Civil Services Main Examination GS Paper IV 2013

Q.Given below are three quotations of great moral thinkers/philosophers. For each of these quotations, bring out what it means to you in the present context:

(a)“There is enough on this earth for every one’s need but for no one’s greed.” Mahatma Gandhi.
(b)“Nearly all men can withstand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”—Abraham Lincoln.
(c)“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies.”—Aristotle.

Q.“The good of an individual is contained in the good of all”. What do you understand by this statement? How can this principle be implemented in public life?