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Quotes about virtue
Virtue is harder to be got than knowledge of the world; and, if lost in a young man, is seldom recovered."
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."
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."
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."