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“There is no virtue which is final; all are initial. The virtues of society are vices of the saint. The terror of reform is the discovery that we must cast away our virtues, or what we have always esteemed such, into the same pit that has consumed our grosser vices.
"Forgive his crimes, forgive his virtues too, Those smaller faults, half converts to the right." “ https://emersoncentral.com/texts/essays-first-series/circles/