Judgment is a terrible curse, not because someone or some book said it, but because judgment opens the door to usurpative emotions that confound rather than illuminate.— Gregg Hake
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Self-righteousness — the state of being which is produced and sustained by placing opinions about facts above the acknowledgment of truth — lies at the root of most human misery.
“The essence of truest kindness lies in the grace with which it is performed. Some men seem to discount all gratitude, almost make it impossible, by the way in which they grant favors. They make you feel so small, so … Continue reading
One of the most destructive forces on earth is self-righteousness. I daresay that self-righteousness has turned more people away from righteousness than any other vice. You’ve no doubt encountered it along the way: the holier-than-thou, hypocritically pious and smug expression of someone who … Continue reading
I read an interested op-ed piece in the New York Times today written by Thomas Friedman, called “This Time is Different.” (full article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/13/opinion/13friedman.html?src=me&ref=homepage) Friedman began with a letter from a friend of his who works in the Pentagon. The … Continue reading