Life is a manifestation of the fundamental laws of physics, and in its highest form, life manifests the fundamental laws of physics as a human organism endowed with a capacity for moral judgement.
Corrupt citizens breed corrupt rulers, and it is the mob who finally decides when virtue shall die.
A memorable heart is the easiest way to immortality.
You. What is the moral difference, if
any, between the soldier and the civilian?”
“The difference,” I answered carefully, “lies in the field of civic
virtue. A soldier accepts personal responsibility for the safety of the body
politic of which he is a member, defending it, if need be, with his life.
The civilian does not.
There were a lot of things he could say. “Son of a bitch!” would have been a good one. Or he could say, “Welcome to civilization!” He could have said, “Laugh this one off!” He might have said, “Fetch!” But he didn’t, because if he had said any of those things then he’d have known that what he had just done was murder.
The moral high ground is a lovely place. It won’t stop a missile, though. It won’t alter the trajectory of a gauss round.
Fashion is neither moral or immoral, but it is for rebuilding the morale.
It’s not God who gave us moral laws, but this doesn’t make them less important
But the Lacedaemonians, who make it their first principle of action to serve their country’s interest, know not any thing to be just or unjust by any measure but that.