Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on February 29, 2012

in Civil Society, Hubris and humility

… is from page 687 of the 1999 Oxford World’s Classics edition of one of my all-time favorite novels, George Eliot’s magisterial Middlemarch:

There is no general doctrine which is not capable of eating out our morality if unchecked by the deep-seated habit of direct fellow-feeling with individual fellow-men.

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