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John Rawls, American Educator ( February 21, 1921 - November 24, 2002 )

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The bad man desires arbitrary power. What moves the evil man is the love of injustice.~John Rawls


Love Power Man

The principles of justice are chosen behind a veil of ignorance.~John Rawls


Justice Ignorance Chosen

Certainly it is wrong to be cruel to animals and the destruction of a whole species can be a great evil. The capacity for feelings of pleasure and pain and for the form of life of which animals are capable clearly impose duties of compassion and humanity in their case.~John Rawls


Life Great Pain

In constant pursuit of money to finance campaigns, the political system is simply unable to function. Its deliberative powers are paralyzed.~John Rawls


Money Political Finance

Ideally citizens are to think of themselves as if they were legislators and ask themselves what statutes, supported by what reasons satisfying the criterion of reciprocity, they would think is most reasonable to enact.~John Rawls


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