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The act of defending any of the cardinal virtues has today all the exhilaration of a vice.

    Author: G.K. Chesterton

Chastity does not mean abstention from sexual wrong; it means something flaming, like Joan of Arc.

    Author: G.K. Chesterton

Man seems to be capable of great virtues but not of small virtues; capable of defying his torturer but not of keeping his temper.

    Author: G.K. Chesterton

There is a set of religious, or rather moral, writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true.

    Author: Francois Fenelon

True piety hath in it nothing weak, nothing sad, nothing constrained. It enlarges the heart; it is simple, free, and attractive.

    Author: Francois Fenelon

Sordid and infamous sensuality, the most dreadful evil that issued from the box of Pandora, corrupts the entire heart and eradicates every virtue.

    Author: Francois Fenelon

The most virtuous of all men, says Plato, is he that contents himself with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.

    Author: Francois Fenelon

I will tell you what to hate. Hate hypocrisy; hate cant; hate intolerance, oppression, injustice, Pharisaism; hate them as Christ hated them - with a deep, abiding, God-like hatred.

    Author: Frederick W. Robertson

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.

    Author: Frederick W. Robertson

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.

    Author: George Washington

I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.

    Author: George Washington

The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.

    Author: George Washington

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