The more we cling to virtues like humility, selflessness, modesty, and purity, the more beautiful we become - not only in His eyes, but also in the eyes of others. You can't airbrush that.
My hope is that people begin to understand what the fiscal realities are - how economic virtue differs from political virtue - and develop a realization of their individual economic philosophy in comparison to their perceived political ideology.
Being intellectually hospitable is a virtue that I bring into the interview space,
Kindness is an everyday byproduct of all the great virtues.
What a liberating thing to realize that our problems are probably our richest sources for rising to the ultimate virtue of compassion.
Gather the five virtues (Dignity, Confidence, Courage, Compassion, and Faith). Then you are a man.
One should judge a man mainly from his depravities. Virtues can be faked. Depravities are real.
It ill becomes any of us to take the attitude that all evidence for God is false evidence, beneath consideration, simply by virtue of its being evidence for God, or even by virtue of its being outside the purview of science.
The virtue of small government is that the mistakes are small as well...If you want to leave a nation you think is corrupt, inefficient, militaristic, oppressive, repressive, but you don't want to move to Canada or France, what do you do? Well, the way is through secession, where you could stay home and be where you want to be.
Virtue is not photogenic. What is it to be a nice guy? To be nothing, that's what. A big fat zero with a smile for everybody.
Virtue is not photogenic.
All things are possible to those who believe, less difficult to those who hope, more easy to those who love, and still easier to those who persevere in the practice of these three virtues.
A disease of the mind, [whose] germ is the idea that one may learn that which is valuable, or in any way acquire virtue, by the process of being shown things.
Self criticism must be my guide to action, and the first rule for its employment is that in itself it is not a virtue, only a procedure.
Black is not a vice. Nor is segregation a virtue.
My whole mood or sense can change by virtue of the music that I'm listening to. It really does affect me on a visceral and emotional level.
A woman whom Providence has provided with beauty of spirit and body is a truth, at the same time both open and secret, which we can understand only by love, and touch only by virtue.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
Men who do not forgive women their little faults will never enjoy their great virtues.
The highest virtue here may be least in another world.
Virtue tested: "Have I not survived hunger and thirst, suffering, and mockery for the sake of the truth which heaven has awakened in my heart?
Netflix did it right and focused on all the things that have replaced the dumb, raw numbers of the Nielsen world - they embraced targeted marketing and 'brand' as a virtue higher than ratings.
God did not send a concept, an idea, or a virtue. He sent his Son. Follow the God of love, not love as your god.
Sincerity is a Christian virtue, as is honesty about our struggles. But my generation needs to realize that Christianity is more than chic fragility, endless self-revelation, and the coolness that comes with authenticity.
Leaders lead by virtue of who they are.
Who was it who said that every virtue contains its corresponding vice? C.S. Lewis? Virginia Woolf? You forget. But it has always worried you that what the virtue of wit contained was the vice of scorn.
Moral vices prosper by dressing themselves as virtues.
However much the various phases of the French Revolution may have modelled themselves on Roman history the early phase on Republican virtue, the later on Imperial grandeur the fact remains that classicism depended on a fixed and rational philosophy; whereas the spirit of the Revolution was one of change and of emotion.
Now virtue may not always be its own reward, but in any case it is not usually bought and paid for at market rates.
I think on the efficiency level, not only the distribution level, capitalism is a flawed system. It probably has the same virtues as Churchill attributed to democracy: It's the worst system except for any other. And I think that's right, but it cannot be thought that some unmitigated belief in free markets is a cure even from the efficiency point of view.
Each band or level, being a particular manifestation of the electromagnetic spectrum, is what it is only by virtue of the other bands. The color blue is no less beautiful because it exits along side the other colors of a rainbow, and blueness itself depends upon the existence of the other colors, for if there were no color but blue, we would never be able to see it.
Exaggerated self-importance is deemed an individual fault, but a racial virtue.
Cooking is an art and patience a virtue. Careful shopping, fresh ingredients and an unhurried approach are nearly all you need. There is one more thing - love. Love for food and love for those you invite to your table. With a combination of these things you can be an artist
We have a tendency to romanticize independence. Most business literature still views autonomy as a virtue, as though communication, teamwork, and cooperation were lesser values.
I was surrounded by art by virtue of not only the educational opportunities that my mother's foresight availed me to.
The pearl whose possession separates man from beast, the pearl which is the rarest find - the best among virtues - is forgiveness.
I think it is extremely interesting to think that, in some cases, vice might be, finally, more redemptive than virtue.
It is entirely possible that Limbaugh himself never needed contraception in college, but virtue in the absence of opportunity is hardly a moral triumph.
I think the chemistry on the Orange set is extraordinary and I'm going to risk and say this: I think by virtue of the fact that there are not so many men, we are free to be absolutely authentic. There is a lot of freedom and trust.
But everyone's an expert with the virtue of hindsight . . . .