Good and evil I must judge in the light of the common weal.
"Whatever accidental good it does, it's still theft from the common weal."
The term Welfare referred not to its more narrow modern echoes, but to the protection of the common weal, the general public good.
Would that be good or bad for the common weal?
To balance the two is a duty for the common weal.
Concern for the common weal, he added, lies "at the heart of most religious traditions."
In a broader sense, injury may also have been caused to the common weal.
Let me repeat, we who look after the common weal counted on years in which to prepare for your return.
That is an inappropriate characteristic in those who would administer the common weal.
Other former Presidents have struggled with less success to use their special status and experience for the common weal.