Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.
character resolve Courage
The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.
Annoying Sure Generally
Socrates and Jesus, two teachers of virtue and love, were executed because of the unsettling, threatening power of their souls, which was revealed in their personal lives and in their words.
Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
One should always be drunk. That's all that matters...But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.
poetry drunk Virtue
He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."
[On British Labour politician Stafford Cripps.]
vice classic-insult admiration
Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
Failure Equal Envy
One of the truly bad effects of religion is that it teaches us that it is a virtue to be satisfied with not understanding.
ignorance religion Religion
My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage." - Aunt Frances
Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.