Doing what is right

"There can be no high civility without a deep morality" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Seems a simple concept, right? Do what is right, but so often we do something wrong, because it is easier, or it creates less conflict.

"It is curious - curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare" - Mark Twain

Definitely a curious thing, but one that has been hounding us for our entire lives, something we must strive to overcome on a daily basis.

"Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts." - Aristotle

Maybe we should have listened to old Aristotle long ago, made being just and moral a habit, so that we do it without thinking, many think me controversial, outspoken, maybe I am, but I always believed to stand by and watch a wrong, makes you guilty of it, and I won't do that, so people can just live with me dragging their evils out in the light of day, and if they see something I do wrong, please let me know, I am no perfect, always room for us all to improve.

"The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict." - Martin Luther King Jr. employing Dante's words

Hmm, I will let that one stand alone I think...

20 Aug 2007 12:09:52

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