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Policies are many, Principles are few, Policies will change, Principles never do.

    Author: John C. Maxwell

Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages.

    Author: Henry Ward Beecher

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.

    Author: Henry Ward Beecher

All places where women are excluded tend downward to barbarism; but the moment she is introduced, there come in with her courtesy, cleanliness, sobriety, and order.

    Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.

    Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.

    Author: Charles Kingsley

The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear.
- Daniel Defoe

    Author: Assorted Authors

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.

    Author: Edmund Burke

Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.

    Author: Francis Bacon

Reputation is rarely proportioned to virtue.

    Author: Francis de Sales

Gratitude is the mother of all the virtues.

    Author: G.K. Chesterton

Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all.

    Author: G.K. Chesterton

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