Come and explore the beauty of virtue with me through these philosophical quotes and thought-provoking words of wisdom!
Virtues are character traits like compassion, patience, and love- all the things we as moms, wives, and homemakers aspire to be. Virtue in and of itself is the practice of these things. It is the discipline of doing the hard things like choosing right responses over and over again that causes us over time to become virtuous.
Virtue also has this idea of practicing hard things other than character traits until they become second nature. That is how we flourish. When we master the daily tasks that overwhelm us, we are less stressed and feel more productive. It allows us to take that extra energy and time that we were spending on those things and include other things like reading, crocheting, or any other enjoyable pastimes without feeling guilty or regret.
The pursuit of virtue was really prompted by the wise man and ancient Greek philosopher, Aristotle. Since then, it has been sought and spoken of by renown men in history like George Washington, Thomas Paine, Edmund Burke, and Winston Churchill. They were men of personal integrity and great virtues.
Can you imagine bringing up children like them? Just think what kind of homes they grew up in and all the influence of their mothers had on their lives…
We need all the encouragement we can get in this high calling of homemaking so I compiled some virtue quotes to inspire us to keep doing the hard things even when we don’t feel like it.
Come and explore the beauty of virtue with me through these thought provoking words of wisdom!
Quotes on Virtue:
Virtue is what happens when wise and courageous choices become second nature. – N. T. Wright
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues. – Abraham Lincoln
The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons. – Aristotle
The home is the chief school of human virtues. – William Ellery Channing
Manners are like the shadows of virtues, they are the momentary display of those qualities which our fellow creatures love and respect. – Sydney Smith
Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity. – Joseph Addison
Strive to attain to the greater virtues, but do not neglect the lesser ones. Do not make light of a fall even if it be the most venial of faults; rather, be quick to repair it by repentance, although many others may commit a large number of faults, slight and grievous, and remain unrepentant. – Saint Basil
I doubt whether men were more virtuous in aristocratic ages than in others; but they were incessantly talking of the beauties of virtue, and its utility was only studied in secret. – Alexis de Tocqueville
The rarer action is in virtue than in vengeance. – William Shakespeare
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts; therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature. – Marcus Aurelius
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it. – David Starr Jordan
Virtue is like health: the harmony of the whole man. – Thomas Carlyle
A good character is something you must make for yourself. It cannot be inherited from parents. It cannot be created by having extraordinary advantages. It isn’t a gift of birth, wealth, talent or station. It is the result of your own endeavor. It is the reward that comes from living good principles and manifesting a virtuous and honorable life. – L. Tom Perry
Virtue is the health of the soul. It gives a flavor to the smallest leaves of life. – Joseph Joubert
Without virtue, and without integrity, the finest talents and the most brilliant accomplishments can never gain the respect, and conciliate the esteem, of the truly valuable part of mankind. – George Washington
There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither. – Alan Cohen
Though a hundred crooked paths may conduct to a temporary success, the one plain and straight path of public and private virtue can alone lead to a pure and lasting fame and the blessings of posterity.
– Edward Everett
Encourage all your virtuous dispositions, and exercise them whenever an opportunity arises, being assured that they will gain strength by exercise, as a limb of the body does, and that exercise will make them habitual. – Thomas Jefferson
Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors. – Confucius
Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set. – Francis Bacon
There is no sanctuary of virtue like a home. – Edward Everett
Virtue has more admirers than followers. – Norman MacDonald
He who sows virtue reaps glory. – Leonardo Da Vinci
Virtue is the fount whence honour springs. – Christopher Marlowe
Virtue has a secret dignity, even with those that ridicule it. – Norman MacDonald
Our virtues are like crystals hidden in rocks. No man shall find them by any soft ways, but by the hammer and by fire. – Henry Ward Beecher
I hope, these inspirational quotes have encouraged you to find the best way to create a virtuous home for your family. As human beings, I know, we are drawn to virtue. As homemakers, we seek to build a good life for our family by creating a flourishing home, a virtuous home. Deep down inside, we don’t want the mere appearance or a little virtue in our home. A heart desires true virtue full and blooming like a flower with its sweet scent filling our life and home. I think, we all aspire to craft a beautiful place full of goodness where the greatest virtue(love) abounds. We want all the goodness of the world for our home.
Will you join me in seeking our own virtue so that we can build virtuous homes in spite of it all? Will you strive to live up to your full potential as a wife, mom, and homemaker? Will you search after these good things, these great things and good deeds called virtue?
Will you come and seek this beautiful road towards virtuous character with me?
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