Being civil to one another is much more active and positive a good than mere politeness or courtesy. But like many other important goods, such as generosity, gratitude, or solidarity, it is not the sort of thing that can be “demanded” as a matter of duty, like a moral entitlement.

-Robert B. Pippin, quoted in Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct by P.M. Forni (New York: St. Martin’s Griffin) p. 11

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~ by rebel13 on May 20, 2017.

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