Posts Tagged 'morality'

Rite of Passage by Alexei Panshin – I

Maturity is the ability to sort the portions of truth from the accepted lies and self-deceptions that you have grown up with.

Panshin, Alexei. Rite of Passage. Boston: Gregg, 1976.

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert E. Heinlein – IV

Seems to be a deep instinct in human beings for making everything compulsory that isn’t forbidden.

Heinlein, Robert A. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. New York: Putnam, 1966.

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert E. Heinlein – III

I will accept any rules that you feel necessary to your freedom. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.

Heinlein, Robert A. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. New York: Putnam, 1966.

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert E. Heinlein – II

My point is that one person is responsible. Always. […] In terms of morals there is no such thing as ‘state.’ Just men. Individuals. Each responsible for his own acts.”

Heinlein, Robert A. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. New York: Putnam, 1966.

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

And, for the first time in my innocent and confined life, I sensed in myself a potentiality for corruption that took my breath away.

Carter, Angela. “The Bloody Chamber.” The Bloody Chamber. New York: Penguin, 1993. 11.