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Kwame Anthony Appiah – The Honor Code (2010)

Pride is shame’s opposite, and you might think that it is, therefore, the right response to one’s own honorable behavior. But pride seems especially apt when you have done something out of the ordinary; and an honorable person will often think that what he has done is simply what he had to do. If you are truly honorable, you may be no more inclined to be proud of living up to your standards than you are to be pleased with yourself for breathing. Honor can consist in taking the code for granted.

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