summum bonum

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the supreme good in which all moral values are included or from which they are derived

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In theory, at least, that's why we have lead-ers--to stand back from the fray, look at the big picture, and brave the heat to act for the greatest good.
If it doesn't serve your greatest good or plan for the day, say no thank you.
really DOES turn the clock back 130 years to a different, horrible age when a locally-bred journalist hero of mine, William Thomas Stead, turned tabloid-style sensationalism into a power for the greatest good.
It is of the greatest good fortune that there has been no previous accident of any consequence at the yard," he added.
Throw in a long list of standard safety kit, plus strong yet efficient petrol and diesel engines, and the Fiesta really does offer the greatest good for the greatest number of people.
It is by the grace of the greatest good fortune that somebody, quite apart from yourself and the pursuing police officers, weren't seriously injured or even worse.
Ignatius and the Zen canon, one gets a glimpse of how to let go of selfish purposes and realize the greatest good.
Her greatest good fortune was to be opposed by three political light weights who were the leaders of the Labour Party at the time - James Callaghan, Michael Foot and Neil Kinnock.
The plan that's ultimately chosen needs to address the multiple economic, housing, transportation and other issues that face Long Island today in a way that produces the greatest good for the greatest number.
Time after time, Bishop Burton met with all interested parties to create the greatest outcome for the greatest good for the greater community.
Yet one thing that we often withhold and that will do the greatest good is real food.
Ethical challenges of genetic engineering include genetically modified food, on which "we must move cautiously, seeking to do the least amount of harm while effecting the greatest good," as well as frozen embryos, each of which represents a human life.
That (chapter) is important because, with scarce resources, decisions may have to be made that require ethically considering what is best for the greatest good," said Landesman, who is an APHA member.
The Greens want to target our health dollars to the areas where they will do the greatest good to protect and improve the health of all Australians.