Quote Of The Day — November 14, 2013

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Learn to distinguish the difference between errors of knowledge and breaches of morality. An error of knowledge is not a moral flaw, provided you are willing to correct it; only a mystic would judge human beings by the standard of an impossible, automatic omniscience. But a breach of morality is the conscious choice of an action you know to be evil, or a willful evasion of knowledge, a suspension of sight and of thought. That which you do not know, is not a moral charge against you; but that which you refuse to know, is an account of infamy growing in your soul. Make every allowance for errors of knowledge; do not forgive or accept any break of morality.”

Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

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8 Responses to Quote Of The Day — November 14, 2013

  1. Hardnox says:

    Rand has described the Left perfectly “willful evasion of knowledge, a suspension of sight and of thought”.

  2. Kathy says:

    “a breach is…the conscious choice of an action you know to be evil..” And that on a daily basis. Good one, Grouchy.

  3. western guy says:

    I read Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, and Anthem back in high school….definitely left a lasting impression.

    • I was in a hospital when I read them,,, in 1963,,, and I still refer to them~!
      How well I understand, Western Guy~!

      I think she wrote them, via “Time Travel” to our current culture~!

  4. CW says:

    Great quote, Grouchy! I don’t think we need to wonder what Ms. Rand would have thought about Senior Obama’s many breaches of morality.

    • Uhhhh,,, No, we don’t. Actually, Senor Obama out-Mouches Wesley Mouch~!, in “Atlas Shrugged”. AND Ellsworth Toohey in “Fountainhead” cannot hold a candle to (o)