We value virtue but do not discuss it. The honest bookkeeper, the faithful wife, the earnest scholar get little of our attention compared to the embezzler, the tramp, the cheat. ~ John Steinbeck
On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and quite all the time. ~ George Orwell
Blushing is the color of virtue. ~ Diogenes
The excess of virtue is a vice. ~ Greek proverb
Virtue is its own revenge. ~ E. Y. Harburn
Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much of life so.
Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something. ~ Henry
- How virtuous are you?
- What are your marginal vices?
- In what ways can you contribute to life in positive ways?