You Judge Your Own Acts Only By Their Consequences.
You judge your own acts only by their consequences.
You judge the acts of others only by their intentions.
You judge others only by how well they live up to their own capacities.
I'm only telling you this for your own good...
Are we to understand," asked the judge, "that you hold your own interests above the interests of the public?
"I hold that such a question can never arise except in a society of cannibals." -- Ayn Rand...
The Law of Unintended Consequences carries it own penalties...
We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others by their acts.
Bob: Only _I_ could have executed such a masterpiece of electoral fraud.
And I have the records to prove it! Here, just look at these -- [pulls out binders and floppy disks] each one a work of Machiavellian art....
Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere.
But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgment....
There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
-- Aldous Huxley...