THE MEASURE OF VIRTUE
LEONARD E. READ
THE CROWN of virtue should rest uneasily on any man until he has given
evil a setback. This is to say that virtue is a quality of character born
in victory over evil.
Ever so many persons think of themselves as -virtuous simply because
they have done nothing they conceive to be wrong. This is like thinking of
oneself as victorious when there has been 'no contest. Viewed in such a
light, victory or virtue is pretty thin stu~.
The wealthy individua...