Monday, July 02, 2018

Quote of the Day

Like most other terms in ethical discourse, this term manners lends itself to various definitions. One of the most helpful comes from an early twentieth-century English jurist John Fletcher Moulton, first baron of Bank and for many years a lord justice of appeal. What he called "manners" we would call "ethics." His phrase for it remains one of the more useful and astute definitions of ethics ever devised: "obedience to the unenforceable."

- Rushworth M. Kidder

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