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The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage."
Michel de Montaigne
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Virtue is harder to be got than knowledge of the world; and, if lost in a young man, is seldom recovered."
John Locke
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There is no happiness without courage, nor virtue without struggle."
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On Education
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The virtues lose themselves in interest as the rivers are lost in the sea."
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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Recommend virtue to your children it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience."
Ludwig van Beethoven
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Happiness is a virtue, not its reward."
Baruch Spinoza
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Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue."
Francis Bacon
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O philosophy, life’s guide! O searcher-out of virtue and expeller of vices! What could we and every age of men have been without thee? Thou hast produced cities; thou hast called men scattered about into the social enjoyment of life."
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues."
Anatole France
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Virtue does not come from wealth, but wealth comes from virtue."
Plato - Apology of Socrates
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Virtue will not be followed but for herself; and, if we sometimes borrow her mask for some other occasion, she presently pulls it off again."
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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We need greater virtues to sustain good than evil fortune."
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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What we term virtue is often but a mass of various actions and divers interests, which fortune, or our own industry, manage to arrange; and it is not always from valour or from chastity that men are brave, and women chaste."
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice."
Baruch Spinoza
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