„There's a virtue in slowness, which we have lost“

—  Graham Greene, buch Monsignor Quixote

Monsignor Quixote (1982)

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britischer Schriftsteller 1904 - 1991

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„We insist on self-roasting, by slow degrees, and at regular intervals, to show our contempt for experience, and to develop our chief virtue, which is obstinacy.“

—  Samuel Laman Blanchard British author and journalist 1804 - 1845

"That a Burnt Child often Dreads the Fire".
Sketches from Life (1846)

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„Let them recognize virtue and rot for having lost it.“
Virtutem videant intabescantque relicta.

—  Persius ancient latin poet 34 - 62

Satire III, line 38.
Alternate translation (by William Gifford):—
"In all her charms, set Virtue in their eye,
And let them see their loss, despair, and—die!"
The Satires

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„When love once pleas admission to our hearts,
(In spite of all the virtue we can boast),
The woman that deliberates is lost.“

—  Joseph Addison, buch Cato

Cato, A Tragedy (1713)
Variante: "When love once pleads admission to our hearts..."

Act IV, scene i. The last line has often been misreported as "He who hesitates is lost", a sentiment inspired by it but not penned by Addison. See Paul F. Boller, Jr., and John George, They Never Said It: A Book of Fake Quotes, Misquotes, & Misleading Attributions (1989), p. 3.

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„We have no aristocracy but of virtue and talent, which is the only true aristocracy, and is the old and true meaning of the term.“

—  Thomas D'Arcy McGee Canadian politician 1825 - 1868

Legislative Assembly, February 9, 1865
Kontext: This is a new land - a land of pretension because it is new; because classes and systems have not had that time to grow here naturally. We have no aristocracy but of virtue and talent, which is the only true aristocracy, and is the old and true meaning of the term. (Hear, hear.)

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„Perhaps we have more in common by virtue of our common humanity than we have differences by virtue of our religions.“

—  Mark Heard American musician and record producer 1951 - 1992

Life in the Industry: A Musician's Diary

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„Nothing is more wonderful, or honours virtue more, than the confidence with which we turn to people whose probity we have long been acquainted with.“

—  Antoine François Prévost French novelist 1697 - 1763

Rien n'est plus admirable et ne fait plus d'honneur à la vertu, que la confiance avec laquelle on s'adresse aux personnes dont on connaît parfaitement la probité.
Part 1, p. 86; translation p. 40.
L'Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut (1731)

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„So, in the time when virtue bloomed
In lords and cavaliers of old,
We lived with joy and courtesy,
But then they fled down distant roads
And for a long time lost the way
And nevermore returned; but now
The winter and sharp winds are gone,
And virtue blossoms as before.“

—  Matteo Maria Boiardo, buch Orlando Innamorato

Così nel tempo che virtù fioria
Ne li antiqui segnori e cavallieri,
Con noi stava allegrezza e cortesia,
E poi fuggirno per strani sentieri,
Sì che un gran tempo smarirno la via,
Né del più ritornar ferno pensieri;
Ora è il mal vento e quel verno compito,
E torna il mondo di virtù fiorito.
Bk. 2, Canto 1, st. 2
Orlando Innamorato

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„Things that are separate shall be united and acquire such virtue that they will restore to man his lost memory.“

—  Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519

Of papyrus
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci (1883), XX Humorous Writings

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„Compassion is not a virtue -- it is a commitment. It's not something we have or don't have -- it's something we choose to practice.“

—  Brené Brown US writer and professor 1965

Quelle: I Thought It Was Just Me: Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame

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„He strives after that which we translate 'virtue' but is in Greek aretê, 'excellence' …“

—  Robert M. Pirsig, buch Zen und die Kunst ein Motorrad zu warten

Quelle: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974), Ch. 29
Kontext: "What moves the Greek warrior to deeds of heroism," Kitto comments, "is not a sense of duty as we understand it—duty towards others: it is rather duty towards himself. He strives after that which we translate 'virtue' but is in Greek aretê, 'excellence' … we shall have much to say about aretê. It runs through Greek life."
There, Phædrus thinks, is a definition of Quality that had existed a thousand years before the dialecticians ever thought to put it to word-traps. Anyone who cannot understand this meaning without logical definiens and definendum and differentia is either lying or so out of touch with the common lot of humanity as to be unworthy of receiving any reply whatsoever.

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„We try to make virtues out of the faults we have no wish to correct.“

—  François de La Rochefoucauld, buch Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims

Nous essayons de nous faire honneur des défauts que nous ne voulons pas corriger.
Maxim 442.
Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665–1678)

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„The virtue of prosperity, is temperance; the virtue of adversity, is fortitude; which in morals is the more heroical virtue.“

—  Francis Bacon, buch Essays

Of Adversity
Essays (1625)
Kontext: The virtue of prosperity, is temperance; the virtue of adversity, is fortitude; which in morals is the more heroical virtue. Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New; which carrieth the greater benediction, and the clearer revelation of God's favor. Yet even in the Old Testament, if you listen to David's harp, you shall hear as many hearse-like airs as carols; and the pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job, than the felicities of Solomon. Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.

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