“In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so. ”
“Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk. The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character. ”
Margaret Chase Smith
“All of us, whether guilty or not, whether old or young, must accept the past. It is not a case of coming to terms with the past. That is not possible. It cannot be subsequently modified or undone. ”
Richard von Weizsaecker
The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted.
—G C Lichtenberg
- Untruths, Wholly Untrue, And Nothing But Untruths (krugman.blogs.nytimes.com)