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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2327
AUTHOR:Izaak Walton (1593–1683)
QUOTATION:Doubt not but angling will prove to be so pleasant that it will prove to be, like virtue, a reward to itself. 1
ATTRIBUTION:The Complete Angler. Part i. Chap. i.
 
Note 1.
Virtue is her own reward.—John Dryden: Tyrannic Love, act iii. sc. 1.

Virtue is to herself the best reward.—Henry More: Cupid’s Conflict.

Virtue is its own reward.—Matthew Prior: Imitations of Horace, book iii. ode 2. John Gay: Epistle to Methuen. Home: Douglas, act iii. sc. 1.

Virtue was sufficient of herself for happiness.—Diogenes Laertius: Plato, xlii.

Ipsa quidem virtus sibimet pulcherrima merces (Virtue herself is her own fairest reward).—Silius Italicus (25?–99): Punica, lib. xiii. line 663. [back]
 

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