault Being Virtuous Sayings By Cynthia Bourgeault: As we actually taste the flavor of what he's teaching, we begin to see that
This I hold to be the chief office of history, to rescue virtuous actions from the oblivion to which a want of records would consign them, and that men should feel a dread of being considered infamous in the opinions of posterity, from their depraved expressions and base actions.Tacitus Being Virtuous Sayings By Tacitus: This I hold to be the chief office of history, to rescue virtuous actions from
Even if we could suppose the citizen body to be virtuous, without each of them being so, yet the latter would be better, for in the virtue of each the virtue of all is involved.Aristotle. Being Virtuous Sayings By Aristotle.: Even if we could suppose the citizen body to be virtuous, without each of them
We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent and in doing good to all men; indeed we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul - We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.Joseph Smith Jr. Being Virtuous Sayings By Joseph Smith Jr.: We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent and in doing good to all men;
There are two merits that glorify a person: being courageous for a man and being virtuous for a woman. Besides these two, there is another merit that glorifies both man and woman: so much loving the homeland to an extent with being ready to sacrifice his/her life, if needed. Turks are such courageous and virtuous people. That is why you can kill a Turk but you can never defeat them.Napoleon Bonaparte Being Virtuous Sayings By Napoleon Bonaparte: There are two merits that glorify a person: being courageous for a man and being
Virtue is something you have to get good at, like playing the trombone or tolerating bores at parties. Being a virtuous human being takes practice; and those who are brilliant at being human (what Christians call the saints) are the virtuosi of the moral sphere - the Pavarottis and Maradonas of virtue.Terry Eagleton Being Virtuous Sayings By Terry Eagleton: Virtue is something you have to get good at, like playing the trombone or tolerating
So long as we do not look beyond the earth, we are quite pleased with our own righteousness, wisdom, and virtue; we address ourselves in the most flattering terms, and seem only less than demigods. But should we once begin to raise our thoughts to God, and reflect what kind of Being he is, and how absolute the perfection of that righteousness, and wisdom, and virtue, to which, as a standard, we are bound to be conformed, what formerly delighted us by its false show of righteousness will become polluted with the greatest iniquity; what strangely imposed upon us under the name of wisdom will disgust by its extreme folly; and what presented the appearance of virtuous energy will be condemned as the most miserable impotence. So far are those qualities in us, which seem most perfect, from corresponding to the divine purity.John Calvin Being Virtuous Sayings By John Calvin: So long as we do not look beyond the earth, we are quite pleased with
It is true that wealth won't make a man virtuous, but I notice there ain't anybody who wants to be poor just for the purpose of being good.Josh Billings Being Virtuous Sayings By Josh Billings: It is true that wealth won't make a man virtuous, but I notice there ain't
It was not to save a nation that Abraham went to sacrifice Isaac, nor to appease angry gods ... Then why does Abraham do it? For God's sake ... He does it for the sake of God because God demands proof of his faith ... He was not justified by being virtuous, but by being an individual submitted to God in faith.Soren Kierkegaard Being Virtuous Sayings By Soren Kierkegaard: It was not to save a nation that Abraham went to sacrifice Isaac, nor to
The next Post brought a reply from the starets, who wrote to him that the cause of all his trouble lay in his pride. His Wrathful Outburst, the starets explained, had come about because it was not for God that he had humbled himself, rejecting honours and advancement in the church - not for God, but to satisfy his own pride, to be able to tell himself how virtuous he was, seeking nothing for self. That was why he had not been able to endure the Superior's conduct. Because he felt that he had given up everything for God, and now he was being put on display, like some strange beast.
If it were for God you had given up advancement, you would have let it pass.
worldly pride is still alive in you.
