That virtue we appreciate is as much ours as another s. We see so much only as we possess.
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- There are nine hundred and ninety-nine patrons of virtue to one virtuous man.
- We cannot well do without our sins; they are the highway of our virtue.
- The broadest and most prevalent error requires the most disinterested virtue to sustain it.
- The rich man is always sold to the institution which makes him rich. Absolutely speaking, the more money, the less virtue.
- Our whole life is startlingly moral. There is never an instant’s truce between virtue and vice.
- A friend is one who incessantly pays us the compliment of expecting from us all the virtues, and who can appreciate them in us. The friend asks no return but that his friend will religiously accept and wear and not disgrace his apotheosis of him. They cherish each other’s hopes. They are kind to each other’s dreams.