Sunday, November 18, 2007

Two Quotations

The man who, knowing the right, fails to do it, loses the power to know what is right; and the man who, having the power to do right, is unwilling, loses the power to do what he wills.
— St. Augustine, De Libero Arbitrio

Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right of being able to do what we ought.
— Lord Acton

Quoted in Caryl Johnston, In the Catacombs, November 16, 2007