It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of truth.
It is not given to man to know what is right and what is wrong. Men always did and always will err and in nothing more than in what they consider right and wrong.[Tо, чтò справедливо и несправедливо – не дано судить людям. Люди вечно заблуждались и будут заблуждаться, и ни в чем больше, как в том, чтò они считают справедливым и несправедливым.]
If any man err from the right way, it is his own misfortune, no injury to thee; nor therefore art thou to punish him in the things of this life because thou supposest he will be miserable in that which is to come.
He who is mistaken in an action which he sincerely believes to be right may be an enemy, but retains our esteem.
He has mistakes in his past. I have mistakes in mine. The fact that we actually are each other’s mistakes is irrelevant!
But it’s one thing when an individual makes a mistake. It’s something else when corruption is organized. If you help those people, you’re condoning what they do. You become a part of it.