There are nine hundred and ninety-nine patrons of virtue to one virtuous man.
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- That virtue we appreciate is as much ours as another s. We see so much only as we possess.
- The rich man is always sold to the institution which makes him rich. Absolutely speaking, the more money, the less virtue.
- Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail.
- What men call social virtues, good fellowship, is commonly but the virtue of pigs in a litter, which lie close together to keep each other warm.
- We cannot well do without our sins; they are the highway of our virtue.
- Our whole life is startlingly moral. There is never an instant’s truce between virtue and vice.