November 7th, 2013 → 5:40 am @ // No Comments

“‘Tis not enough to help the feeble up,
But to support him after.”  – Timon of Athens

I was reading through some Shakespeare this morning, looking for an interesting quote to discuss, and I came across this.  It sounds like an argument for social responsibility, for taking care of one’s fellow citizens, for welfare, liberalism, democratic values, whatever you want to call it.  At the same time, I know that in Shakespeare’s plays there are a number of quotes of a more “conservative” nature.  Hold tight and I’ll post one of those next time…

2 Comments → “Social Responsibility”

  1. Chris Clark

    10 years ago

    That reminds me of a quote from a nun on pro-life.

    Sister Joan Chittister, a Benedictine nun, had this to say on Bill Moyers’ show in November of 2004:
    “I do not believe that just because you’re opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. And why would I think that you don’t? Because you don’t want any tax money to go there. That’s not pro-life. That’s pro-birth. We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is.”


    • Lea

      10 years ago

      Good quote! “pro-birth” – I’ve got to use that term. I hadn’t heard that one before, and it really is a good term. Thanks.


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