Stimulate the heart to love, and all other virtues will rise of their own accord. – W. T. Ussery
This is a thinly sourced quote, apparently from a book titled Sermons, from the Baptist Publishing Company, Nashville, Tennessee, from 1912. I still don’t have a bio for him. Does anyone have any information on him?
What does that mean?
This is an interesting quote, in that it is tangential to Cicero’s quote, claiming that gratitude was the greatest virtue, and one from Clare Boothe Luce, claiming that courage is the basis of all the other virtues.
But let’s consider that for a moment. How well do they work together? We have, as contenders for the first-among-equals in virtue love, gratitude, and courage. The connection between love and gratitude is fairly straight forward. The link between courage and love can be seen in this post.
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