Virtues Related Quotes



Democracy's worst fault is that its leaders are likely to reflect the faults and virtues of their constituents.

Robert A. Heinlein

#Leaders #Likely #Virtues


There is a patience that cackles. There are a great many virtues that are hen-like. They are virtue, to be sure; but everybody in the neighborhood has to know about them.

Henry Ward Beecher

#Hen #Neighborhood #Virtues


Without courage you cannot practice any of the other virtues.

Maya Angelou

#Courage #Practice #Virtues


Our vices always lie in the direction of our virtues, and in their best estate are but plausible imitations of the latter.

Henry David Thoreau

#Estate #Latter #Vices #Virtues


Oh, for a forty-parson power to chant Thy praise, Hypocrisy! Oh, for a hymn Loud as the virtues thou dost loudly vaunt, Not practise!

Lord Byron

#Hypocrisy #Praise #Virtues


High fortune makes both our virtues and vices stand out as objects that are brought clearly to view by the light.

Francois De La Rochefoucauld

#Vices #Virtues


The prevailing conception is that education must be such as will enable one to acquire enough wealth to live on the plane of the bourgeoisie. That kind of education does not develop the aristocratic virtues. It neither encourages reflection nor inspires reverence for the good.

Richard M. Weaver

#Conception #Encourages #Plane #Reverence #Virtues


A lodestone is a wonderful thing in very many experiments, and like living things. And one of its remarkable virtues in that which the ancients considered to be a living soul in the sky, in the globes and in the stars, in the sun and in the moon.

William Gilbert

#Experiments #Remarkable #Virtues


Meditate upon my counsels; love them; follow them; To the divine virtues will they know how to lead thee. I swear it by the One who in our hearts engraved The sacred Tetrad , symbol immense and pure, Source of Nature and model of the Gods.

Pythagoras

#Immense #Symbol #Virtues


Justice came from a fight amid complexities, and required all the virtues in the world merely to be perceived.

Mark Helprin

#Amid #Virtues