virtue


virtue
01. Humility is considered an important [virtue] in many Far Eastern cultures.
02. Her religious beliefs have always been the principal force guiding her [virtuous] behavior.
03. It is important for the children to learn the [virtue] of hard work.
04. He is a [virtuous], caring man, and is beloved by all his friends and colleagues.
05. These meals have the [virtue] of being delicious as well as nutritious.
06. I am confident that his [virtue] of being a hard worker will guarantee him a lot of success in his future career.
07. She has always remained a [virtuous] person despite living in such terrible surroundings.
08. Honesty is a [virtue] one does not always encounter in the world of big business.
09. She won the debate by [virtue] of her strong, clear argument in favor of the question.
10. Magnetic objects attract various metals by [virtue] of an invisible force field surrounding them.
11. The Protestant ethic emphasizes the [virtues] of hard work and self-discipline.
12. I don't see any [virtue] in supporting a political party just because the leader is a nice guy.
13. She praises the [virtues] of the proposal in front of the boss, but then criticizes it when he's not around.
14. Christianity describes seven [virtues] which are considered fundamental to Christian ethics.
15. In the Jewish religion, study is considered to be an important [virtue].
16. According to Confucius, devotion to one's parents is [virtuous].
17. The month of Ramadan is held to be a month of [virtues] and blessings for people of the Islamic faith.
18. Chinese Buddhism lists five [virtues]; gentleness, kindness, respectfulness, thriftiness and humility.
19. Commitment, dedication and a social conscious are important [virtues] for followers of the Sikh faith.
20. Non-violence is considered the supreme [virtue] of the Hindu religion.
21. A French proverb notes that beauty, unaccompanied by [virtue], is as a flower without perfume.
22. A Greek proverb advises, "First secure an independent income, then practice [virtue]."
23. A Chinese proverb notes that riches add to the house, [virtues] to the man.
24. A Chinese proverb suggests that with [virtue] you can't be entirely poor; without [virtue] you can't really be rich.
25. A Kenyan proverb tells us that [virtue] is better than wealth.
26. David Starr Jordan once said that wisdom is knowing what to do next; [virtue] is doing it.
27. Voltaire once remarked that men are equal; it is not birth, but [virtue] that makes the difference.
28. Abraham Lincoln once said, "It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few [virtues]."
29. William Shakespeare wrote, "He lives in fame that died in [virtue's] cause."
30. Benjamin Franklin once suggested that God will certainly reward [virtue], and punish vice, either here or hereafter.
31. Francois de Salignac Fenelon once remarked that exactness and neatness in moderation is a [virtue], but carried to extremes narrows the mind.
32. 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.
33. Zeno once advised, "Choose silence of all [virtues], for by it you hear other men's imperfections, and conceal your own."
34. 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.
35. 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.
36. Aristotle once suggested that all [virtue] is summed up in dealing justly.
37. Ralph Waldo Emerson once remarked that a weed is a plant whose [virtues] have not yet been discovered.
38. Theodore Hesburgh once noted that all of us are experts at practising [virtue] at a distance.
39. Winston Churchill once said of a man he disliked, "He has all the [virtues] I dislike and none of the vices I admire."

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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