Leo Tolstoy Being Virtuous Sayings By Leo Tolstoy: The next Post brought a reply from the starets, who wrote to him that the
There are three marks of a superior man: being virtuous, he is free from anxiety; being wise, he is free from perplexity; being brave, he is free from fear.Confucius Being Virtuous Sayings By Confucius: There are three marks of a superior man: being virtuous, he is free from anxiety;
People are more willing to buy branded goods provided they are persuaded that they are getting value from them. And they need to be convinced of those benefits, in authentic everyday language, without being confronted by corporate-speak. Get it right, and you create a virtuous circle. Get it wrong, and you get punished for it.Andrew Curry Being Virtuous Sayings By Andrew Curry: People are more willing to buy branded goods provided they are persuaded that they are
It is a farce to call any being virtuous whose virtues do not result from the exercise of its own reason.Mary Shelley Being Virtuous Sayings By Mary Shelley: It is a farce to call any being virtuous whose virtues do not result from
It turns out that justices are also God's children; and being of this world, their makeup consists of actual flesh and blood. They are no more noble or virtuous than the rest of us, and in some cases less so, as they suffer from the usual human imperfections and frailties. And the Court's history proves it.Mark Levin Being Virtuous Sayings By Mark Levin: It turns out that justices are also God's children; and being of this world, their
The being cannot be termed rational or virtuous, who obeys any authority, but that of reason.Mary Wollstonecraft Being Virtuous Sayings By Mary Wollstonecraft: The being cannot be termed rational or virtuous, who obeys any authority, but that of
It's rather the possibility of friendship, unencumbered by feelings of attraction or shyness; the possibility of working on the same wavelength, as it were, with someone who understands you because he's a boy as you are, or a girl as you are. Committee work stifles the imagination, because people have to work down to the common denominator of what would be minimally acceptable to everyone. But friendship exalts the imagination. Indeed it is one of the things that the ancients said friendship was for. Plato suggests in Symposium that one of the highest forms of friendship is one whose love issues forth in beautiful and virtuous deeds, for thus the partnership between [the friends] will be far closer and the bond of affection far stronger than between ordinary parents, because the children that they share surpass human children by being immortal as well as more beautiful.Anthony Esolen Being Virtuous Sayings By Anthony Esolen: It's rather the possibility of friendship, unencumbered by feelings of attraction or shyness; the possibility
Man has but little heeded the advice of the wise men. He has been - fatefully, if not willingly - less virtuous, less constant, less rational, less peaceful than he knows how to be, than he is fully capable of being. He has been led astray from the ways of peace and brotherhood by his addiction to concepts and attitudes of narrow nationalism, racial and religious bigotry, greed and lust for power.Ralph Bunche Being Virtuous Sayings By Ralph Bunche: Man has but little heeded the advice of the wise men. He has been -
So there is nothing inherently subversive about pleasure. On the contrary, as Karl Marx recognized, it is a thoroughly aristocratic creed. The traditional English gentleman was so averse to unpleasurable labour that he could not even be bothered to articulate properly. Hence the patrician slur and drawl, Aristotle believed that being human was something you had to get good at through constant practice, like learning Catalan or playing the bagpipes; whereas if the English gentleman was virtuous, as he occasionally deigned to be, his goodness was purely spontaneous. Moral effort was for merchants and clerksTerry Eagleton Being Virtuous Sayings By Terry Eagleton: So there is nothing inherently subversive about pleasure. On the contrary, as Karl Marx recognized,
Being postmodern, however, is about being complicit rather than virtuous, it is about approaching categories like Good and Evil with a certain ironic skepticism.Veronica Hollinger Being Virtuous Sayings By Veronica Hollinger: Being postmodern, however, is about being complicit rather than virtuous, it is about approaching categories
Late in the 16th centurt, William Cecil's son, Thomas reortedthat Philip had said that 'whatever he suffered from Queen Elizabeth was the judgement of God because, being married to Queen Elizabeth, whom he though a most virtuous and good lady, yet in the fancy of love he could not affect her; but as for the Lady Elizabeth; he was enamored of her, being a fair and beautiful woman.Alison Weir Being Virtuous Sayings By Alison Weir: Late in the 16th centurt, William Cecil's son, Thomas reortedthat Philip had said that 'whatever
As for myself, I can only exhort you to look on Friendship as the most valuable of all human possessions, no other being equally suited to the moral nature of man, or so applicable to every state and circumstance, whether of prosperity or adversity, in which he can possibly be placed. But at the same time I lay it down as a fundamental axiom that "true Friendship can only subsist between those who are animated by the strictest principles of honour and virtue." When I say this, I would not be thought to adopt the sentiments of those speculative moralists who pretend that no man can justly be deemed virtuous who is not arrived at that state of absolute perfection which constitutes, according to their ideas, the character of genuine wisdom. This opinion may appear true, perhaps, in theory, but is altogether inapplicable to any useful purpose of society, as it supposes a degree of virtue to which no mortal was ever capable of rising.Marcus Tullius Cicero Being Virtuous Sayings By Marcus Tullius Cicero: As for myself, I can only exhort you to look on Friendship as the most
A girl could be virtuous without being perfect. BackKatherine Boo Being Virtuous Sayings By Katherine Boo: A girl could be virtuous without being perfect. Back
That's right. Endgame. The FAYZ barrier is coming down; at least that's my bet. But there's also a ninety percent chance you and me both end up dead. Ten percent chance we both actually get out alive. In which case we end up sharing a cell somewhere." He laughed. "Kind of unfair, really, what with me being evil and all, and you just so darned virtuous and heroic.Michael Grant Being Virtuous Sayings By Michael Grant: That's right. Endgame. The FAYZ barrier is coming down; at least that's my bet. But
We are not a nation of immigrants. We are a nation of citizens. I am sick and tired of the American citizen being demeaned and treated as a second-class citizen while anybody who crosses the border is treated as the most virtuous human being on the face of the earth.Mark Levin Being Virtuous Sayings By Mark Levin: We are not a nation of immigrants. We are a nation of citizens. I am
As sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father, we are capable of so much more. For that, good intentions are not enough. We must do. Even more important, we must become what Heavenly Father wants us to be.
