Your search for "necessity of virtue" returned 31 results from 15 Founders.
John Adams:"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."source: Quotes in John R. Howe, Jr., The Changing Political Thought of John Adams [Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1966], p.189morality, requirements of a free people, necessity of virtue, functionality of government
Thomas Jefferson:"Virtue is not hereditary."source: Ford, Writings of Thomas Jefferson, p. 227virtue, morality, depravity, choice
Benjamin Franklin:"Necessity never made a good bargain."source: Poor Richard's Almanack, 1735.necessity, trade

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