Virtue is not a reward; it is the accumulation of characteristics that are full of caring, honesty and encouragement.
It is not so much that we do not value life in our youth; it is that we learn to appreciate life more as time teaches us the value of time.
Donaled S. Neviaser, The Inner View: Life Enhancing Perspectives
Analyze the situation carefully and determine if you acted unwisely. Admit all your mistakes openly and honestly, telling the whole truth and admitting your ineptness.
Norman Vincent Peale, The Tough-Minded Optimist
Man's being is simple, but his personality is not; the personality is complex. The personality is like an onion - there are many layers of conditioning and corruption, and hidden behind those many layers is man's simple being.
Osho, Intuition; Knowing Beyond Logic
Being open also means being open to people - to their views, their needs, their passions, and even their mistakes. Being open is the same as being forgiving, accepting, and tolerant. Being open means listening to others and trying to understand their pain, their hopes, their dreams.
Andrei G. Aleinikov, Ph.D., Mega Creativity, Five Steps To Thinking Like A Genius
Virtue is insufficient temptation.
George Bernard Shaw
Virtue is an angel, but she is a blind one, and must ask Knowledge to show her the pathway that leads to her goal.
Blushing is the color of virtue.
He that has energy enough to root out a vice should go further, and try to plant a virtue in its place.
Modesty and unselfishness - these are virtues which men praise - and pass by.
The excess of virtue is a vice.
Any of us can achieve virtue, if by virtue we merely mean the avoidance of the vices that do not attract us.
Virtue is the fount whence honour springs.
Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
We ought to be interested in that darkest and most real part of a man in which dwell not the vices that he does not display, but the virtues that he cannot.
…we only measure economic value by how useful something is for us - if we can find ways to make a buck on a natural "resource", that's all we need to exploit it. We pay little attention to the incredible complexity and interdependence of components of ecosystems of which we, as biological beings, remain a part.
David Suzuki, Time To Change Essays.
Character ... Patience ... Purpose