Immanuel Kant: Law and ethics

“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. ”

~Immanuel Kant.

Margaret Chase Smith: Moral cowardice

Margaret Chase Smith, member of the U.S. Senat...

Margaret Chase Smith, member of the U.S. Senate (R-Maine). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“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

Richard von Weizsaecker: Past, present, future

“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

Former German President Richard von Weizsäcker...

Former German President Richard von Weizsäcker authographs his books in Cologne, 2009 Русский: Бывший президент Германии Рихард фон Вайцзеккер представляет свою книгу в Кёльне. 2009 г. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hafez: Right and wrong

Hafez, detail of an illumination in a Persian ...

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Now is the time to understand / That all your ideas of right and wrong / Were just a child’s training wheels / To be laid aside / When you finally live / With veracity / And love. –Hafez, poet (1315-1390)