Anne Truitt On Condemnation

Anne TruittAnne Truitt (March 16, 1921 – December 23, 2004)

I have always been mystified by the speed with which people condemn one another… This seems to give them intense pleasure. Whenever I am tempted by this pleasure, I remember some impulse in myself that could have led me, granted certain circumstances, into the condemned position. This has caused me to distrust the part of myself that would relish self-righteousness.