Virtue does not come from wealth, but. . . wealth and every other good thing which men have. . . comes from virtue.
Socrates believed that virtue was the greatest attainable good but that knowledge of virtue was not sufficient to be virtuous. He also believed virtue was a combination of courage, temperance, justice, and piety.
The maple leaf and pods fall to suggest the seasonal turn towards the bleak winter. If faced with the knowledge of such an imminent end how difficult would it be to show virtue in those final days? What choices would each of us make? Llamas interprets Virtue as the highest rung on a ladder. It can only be reached by means of Courage, Temperance, Justice, and Piety.