Common Good Quotes

Quotes tagged as "common-good" (showing 1-15 of 15)
Soke Behzad Ahmadi
“Karate is not about techniques and their execution, but about boldness, integrity and fight for justice and common good”
Soke Behzad Ahmadi, Shorinjiryu Ryujin Kenpo

“Their quarry had been cornered in his defenses and their bloodlust was such that they were likely to pay top Julep to watch him escape, so that he might be brutalized and killed before their very eyes, as this was much more gratifying to them than simply watching justice be enacted. They, too, understood that societal constructs for justice were moderate gratification, at best, as they were empty and subject to contradictions and compromises steeped in moral relativism and an unconditional dependence upon overblown semantics that made the law a mockery of itself. As for the ideologies that these hollow systems of jurisprudence sought to define and uphold: these could easily be subjugated through a meticulous analysis of the trivial components of one statute or another. The rule of law had failed them. What the people wanted, in its stead, was rather simple: moral absolutes. Good versus evil. And evil was not to be simply prevailed over. Evil was to be dominated and effectively eliminated, because as long as it was able to while away the time somewhere—in some sweaty prison cell, far away, staring out the barred window with a wry smile, as it plotted its next offensive on the Common Good, a sense of wholeness could not be achieved.”
Ashim Shanker, Don't Forget to Breathe

“The "self," it seems today, is at the core of the nation's worldview rather than others (the common good), or God.”
Martha MacCullough

“The only common good is the common liberty to pursue individual goods.”
Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski, The Pith of Life: Aphorisms in Honor of Liberty

“The passage that he had found in the book had been riddled with ambiguities and contradictions only reserved for those most valiant in overriding their legalistic forbearance into a necessary frenzy that would allow them to suitably work up a case for one side or the other on how the Law, without the possibility of misinterpretation, states If ABC, then DEF—or for the sake of acknowledging the counterargument first as a courtroom tactic, the case might also be made that the Law states the antithesis of the aforementioned If ABC, then DEF, but gives allowance within reasonable parameters for a provisional XYZ to be granted in exceptional cases. And thus, it was a matter not so much of making one’s case in a clear and logical sense, but one for the lawyers to battle out in the arena of pathos, as it was clearly the emotional pleas that could evoke a sense of sympathy in the courtroom and overturn otherwise painstaking endeavors at using the tools at hand to make pleas based upon incontrovertible facts.”
Ashim Shanker, Don't Forget to Breathe

Alex Callinicos
“For what is socialism? With the frills removed, it is people collectively running society. Instead of being the prisoners of anarchic capitalist competition and the mad rush for profit at any cost, it is working together for the common good. Our tremendous co-operative power would be controlled, not by a ruling class in the search for ever greater profits, but democratically and for the fulfillment of human need.”
Alex Callinicos, The Revolutionary Road To Socialism

Laurence Overmire
“Doing the right thing, surrendering our short-term self-interest to serve the needs of the whole, has never been easy for humankind, but now, more than ever, that is exactly what we must do. Future generations are counting on us.”
Laurence Overmire, The Ghost of Rabbie Burns: An American Poet's Journey Through Scotland

Jacqueline Winspear
“But there are many men-and women-who do things in a time of war that they wouldn't dream of doing in peacetime, and all for the common good.”
Jacqueline Winspear, Leaving Everything Most Loved

Jared Brock
“What good is faith if it causes pain for another? What good is religion if it does no good? What good is any belief that leads to hate?”
Jared Brock, A Year of Living Prayerfully: How a Curious Traveler Met the Pope, Walked on Coals, Danced with Rabbis, and Revived His Prayer Life

“Art is a positive "FORCE" that bring beings together for the common good. Only the people who had lost a piece of themselves can create the unimaginary.”
Henry Johnson Jr

“While a weak leader has a proclivity to please the critics and the leeches, a strong leader has no qualms what the enemies say about him or his style of governance, but what intrinsic benefit does his ethical and political action bring toward the highest and common good of his people.

~ Danny Castillones Sillada, The Postmodern Filipino Prince: The Moral Hazard of Political Indecision”
Danny Castillones Sillada

Alaric Hutchinson
“Your anger – about matters that you think are personal and yours alone – is, in fact, the fuel for the machines of war. Your kindness towards strangers on the street is, in fact, the grace and serenity that brings millions of people together to work towards the common good of all.”
Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace: Essential Teachings for Enriching Life

Robert B. Reich
“We “bowl alone,” as sociologist Robert Putnam has put it. Yet this fails to account for a monumental shift in whom we join and for what. We still join together, but now we join for services too expensive to purchase alone—child care, the schools our children attend, recreational facilities, and security...”
Robert B. Reich, The Common Good

Hilaire Belloc
“When men say, for instance (by a false metaphor), that each member of the public should feel himself an owner of public property – such as a Town Park – and should therefore respect it as his own, they are saying something which all our experience proves to be completely false. No man feels of public property that it is his own; no man will treat it with the care or the affection of a thing which is his own; still less can a man express himself through the use of a thing which is not his own, but shared in common with a mass of other men.”
Hilaire Belloc, An Essay on the Restoration of Property