We often talk about right and justice, but we find that in the world right and justice are mere baby talk. There are two things which guide the conduct of men: might and mercy. The exercise of might is invariably the exercise of selfishness. All men and women try to make the most of whatever power or advantage they have. Mercy is heaven itself; to be good we have all to be merciful. Even justice and right should stand on mercy.
Karma Yoga: The yoga of action
On Junichiro Tanizaki's The Maids
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