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Daemon
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Truth is the summit of being; justice is the application of it to affairs.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Bully_rus
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Yeah. Without proper application, anything is just a hobby, a pastime... Right?
Adyl Mouhei
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Absolutely. This is what human beings have been struggling to seek and achieve .
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Context from:ESSAYS, SECOND SERIES
By Ralph Waldo Emerson

III.

CHARACTER.


This is a natural power, like light and heat, and all nature cooperates with it. The reason why we feel one man's presence and do not feel another's is as simple as gravity. Truth is the summit of being; justice is the application of it to affairs. All individual natures stand in a scale, according to the purity of this element in them. The will of the pure runs down from them into other natures as water runs down from a higher into a lower vessel. This natural force is no more to be withstood than any other natural force. We can drive a stone upward for a moment into the air, but it is yet true that all stones will forever fall; and whatever instances can be quoted of unpunished theft, or of a lie which somebody credited, justice must prevail, and it is the privilege of truth to make itself believed. Character is this moral order seen through the medium of an individual nature. An individual is an encloser. Time and space, liberty and necessity, truth and thought, are left at large no longer. Now, the universe is a close or pound. All things exist in the man tinged with the manners of his soul. With what quality is in him he infuses all nature that he can reach; nor does he tend to lose himself in vastness, but, at how long a curve soever, all his regards return into his own good at last. He animates all he can, and he sees only what he animates. He encloses the world, as the patriot does his country, as a material basis for his character, and a theatre for action. A healthy soul stands united with the Just and the True, as the magnet arranges itself with the pole; so that he stands to all beholders like a transparent object betwixt them and the sun, and whoso journeys towards the sun, journeys towards that person. He is thus the medium of the highest influence to all who are not on the same level. Thus, men of character are the conscience of the society to which they belong.


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QuaestorRexRegis
Posted: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:18:23 AM
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Well put
Doodle Snackers
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Daemon wrote:
Truth is the summit of being; justice is the application of it to affairs.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)




Lie whenever it is necessary to prevent the truth obtaining wrongful convictions and wrongful punishments. Man does not recognize what is veritably just but merely that which is considered as being acceptable.

If truth is the summit of being then who amongst us can ever top it or even speak it as a belief? Brick wall Anxious
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That said sometimes justice isn't about truths or lies, but about a subjective interpretation of what's considered right or wrong.
Ajike Omooba
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So true!
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