In spite of all their irrationalities, inconsistencies, hypocrisies and
evasions, the majority of men will not act, in major issues, without a sense of
being morally right and will not oppose the morality they have accepted. They
will break it, they will cheat on it, but they will not oppose it; and when
they break it, they take the blame on themselves. The power of morality is the
greatest of all intellectual powers—and mankind’s tragedy lies in the fact
that the vicious moral code men have accepted destroys them by means of the
best within them.