Civil Services Main Examination GS Paper IV 2018


Q. What does each of the following quotations mean to you in the present context?

(a) “The true rule, in determining to embrace, or reject anything, is not whether it has any evil in it; but whether it has more evil than good. There are few things wholly evil or wholly good. Almost everything, especially of governmental policy, is an inseparable compound of the two; so that our best judgement of the preponderance between them is continually demanded.” – Abraham Lincoln
(b) “Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.” – Mahatma Gandhi
(c) “Falsehood takes the place of truth when it results in unblemished common good.” – Tirukkural