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Akhenaton Quotes

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When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms,
the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven,
and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
- Akhenaton

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To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom;
and he that increaseth his riches,
increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure,
and trouble findeth it not.
- Akhenaton

The lips of the wise are as the doors of a cabinet;
no sooner are they opened,
but treasures are poured out before thee.
- Akhenaton

Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness;
but He who gave thee Soul,
armed thee with resolution.
Employ it, and thou art wise; be wise and thou art happy.
- Akhenaton

 

Say not that honor is the child of boldness,
nor believe thou that the hazard of life alone can pay the price of it:
it is not to the action that it is due,
but to the manner of performing it.
- Akhenaton

Hear the words of prudence, give heed unto her counsels,
and store them in thine heart; her maxims are universal,
and all the virtues lean upon her; she is the guide
and the mistress of human life.
- Akhenaton

Honor is the inner garment of the Soul;
the first thing put on by it with the flesh,
and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.
- Akhenaton

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Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger;
it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast,
or murder thy friend.
- Akhenaton

Be thou incapable of change in that which is right,
and men will rely upon thee.
Establish unto thyself principles of action;
and see that thou ever act according to them.
First know that thy principles are just,
and then be thou.
- Akhenaton

True wisdom is less presuming than folly.
The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind;
the fool is obstinate,
and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
- Akhenaton

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

There's a point... when you have to choose
whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life,
or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

A thankful heart is the greatest virtue.
- Cicero

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who sows virtue reaps honor.
- Leonardo da Vinci

To realize that you do not understand is a virtue;
Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
- Lao Tzu

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable
who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
- Joseph Addison

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
- Anatole France

The only reward of virtue is virtue;
the only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu

Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Consider a parent who says,
"Look at the sacrifices I'm making so you can have a better life."
Contrast that with another parent who demonstrates
living a great life every day.
Self-sacrifice is not a virtue.
Living a great life and sharing that life with others
is the noble way to live.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you doubt the virtue in self-honor,
remember what the flight attendant says,
"Put your own oxygen mask on first."
You are of no use to anyone else
if you have not taken care of your own needs first -
this includes your own emotional,
as well as physical, well-being.
In addition, your greatest value to your children,
your family, your friends, and your community
is the example you set, leading a great life that inspires
those around you to emulate your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The inherent vice of capitalism
is the unequal sharing of blessings;
the inherent virtue of socialism
is the equal sharing of miseries.
- Winston Churchill

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
- David Starr Jordan

Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
the creed of ignorance,
and the gospel of envy,
its inherent virtue is
the equal sharing of misery.
- Winston Churchill

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
- Indira Gandhi

What is man's ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love,
truth, virtue, and beauty.
- Shinichi Suzuki

Money is the barometer of a society's virtue.
- Ayn Rand

It is only the poor who pay cash,
and that not from virtue,
but because they are refused credit.
- Anatole France

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
- Oscar Wilde

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!
And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer
silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
- Albert Einstein

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes,
but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
- Alfred North Whitehead

What most persons consider as virtue,
after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
- Voltaire

Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked
than it is loved by the good.
- The Buddha

Dependence begets subservience and venality,
suffocates the germ of virtue,
and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.
- Thomas Jefferson

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for
the education of its virtue.
- Plato

There is a natural aristocracy among men.
The grounds of this are virtue and talents.
- Thomas Jefferson

A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide,
and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
- Robert Hall

Virtue can only flourish among equals.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue,
but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice;
it whitens only the hair.
- Ira Gershwin

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue,
a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence,
confidence, justice.
- Baruch Spinoza

I design for real people.
I think of our customers all the time.
There is no virtue whatsoever in creating clothing
or accessories that are not practical.
- Giorgio Armani

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
- George Washington

Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right;
more often unjust than just.
It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.
- Hosea Ballou

All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not
enough to give in exchange for virtue.
- Plato

In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money,
virtue before beauty, the mind before the body;
then thou hast a wife,
a friend, a companion, a second self.
- William Penn

Often devotion to virtue arises from sated desire.
- Adela Florence Nicolson

If the headache would only precede the intoxication,
alcoholism would be a virtue.
- Samuel Butler

Ambition, in a private man is a vice,
is in a prince the virtue.
- Philip Massinger

Women are degraded by the propensity to enjoy the present moment,
and, at last, despise the freedom which they have not
sufficient virtue to struggle to attain.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

Every act of virtue is an ingredient unto reward.
- Jeremy Taylor

Affliction is a school of virtue; it corrects levity,
and interrupts the confidence of sinning.
- Francis Atterbury

If one has a good disposition, what other virtue is
needed? If a man has fame,
what is the value of other ornamentation?
- Chanakya

Good government is the outcome of private virtue.
- John Jay Chapman

Many have said of Alchemy, that it is for the making of gold and silver.
For me such is not the aim, but to consider only what
virtue and power may lie in medicines.
- Paracelsus

Virtue must be valuable, if men and women of all degrees pretend to have it.
- Edgar Watson Howe

In debate, one randomly was assigned to one side or the other.
This had at least one virtue - it made one see that
there was more than one side to these complex issues.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

Vice, in its true light, is so deformed,
that it shocks us at first sight; and would hardly ever seduce us,
if it did not at first wear the mask of some virtue.
- Lord Chesterfield

Power confuses itself with virtue and tends also to
take itself for omnipotence.
- J. William Fulbright

When we think of the ideal, we do not add virtue to virtue,
but think of Jesus Christ, so that the standard of
human life is no longer a code,
but a character.
- E. Stanley Jones

Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly
extinguished in the heart;
nor will moderation be utterly exiled from the minds of tyrants.
- Edmund Burke

In the midst of vice we are in virtue,
and vice versa.
- Samuel Butler

A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold,
be alloyed with some commoner, but more durable alloy.
- Samuel Butler

Our culture peculiarly honors the act of blaming,
which it takes as the sign of virtue and intellect.
- Lionel Trilling

It has been my fate in a long life of production to
be credited chiefly with the equivocal virtue of industry,
a quality so excellent in morals, so little satisfactory in art.
- Margaret Oliphant

The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile;
virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.
- Sallust

When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember
that virtue is not hereditary.
- Thomas Paine

Justice is the first virtue of those who command,
and stops the complaints of those who obey.
- Denis Diderot


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