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- n. the state of being virtuous
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being virtuous.
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- n. the quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong
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I think you are misleading people about the "virtuousness" of fat-free sweets.
Mrs. Wharton has often been accused of bitterness; let her critics note that the whole effect of this powerful story hangs upon our recognition of the power of simple human goodness -- not "virtuousness," but faithful, unselfish devotion of one sort or another -- to make life worth living.
Our vulnerability to present temptations & our overestimation of our future virtuousness
Do Tiger Woods and Sandra Bullock and David Vitter and Larry Craig and John Ensign and Bruce Springsteen promote their virtuousness and the faithfulness of their marriages as a shuck, one believed by only the naive and stupid -- like you and me?
Contrary to Sorkin's vision of Harvard circa 2004, I saw widespread virtuousness there, in the form of social good, courtesy, curiosity and decency; I saw as many women in leadership roles as men.
It's not as if having forced all MBA students to take a course on helping the blind cross the street or on the virtuousness of poverty would have prevented any of the financial and economic meltdowns that the world has witnessed.
And his virtuousness must be rewarded with citizenship.
In other words, they bring about and make worse the very thing they claim to be opposed to; but at least in the process they temporarily enhance their faux self-esteem and reinforce their sense of superiority and virtuousness.
How unfortunate for them that this virtuousness requires them to nurture and maintain a never-ending supply of the 'poor and oppressed'; and to encourage and support victimhood and entitlement.
Well, it is absolutely impossible to connect those dots when your cognition is conveniently anesthetized so you can emotionally wallow in your virtuousness.