"It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born, as long as he be a man of merit."
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"Virtue must be valuable, if men and women of all degrees pretend to have it."
"The wise man applauds he who he thinks most virtuous; the rest of the world applauds the wealthy."
"Virtue is too often merely local."
"Wickedness is always easier than virtue, for it takes a short cut to everything."
"Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it."
"The time is always right to do what is right."
"Virtue by premeditation isn't worth much."
"When you can't have anything else, you can have virtue."
"Virtue that wavers is not virtue."
"Virtue rejects facility to be her companion. She requires a craggy, rough and thorny way."
"Virtue craves a steep and thorny path."
"Of all the benefits which virtue confers on us, the contempt of death is one of the greatest."
"From Obedience and submission comes all our virtues, and all sin is comes from self-opinion."
"Virtue is the strongest shield."
"Virtue is a sure anchor."
"Virtue alone is invincible."
"Virtue survives the grave."
"All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous."
"The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous."
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