On Death

Posted by editormum on 31 March 2005 in Uncategorized |

Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not. — Epicurus

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Perfect Beauty Isn’t

Posted by editormum on 30 March 2005 in Beauty |

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion. — Sir Francis Bacon

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Motives Matter

Posted by editormum on 29 March 2005 in Uncategorized |

The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason. — T. S. Eliot

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The Moral Imperative

Posted by editormum on 28 March 2005 in Justice |

If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man […]

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Comfort for the Hurting

Posted by editormum on 26 March 2005 in Uncategorized |

The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble, and He knows them that trust in Him. — The Bible, Nahum 1:7

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On Euthanasia

Posted by editormum on 25 March 2005 in Uncategorized |

The claimed justification for euthanasia first takes the moral high ground of compassion. When a truer form of compassion is found in palliative care, the ground shifts to an appeal to human rights, especially to the sovereignty of self-determination. — Luke Gormally

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Evil Can Deceive Us

Posted by editormum on 23 March 2005 in Uncategorized |

Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a duty. — Simone Weil

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Cynicism — a Coward’s Choice?

Posted by editormum on 22 March 2005 in Character |

Cynicism is not realistic and tough. It’s unrealistic and kind of cowardly because it means you don’t have to try. — Peggy Noonan

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Our Duty to the Dead

Posted by editormum on 21 March 2005 in Justice |

The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them. — Lois McMaster Bujold

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Success Is the Goal

Posted by editormum on 14 March 2005 in Uncategorized |

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. — Dr. David M. Burns

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