Marcel Proust Quote

Our virtues themselves are not free and floating qualities over which we retain a permanent control and power of disposal; they come to be so closely linked in our minds with the actions in conjunction with which we make it our duty to practice them, that, if we are suddenly called upon to perform some action of a different order, it takes us by surprise, and without our supposing for a moment that it might involve the bringing of those very same virtues into play.


In Search of Lost Time (1913-1927) - Vol II: Within a Budding Grove (1919)

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Our virtues themselves are not free and floating qualities over which we retain a permanent control and power of disposal; they come to be so closely ...

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Our virtues themselves are not free and floating qualities over which we retain a permanent control and power of disposal; they come to be so closely ...

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Our virtues themselves are not free and floating qualities over which we retain a permanent control and power of disposal; they come to be so closely ...

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Our virtues themselves are not free and floating qualities over which we retain a permanent control and power of disposal; they come to be so closely ...