|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Izaak Walton (15931683)|
|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.|
Virtue is her own reward.John Dryden: Tyrannic Love, act iii. sc. 1.
Virtue is to herself the best reward.Henry More: Cupids 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]