In a matter of this kind, accuracy is a cardinal virtue, and we cannot allow such a statement as this to pass unnoticed.
But they not only say it, they repeat it, they dwell upon it as if it were a cardinal virtue.
He was trying to weigh everything justly, for justice was in his opinion the cardinal virtue.
Patience is a cardinal virtue with men of his profession, a moment's undue haste often undoing the work of hours.
Come, then, my lady housekeeper, economy is a cardinal virtue; consider the economy of the thing.'
Thus vigilance is a cardinal virtue in this, as well as in the Christian warfare.
Punctuality is a cardinal virtue, and the earlier a person learns to be punctual the better it is for him.
"Humility is not certainly your cardinal virtue," said Agnes, with a look of angry scorn, which few could have withstood.
He considered justice as a cardinal virtue, not as a trade for maintenance.
You must understand that my cardinal virtue is modesty; I carry it to excess, and tremble lest it may prejudice you against me.