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The time is always right to do what is right.

The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.
He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Virtue is simply happiness, and happiness is a by-product of function. You are happy when you are functioning.
I used to be snow white, but I drifted.
I have never seen a man as fond of virtue as of women.
Great necessities call out great virtues.
With virtue you can't be entirely poor; without virtue you can't really be rich.
The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.
Virtue that wavers is not virtue.
There is no substitute for virtue. Keep your thoughts virtuous. Rise above the filth that's all around you in this world and stand tall in strength and virtue. You can do this and you will be happier for it for as long as you live. God bless you in cherishing, developing and holding on to this great gift, the quality of personal virtue.
Purity is the feminine, truth the masculine of honor.
It is easy enough to be virtuous When nothing tempts you to stray; When without or within No voice of sin Is luring your soul away. But it is only a negative virtue until it is tried by fire. For the soul that is worth the treasures of the earth is the soul that resists desire.
Few people have the virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.
The fact is that a man who wants to act virtuously in every way necessarily comes to grief among so many who are not virtuous.
To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
Virtue has its own reward, but no sales at the box office.
Even virtue is fairer when it appears in a beautiful person.
Be virtuous and you will be eccentric.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. [Galatians 5:23, 24]
Most virtue is a demand for greater seduction.
Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
A homely face and no figure have aided many women heavenward.
Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.
Better keep yourself clean and bright. You are the window through which you must see the world.
To be innocent is to be not guilty; but to be virtuous is to overcome our evil inclinations.
The first time you see Winston Churchill you see all his faults and the rest of your life you spend discovering his virtues.
You are a man, not God; you are human, not an angel. How can you expect to remain always in a constant state of virtue, when this was not possible even for an angel of Heaven, nor for the first man in the Garden?
Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.
Wickedness is always easier than virtue, for it takes a short cut to everything.
It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born, as long as he be a man of merit.
To a superior race of being the pretensions of mankind to extraordinary sanctity and virtue must seem... ridiculous.
If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.
A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one.
God will certainly reward virtue and punish vice, either here or hereafter.
People praise virtue, but they hate it, they run away from it. It freezes you to death, and in this world you've got to keep your feet warm.

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