The highest principle is without words. Yet if there were no words, how could the principle be known?"
Inscription from China dated 764 AD
"If there are no clear and provable moral values which we can all agree on and share, then how can we prevent future evils performed by individuals or governments on the rest of us?"
Dave Robinson and Chris Grant. Introducing Ethics. Totem Books
"Then we'd know. And we could think about it properly instead of just guessing and being afraid"