Another voice said: “Compassion is the greatest virtue.” It’s more practical than justice, since the latter is subjective, while compassion is unconditional. People without compassion should be humiliated in public or, if that doesn’t work, defeated on the battlefield.
The third voice said: “Those who can win wars can rarely make a good peace.” Just imagine General Patton as the President of the United States or, worse, Dwight Eisenhower.
Timon of Athens said: “Nothing emboldens sin so much as mercy.” Hate the sin, love the sinner, except if the sinner is a family member, co-worker, neighbor, fellow citizen or a shiftless foreigner.
Nietzsche said: “Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings; always darker, emptier and simpler.” Let your instincts, emotions, prejudices and superstitions run free. In short, follow your heart, ignore your brain. Useless defective organ, the brain. It gets you into trouble every chance it gets.
Buddha smirked, Socrates rolled his eyes, and Jesus wept.