“Those great spiritual efforts, which the soul sometimes assays, are things on which it does not lay hold.[ 131] It only leaps to them, not as upon a throne, for ever, but merely for an instant.
352 The strength of a man's virtue must not be measured by his efforts, but by his ordinary life.[
353 I do not admire the excess of a virtue as of valour, except I see at the same time the excess of the opposite virtue, as in Epaminondas, who had the greatest valour and the greatest kindness.”