Declaring our testimony of the gospel is good, but being a living example of the restored gospel is better. Wishing to be more faithful to our covenants is good; actually being faithful to sacred covenants - including living a virtuous life, paying our tithes and offerings, keeping the Word of Wisdom, and serving those in need - is much better. Announcing that we will dedicate more time for family prayer, scripture study, and wholesome family activities is good; but actually doing all these things steadily will bring heavenly blessings to our lives.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf Being Virtuous Sayings By Dieter F. Uchtdorf: As sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father, we are capable of so much more.
Nor when love is of this disinterested sort is there any disgrace in being deceived, but in every other case there is equal disgrace in being or not being deceived. For he who is gracious to his lover under the impression that he is rich, and is disappointed of his gains because he turns out to be poor, is disgraced all the same: for he has done his best to show that he would give himself up to any one's "uses base" for the sake of money; but this is not honourable. And on the same principle he who gives himself to a lover because he is a good man, and in the hope that he will be improved by his company, shows himself to be virtuous, even though the object of his affection turn out to be a villain, and to have no virtue; and if he is deceived he has committed a noble error. For he has proved that for his part he will do anything for anybody with a view to virtue and improvement, than which there can be nothing nobler.Plato Being Virtuous Sayings By Plato: Nor when love is of this disinterested sort is there any disgrace in being deceived,
The notion is that human beings are born, (as my Guru has explained many times,) with equivalent potential for both contraction and expansion. The ingredients of both darkness and light are equally present in all of us, and then it's up to the individual (or the family, or the society) to decide what will be brought forth - the virtues or the malevolence. The madness of this planet is largely a result of human being's difficulty in coming into virtuous balance with himself. Lunacy (both collective and individual) results.Elizabeth Gilbert Being Virtuous Sayings By Elizabeth Gilbert: The notion is that human beings are born, (as my Guru has explained many times,)
The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.Plato Being Virtuous Sayings By Plato: The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear
But the more Emma recognised her love, the more she crushed it down, that it might not be evident, that she might make it less. What restrained her was, no doubt, idleness and fear, and a sense of shame also. She thought she had repulsed him too much, that the time was past, that all was lost. Then pride, the joy of being able to say to herself 'I am virtuous', and to look at herself in the glass taking resigned poses, consoled her a little for the sacrifice she believed she was making.Gustave Flaubert Being Virtuous Sayings By Gustave Flaubert: But the more Emma recognised her love, the more she crushed it down, that it
Good sense avoids all extremes, and requires us to be soberly rational. This unbending and virtuous stiffness of ancient times shocks too much the ordinary customs of our own; it requires too great perfection from us mortals; we must yield to the times without being too stubborn; it is the height of folly to busy ourselves in correcting the world.Moliere Being Virtuous Sayings By Moliere: Good sense avoids all extremes, and requires us to be soberly rational. This unbending and
Goodness, beauty, truthfulness, honesty, and being virtuous are the essence of the world. Whatever happens, the world will one day find this essence, for no one can prevent such an eventM. Fethullah Gulen Being Virtuous Sayings By M. Fethullah Gulen: Goodness, beauty, truthfulness, honesty, and being virtuous are the essence of the world. Whatever happens,
Father monks, why do you fast! Why do you expect reward in heaven for that? ... No, saintly monk, you try being virtuous in the world, do good to society, without shutting yourself up in a monastery at other people's expense, and without expecting a reward up aloft for it
you'll find that a bit harder.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky Being Virtuous Sayings By Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Father monks, why do you fast! Why do you expect reward in heaven for that?
