Even in non-democratic countries, people have a legitimate interest in knowing about actions taken by the government.
May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law.
I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
This above all makes history useful and desirable; it unfolds before our eyes a glorious record of exemplary actions.
Reparations – not just aid – should be provided by those responsible for devastating Iraqi civilian society by cruel sanctions and military actions, and – together with other criminal states – for supporting Saddam Hussein through his worst atrocities and beyond. That is the minimum that honesty requires.
No human being is innocent, but there is a class of innocent human actions called Games.
It is not infrequent to hear men declaim loudly upon liberty, who, if we may judge by the whole tenor of their actions, mean nothing else by it but their own liberty – to oppress without control, or the restraint of laws, all who are poorer and weaker than themselves.
What does it mean to love someone with all your heart? It means to love with all your emotional feelings and with all your devotion. Surely when you love your wife with all your heart, you cannot demean her, criticize her, find fault with her, or abuse her by words, sullen behavior, or actions.
The person who is developing freely and naturally arrives at a spiritual equilibrium in which he is master of his actions, just as one who has acquired physical poise can move freely.
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.