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“The power of laws is limited, for they can only guide the actions of those who possess a moral compass.” – Nelson Mandela

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;

7. What does this quote means to you? (150 words)

“The power of laws is limited, for they can only guide the actions of those who possess a moral compass.” – Nelson Mandela

Difficulty level: Moderate

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin the answer by explaining the quote in your own words.

Body:

Explain the role of integrity in good people which makes them act responsibly in presence or absence of laws. Similarly, bad people will always try to find loopholes around laws. Substantiate with examples.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing about need of improving accountability to those who violate the law.