Self-sacrifice which denies common sense is not a virtue. It's a spiritual dissipation.
There isn't any virtue where there has never been any temptation.
By some mysterious method, Susan Carr's gossip gave the listener a gentler feeling towards his kind. When she spoke of her neighbors' faults, one knew that somehow they were simply virtues gone to seed.
men love their wives not because of their virtues, but in spite of them.
Isn't there any statute of limitation in things spiritual? I don't believe any large mind dwells on its sins, any more than on its virtues!
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