A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
If there's a power above us, (And that there is all nature cries aloud Through all her works) he must delight in virtue.
Loveliest of women! heaven is in thy soul, Beauty and virtue shine forever round thee, Bright'ning each other! thou art all divine!
Knowledge is, indeed, that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another.
A man must be excessively stupid, as well as uncharitable, who believes that there is no virtue but on his own side, and that there are not men as honest as himself who may differ from him in political principles.
Thy father's merit sets thee up to view, And shows thee in the fairest point of light, To make thy virtues, or thy faults, conspicuous.
When love once pleas admission to our hearts, (In spite of all the virtue we can boast), The woman that deliberates is lost.
Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt.
Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body. As by the one, health is preserved, strengthened, and invigorated: by the other, virtue (which is the health of the mind) is kept alive, cherished, and confirmed.
There is no greater sign of a general decay of virtue in a nation, than a want of zeal in its inhabitants for the good of their country.
Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.
Some virtues are only seen in affliction and some in prosperity.
Curse on his virtues! they've undone his country.
There in no virtue so truly great and godlike as justice.
Charity is a virtue of the heart, and not of the hands.
Gifts and alms are the expressions, not the essence, of this virtue.