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When we pray for any virtue, we should cultivate the virtue as well as pray for it; the form of your prayer should be the rule of your life; every petition to God is a precept to man. Look not, therefore, upon your prayers as a method of good and salvation only, but as a perpetual monition of duty. By what we require of God we see what he requires of us.

    Author: Jeremy Taylor

Temperance is reason's girdle, and passion's bride, the strength of the soul, and the foundation of virtue.

    Author: Jeremy Taylor

Humility is a virtue all preach, none practise, and yet everybody is content to hear. The master thinks it good doctrine for his servant, the laity for the clergy, and the clergy for the laity.

    Author: John Selden

It is a shame for a man to desire honor only because of his noble progenitors, and not to deserve it by his own virtue.

    Author: John Chrysostom

In what light soever we regard the Bible, whether with reference to revelation, to history, or to morality, it is an invaluable and inexhaustible mine of knowledge and virtue.

    Author: John Quincy Adams

Virtue is its own reward, and brings with it the truest and highest pleasure; but if we cultivate it only for pleasure's sake, we are selfish, not religious, and will never gain the pleasure, because we can never have the virtue.

    Author: John Henry Newman

Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl chain of all virtues.

    Author: Joseph Hall

It is no small happiness to attend those from whom we may receive precepts and examples of virtue.

    Author: Joseph Hall

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

    Author: Joseph Hall

People must have righteous principals in the first, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions.

    Author: Martin Luther

Men are not made religious by performing certain actions which are externally good, but they must first have righteous principles, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions.

    Author: Martin Luther

The defects of a preacher are soon spied. Let him be endued with ten virtues, and have but one fault, and that one fault will eclipse and darken all his virtues and gifts, so evil is the world in these times.

    Author: Martin Luther

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