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James G. Frazer Quotes and Sayings

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

By religion, then, I understand a propitiation or conciliation
of powers superior to man which are believed to direct
and control the course of nature and of human life.
- James G. Frazer

The second principle of magic: things which have once
been in contact with each other continue to act on
each other at a distance after the physical contact has been severed.
- James G. Frazer

The man of science, like the man of letters,
is too apt to view mankind only in the abstract,
selecting in his consideration only a single side of
our complex and many-sided being.
- James G. Frazer

 

Even the recognition of an individual whom we see every
day is only possible as the result of an abstract idea
of him formed by generalization from his appearances in the past.
- James G. Frazer

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

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

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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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every soldier thinks something of the moral aspects of what he is doing.
But all war is immoral and if you let that bother you,
you're not a good soldier.
- Curtis Lemay

Punishment is now unfashionable...
because it creates moral distinctions among men,
which, to the democratic mind, are odious.
We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful
individual responsibility.
- Thomas Szasz

Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda,
and entertainment without moral passion is television.
- Rita Mae Brown

Every sect is a moral check on its neighbour.
Competition is as wholesome in religion as in commerce.
- Walter Savage Landor

To me, it's a very moral film.
If my son were a teenager now, I would drag him to see it.
- Ellen Burstyn

It took a deadly illness to put me eye to eye with that truth,
but it is a truth that the country, caught up in its
ruthless ambitions and moral decay,
can learn on my dime.
- Lee Atwater

Ultimately Warhol's private moral reference was to
the supreme kitsch of the Catholic church.
- Allen Ginsberg

Movies are movies, and I don't think any of them are
going to hurt the moral fiber of America and all that nonsense.
- Richard Pryor

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

I like for there to be a moral, for the character to
have gotten something out of the experience.
- Jeremy London

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

Every man has his moral backside which he refrains
from showing unless he has to and keeps covered as
long as possible with the trousers of decorum.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

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

There is no moral authority like that of sacrifice.
- Nadine Gordimer

One might call habit a moral friction:
something that prevents the mind from gliding over
things but connects it with them and makes it hard
for it to free itself from them.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

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

The pretended physical philosophy of modern days strips
Man of all his moral attributes,
or holds them of no account in the estimate of his
origin and place in the created world.
- Adam Sedgwick

The highest grossing films have great,
moral messages - not dirty, base themes,
so we're trying to get producers to make more of the uplifting movies.
- Morgan Brittany

Perhaps misguided moral passion is better than confused indifference.
- Iris Murdoch

A habitual disuse of physical forces totally destroys the moral;
and men lose at once the power of protecting themselves,
and of discerning the cause of their oppression.
- Joel Barlow

Overall, the challenge of leadership is both moral
and one of developing the characteristics that make
us respected by one another.
- Louis Farrakhan

The experience of ages has shown that a man who works on the land is purer,
nobler, higher, and more moral...
Agriculture should be at the basis of everything.
That's my idea.
- Nikolai Gogol

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

Nuclear weapons are intrinsically neither moral nor immoral,
though they are more prone to immoral use than most weapons.
- Herman Kahn

Those who cultivate moral confusion for profit should understand this:
we will name their names and shame them as they deserve to be shamed.
- Bob Dole

Human models are more vivid and more persuasive than explicit moral commands.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

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

Consumers have not been told effectively enough that
they have huge power and that purchasing and shopping involve a moral choice.
- Anita Roddick

The theatre is supremely fitted to say:
'Behold!
These things are.' Yet most dramatists employ it to say:
'This moral truth can be learned from beholding this action.'
- Thornton Wilder

The USA experiences the crisis of ideological and moral values.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

As a nuclear power - as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon -
the United States has a moral responsibility to act.
- Barack Obama

Of course the UN brings in a lot of moral authority.
- Lakhdar Brahimi

Law is vulnerable to the winds of intellectual or moral fashion,
which it then validates as the commands of our most basic concept.
- Robert Bork

It is essential that we realize once and for all that
man is much more of a sex creature than a moral creature.
The former is inherent, the other is grafted on.
- Emma Goldman

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

The interests of a nation, when well understood,
will be found to coincide with their moral duties.
- Thomas Jefferson

People have said I'm the candidate of anger.
Well, we have a right to be angry.
We lost 3 million jobs.
We lost our place as the moral leader of the world.
- Howard Dean


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