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Virtue Quotes



Inquiries should be directed not to what others have thought, not to what we ourselves conjecture, but to what we can clearly and perspicuously behold and with certainty deduce; for knowledge is not won in any other way.  

~Renes Descartes

If we could see the miracle of a single flower our whole life would change

Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all living things. ~Thomas Merton 

Virtues: Love, Compassion, Charity


Photo: Neighbor's garden, Urbana IL. 

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~G.K. Chesteron


Virtue: Gratitude


Photo: Sunset in east Champaign County, IL (March 2015)

A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for. ~Willian G. T. Shedd


Virtue: Courage


Photo: San Fransisco Bay, California


We are a way for the cosmos to know itself. ~Carl Sagan


Virtues: Wonder, Spirituality


Image: stock photo

Be patient and kind to yourself. In time, you will transform. ~Think. Love. Live.


Virtues: Self-Compassion, Trust, Kindness, Patience


Photo: Monarch Chrysalis in Neighbor's Garden, Urbana IL (September 2014)

Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.

~Albert Einstein


Virtues: Understanding, Knowledge, Curiosity


Photo: Near Bell Smith Springs, Southern IL, overlayed with magnolia tree from C-U, IL. 

The earth has music for those who listen. ~George Santayana


Virtues: Consideration, Focus, Wisdom


Photo: Eureka Springs, AR

The world hates change, yet it's the only thing that has brought progress. 

~Charles Kettering


Virtues: Openness, Flexibility, Discernment


Photo: Somewhere over the midwest. 

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