Posted by: x | January 18, 2011

The Practice of the Purest Virtue

 

Give up money, give up fame, give up science, give the earth itself and all it contains rather than do an immoral act. And never suppose that in any possible situation, or under any circumstances, it is best for you to do a dishonorable thing, however slightly so it may appear to you…
From the practice of the purest virtue, you may be assured you will derive the most sublime comforts in every moment of life, and in the moment of death.

— Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, 1785


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  1. That reminds me of Daniel Baker’s message this past Sunday. For instance, what harm could there be in turning stones into bread? Both the quote and the message are excellent.


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