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American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned. Be industrious and frugal, and you will be rich. Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy. Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. At least you will, by such conduct, stand the best chance for such consequences.
Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
Irish writer 1854-1900
As for the virtuous poor, one can pity them, of course, but one cannot possibly admire them. They have made private terms with the enemy, and sold their birthright for very bad pottage. They must also be extraordinarily stupid.
Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
The way of the superior person is threefold; virtuous, they are free from anxieties; wise they are free from perplexities; and bold they are free from fear.
Cardinal De Richelieu
French clergyman, nobleman, and statesman 1585-1642
A virtuous and well-disposed person, like a good metal, the more he is fired, the more he is fined; the more he is opposed, the more he is approved: wrongs may well try him, and touch him, but cannot imprint in him any false stamp.
Anglo-Irish novelist and philosopher 1919-1999
All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous.
American president (7th) 1767-1845
All the rights secured to the citizens under the Constitution are worth nothing, and a mere bubble, except guaranteed to them by an independent and virtuous Judiciary.
American poet, travel author, and diplomat 1825-1878
And rest, that strengthens unto virtuous deeds, Is one with Prayer.
Sir John Lubbock
British statesman and banker 1834-1913
Any weak fool can be vicious. To be virtuous you must be a man; to be virtuous is to be truly free; vice is the real slavery.Source: The Use of Life
English writer 1667-1745
As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.
English poet 1572-1632
As virtuous men pass mildly away, and whisper to their souls to go, whilst some of their sad friends do say, the breath goes now, and some say no.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
Be virtuous and you will be eccentric.
British Dramatist 1670-1729
Blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds, and though a late, a sure reward succeeds.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
English poet 1792-1822
Constancy has nothing virtuous in itself, independently of the pleasure it confers, and partakes of the temporizing spirit of vice in proportion as it endures tamely moral defects of magnitude in the object of its indiscreet choice.
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