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When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms,
by Akhenaton

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.
- Akhenaton

Related topics: Beauty

To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom;
and he that increaseth his riches,
increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure,
and trouble findeth it not.
- Akhenaton

Honor is the inner garment of the Soul;
the first thing put on by it with the flesh,
and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.
- Akhenaton

Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness;
but He who gave thee Soul,
armed thee with resolution.
Employ it, and thou art wise; be wise and thou art happy.
- Akhenaton

 

The lips of the wise are as the doors of a cabinet;
no sooner are they opened,
but treasures are poured out before thee.
- Akhenaton

Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger;
it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast,
or murder thy friend.
- Akhenaton

True wisdom is less presuming than folly.
The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind;
the fool is obstinate,
and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
- Akhenaton

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Be thou incapable of change in that which is right,
and men will rely upon thee.
Establish unto thyself principles of action;
and see that thou ever act according to them.
First know that thy principles are just,
and then be thou.
- Akhenaton

Say not that honor is the child of boldness,
nor believe thou that the hazard of life alone can pay the price of it:
it is not to the action that it is due,
but to the manner of performing it.
- Akhenaton

Hear the words of prudence, give heed unto her counsels,
and store them in thine heart; her maxims are universal,
and all the virtues lean upon her; she is the guide
and the mistress of human life.
- Akhenaton

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who sows virtue reaps honor.
- Leonardo da Vinci

A thankful heart is the greatest virtue.
- Cicero

To realize that you do not understand is a virtue;
Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
- Lao Tzu

There's a point... when you have to choose
whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life,
or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable
who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
- Joseph Addison

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
- Anatole France

The only reward of virtue is virtue;
the only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Consider a parent who says,
"Look at the sacrifices I'm making so you can have a better life."
Contrast that with another parent who demonstrates
living a great life every day.
Self-sacrifice is not a virtue.
Living a great life and sharing that life with others
is the noble way to live.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you doubt the virtue in self-honor,
remember what the flight attendant says,
"Put your own oxygen mask on first."
You are of no use to anyone else
if you have not taken care of your own needs first -
this includes your own emotional,
as well as physical, well-being.
In addition, your greatest value to your children,
your family, your friends, and your community
is the example you set, leading a great life that inspires
those around you to emulate your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Virtue can only flourish among equals.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide,
and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
- Robert Hall

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue,
a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence,
confidence, justice.
- Baruch Spinoza

What is man's ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love,
truth, virtue, and beauty.
- Shinichi Suzuki

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!
And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
- David Starr Jordan

The inherent vice of capitalism
is the unequal sharing of blessings;
the inherent virtue of socialism
is the equal sharing of miseries.
- Winston Churchill

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for
the education of its virtue.
- Plato

Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked
than it is loved by the good.
- The Buddha

I design for real people.
I think of our customers all the time.
There is no virtue whatsoever in creating clothing
or accessories that are not practical.
- Giorgio Armani

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
- Oscar Wilde

What most persons consider as virtue,
after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
- Voltaire

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
- Indira Gandhi

Money is the barometer of a society's virtue.
- Ayn Rand

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer
silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
- Albert Einstein

It is only the poor who pay cash,
and that not from virtue,
but because they are refused credit.
- Anatole France

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue,
but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice;
it whitens only the hair.
- Ira Gershwin

Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.
- Henry A. Kissinger

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes,
but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
- George Washington

To a superior race of being the pretensions of mankind
to extraordinary sanctity and virtue must seem...
ridiculous.
- William Hazlitt

Every act of virtue is an ingredient unto reward.
- Jeremy Taylor

It is time to get drunk!
So as not to be the martyred slaves of Time,
get drunk; get drunk without stopping!
On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish.
- Charles Baudelaire

When one ceases from conflict, whether because he has won,
because he has lost, or because he cares no more for the game,
the virtue passes out of him.
- Charles Horton Cooley

Vice stirs up war, virtue fights.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Virtue alone has majesty in death.
- Edward Young

A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal,
with possibilities of virtue and vice-
but as yet unstained.
- Lyman Abbott

I conclude that it is a fundamental mistake to think that salvation,
justice, or virtue come through merely human institutions.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

Believe me, 'tis a godlike thing to lend;
to owe is a heroic virtue.
- Francois Rabelais

Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue;
they support the laws before destroying them.
- Voltaire

Virtue must be valuable, if men and women of all degrees pretend to have it.
- Edgar Watson Howe

When virtue is at liberty, so to some extent is vice.
- Barbara Amiel

Where the roots of private virtue are diseased,
the fruit of public probity cannot but be corrupt.
- Felix Adler

In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money,
virtue before beauty, the mind before the body;
then thou hast a wife,
a friend, a companion, a second self.
- William Penn

Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue
of humility in the domain of thought.
- Simone Weil

By virtue of being born to humanity,
every human being has a right to the development and
fulfillment of his potentialities as a human being.
- Ashley Montagu

Genius and virtue are to be more often found clothed
in gray than in peacock bright.
- Van Wyck Brooks

The first task in teaching is to bring to consciousness
what the students already believe by virtue of their
personal experiences about themselves and society.
- Paul Wellstone

Blind submission in women is considered a virtue,
while submission to wrong is itself wrong,
and resistance to wrong is virtue alike in women as in man.
- Ernestine Rose

We speak of virtue, honour, reason; but our thought
does not translate any one of these concepts into a substance.
- Wilhelm Wundt

The virtue of justice consists in moderation,
as regulated by wisdom.
- Aristotle

The machine has had a pernicious effect upon virtue,
pity, and love, and young men used to machines which induce inertia,
and fear, are near impotent.
- Edward Dahlberg

Virtue knows to a farthing what it has lost by not having been vice.
- Horace Walpole

Patience, the beggar's virtue, shall find no harbor here.
- Philip Massinger

Virtue is the fount whence honour springs.
- Christopher Marlowe

We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it.
But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that.
- William Penn

If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.
- Edmund Burke

Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together.
- Petrarch


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