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Virtuousness

Amelia
faithful wife of William Booth, often in debtors’ prison, saved by her purity from the men who prey upon her. [Br. Lit.: Amelia]
Andrews, Pamela
servant who, despite threats, attempted seduction, and imprisonment by her master, remains chaste till their marriage. [Br. Lit.: Richardson Pamela]
Andromache
thinks only of family; rejects king’s advances. [Fr. Lit.: Andromache]
Apostrophia
epithet of Aphrodite, meaning “rejecter of sinful passion.” [Gk. Myth.: Misc.]
Christian
John Bunyan’s virtuous, well-traveled hero. [Br. Lit.: Pilgrim’s Progress]
Erlynne, Mrs.
gains socially admirable title of “good woman.” [Br. Lit.: Lady Windermere’s Fan, Magill I, 488–490]
Galahad, Sir
noblest and purest knight of the Round Table. [Br. Lit.: Le Morte d’Arthur]
Guyon, Sir
embodiment of virtuous self-control. [Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene]
Marina
“a piece of virtue.” [Br. Lit.: Pericles]
Nickleby, Kate
pure-minded sister of Nicholas; repulses all advances. [Br. Lit.: Nicholas Nickleby]
Pamela
sweet maidservant who chastely repels disgraceful advances, marries her aristocratic pursuer, and attempts to reform him. [Br. Lit.: Richardson Pamela]
Susanna
rejects advances of elderly men. [Apocrypha: Susanna]
Thirty-Six Righteous Men
the minimum number of anonymous individuals in each generation believed to have the virtues and humility to which the world owes its continued existence. [Jew. Legend: Encyclopedia Judaica,X, 1367]
Tuesday’s child
full of grace. [Nurs. Rhyme: Opie, 309]
Wilkes, Melanie
virtuous, long-suffering wife of Ashley. [Am. Lit.: Gone With the Wind]
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In my foregoing remarks, I have criticized government attempts (even sincere ones) to promote virtuous behavior.
The book ends with the 10 commandments to help human beings transcend themselves in their journey towards virtuous leadership.
If two people are equal in virtue, even if they are not fully virtuous, they can have a perfect friendship since they share an interest in being virtuous.
o]ne should benefit another if and only if that is virtuous (that is, instantiates a virtue such as generosity, kindness, friendship, parental virtue, and so forth), or is at least compatible with virtue.
Although virtuous consequentialism is an important educational tool, Fisher uses it less successfully when evaluating the moral activity of soldiers and states.
Let us resolve during this Vesak Day to follow the wholesome path of Buddha with determination and relentless efforts to build a virtuous nation, he added.
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This will identify the vice, and now you can show why the annuity is the virtuous decision.
He argues that human emotions and desires are essential to moral formation precisely because love fosters in us a kind of objectivity that is appropriate to a virtuous individual.
The Adamses were echoing an idea so common among the Founding Fathers it was almost a cliche: only a virtuous people can live free.
Virtuous women are seldom accosted by unwelcome sexual propositions or familiarities, obscene talk, or profane language," rivals Proverbs 31:10: "Who can find a virtuous woman?