F. Scott Fitzgerald quote about virtue from The Great Gatsby - Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.
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Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.
 F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (1925). copy citation

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Author F. Scott Fitzgerald
Source The Great Gatsby
Topic virtue honesty
Date 1925
Language English
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Weblink http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02/0200041.txt

Context

“I'd been writing letters once a week and signing them: «Love, Nick,» and all I could think of was how, when that certain girl played tennis, a faint mustache of perspiration appeared on her upper lip. Nevertheless there was a vague understanding that had to be tactfully broken off before I was free.
Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.
Chapter 4 On Sunday morning while church bells rang in the villages alongshore, the world and its mistress returned to Gatsby's house and twinkled hilariously on his lawn.
«He's a bootlegger,» said the young ladies, moving somewhere between his cocktails and his flowers.” source

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