All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
For, when with beauty we can virtue join, We paint the semblance of a form divine.
In Islamic societies, politicians can manipulate almost everything. But thus far, no fundamentalist leader has been able to convince his supporters to renounce Islam’s central virtue – the principle of strict equality between human beings, regardless of sex, race, or creed.
You cannot have Liberty in this world without what you call Moral Virtue, and you cannot have Moral Virtue without the slavery of that half of the human race who hate what you call Moral Virtue.
Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue.
To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind – this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for.
If the highest things are unknowable, then the highest capacity or virtue of man cannot be theoretical wisdom.
What is man’s ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty.
If the headache would only precede the intoxication, alcoholism would be a virtue.
The rewards of virtue alone abide secure.