HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY

May 7, 2007
Wisdom from Polonius


French proverb

“Beauty, unaccompanied by virtue, is as a flower without perfume.”


Francis Bacon

“Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.”


Confucius

“To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.”


Anonymous

“A person’s true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.”


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