He knew what his father thought: that immigration, so often presented as a heroic act, could just as easily be the opposite; that it was cowardice that led many to America; fear marked the journey, not bravery; a cockroachy desire to scuttle to where you never saw poverty, not really, never had to suffer a tug to your conscience; where you never heard the demands of servants, beggars, bankrupt relatives, and where your generosity would never be openly claimed; where by merely looking after your wife-child-dog-yard you could feel virtuous. Experience the relief of being an unknown transplant to the locals and hide the perspective granted by journey. Ohio was the first place he loved, for there at last he had been able to acquire poise
Kiran Desai Being Virtuous Sayings By Kiran Desai: He knew what his father thought: that immigration, so often presented as a heroic act,
Gradually, as Nero's excesses grew more unbridled, Seneca fell increasingly out of favour. At length he was accused, justly or unjustly, of complicity in a widespread conspiracy to murder Nero and place a new emperor - some said, Seneca himself - upon the throne. In view of his former services, he was graciously permitted to commit suicide (A.D. 65). His end was edifying. At first, on being informed of the Emperor's decision, he set about making a will. When told that there was no time allowed for such a lengthy business, he turned to his sorrowing family and said: 'Never mind, I leave you what is of far more value than earthly riches, the example of a virtuous life' - orAnonymous Being Virtuous Sayings By Anonymous: Gradually, as Nero's excesses grew more unbridled, Seneca fell increasingly out of favour. At length
Machiavel, discoursing on these matters, finds virtue to be so essentially necessary to the establishment and preservation of liberty, that he thinks it impossible for a corrupted people to set up a good government, or for a tyranny to be introduced if they be virtuous; and makes this conclusion, 'That where the matter (that is, the body of the people) is not corrupted, tumults and disorders do not hurt; and where it is corrupted, good laws do no good:' which being confirmed by reason and experience, I think no wise man has ever contradicted him.Algernon Sidney Being Virtuous Sayings By Algernon Sidney: Machiavel, discoursing on these matters, finds virtue to be so essentially necessary to the establishment
To be a great and virtuous man appeared the highest honour that can befall a sensitive being; to be base and vicious, as many on record have been, appeared the lowest degradation, a condition more abject than that of the blind mole or harmless worm.Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Being Virtuous Sayings By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley: To be a great and virtuous man appeared the highest honour that can befall a
Did any great genius ever enter the world in the wake of commonplace pre-natal conditions? Was a maker of history ever born amidst the pleasant harmonies of a satisfied domesticity? Of a mother who was less than remarkable, although she may have escaped being great? Did a woman with no wildness in her blood ever inform a brain with electric fire? The students of history know that while many mothers of great men have been virtuous, none have been commonplace, and few have been happy.Gertrude Atherton Being Virtuous Sayings By Gertrude Atherton: Did any great genius ever enter the world in the wake of commonplace pre-natal conditions?
Be cautious then, young ladies; be wary how you engage. Be shy of loving frankly; never tell all you feel, or (a better way still), feel very little. See the consequences of being prematurely honest and confiding, and mistrust yourselves and everybody. Get yourselves married as they do in France, where the lawyers are the bridesmaids and confidantes. At any rate, never have any feelings which may make you uncomfortable, or make any promises which you cannot at any required moment command and withdraw. That is the way to get on, and be respected, and have a virtuous character in Vanity Fair.William Makepeace Thackeray Being Virtuous Sayings By William Makepeace Thackeray: Be cautious then, young ladies; be wary how you engage. Be shy of loving frankly;
The conference also has a moral duty to examine the corruption of science that can be caused by massive amounts of money. The United States has disbursed tens of billions of dollars to climate scientists who would not have received those funds had their research shown climate change to be beneficial or even modest in its effects. Are these scientists being tempted by money? And are the very, very few climate scientists whose research is supported by industry somehow less virtuous?Patrick Michaels Being Virtuous Sayings By Patrick Michaels: The conference also has a moral duty to examine the corruption of science that can
You know that the beginning is the most important part of any work, especially in the case of a young and tender thing; for that is the time at which the character is being formed and the desired impression is more readily taken ... Shall we just carelessly allow children to hear any casual tales which may be devised by casual persons, and to receive into their minds ideas for the most part the very opposite of those which we should wish them to have when they are grown up?
We cannot ... Anything received into the mind at that age is likely to become indelible and unalterable; and therefore it is most important that the tales which the young first hear should be models of virtuous thoughts ...
