Virtue means doing the right thing, in relation to the right person, at the right time, to the right extent, in the right manner,
The most important human endeavor is striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depends on it. Only
There is no sensual pleasure in the world comparable to the delight and satisfaction that a good man takes in doing good.
True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.
The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention.
Goodness is a special kind of truth and beauty. It is truth and beauty in human behavior.
To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue… gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.
Nature does not bestow virtue; to be good is an art.
Rely on the ordinary virtues that intelligent, balanced human beings have relied on for centuries: common sense, thrift, realistic expectations, patience, and perseverance.