What happened to Virtue ?

“Virtue is a necessary spring of democratic government.”
George Washington

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.”
Benjamin Franklin

“A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.”
Jean Jacques Rousseau

“The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful and virtuous.”
Frederick Douglas

“It would be progress if everyone would stop talking about values. Instead, let us talk, as the Founders of Democracy did, about virtues.”
George Will


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