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Wisdom 4:1
It’s better to be virtuous but childless. Virtue is what will be remembered, and this means immortality. Virtue is recognized by both God and humans.
O how beautiful is the chaste generation with glory: for the memory thereof is immortal: because it is known both with God and with men.
It is better to have virtue, even if it means having no children. Your virtue will be recognized by other people and by God, and you will be remembered for it forever.
Better is childlessness with virtue; for immortal is the memory of virtue, acknowledged both by God and human beings.
Better than this is childlessness with virtue, for in the memory of virtue is immortality, because it is known both by God and by mortals.
Better than this is childlessness with virtue, for in the memory of virtue is immortality, because it is known both by God and by mortals.
Better than this is childlessness with virtue, for in the memory of virtue is immortality, because it is known both by God and by mortals.
Better than this is childlessness with virtue, for in the memory of virtue is immortality, because it is known both by God and by mortals.
Better than this is childlessness with virtue, for in the memory of virtue is immortality, because it is known both by God and by men.
Better than this is childlessness with virtue, for in the memory of virtue is immortality, because it is known both by God and by men.
How fair is a chaste generation with clearness [or clarity]; for the mind thereof is undeadly, for it is known, both with God, and with men.
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