Plato Being Virtuous Sayings By Plato: You know that the beginning is the most important part of any work, especially in
May I tell you a wonderful truth about your dog? ... In our religion, we believe in reincarnation. We live many times, you see, always seeking to be wiser and more virtuous. If we eventually lead a blameless life, a perfect life, we leave this world and need not endure it again. Between our human lives, we may be reincarnated as other creatures. Sometimes, when someone has led a nearly perfect life but is not yet worthy of nirvana, that person is reincarnated as a very beautiful dog. When the life as the dog comes to an end, the person is reincarnated one last time as a human being, and lives a perfect life. Your dog is a person who has almost arrived at complete enlightenment and will in the next life be perfect and blameless, a very great person. You have been given stewardship of what you in your faith might call a holy soul.Dean Koontz Being Virtuous Sayings By Dean Koontz: May I tell you a wonderful truth about your dog? ... In our religion, we
Being virtuous is wonderful thing, but feeling virtuous is a shortcut to vice.Julian Baggini Being Virtuous Sayings By Julian Baggini: Being virtuous is wonderful thing, but feeling virtuous is a shortcut to vice.
It seemed ... that intelligence wasn't as pure and unalterable a characteristic as people believed. Being intelligent was like being good: you could be virtuous in one person's company and yet wicked in another's. You could be intelligent with one person and stupid with another. It was partly to do with confidence ... In a way she had been more confident when she had been eighteen and foolish. At twenty-three, with Michael, she felt less confident and therefore less intelligent.Julian Barnes Being Virtuous Sayings By Julian Barnes: It seemed ... that intelligence wasn't as pure and unalterable a characteristic as people believed.
The poor gentleman has no way of showing that he is a gentleman but by virtue, by being affable, well-bred, courteous, gentle-mannered, and kindly, not haughty, arrogant, or censorious, but above all by being charitable; for by two maravedis given with a cheerful heart to the poor, he will show himself as generous as he who distributes alms with bell-ringing, and no one that perceives him to be endowed with the virtues I have named, even though he know him not, will fail to recognise and set him down as one of good blood; and it would be strange were it not so; praise has ever been the reward of virtue, and those who are virtuous cannot fail to receive commendation.Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra Being Virtuous Sayings By Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra: The poor gentleman has no way of showing that he is a gentleman but by
Our manic accumulation of wealth,' Kuru Qan went on. 'Our headlong progress, as if motion was purpose and purpose inherently virtuous. Our lack of compassion, which we called being realistic. The extremity of our judgements, our self-righteousness - all a flight from death, Brys. All a vast denial smothered in semantics and euphemisms. Bravery and sacrifice, pathos and failure, as if life is a contest to be won or lost. As if death is the arbiter of meaning, the moment of final judgement, and above all else judgement is a thing to be delivered, not delivered unto.Steven Erikson Being Virtuous Sayings By Steven Erikson: Our manic accumulation of wealth,' Kuru Qan went on. 'Our headlong progress, as if motion
The Etymologiae says that bees are virtuous because they are much loved by all, and sought after with great longing by everyone, because their honey tastes as sweet in the mouths of paupers as in the mouths of kings. Do you think that's logical? That a creature can be virtuous just because it is loved and sought after, that the act of being loved, of being sought after, even if it is passive, is equal to an act of martyrdom or great piety, which is active? That it can confer grace to a whole species?Catherynne M Valente Being Virtuous Sayings By Catherynne M Valente: The Etymologiae says that bees are virtuous because they are much loved by all, and
Virtuous people always let go.
They don't prattle about pleasures and desires.
Touched by happiness and then by suffering,
The sage shows no sign of being elated or depressed.
