|Virtue & Corruption|
see also BAD HABITS & REFORM (1), BEN'S 13 VIRTUES, CONSCIENCE & FUN, GOSSIP & REPUTATION, HEALTH, JUSTICE & COMEUPPANCE, MEMORY and VICE.
|The Sun never repents of the good he does, nor does he ever demand a recompence. ||Congress feted?
|Hast thou virtue? Acquire also the graces & beauties of virtue. ||Ethics should shimmer,
Not boil or simmer.
|Sell not virtue to purchase
wealth, nor Liberty to
purchase power. 
Had your choice.
|You may be more happy than Princes, if you will be more virtuous. ||Happier if blameless,
Than barons when shameless.
|Keep thou from Opportunity, and God will keep thee from Sin ||Keep serpent next door?
(Says, “Eden’s a bore.”)
|There is no Man so bad, but he secretly respects the Good. ||Gargoyle admires
|Strive to be the greatest Man in your Country, and you may be
disappointed; Strive to be the best, and you may succeed: He may well win the race that
runs by himself. 
|Leave callused behind
In race to be kind.
|What more valuable than
Gold? Diamonds. Than
Diamonds? Virtue. 
|What out-golds gold?
A soul unsold.