One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
If our dreams were more regular, more connected, more stable, they would also have more practical importance for us.
Those who have virtue always in their mouths, and neglect it in practice, are like a harp, which emits a sound pleasing to others, while itself is insensible of the music.
We ought to esteem it of the greatest importance that the fictions which children first hear should be adapted in the most perfect manner to the promotion of virtue.
The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.
But now I know that it is very important that all buildings should be consistent, that this is the quality of the Gothic cathedral, for instance, that we like.
Men do what is called a good action, as some piece of courage or charity, much as they would pay a fine in expiation of daily non-appearance on parage.? Thier works are done as an apology or extenuation of thier living in the world.-as invalids and the insane pay a high? board.? Thier virtues are penances.? I do not wish to expiate, but to live.? My life is for itself and not a spectacle.?I can not consent to pay for privilege where I have intrinsic right.
The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.
I design for real people. I think of our customers all the time. There is no virtue whatsoever in creating clothing or accessories that are not practical.
Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.
The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.
The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage.
What you get by achieving your goals is to as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared.
But I'm going to be a real good boy and take it day by day and try to concentrate on what's most important to me, and that's offering women a service.
Everyone in my family is in the film business; I knew I wanted to be creative and it was important in my family to be artistic.
Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.
The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say - because they were too obvious.
Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.
Virtue could see to do what Virtue would by her own radiant light, though sun and moon where in the flat sea sunk.
Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
One man cannot practice many arts with success.