Moral Excellence is the link connecting all perfections, the source of all great happiness.

Morality makes man prudent, discerning, sagacious, cautious, wise, courageous, thoughtful, trustworthy, happy, honored, truthful, and universally loved. Virtue finds favor with both God and man.

Nothing is lovable but virtue, nothing detestable but vice. Measure Greatness by virtue, not by fortuneVirtue alone is all-sufficient. She makes men lovable in life, memorable after death.