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Virtue often trips and falls on the sharp-edged rock of poverty.

Virtue without talent is a coat of mail without a sword; it may indeed defend the wearer, but will not enable him to protect his friend.

Virtue, not rolling suns, the mind matures; that life is long which answers life's great end.

Virtues go ever in troops; so thick that sometimes some are hid in the crowd, which yet are virtues though they appear not.

We are apt to mistake our vocation in looking out of the way for occasions to exercise great and rare virtues, and stepping over the ordinary ones which lie directly in the road before us. When we read we fancy we could be martyrs; when we come to act we find we cannot bear a provoking word.

We rarely like the virtues we have not.

Wealth is a weak anchor, and glory cannot support a man; this is the law of God, that virtue only is firm, and cannot be shaken by a tempest.

Were there but one virtuous man in the world, he would hold up his head with confidence and honor; he would shame the world, and not the world him.

What the world calls virtue is a name and a dream without Christ. The foundation of all human excellence must be laid deep in the blood of the Redeemer's cross and in the power of his resurrection.

When men grow virtuous in their old age, they only make a sacrifice to God of the devil's leavings.

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.

When virtue has slept, she will get up more refreshed.

While shame keeps watch virtue is not wholly extinguished from the heart, nor will moderation be utterly exiled from the mind of tyrants.


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