Is virtue a thing remote? I wish to be virtuous, and lo! Virtue is at hand.

To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.

The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.

He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.

    

 

 

If a man takes no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand.

If a man remembers what is right at the sign of profit, is ready to lay down his life in the face of danger, and does not forget sentiments he has repeated all his life when he has been in straitened circumstances for a long time, he may be said to be a complete man.

Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue.

Virtue is more to man than either water or fire. I have seen men die from treading on water and fire, but I have never seen a man die from treading the course of virtue.

If a man withdraws his mind from the love of beauty, and applies it as sincerely to the love of the virtuous; if, in serving his parents, he can exert his utmost strength; if, in serving his prince, he can devote his life; if in his intercourse with his friends, his words are sincere although men say that he has not learned, I will certainly say that he has. 

The determined scholar and the man of virtue will not seek to live at the expense of injuring their virtue. They will even sacrifice their lives to preserve their virtue complete.

    

Confucius advice

I have not seen a person who loved virtue, or one who hated what was not virtuous. He who loved virtue would esteem nothing above it.

Confucius

 

     

 

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Leonardo da Vinci teachings

Who sows virtue reaps honor.

Leonardo
da Vinci

Socrates teachings

We cannot live better

than in seeking to become better.

Socrates

Mother Teresa advice

Life is a promise, fulfill it.

Mother
Teresa

Russian Proverbs

Clever person likes to learn,

and the fool to teach.

Russian
proverbs

Vadim Kotelnikov quotes

The Loving Creator created us in his likeness. All we need is to empower ourselves from inside and embrace an attitude of a Loving Creator.

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