Virtue is debased by self-justification.
'Act II, Scene IV,' Oedipus(1718)
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Virtue and Happiness are Mother and Daughter.
You cannot have Liberty in this World without what you call Moral Virtue, and you cannot have Moral Virtue without the Slavery of that...
Virtue supposes liberty, as the carrying of a burden supposes active force. Under coercion there is no virtue, and without virtue there is no...
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
November 21, 1694 - May 30, 1778