Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
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- A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
- Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.
- Knowledge is that which, next to virtue, truly raises one person above another.
- Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt.
- A perfect tragedy is the noblest production of human nature.
- The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount.