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Moral power is probably best when it is not used.
by Andrew Young

Moral power is probably best when it is not used.
The less you use it the more you have.
- Andrew Young

Related topics: Power

I tried.
But not everybody thought so.
- Andrew Young

If you're a preacher, you talk for a living,
so even if you don't make sense, you learn to make nonsense eloquently.
- Andrew Young

It is a blessing to die for a cause,
because you can so easily die for nothing.
- Andrew Young

 

To find people who don't want anything is rare.
- Andrew Young

Look at those they call unfortunate and at a closer view,
you'll find many of them are unwise.
- Andrew Young

In a world where change is inevitable and continuous,
the need to achieve that change without violence is essential for survival.
- Andrew Young

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My hope for my children must be that they respond to the still,
small voice of God in their own hearts.
- Andrew Young

No one who's white thinks he's innocent.
No one who's black thinks he's guilty.
- Andrew Young

I have about concluded that wealth is a state of mind,
and that anyone can acquire a wealthy state of mind
by thinking rich thoughts.
- Andrew Young

Once the Xerox copier was invented, diplomacy died.
- Andrew Young

Civil rights leaders are involved in helping poor people.
That's what I've been doing all my life.
- Andrew Young

Tomorrow is the day when idlers work,
and fool reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven.
- Andrew Young

Nothing is illegal if one hundred businessmen decide to do it.
- Andrew Young

Influence is like a savings account.
The less you use it, the more you've got.
- Andrew Young

President Jimmy Carter was a citizen soldier.
Ironically, he was considered weak because he didn't
kill anybody and he didn't get anyone killed.
- Andrew Young

On the soft bed of luxury many kingdoms have expired.
- Andrew Young

We rise in glory as we sink in pride.
- Andrew Young

The commercialization of sport is the democratization of sport.
- Andrew Young

Wishing of all strategies, is the worst.
- Andrew Young

I have committed my life to helping the poor,
and I believe that if more companies followed Wal-Mart's
lead in providing opportunity and savings to those who need it most,
more Americans battling poverty would realize the American dream.
- Andrew Young

A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting
on his past actions and their motives -
of approving of some and disapproving of others.
- Charles Darwin

The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

If we are to go forward, we must go back
and rediscover those precious values -
that all reality hinges on moral foundations
and that all reality has spiritual control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The acceptance of oneself is
the essence of the whole moral problem
and the epitome of a whole outlook on life.
- Carl Jung

The perception of beauty is a moral test.
- Henry David Thoreau

Compassion is the universal standard of moral living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am not interested in power for power's sake,
but I'm interested in power that is moral,
that is right and that is good.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Increase of material comforts,
it may be generally laid down,
does not in any way whatsoever
conduce to moral growth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Moral authority is never retained by
any attempt to hold on to it.
It comes without seeking and
is retained without effort.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The moral arc of the universe
bends at the elbow of justice.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is curious - curious that physical courage
should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare
- Mark Twain

Trust should be the basis for all our moral training.
- Robert Baden-Powell

The worst government is often the most moral.
One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane.
But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.
- H. L. Mencken

Love is moral even without legal marriage,
but marriage is immoral without love.
- Ellen Key

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders,
and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
- James K. Polk

The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and
peace are deep-seated and powerful.
They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual.
- Arthur Henderson

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's
oldest exercises in moral philosophy;
that is,
the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who
maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
- Dante Alighieri

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally
recognized moral qualities of men.
- Confucius

Music is a moral law.
It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
- Plato

Nature teaches more than she preaches.
There are no sermons in stones.
It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
- John Burroughs

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things.
The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic
feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
- John Stuart Mill

Our world faces a true planetary emergency.
I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it's a
challenge to the moral imagination.
- Al Gore

Science by itself has no moral dimension.
But it does seek to establish truth.
And upon this truth morality can be built.
- William Masters

His lack of education is more than compensated for
by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy.
- Woody Allen

We may pretend that we're basically moral people who make mistakes,
but the whole of history proves otherwise.
- Terry Hands

One may no more live in the world without picking up
the moral prejudices of the world than one will be
able to go to hell without perspiring.
- H. L. Mencken

With any story I write, I could actually write it from
three or four different perspectives,
which would end with a completely different moral at the end.
- Tracey Emin

Physical courage, which despises all danger,
will make a man brave in one way; and moral courage,
which despises all opinion, will make a man brave in another.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Beauty, whether moral or natural, is felt,
more properly than perceived.
- David Hume

It still strikes me as strange that anyone could have
any moral objection to someone else's sexuality.
It's like telling someone else how to clean their house.
- River Phoenix

Progressive rhetoric has the effect of concealing social
crisis and moral breakdown by presenting them as the
birth pangs of a new order.
- Christopher Lasch

It may be that religion is dead, and if it is,
we had better know it and set ourselves to try to discover
other sources of moral strength before it is too late.
- Pearl S. Buck

Scientific truth is marvelous, but moral truth is divine
and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light
has found the lost paradise.
- Horace Mann

We who came here saw what was happening.
This was far more than a war in a faraway place.
This was a moral imperative, a terrible vision of the future.
- Paddy Ashdown

The idea of winning a doctor's degree gradually assumed
the aspect of a great moral struggle,
and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me.
- Elizabeth Blackwell

Moral choices do not depend on personal preference
and private decision but on right reason and,
I would add, divine order.
- Basil Hume

Morality is only moral when it is voluntary.
- Lincoln Steffens

Under the leadership of President Bush and Vice President Cheney,
the United States has given up the moral high ground
that we used to occupy as an international leader.
- Marty Meehan

Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons.
- Thomas Hardy

Religion is the belief in an ever-living God,
that is, in a Divine Mind and Will ruling the Universe
and holding moral relations with mankind.
- James Martineau

There is a fine line between censorship and good taste
and moral responsibility.
- Steven Spielberg

The moral world is as little exempt as the physical
world from the law of ceaseless change,
of perpetual flux.
- James G. Frazer

Psychoanalysis is out, under a therapeutic disguise,
to do away entirely with the moral faculty in man.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds
is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk.
- Margaret Chase Smith


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