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Virtue

All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not enough to give in exchange for virtue. - Plato.


All virtue is summed up in dealing justly. – Aristotle.


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. – Aristotle.


Happiness, whether consisting in pleasure or virtue, or both, is more often found with those who are highly cultivated in their minds and in their character, and have only a moderate share of external goods, than among those who possess external goods to a useless extent but are deficient in higher qualities. – Aristotle.


I am an enemy to vice, and a friend to virtue. - Benjamin Franklin.


If there is some end of the things we do, which we desire for its own sake, clearly this must be the good. – Aristotle.


Industry and constant employment are great preservatives of the morals and virtue of a nation. - Benjamin Franklin.


I think vital religion has always suffered, when orthodoxy is more regarded than virtue. - Benjamin Franklin.


Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous. - Plato.


Learning is to the studious, and riches to the careful, as well as power to the bold, and Heaven to the virtuous. - Benjamin Franklin.


Let me resolve to be virtuous, that I may be happy. - Benjamin Franklin.


Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue. - Plato.


Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved. – Aristotle.


Peace, unity and virtue in any church are more to be regarded than orthodoxy. - Benjamin Franklin.


Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue. - Benjamin Franklin.


Serenity, regularity, absence of vanity, sincerity, simplicity, veracity, equanimity, fixity, non-irritability, adaptability, humility, tenacity, integrity, nobility, magnanimity, charity, generosity, purity. Practise daily these eighteen "ities" You will soon attain immortality. - Socrates.


The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons. – Aristotle.


The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit. – Aristotle.


The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so. - Plato.


The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom. – Aristotle.


Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so. – Aristotle.


Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that we do. - Plato.


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. - Plato.


Without virtue man can have no happiness in this world. - Benjamin Franklin.



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