Friday, November 03, 2006

Today's quote

“[R]ealization of the good presupposes knowledge of reality.... The pre-eminence of prudence means that so-called “good–intention” and so-called “meaning well” by no means suffice. Realization of the good presupposes that our actions are appropriate to the real situation…and that we therefore take this concrete reality seriously, with clear-eyed objectivity.”

“Only one who previously and simultaneously loves and wants the good can be prudent”

Josef Pieper, 'Prudence: The First Cardinal Virtue'


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