Illogic Primer Quotes Clippings Books and Bibliography Paper Trails Links Film

Peter Kreeft on our Ancestors’ Morality

Back to Virtue (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1992), p. 25.

True, we are less courageous, less honest with ourselves, less self-disciplined, cruel, intolerant, snobbish, and inhumane than they were. They were better at the hard virtues; we are better at the soft virtues. The balance is fairly even, I think… When we act morally, we are better than our philosophy. Our ancestors were worse than theirs.