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Example Sentences for "virtue"

Her religious beliefs have always been the principal force guiding her virtuous behaviorHumility is considered an important virtue in many Far Eastern cultures.

Her religious beliefs have always been the principal force guiding her virtuous behavior.

It is important for the children to learn the virtue of hard work.

He is a virtuous, caring man, and is beloved by all his friends and colleagues.

These meals have the virtue of being delicious as well as nutritious.

I am confident that his virtue of being a hard worker will guarantee him a lot of success in his future career.

She has always remained a virtuous person despite living in such terrible surroundings.

Honesty is a virtue one does not always encounter in the world of big business.

She won the debate by virtue of her strong, clear argument in favor of the question.

Magnetic objects attract various metals by virtue of an invisible force field surrounding them.

The Protestant ethic emphasizes the virtues of hard work and self-discipline.

I don't see any virtue in supporting a political party just because the leader is a nice guy.

She praises the virtues of the proposal in front of the boss, but then criticizes it when he's not around.

Christianity describes seven virtues which are considered fundamental to Christian ethics.

In the Jewish religion, study is considered to be an important virtue.

According to Confucius, devotion to one's parents is virtuous.

The month of Ramadan is held to be a month of virtues and blessings for people of the Islamic faith.

Chinese Buddhism lists five virtues; gentleness, kindness, respectfulness, thriftiness and humility.

Commitment, dedication and a social conscious are important virtues for followers of the Sikh faith.

Non-violence is considered the supreme virtue of the Hindu religion.

A French proverb notes that beauty, unaccompanied by virtue, is as a flower without perfume.

A Greek proverb advises, First secure an independent income, then practice virtue.

A Chinese proverb notes that riches add to the house, virtues to the man.

A Chinese proverb suggests that with virtue you can't be entirely poor; without virtue you can't really be rich.

A Kenyan proverb tells us that virtue is better than wealth.

David Starr Jordan once said that wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.

Voltaire once remarked that men are equal; it is not birth, but virtue that makes the difference.

Abraham Lincoln once said, It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

William Shakespeare wrote, He lives in fame that died in virtue's cause.

Benjamin Franklin once suggested that God will certainly reward virtue, and punish vice, either here or hereafter.

Francois de Salignac Fenelon once remarked that exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind.

Will Durant once noted that every vice was once a virtue, and may become respectable again, just as hatred becomes respectable in time of war.

Zeno once advised, Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men's imperfections, and conceal your own.

Natalia Ginzburg once stated that children should be taught not the little virtues, but the great ones. Not thrift, but generosity and an indifference to money; not caution, but courage and a contempt for danger; not a desire for success, but a desire to be, and to know.

Ashley Montagu once said that by virtue of being born to humanity, every human being has a right to the development and fulfillment of his potentialities as a human being.

Aristotle once suggested that all virtue is summed up in dealing justly.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once remarked that a weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.

Theodore Hesburgh once noted that all of us are experts at practising virtue at a distance.

Winston Churchill once said of a man he disliked, He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.

Discussion question: What virtues will you encourage in your children?


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