Hitherto, the rights and wrongs had seemed so beautifully simple.
The state of a moral man, is one of tranquillity and peace; the state of an immoral man is one of perpetual unrest.
What goodness she might hold in her heart had been overshadowed by her actions, again and again. She wasn’t a bad person, but she might was well be.
If you boil it down, just because someone else does the wrong thing we are not exempt from doing what’s right.
Humans do not simply, innocently, and honestly disagree with each other about the good, the just, the right, the principles and applications of moral distinction and valuation, for they are already caught, like it or not, in a complex dynamic of each other’s desires, recognition, power, and comparisons which not only relativizes moral distinctions and valuations, but makes them a constant and dangerous source of discord.
The obligation to endure gives us the right to know.
Customs do not concern themselves with right or wrong or reason. But they have to be obeyed; one reasons all around them until he is tired, but he must not transgress them, it is sternly forbidden.
The questions of God – meaning in Milton’s phrase “The god who hung the stars like lamps in heaven
Kill not, cause no pain. Nonviolence is the greatest religion.
We are enjoined to love our neighbor, not our tribe.