Fyodor Dostoyevsky quote about responsibility from The Brothers Karamazov - Remember, you have been given absolute power to bind and to loose, but the greater the power, the more terrible its responsibility.
pick facebookpinterest < prevnext > picture source

Remember, you have been given absolute power to bind and to loose, but the greater the power, the more terrible its responsibility.
 Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov (1880). copy citation

edit
Author Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Source The Brothers Karamazov
Topic responsibility power greatness
Date 1880
Language English
Reference
Note Translated by Constance Garnett
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/28054/28054-h/28054-h.html

Context

“and the old man falling with a broken head. And then the mass of phrases, statements, gestures, shouts! Oh! this has so much influence, it can so bias the mind; but, gentlemen of the jury, can it bias your minds? Remember, you have been given absolute power to bind and to loose, but the greater the power, the more terrible its responsibility.
«I do not draw back one iota from what I have said just now, but suppose for one moment I agreed with the prosecution that my luckless client had stained his hands with his father's blood. This is only hypothesis, I repeat; I never for one instant doubt of his innocence.” source

Meaning and analysis

write a note
report