No one gossips about other people’s secret virtues.
Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.
I want to be a transitory fallen, lifted up by virtues every time.
Beauty is more popular than virtues because it is more visible than virtues.
When virtues are pointed out first, flaws seem less insurmountable.
When I was a child, I thought,Casually, that solitudeNever needed to be sought.Something everybody had,Like nakedness, it lay at hand,Not specially right or specially wrong,A plentiful and obvious thingNot at all hard to understand.Then, after...
I have a deep fascination with human nature, with all its virtues and all its defects.
Virtues are in the popular estimate rather the exception than the rule.
Withersoever the wheel of Fortune turns, Virtue stands firm upon her feet.
Some virtues, when they become fashions, also become exaggerated. Just because nobody likes a judgmental attitude does not mean that there isn’t a sort of spoiled, self-righteous hypocrisy when one man obsessively commands other men...
Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself.