Virtue is the truest nobility.
There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that we do.
The force of character is cumulative.?All the foregone days of virtue work thier health into this.
The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.
You freeze with the number of opportunities given to you and just decide to do nothing at all.
Whenever there are great virtues, it's a sure sign something's wrong.
It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
I 'm at the beginning of my career and I hope I get to get the opportunity to play someone diverse and dark and more serious in the story.
While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible; it is then an emanation of virtue; it is less a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country.
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.
Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise.
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Opportunity knocks for every man, but you have to give a woman a ring.
I would return to the Blackadder character if the opportunity came up. I have no qualms about that at all.
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.
God has been very good to me, for I never dwell upon anything wrong which a person has done, so as to remember it afterwards. If I do remember it, I always see some other virtue in that person.
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.
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.
A host is like a general: calamities often reveal his genius.
I have pushed virtue to outright brutality.
Consider your origin; you were not born to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.