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Basil Hume Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

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

 

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I don't have a moral plan, I'm a Canadian.
- David Cronenberg

Anything as good and true as that moral cannot be new at this late date.
- Richard H. Davis

Grandeur of character lies wholly in force of soul,
that is, in the force of thought, moral principle,
and love, and this may be found in the humblest condition of life.
- William Ellery Channing

If you don't have integrity, you have nothing.
You can't buy it.
You can have all the money in the world,
but if you are not a moral and ethical person,
you really have nothing.
- Henry Kravis

A man of great common sense and good taste -
meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
- George Bernard Shaw

Eroticism has its own moral justification because it
says that pleasure is enough for me;
it is a statement of the individual's sovereignty.
- Mario Vargas Llosa

Human and moral factors must always be considered.
They must never be missing from policies and from public discussion.
- Herman Kahn

Obscenity is a moral concept in the verbal arsenal of the establishment,
which abuses the term by applying it,
not to expressions of its own morality but to those of another.
- Herbert Marcuse

Moral courage is higher and a rarer virtue than physical courage.
- William J. Slim

No student of history can fail to see the moral interest of the Middle Ages,
any more than an artist can fail to see their aesthetic interest.
- Goldwin Smith

Healing is a moral thing to do.
- Jay Inslee

I'm very interested in good and evil and the moral natures of people.
- Antonia Fraser

The right way is not always the popular and easy way.
Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.
- Margaret Chase Smith

Voting is the most precious right of every citizen,
and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process.
- Hillary Clinton

America must be the moral leader.
It is not enough to have power.
Power must be used to protect freedom and give all
people hope for the opportunity to see the fruit of their own labor.
- Jesse Helms

Emerson then incarnated the moral optimism,
the progress, and the energy of the American spirit.
- Howard Mumford Jones

Abhorrence of apartheid is a moral attitude,
not a policy.
- Edward Heath

Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.
- Sigmund Freud

To hold that the act of homosexual sodomy is somehow
protected as a fundamental right would be to cast aside
millennia of moral teaching.
- Warren E. Burger

Character...
is a habit, the daily choice of right over wrong;
it is a moral quality which grows to maturity in peace
and is not suddenly developed on the outbreak of war.
- Charles Wilson

When people lack teachers, their tendencies are not corrected;
when they do not have ritual and moral principles,
then their lawlessness is not controlled.
- Xun Zi

One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man,
Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can.
- William Wordsworth

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

Regardless of the moral issue, dishonesty in advertising
has proved very unprofitable.
- Leo Burnett

A man's moral conscience is the curse he had to accept
from the gods in order to gain from them the right to dream.
- William Faulkner

Let us rise in the moral power of womanhood;
and give utterance to the voice of outraged mercy,
and insulted justice, and eternal truth,
and mighty love and holy freedom.
- Maria W. Chapman

The program of our movement stems from the fundamental moral laws and order.
- Lech Walesa

Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate
and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly,
over time, gain in political significance.
- Vaclav Havel

The only reason I'm in Hollywood is that I don't have
the moral courage to refuse the money.
- Marlon Brando

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

It is with flowers as with moral qualities;
the bright are sometimes poisonous; but,
I believe, never the sweet.
- Augustus Hare

Turning the other cheek is a kind of moral jiu-jitsu.
- Gerald Stanley Lee

No one can be perfectly free till all are free;
no one can be perfectly moral till all are moral;
no one can be perfectly happy till all are happy.
- Herbert Spencer

Since the nature of people is bad, to become corrected
they must be taught by teachers and to be orderly they
must acquire ritual and moral principles.
- Xun Zi

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

The essential function of art is moral.
But a passionate, implicit morality,
not didactic.
A morality which changes the blood, rather than the mind.
- David Herbert Lawrence

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

If we don't believe in moral absolutes and then we
get into a cultural-political debate,
how are we going to win?
- Randall Terry

Let us be moral.
Let us contemplate existence.
- Charles Dickens

If people use common sense and their own guiding moral compass,
I think they'll generally stay out of trouble.
- Steve Chabot

I am an Epicurean.
I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus
as containing everything rational in moral philosophy
which Greek and Roman leave to us.
- Thomas Jefferson


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