So necessary for virtue

We have more respect for a man who robs boldly on the highway, than for a fellow who jumps out of a ditch, and knocks you down behind your back. Courage is a quality so necessary for maintaining virtue that it is always respected, even when it is associated with vice.

Dr. Johnson, as in Boswell’s Life of Johnson.

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