"Again, it may be said, that to love justice and equality the people need no great effort of virtue it is sufficient that they love themselves."
"God has been very good to me, for I never dwell upon anything wrong which a person has done, so as to remember it afterwards. If I do remember it, I always see some other virtue in that person."
"Individual versus group selection results in a mix of altruism and selfishness, of virtue and sin, among the members of a society."
"Happiness is secured through virtue it is a good attained by man's own will."
"The rewards of virtue alone abide secure."
"Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result."
"Recommend to your children virtue that alone can make them happy, not gold."
"Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge."
"Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed."
"Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other, and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization."