Shakespeare & Eliot Sptizer

Shakespeare & Eliot Sptizer

P.I. Columnist Chi-Dooh Li recently wrote about "arrogance and infallibility" Spitzer referring to New York former governor Eliot Spitzer and others. In discussing hypocrisy, Li referred to Shake speare’s measure for Measure. The play involves a character, Angelo, who rigidly enforces morality laws while secretly carrying on in an immoral way. It does have some wonderful lines about hypocrisy:

"O, what may man within him hide, though angel on the outward side!"

Again, in Act III Shakespeare writes:

"The jury, passing on the prisoner’s life, May in the sworn twelve have a thief or two, Guiltier than him they try."

The self righteous are painful to be around. They are proud of their high standards of morality and ready to point out the immorality of everyone else. They wear their self righteousness like a suit a clothes and almost always end up being exposed as having "feet of clay." The truly moral, good people are kind and compassionate. You recognize them by their kindness and readiness to help others. Save me from the self righteous of this world.

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  1. Some interesting quotes about Spitzer’s hypocrisy. I will use them, slightly modified, in the next trial I have defending a poor man charged with distributing obscene adult materials that in most parts of the country a prosecutor wouldn’t think about charging a RICO case against. Spitzer’s situation makes me wonder what is on the prosecutor’s computer?

    Jim
    Pensacola FL

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