Gautama Buddha Being Virtuous Sayings By Gautama Buddha: Virtuous people always let go.They don't prattle about pleasures and desires.Touched by happiness and then
In Montaigne's redrawn portrait of the adequate, semi-rational human being, it is possible to speak no Greek, fart, change one's mind after a meal, get bored with books, know none of the ancient philosophers and mistake Scipios. A virtuous, ordinary life, striving for wisdom but never far from folly, is achievement enough.Alain De Botton Being Virtuous Sayings By Alain De Botton: In Montaigne's redrawn portrait of the adequate, semi-rational human being, it is possible to speak
I think the 'counterculture' believes that there are ways to manage being the world's most powerful country that involve creation of consensus - ruling by virtuous example rather than by force of arms.John Perry Barlow Being Virtuous Sayings By John Perry Barlow: I think the 'counterculture' believes that there are ways to manage being the world's most
What determines our being virtuous is largely the absence of opportunity to be otherwiseEric Nicol Being Virtuous Sayings By Eric Nicol: What determines our being virtuous is largely the absence of opportunity to be otherwise
Young women you will be the ones who will provide the example of virtuous womanhood and motherhood. You will continue to be virtuous lovely praiseworthy and of good report. You will also be the ones to provide an example of family life in a time when families are under attack, being redefined and disintegrating. You will understand your roles and your responsibilities and thus will see no need to lobby for rights.Elaine S. Dalton Being Virtuous Sayings By Elaine S. Dalton: Young women you will be the ones who will provide the example of virtuous womanhood
And so sovereign Providence has often produced a remarkable effect
evil men making other evil men good. For some, when they think they suffer injustice at the hands of the worst of men, burn with hatred for evil men, and being eager to be different from those they hate, have reformed and become virtuous. It is only the power of God to which evils may also be good, when by their proper use He elicits some good result.
Boethius Being Virtuous Sayings By Boethius: And so sovereign Providence has often produced a remarkable effectevil men making other evil men
What innocence, may I ask, is being played here when it is known that this virtuous damsel has already got a dozen illegitimate children?Nikita Khrushchev Being Virtuous Sayings By Nikita Khrushchev: What innocence, may I ask, is being played here when it is known that this
Now, are those engaged in the business of governing any different by nature from those they govern?"
"Yes. They're prideful and tend to sexual misconduct. Also, the situation of being in government tends to drive you mad."
"But are they more virtuous or more intelligent? Or more compassionate?"
"Ha!"
"Let's call that one a 'no.
Nick Harkaway Being Virtuous Sayings By Nick Harkaway: Now, are those engaged in the business of governing any different by nature from those
A virtuous man or woman who is determined to develop the Supreme Enlightened Mind, should thus develop it: I have to lead all living beings to put a stop to (reincarnation) and escape (suffering), and when they have been so led, not one of them in fact stops (reincarnating) or escapes suffering. Why? Because, if a Bodhisattva believes in the notion of an ego, a personality, or a living being, he is not a true Bodhisattva.Gautama Buddha Being Virtuous Sayings By Gautama Buddha: A virtuous man or woman who is determined to develop the Supreme Enlightened Mind, should
These wonderful narrations inspired me with strange feelings. Was man, indeed, at once so powerful, so virtuous and magnificent, yet so vicious and base? He appeared at one time a mere scion of the evil principle, and at another as all that can be conceived of noble and godlike. To be a great and virtuous man appeared the highest honour that can befall a sensitive being; to be base and vicious, as many on record have been, appeared the lowest degradation, a condition more abject than that of the blind mole or harmless worm. For a long time I could not conceive how one man could go forth to murder his fellow, or even why there were laws and governments; but when I heard details of vice and bloodshed, my wonder ceased, and I turned away with disgust and loathing.Mary Shelley Being Virtuous Sayings By Mary Shelley: These wonderful narrations inspired me with strange feelings. Was man, indeed, at once so powerful,
Men dissimulate their dearest, most constant, and most virtuous inclination from weakness and a fear of being condemned.Luc De Clapiers Being Virtuous Sayings By Luc De Clapiers: Men dissimulate their dearest, most constant, and most virtuous inclination from weakness and a fear
The world is ashamed of being virtuous.Laurence Sterne Being Virtuous Sayings By Laurence Sterne: The world is ashamed of being virtuous.
Perfect friendship puts us under the necessity of being virtuous. As it can only be preserved among estimable persons, it forces us to resemble them. You find in friendship the surety of good counsel, the emulation of good example, sympathy in our griefs, succor in our distress.Anne-Therese De Marguenat De Courcelles Being Virtuous Sayings By Anne-Therese De Marguenat De Courcelles: Perfect friendship puts us under the necessity of being virtuous. As it can only be
The principal office of history I take to be this: to prevent virtuous actions from being forgotten, and that evil words and deeds should fear an infamous reputation with posterity.Tacitus Being Virtuous Sayings By Tacitus: The principal office of history I take to be this: to prevent virtuous actions from
1. God is (by definition) a being than which no greater being can be thought.
2. Greatness includes greatness of virtue.
3. Therefore, God is a being than which no being could be more virtuous.
4. But virtue involves overcoming pains and dangers.
5. Indeed, a being can only be properly said to be virtuous if it can suffer pain or be destroyed.
6. A God that can suffer pain or is destructible is not one than which no greater being can be thought.
7.For you can think of a greater being, that is, one that is nonsuffering and indestructible.
