Earl of Shaftesbury; Anthony Ashley Quotes

Thus in a civil State or Publick, we see that a virtuous Administration, and an equal and just Distribution of Rewards and Punishments, is of the highest service; not only by restraining the Vicious, and forcing them to act usefully to Society; but by making Virtue to be apparently the Interest of every-one, so as to remove all Prejudices against it, create a fair reception for it, and lead men into that path which afterwards they cannot easily quit.

 
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Earl of Shaftesbury, 1621-1683, British statesman & jurist, Characteristicks

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