Creative thinking may mean simply the realization that there's no particular virtue in doing things the way they always have been done
Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.
We are double-edged blades, and every time we whet our virtue the return stroke strops our vice.
Virtue consists in doing our duty in the several relations we sustain in respect to ourselves, to our fellow men, and to God, as known from reason, conscience, and revelation.
Virtue is like precious odors most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed.
A virtuous person is better then virtue and a vicious person is worse than vice.
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
Sin is commitable in thought, word or deed; so is virtue.
To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
When will you understand that being normal isn't necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage.
No man can purchase his virtue too dear, for it is the only thing whose value must ever increase with the price it has cost us. Our integrity is never worth so much as when we have parted with our all to keep it.
The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.
Beauty without virtue is like a rose without scent.
Who sows virtue reaps honor.
I was just trying to let them know how I felt about being treated as a human being,
Flirting is the sin of the virtuous and the virtue of the sinful.
The deadliest foe to virtue would be complete self-knowledge.
A virtuous person is better than virtue and a vicious person is worse than vice.
Princes may make laws and repeal them, but they can neither make nor destroy virtue, and how indeed should they be able to do what is impossible to the Deity himself? Virtue being as immutable in its nature as the divine will which is the ground of it.
Some vices miss what is right because they are deficient, others because they are excessive, in feelings or in actions, while virtue finds and chooses the mean.
The good citizen need not of necessity possess the virtue which makes a good man.
Love kindled by virtue always kindles another, provided that its flame appear outwardly.
What is vice but an enslaving habit and virtue but a human opinion? See God and do His will; walk in whatever path He shall trace for thy goings.
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