8. Therefore, God does not exist.
Douglas N. Walton Being Virtuous Sayings By Douglas N. Walton: 1. God is (by definition) a being than which no greater being can be thought.2.
The mechanism that directs government cannot be virtuous, because it is impossible to thwart every crime, to protect oneself from every criminal without being criminal too; that which directs corrupt mankind must be corrupt itself; and it will never be by means of virtue, virtue being inert and passive, that you will maintain control over vice, which is ever active: the governor must be more energetic than the governed.Marquis De Sade Being Virtuous Sayings By Marquis De Sade: The mechanism that directs government cannot be virtuous, because it is impossible to thwart every
Those who merely possess the goods of fortune may be haughty and insolent; ... they try to imitate the great-souled man without being really like him, and only copy him in what they can, reproducing his contempt for others but not his virtuous conduct. For the great-souled man is justified in despising other people - his estimates are correct; but most proud men have no good ground for their pride.Aristotle. Being Virtuous Sayings By Aristotle.: Those who merely possess the goods of fortune may be haughty and insolent; ... they
Learning" virtue - becoming virtuous - is more like practicing scales on the piano than learning music theory: the goal is, in a sense, for your fingers to learn the scales so they can then play "naturally," as it were. Learning here isn't just information acquisition; it's more like inscribing something into the very fiber of your being. ThusJames K.A. Smith Being Virtuous Sayings By James K.A. Smith: Learning" virtue - becoming virtuous - is more like practicing scales on the piano than
What is the good of being ready with the tongue? They who encounter men with smartnesses of speech for the most part procure themselves hatred. I know not whether he be truly virtuous, but why should he show readiness of the tongue?Confucius Being Virtuous Sayings By Confucius: What is the good of being ready with the tongue? They who encounter men with
The perfection of joyful determination is defined as taking delight or feeling joy in doing something positive or virtuous. If you are very joyful about doing negative things or about being busy with meaningless activities, this is not called joyful exertion from a Buddhist point of view. This kind of attitude is actually a form of laziness, an attachment to frivolous activities. Such a person would not be considered diligent at all. But if you are JOYFUL and DETERMINED TO PERFORM POSITIVE ACTIONS, then as a result, you discover and learn many new things that you didn't know about before.Geshe Gyeltsen Being Virtuous Sayings By Geshe Gyeltsen: The perfection of joyful determination is defined as taking delight or feeling joy in doing
A moral Agent is a being that is capable of those actions that have a moral quality, and which can properly be denominated good or evil in a moral sense, virtuous or vicious, commendable or faulty.Jonathan Edwards Being Virtuous Sayings By Jonathan Edwards: A moral Agent is a being that is capable of those actions that have a
Sentimental Humanitarianism: A Dangerous Temptation Gregg argues that sentimental humanitarianism: Reduces most debates to exchanges of feelings. Common responses to disagreements are "you can't say that" or "that's hurtful" or "that offends me." But in quoting British novelist Ian McEwan, Gregg says there is nothing virtuous about being offended. Is naive of human nature. It assumes everyone is of good will. Rather, Gregg says we have to acknowledge that there are some groups of people in which rational conversation is not possible. Doesn't take free choice seriously. It claims all evil emanates from bad education and unjust structures, but this is hardly the full story. Evil is a free choice of each individual, and Gregg says it's not something that can be explained away by the fact that someone is wealthier thanAnonymous Being Virtuous Sayings By Anonymous: Sentimental Humanitarianism: A Dangerous Temptation Gregg argues that sentimental humanitarianism: Reduces most debates to exchanges
The virtuous man takes the middle road between the two extremes, making a point of being respectful of his own ideas without changing his personality or style.Auliq Ice Being Virtuous Sayings By Auliq Ice: The virtuous man takes the middle road between the two extremes, making a point of
Total commitment is about being wise and smart, not necessarily being noble or virtuous. It's not so much about self-denial but about logic and common sense. It's not so much about what you lose; it's about what you gain.Chip Ingram Being Virtuous Sayings By Chip Ingram: Total commitment is about being wise and smart, not necessarily being noble or virtuous. It's
She was cold by nature, self-love predominating over passion; rather than being virtuous, she preferred to have her pleasures all to herself.Emile Zola Being Virtuous Sayings By Emile Zola: She was cold by nature, self-love predominating over passion; rather than being virtuous, she preferred
