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I will admit that virtue -- like everything else beautiful and great -- is nothing but an illusion. But if it were a shared illusion, if all men believed and wanted to be good, if they were compassionate, generous, high-minded, full of enthusiasm, in a word, if everyone were sensible (for I make no distinction between sensibility and what we call virtue), wouldn't people be happier?
Virtue consists, not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it.
The love of economy is the root of all virtue.
To be proud of virtue, is to poison yourself with the Antidote.
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