Quotation by Louise J. Kaplan

In all times and in all places—in Constantinople, northwestern Zambia, Victorian England, Sparta, Arabia, . . . medieval France, Babylonia, . . . Carthage, Mahenjo-Daro, Patagonia, Kyushu, . . . Dresden—the time span between childhood and adulthood, however fleeting or prolonged, has been associated with the acquisition of virtue as it is differently defined in each society. A child may be good and morally obedient, but only in the process of arriving at womanhood or manhood does a human being become capable of virtue—that is, the qualities of mind and body that realize society's ideals.
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