Virtue: The Fruit Of The Spirit

“(22)But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, (23)gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”
~ Bible: Galatians 5:22, 23.

“Virtue is like health: the harmony of the whole man.”
~ Thomas Carlyle

“Persevere in virtue and diligence.”
~ Plautus

“A man’s indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude.”
~ Ruth Benedict

“The best people possess a feeling for beauty. the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable: they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.”
~ Ernest Hemingway

“All people are equal, it is not birth, it is virtue alone that makes the difference.”
~ Voltaire

“Who sows virtue reaps honor.”
~ Leonardo da Vinci

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”
~ Maya Angelou

“All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.”
~ Aristotle

“Virtue is its own reward.”
~ Cicero

“If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.”
~ Edmund Burke

“Sell not virtue to purchase wealth.”
~ English Proverb

“To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.”
~ Laozi

“The deadliest foe to virtue would be complete self-knowledge.”
~ F. H. Bradley

“The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.”
~ Confucius

“The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.”
~ Plato

“Empathy is the greatest virtue. From it, all virtues flow. Without it, all virtues are an act.”
~ Eric Zorn

“Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.”
~ Confucius

“Virtuous and vicious everyone must be; few in extremes, but all in degree.”
~ Alexander Pope

The Great Estate

“In so far as Government lands can be disposed of, I am in favor of cutting up the wild lands into parcels, so that every poor man may have a home.”
~ Abraham Lincoln

“In my experience, in the real-estate business past success stories are generally not applicable to new situations. We must continually reinvent ourselves, responding to changing times with innovative new business models.”
~ Akira Mori

“The wise young man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate.”
~ Andrew Carnegie

“To be successful in real estate, you must always and consistently put your clients’ best interests first. When you do, personal needs will be realized beyond your greatest expectations.”
~ Anthony Hitt

“It is a comfortable feeling to know that you stand on your own ground. Land is about the only thing that can’t fly away.”
~ Anthony Trollope

“Now, one thing I tell everyone is learn about real estate. Repeat after me. Real Estate provides the highest returns, the greatest values, and the least risk.”
~ Armstrong Williams

“A little house well filled, A little land well till’d and a little wife well will’d are great riches.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

“Real estate is the best investment for small savings. More money is made from the rise in real estate values than from all other causes combined.”
~ William Jennings Bryan

“Real estate cannot be lost or stolen nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care it is about the safest investment in the world.”
~ Franklin D Roosevelt

“Remember, anyone can do it-not everyone will. The only question is: will you?”
~ Gary W. Keller

“No investment on earth is so safe, so sure, so certain to enrich its owner as undeveloped realty. I always advise my friends to place their savings in realty near some growing city. There is no such savings bank anywhere.”
~ Grover Cleveland

“Some people look for a beautiful place others make a place beautiful.”
~ Hazrat Inayat Khan

“Current real estate prices aren’t high because they have been driven up by irresponsible speculation. As was often the case in the past. Prices have risen because a constantly increasing population with money to invest has been created – and continues to be created.”
~ J.Paul Getty

“In Real Estate, you make 10% of your money because you’re a genius and 90% because you catch a great wave.”
~ Jeff Greene

“I have always like real estate; farmland, pasture land, timberland and city property. I have had experience with all of them. I guess I just naturally like ‘the good Earth’ the foundation of all our wealth.”
~ Jesse H. Jones

“Landlords grow rich in their sleep.”
~ John Stuart

“Buy on the fringe and wait. Buy land near a growing city! Buy real estate when other people want to sell. Hold what you buy.”
~ John Jacob Astor

“Buying real estate is not the best way, the quickest way, the safest way, but the only way to become wealthy.”
~ Marshall Fields

“A man complained that on his way home to dinner he had every day to pass through that long field of his neighbors. I advised him to buy it and it would never seem long again.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anger Is A Killing Thing

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”
~ Buddha

“Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.”
~ Albert Einstein

“Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.”
~ English saying

“Anger is one letter short of danger.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“A quarrelsome man has no good neighbours.”
~ Ben Franklin

“A man in a passion, rides a mad horse.”
~ Ben Franklin

“A hand ready to hit, may cause you great trouble.”
~ Maori

“Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head.”
~ German Proverb

“If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.”
~ Chinese Proverb

“If you kick a stone in anger you will hurt your foot.”
~ Korean saying

“Postpone today’s anger until tomorrow.”
~ Tagalog (Filipino) saying

“The anger of the prudent never shows.”
~ Burmese saying

“He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.”
~ Sallust

“People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.”
~ Stephen Hawking

“Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.”
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either.”
~ Wayne Dyer

“Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before – it takes something from him.”
~ Louis L’Amour

“Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.”
~ Eckhart Tolle

“You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.”
~ Indira Gandhi

“He who angers you conquers you.”
~ Elizabeth Kenny

“A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.”
~ BIBLE, Proverbs 29:11

Empathy: The Greatest Virtue

“Empathy is a respectful understanding of what others are experiencing.”
~ Marshall B. Rosenberg

“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”
~ Theodore Roosevelt

“There is no greater intelligence than kindness and empathy.”
~ Bryant H. McGill

“You can only understand people if you feel them in yourself.”
~ John Steinbeck

“The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.”
~ Albert Schweitzer

“I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate – it’s apathy. It’s not giving a damn.”
~ Leo Buscaglia

“I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.”
~ Roger Ebert

“Suffering and joy teach us, if we allow them, how to make the leap of empathy, which transports us into the soul and heart of another person.”
~ William Fritz

“You don’t teach morals and ethics and empathy and kindness in the schools. You teach that at home, and children learn by example.”
~ Judy Sheindlin

“I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.”
~ Maya Angelou

“Stories teach us empathy. They reveal to us ourselves in the skins of others.”
~ Justin Simien

“Empathy is the greatest virtue. From it, all virtues flow. Without it, all virtues are an act.”
~ Eric Zorn

“Loss of empathy might well be the most enduring and deep-cutting scar of all, the silent blade of an unseen enemy, tearing at our hearts and stealing more than our strength.”
~ R.A. Salvatore

Hatred Is The Coward’s Revenge

“Hatred is the coward’s revenge for being intimidated.”
~ George Bernard Shaw

“Love is a given, hatred is acquired.”
~ Douglas Horton

“A Rattlesnake, if Cornered will become so angry it will bite itself. That is exactly what the harboring of hate and resentment against others is — a biting of oneself. We think we are harming others in holding these spites and hates, but the deeper harm is to ourselves.”
~ E. Stanley Jones

“Those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them; and then you destroy yourself.”
~ Richard Nixon

“Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.”
~ Will Smith

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”
~ Elie Wiesel

“Hate the sin, love the sinner.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

“In time we hate that which we often fear.”
~ William Shakespeare

“Love those you hate you.”
~ Leo Tolstoy

“Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.”
~ Henry Emerson Fosdick

“Hatred is one long wait.”
~ René Maran

“The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.”
~ Eldridge Cleaver

“If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us.”
~ Hermann Hesse

“If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang.”
~ Charley Reese

“Hatreds are the cinders of affection.”
~ Walter Raleigh

“Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure;
Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.”
~ Lord Byron

“Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.”
~ Charlotte Bronte