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Abraham Lincoln
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Adam Smith
How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortune of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he derives nothing from it, except the pleasure of seeing it.
Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.
All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.
Benjamin Franklin
It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
C.S. Lewis
It still remains true that no justification of virtue will enable a man to be virtuous.
Perfect humility dispenses with modesty.
Everyone feels benevolent if nothing happens to be annoying him at the moment.
Fran Lebowitz
The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.
Francois Marie Arouet (Voltaire)
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
Gautama Buddha
To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and guidance of virtue.
Henry Kissinger
Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.
James Michener
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
John Whorfin
Character is what you are in the dark.
Kahlil Gibran
I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant and kindness from the unkind.
Mahatma Gandhi
That service is the noblest which is rendered for its own sake.
Mark Twain
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.