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NinetySix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-23-07 01:49 PM
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78. This reminds me of my favorite Stoic philosopher, Epictetus
In his Enchiridion, he says:

35. When you do anything from a clear judgment that it ought to be done, never shun the being seen to do it, even though the world should make a wrong supposition about it; for, if you don't act right, shun the action itself; but, if you do, why are you afraid of those who censure you wrongly?

In other words, if you're not doing anything wrong, then why are you worried that someone might see? Especially when you're discharging your duty to serve, protect, and defend the public....
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