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Russell Gough

Professor of philosophy and ethics at Pepperdine University, California, author of Character is Destiny : The Value of Personal Ethics in Everyday Life (1997), Character Is Everything : Promoting Ethical Excellence in Sports (1996) and other works


While I must have the character to play by the rules, I must also have the character to do the right thing when the rules don't help. If I want to have the character to strive for ethical excellence, then I must have the character to draw the line when there is no line drawn.

1997 - from Character is Destiny : The Value of Personal Ethics in Everyday Life
Being ethical is never just a matter of being a good rule-follower. It's exceedingly more than that. Rules and laws by their very nature usually prescribe, at best, only minimum standards of ethical behaviour.

1997 - from Character is Destiny : The Value of Personal Ethics in Everyday Life