The Book of Virtues
Responsibility. Courage. Compassion. Honesty. Friendship. Persistence. Faith. Everyone recognizes these traits as essentials of good character. In order for our children to develop such traits, we have to offer them examples of good and bad, right and wrong. And the best places to find them are in great works of literature and exemplary stories from history.
William J. Bennett has collected hundreds of stories in The Book of Virtues, an instructive and inspiring anthology that will help children understand and develop character -- and help adults teach them. From the Bible to American history, from Greek mythology to English poetry, from fairy tales to modern fiction, these stories are a rich mine of moral literacy, a reliable moral reference point that will help anchor our children and ourselves in our culture, our history, and our traditions -- the sources of the ideals by which we wish to live our lives. Complete with instructive introductions and notes, The Book of Virtues is a book the whole family can read and enjoy -- and learn from -- together.
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And as much as the waiter protested that he'd never collected a cent from the man , the manager refused to believe him . “ Oh Truth , where have you hidden yourself ? ” the waiter sighed . “ Have you now deserted even us hard - working ...
Francis Bacon on Truth From “ Of Truth ” In this famous essay , first published in 1625 , Francis Bacon ( 1561-1626 ) declares that truth in the philosophical and theological sense , as well as honesty in the civil business sense ...
Truth Never Dies This poem is inspiring in its assertion that truth is eternal , but perhaps more valuable is its reminder that truth must be “ caught and handed onward by the wise . ” Truth must be passed from friend to friend ...
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Every human whether Christian or not should have this book and read it, and reread it. Our children were raised hearing the stories from Bennet's Children's Book of Virtues at bedtime. We purchased ... Read full review
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Bennet should be given some kind of pretty lapel pin for compiling this book of some of the best stories humanity has recorded. Read full review