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Sunday, January 6, 2008

Nations & Morals

“A natch_pres_laurel.jpgion, if it is to grow strong and progressive, must be moved by the force of its own dynamic moral energy. The needs of moral discipline must be nurtured from within, not from without. History teaches that the rise and fall of nations depend essentially upon the underlying moral strength of their citizens.”

- Jose P. Laurel, “The Value of Ethical Principles,” Forces That Make a Nation Great (Manila: n.p., 1991 reprint), p. 13.

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