Do you not see that in the light of this proverb
no excuse is available either for the Gyges of the
story or for the man who I assumed a moment
ago could with a snap of his fingers sweep together everybody's inheritance at once? For as
the morally wrong cannot by any possibility be
made morally right, however successfully it may
be covered up, so what is not morally right cannot be made expedient, for Nature refuses and
M. Tullius Cicero. De Officiis. With An English Translation. Walter Miller. Cambridge. Harvard University Press; Cambridge, Mass., London, England. 1913.
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