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|“Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so |
expressed as to reach the point of causing digest; and music, even in situations
of the greatest ... “Perhaps misguided moral passion is better than confused
|3 A good cause can become bad if we fight for it with means that are ^|
discriminatingly murderous. A bad cause can become good if ... 10 Perhaps
misguided moral passion is better than confused indifference. IRIS MURDOCH (b
. 1919), Urilish ...
|Morgan, Robin Perhaps misguided moral passion is better than confused |
indifference. - Murdoch, Iris Great causes and little men go ill together. - Nehru,
Jawaharlal You say it is the good cause that hallows even war? I tell you: it is the
|Murdoch, Iris Perhaps misguided moral passion is better than confused |
indifference. - Murdoch, Iris The notion that one will not survive a particular
catastrophe is, in general terms, a comfort since it is equivalent to abolishing the
|And you must admit there were good things in the package which we've simply |
helped ourselves to.' 'Marx changed our view of history, ... 'Perhaps misguided
moral passion is better than confused indifference.' 'That's the trap all liberals fall
|In their reaction from the passionate, if often misguided, morality of the Puritans, |
the new playwrights returned not only to the ... laughter and polished wit, may be
de— tected a vein of cynical indifference to suffering and at times a brutal cruelty.
... That theory is, perhaps, not quite so common now as it was a few years ago,
and there would appear to be a reaction in ... than Laud; if he had not attempted
to seize the five members of Parliament, or had planned the attempt more
|I had noticed on Friday and Saturday of the previous week, a decline of his |
religious feelings, and an indifference of ... Conversation with him more than
deepened my suspicion that the commission of some heinous sin had driven the
Spirit from ... He was startled and confused, but recovering himself, said, — " I
have. ... Wm.," said I, do you not know that you are a perfect wreck ? driven and
tossed by every wind and wave of passion ? that you have not one particle of
moral principle '.
|But, time fails us, and with regret, we alwa3's feel regret in parting with a good |
book, like this of II. ... remarkable difference between his poetry, and the letters
descriptive of his travels, is to the advantage of the poetry in more ways than one.
|Stevenson had a good chance to win the election against any opponent other |
than General Eisenhower. ... of the second world war to its present status of
having immense power, but relatively little moral influence or goodwill in the
world. ... Our time is one of blurred words and inarticulate speech; never was the
air so filled with a babel of confused tongues. ... Irrational nationalism;
indifference to others; self-praise and self-indulgence; misguided hopes for
predestined triumph of this or ...
|Solzhenitsyn sought Nikolai's opinions but was surprised to find him totally |
indifferent, being more concerned about the internal ... In contrast to Nikolai's
agnostic indifference and apathy, Solzhenitsyn shared Pasternak's passion for
the higher ... to strain herself to buy gadgets and possessions and then to guard
them and care for them more than for her own life. ... the ghost of Matryona is
resurrected as the one righteous person in the midst of the ethical confusion that
permeates the ...