Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Body and Soul of Virtue

All external actions, no matter how excellent and admirable they may seem to human eyes, are merely the body of virtue, not its soul. Its soul, its form, lies in the sublimity and purity of the aim of those actions, which is hidden away in the inmost recesses of the human will, where virtue has its throne.

Antonio Rosmini, Theodicy, Volume 1, p. 292.

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