Friday, August 10, 2007

"Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do."

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

3 Comments:

Blogger puggimer said...

Wow! Talk about all encompasing. This can go so far as to be completely ridiculous. There is just so much that you can't do - yet to be held liable for all of it is ridiculous.

So I'm guilty of not finding a cure for aids or cancer, for not solving the energy crisis, for not bringing peace to the middle east.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I see this as meaning that we are each guilty of all the good that we could have done but didn't and not the things that were never really within our grasp anyways.

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Taylor said...

I like to think of it as being given credit for all the good we were capable of but didn't have the opportunity to exercise- convicted of having a benevolent heart, even if we weren't granted infinite opportunity to elaborate it.

10:11 PM  

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