Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Tuesday Thought

Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) was a pretty sharp lady who wrote about various social issues in England and the U.S. during her lifetime.  Here's a good example of how she looked at things:

"Laws and customs may be creative of vice; and should be therefore perpetually under process of observation and correction: but laws and customs cannot be creative of virtue: they may encourage and help to preserve it; but they cannot originate it."

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