Karma brings us ever back to rebirth, binds us to the wheel of births and deaths. Good karma drags us back as relentlessly as bad, and the chain which is wrought out of our virtues holds as firmly and as closely as that forged from our vices.
Money is the barometer of a society’s virtue.
Let us destroy, but don’t let us pretend that we are committing an act of virtue.
Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men’s stupidity, but your talent to their reason.
With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.
Common people are merely intent on spending time – whoever has some talent, on making use of it.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Ordinary people merely think how they shall ‘spend’ their time; a man of talent tries to ‘use’ it.
No doubt, when modesty was made a virtue, it was a very advantageous thing for the fools; for everybody is expected to speak of himself as if he were one.
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.
Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age.
There is no such thing as talent. There is pressure.
The difference is too nice – Where ends the virtue or begins the vice.
Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour, content to dwell in decencies forever.
Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below.
Everybody has a talent, but its what you do with that talent to make it great.
The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.
The happy life is regarded as a life in conformity with virtue. It is a life which involves effort and is not spent in amusement.
All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.