Never suppose that in any possible situation or under any circumstances that it is best for you to do a dishonorable thing however slightly so it may appear to you ... Encourage all your virtuous dispositions, and exercise them whenever an opportunity arises, being assured that they will gain strength by exercise ... and that exercise will make them habitual ...Thomas Jefferson Being Virtuous Sayings By Thomas Jefferson: Never suppose that in any possible situation or under any circumstances that it is best
One doesn't have the opportunity very often. Not that there are not many men who are good, but there are few men who, in addition to being good, have the simplicity and sturdiness and activity which allow us to say it about them, for somehow to say that a man "is good," or even to speak of a man who "is virtuous," is not the same thing as saying, "He is a virtuous man.George Orwell Being Virtuous Sayings By George Orwell: One doesn't have the opportunity very often. Not that there are not many men who
One's own free unfettered choice, one's own caprice, however wild it may be, one's own fancy worked up at times to frenzy
is that very "most advantageous advantage" which we have overlooked, which comes under no classification and against which all systems and theories are continually being shattered to atoms. And how do these wiseacres know that man wants a normal, a virtuous choice? What has made them conceive that man must want a rationally advantageous choice? What man wants is simply independent choice, whatever that independence may cost and wherever it may lead. And choice, of course, the devil only knows what choice.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky Being Virtuous Sayings By Fyodor Dostoyevsky: One's own free unfettered choice, one's own caprice, however wild it may be, one's own
Everyone knows that ice cream is worth the trouble of being cold. Like all things virtuous, you have to suffer to gain the reward.Brandon Sanderson Being Virtuous Sayings By Brandon Sanderson: Everyone knows that ice cream is worth the trouble of being cold. Like all things
Being judgmental about your own behavior is actually another cop-out because it makes you feel as though you're doing something virtuous.Barbara Sher Being Virtuous Sayings By Barbara Sher: Being judgmental about your own behavior is actually another cop-out because it makes you feel
By the worldly standards of public life, all scholars in their work are of course oddly virtuous. They do not make wild claims, they do not cheat, they do not try to persuade at any cost, they appeal neither to prejudice nor to authority, they are often frank about their ignorance, their disputes are fairly decorous, they do not confuse what is being argued with race, politics, sex or age, they listen patiently to the young and to the old who both know everything. These are the general virtues of scholarship, and they are peculiarly the virtues of science.Jacob Bronowski Being Virtuous Sayings By Jacob Bronowski: By the worldly standards of public life, all scholars in their work are of course
One's own best self. For centuries, this was the key concept behind any essential definition of friendship: that one's friend is a virtuous being who speaks to the virtue in oneself. How foreign such a concept to the children of the therapeutic culture! Today we do not look to see, much less affirm, our best selves in one another. To the contrary, it is the openness with which we admit to our emotional incapacities - the fear, the anger, the humiliation - that excites contemporary bonds of friendship. Nothing draws us closer to one another than the degree to which we face our deepest shame openly in one another's company... What we want is to feel known, warts and all: the more warts the better. It is the great illusion of our culture that what we confess to is who we are.Vivian Gornick Being Virtuous Sayings By Vivian Gornick: One's own best self. For centuries, this was the key concept behind any essential definition
[F]or who ever heard of a Gold-finder that had the Impudence or Folly to assert, from the ill Success of his Search, that there was no such thing as Gold in the World? Whereas the Truth-finder, having raked out that Jakes his own mind, and being there capable of tracing no Ray of Divinity, nor any thing virtuous, or good, or lovely, very fairly, honestly, and logically concludes, that no such things exist in the whole creation.Henry Fielding Being Virtuous Sayings By Henry Fielding: [F]or who ever heard of a Gold-finder that had the Impudence or Folly to assert,
If you look at your life and compare your life to that of an evil person, you will find that in most regards both lives are the same. You don't live a longer life or live forever by being virtuous.Gerry Lindgren Being Virtuous Sayings By Gerry Lindgren: If you look at your life and compare your life to that of an evil
The word patriotism, or its equivalents and derivations, is upon everyone's lips at the present time. It is a magic word which is thought by most people to cover any multitude of sins. To be patriotic in whatever cause is tantamount to being virtuous, while no worse charge can be brought against a man in popular estimation than to say he is unpatriotic.Ernest Belfort Bax Being Virtuous Sayings By Ernest Belfort Bax: The word patriotism, or its equivalents and derivations, is upon everyone's lips at the present