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Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a confession of the deficiency it indicates. He who undervalues himself is justly overvalued by others.
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William Hazlitt Quotes

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... virtue without which terror is murderous, terror without which virtue is powerless. Terror is nothing else than swift, severe, indomitable justice; it flows, then, from virtue.
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Maximilien Robespierre Quotes

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If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none but itself. Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor strength, nor reason can prevail.
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Virtue is its own revenge.
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E.Y. Harburn Quotes

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Patience: A minor form of despair disguised as a virtue.
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Ambrose Bierce Quotes

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Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
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Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation, all which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, though religion were not but superstition dismounts all these, and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men... the master of superstition is the people and arguments are fitted to practice, in a reverse order.
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Francis Bacon Quotes

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Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.
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Francis Bacon Quotes

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Unless I accept my faults I will most certainly doubt my virtues.
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Hugh Prather Quotes

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To put it as simply as possible: I am not a Muslim. ... I do not accept the charge of apostacy, because I have never in my adult life affirmed any belief, and what one has not affirmed one can not be said to have apostasized from. The Islam I know states clearly that 'there can be no coercion in matters of religion'. The many Muslims I respect would be horrified by the idea that they belong to their faith purely by virtue of birth, and that a person who freely chose not to be a Muslim could therefore be put to death.
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Salman Rushdie Quotes

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Forethought and temperance are the virtues which produced thrift, and with thrift the economic progress of society. And those are the virtues which today are gravely compromised.
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Adriano Tilgher Quotes

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Variability is one of the virtues of a woman. It avoids the crude requirement of polygamy. So long as you have one good wife you are sure to have a spiritual harem.
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton Quotes

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Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
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Evelyn Waugh Quotes

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War is nothing less than a temporary repeal of the principles of virtue. It is a system out of which almost all the virtues are excluded, and in which nearly all the vices are included.
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Robert Hall Quotes

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Education is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate, no despotism can enslave. At home, a friend, abroad, an introduction, in solitude a solace and in society an ornament. It chastens vice, it guides virtue.
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Joseph Addison Quotes

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He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
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Winston Churchill Quotes

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Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference.
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Emil Ludwig Quotes

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Most institutions demand unqualified faith; but the institution of science makes skepticism a virtue.
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Robert K. Merton Quotes

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Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of the vices.
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George Bernard Shaw Quotes

If we escape punishment for our vices, why should we complain if we are not rewarded for our virtues?
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John Churton Collins Quotes

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