There is no more mischievous absurdity than this judging of actions from the OUTSIDE as they look to us, instead of from the INSIDE as they look to the actors; nothing more irrational than to criticize deeds as though the doers of them had the same desires, hopes, fears, and restraints as ourselves.

Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) English philosopher, naturalist
Social Statics, 3.20.6 (1851)

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