1. We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.
2. No virtue can be great if it is not constant.
3. Character is made up of small duties faithfully performed--of self-denials, of self-sacrifices, of kindly acts of love and duty.
4. Very often what God first helps us towards is not the virtue itself but just this power of always trying again.
5. Virtue--even attempted virtue--brings light; indulgence brings fog.
Being virtuous is no feat once temptation ceases."
We have a God who delights in impossibilities.