In fact, the renewed popular interest in virtue and character education coincides with the publication of William Bennett's, The Book of Virtue
. In the slim introduction to that collection of fables, poems, and other literary compositions, Bennett observes: "There is nothing more influential, more determinant, in a child's life than the moral power of quiet example" (1993, p.
'And she handed me 'The Book of Virtues
' and 'The Moral Compass.' It was always very clear with my mother what came first, what was most important.
THE BOOK OF VIRTUES
: A TREASURY OF GREAT MORAL STORIES | WILLIAM J.
Her seven books include Roger Williams' Little Book of Virtues
and Red and Blue God, Black and Blue Church.
If the whole world followed you--followed to the letter--would it be a nobler world, all deceit and falsehood hurled from it altogether; malice, selfishness, and lust, banished from beneath the crust, covering human hearts from view--Tell me, if it followed you, would the world be better?" (The Book of Virtues
, Simon and Schuster, 1993).
Bennett's The Book of Virtues
and these are the qualities I admire in many whom I meet but especially in our most recent Past Dominion President Fred Hayward UE.
Lesson learned "Buying a During tough budget cartoon version periods, don't ever talk of "Book of Virtues
" about fine wines in goes a long way.
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), Els die tranquils (1988; The calm days), and
"We also purchased `The Cat in the Hat,' because he loved that book, and three copies of the "Book of Virtues
," by William J.
Not in the manner of William Bennett's Book of Virtues
, which is based on the premise that if people consume the right sort of inspirational messages they will become model citizens.
Neo-conservative celebrity William Bennett made a handsome career as a political appointee--first with the National Endowment for the Humanities, then as secretary of education, and finally as the first "Drug Czar." (incidentally, all of those positions were in federal agencies not authorized by the Constitution.) He then spun off an even more lucrative career as a public tutor, as the credited author of a ghost-written compilation of stories entitled The Book of Virtues
and later as director of various ad-hoc neo-con front groups, such as Americans for Victory over Terror.
Former drug czar William Bennett (author of The Book of Virtues
supplies a brief introduction, which is followed by three essays on the importance of the humanities, the core curriculum, and how to use the book.