Friday, February 15, 2008

Friday Quote 2-15-08

It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.

- Stephen Covey, Author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People


Barb said...

Good quote --yes, it is very hard to do --and some people never do it.

It's hard because of pride; it is difficult to recognize when one has been wrong --if one is a well-intended person who really does try to do right, think rightly, etc.

It's hard to understand why some people are so hypocritical as to complain that you would censor them off a blog, e.g. --while they themsleves try to INTIMIDATE a person off a blog by posting their personal info, map to their house, etc. (As the blogger Mud-rake is doing to me right now.)

Right Wing Toledo said...


The witchy thing about free speech is that speech isn't free from consequences - the thing that the 1st Amendment supposedly provides is freedome from governmental interference (but, check McCain-Finegold). What you need to remember is that free speech isn't guaranteed in a private forum, such as blogs.

What MR is doing may not be right, but it may well be legal. I'd check with a lawyer. If it is, however, nothing is preventing you from doing the same. Those who would shut down free speech rquire only the silence of others.

Barb said...

Yes, I know that free speech is not obligatory or guaranteed on blogs -- that's why the blog owner has the power to delete or moderate.

But the posting of personal info is probably harrassment. And posting lies to negatively impact a person's reputation (with his real name/full name) is libelous.

MAS1916 said...

Had to revisit this quote after Obama's Apology Tour.

The Apology Tour accomplished a weakening of American power through a willingness to grovel at the feet of those who have caused much war and death in the past century.