This plan has the virtue of relative simplicity, but is considered a nonstarter with Republicans.
By doing so, they may make a virtue out of necessity and inevitability while reaffirming the essential importance of marriage.
As early as 1750, Jean-Jacques Rousseau had bemoaned that “neither reason nor virtue nor the laws will subjugate public opinion.”
If showing some restraint on inaugural festivities is too much to ask, perhaps we can make excess a virtue.
Ellen has been around the political circles a lot longer than Leymah has, and by virtue of her age has a lot more history.
I suspect it was but another shape of the virtue that went forth to heal.
The error of imputing to virtue what are only the calamities of Nature or of Fortune, v.94.
In selfhood, necessary as it is, there is no virtue, and little joy.
To virtue only and her friends a friend, The world beside may murmur, or commend.
The virtue of heaven is here no other than the virtue of nature.
early 13c., "moral life and conduct, moral excellence," vertu, from Anglo-French and Old French vertu, from Latin virtutem (nominative virtus) "moral strength, manliness, valor, excellence, worth," from vir "man" (see virile).
For my part I honour with the name of virtue the habit of acting in a way troublesome to oneself and useful to others. [Stendhal "de l'Amour," 1822]Phrase by virtue of (early 13c.) preserves alternative Middle English sense of "efficacy." Wyclif Bible has virtue where KJV uses power. The seven cardinal virtues (early 14c.) were divided into the natural (justice, prudence, temperance, fortitude) and the theological (hope, faith, charity). To make a virtue of a necessity (late 14c.) translates Latin facere de necessitate virtutem [Jerome].