Quotes November 09, 2018

By Tom Ricks: 2 Powerful Quotes About Civility From An Iraq War Veteran

“The moral certainty of my rage must be met with humility about the limits of my knowledge.”

“Civility is a style of argument that implicitly welcomes response. It is a display of respect and tolerance, which make clear that you are engaging in a conversation, not delivering a last word.”
Phil Klay

J.M. Opal’s Avenging the People: Andrew Jackson, the Rule of Law and the American Nation:

“Their enhanced sovereignty required both the degradation of others and a certain kind of chaos in the nation at large: the daily freedoms for some to go armed, to seize lands, to vote, to take offense, and to threaten; the daily demands on others to retire, to hide, to bear quietly, and to forgive.”