Thursday, May 15, 2008

On Morality

Interrogator: 'Do you really think for moment that your  friends would do as much for you as you seem to be ready to do for them?'
Odette: 'Yes, I do but the point is unimportant.  I do not barter loyalty against loyalty.  I am no shopkeeper, Monsieur, and I sell nothing by the pound.  If they were prepared to betray me that would not influence my decision in any way.  I am only responsible to my own conscience.'

Jerrard Tickell (p.257)

I will not permit the coherence of my moral universe to be affected by the incoherence of somebody else's.

Labels: , ,


Post a Comment

<< Home