theological-virtue quotes

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There is something beautiful about virtue, Captain. But I am just a poor guy.
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 ...
When virtue has slept it will arise the more refreshed.
The ascetic makes a necessity out of virtue.
But tell me: how did gold get to be the highest value? Because it is uncommon and useless and gleaming and gentle in its brillianc ...
The purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now,
was and is, to hold as 'twere the mirror up to nature: to show<
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Teach thy necessity to reason thus:
There is no virtue like necessity.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
When virtue rises one foot, the devil rises ten.
As fire refines gold, so suffering refines virtue.
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