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Vittorio De Sica Quotes and Sayings

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Moral indignation in most cases is, 2% moral,
48% indignation, and 50% envy.
- Vittorio De Sica

I've lost all my money on these films.
They are not commercial.
But I'm glad to lose it this way.
To have for a souvenir of my life pictures like Umberto
D. and The Bicycle Thief.
- Vittorio De Sica

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

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

 

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The perception of beauty is a moral test.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Despite what they tell you, there are simply no moral
absolutes in a complex world.
- Berkeley Breathed

The want of education and moral training is the only
real barrier that exists between the different classes of men.
- Susanna Moodie

For millions of men and women, the church has been
the hospital for the soul,
the school for the mind and the safe depository for moral ideas.
- Gerald R. Ford

I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion,
as organized in its Churches, has been and still is
the principal enemy of moral progress in the world.
- Bertrand Russell

I've never lied.
I think I've lived a moral life.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
- George Washington

Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered
through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.
- Edith Wharton

America's greatness has been the greatness of a free
people who shared certain moral commitments.
Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.
- John W. Gardner

No, moral conscience is one thing, the law is another.
We have to hold onto this difference.
- Rocco Buttiglione

The quality of moral behavior varies in inverse ratio
to the number of human beings involved.
- Aldous Huxley

Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
Like truth and justice it lives within us;
like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
- George Bancroft

Our culture is in moral chaos.
On TV we celebrate freaks instead of honest,
decent people.
- Kathie Lee Gifford

What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a
certain moral character in his fellow citizens,
namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.
- Aristotle

Moral habits, induced by public practices,
are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives,
than the failings and faults of individuals are in
infecting the city at large.
- Plutarch

The difference between a moral man and a man of honor
is that the latter regrets a discreditable act,
even when it has worked and he has not been caught.
- H. L. Mencken

It is fundamentally important that Grasso resign so
that the New York Stock Exchange can restore its moral authority.
- Phil Angelides

I never fixed a story.
I didn't make judgments, I let the listener make judgments.
When I got to the end of the story, if it had a moral,
I let the listener find it.
- Tom T. Hall

This country was the moral leader of the world until
George Bush became president.
- Howard Dean

The teacher who would be true to his mission and accomplish the most good,
must give prominence to moral as well as intellectual instruction.
- Sheldon Jackson

A great gulf, however, has been opened between man's
material advance and his social and moral progress,
a gulf in which he may one day be lost if it is not closed or narrowed.
- Lester B. Pearson

It's healthy for government to be a kind of moral catalyst,
using the bully pulpit of high office.
- William Weld

Scientific progress makes moral progress a necessity;
for if man's power is increased,
the checks that restrain him from abusing it must be strengthened.
- Madame de Stael

There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much
destructive feeling as moral indignation,
which permits envy or to be acted out under the guise of virtue.
- Erich Fromm

The media seems to think only abortion and gay marriage are religious issues.
Poverty is a moral issue, it's a faith issue,
it's a religious issue.
- Jim Wallis

A battle lost or won is easily described,
understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of
a great nation requires reflection,
as well as observation, to appreciate it.
- Frederick Douglass

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

The Establishment center...
has led us into the stupidest and cruelest war in all history.
That war is a moral and political disaster -
a terrible cancer eating away at the soul of our nation.
- George McGovern

If a policy is wrongheaded, feckless and corrupt,
I take it personally and consider it a moral obligation
to sound off and not shut up until it's fixed.
- David Hackworth

We have a moral responsibility to protect the earth
and ensure that our children and grandchildren have
a healthy and sustainable environment in which to live.
- Jim Clyburn

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

I was extremely greedy and lost my moral compass.
- Andrew Fastow

I'm saying that the moral climate within the ruling
class in this country is not that different from the
moral climate within the ruling class of Hitler's Germany.
- David Clennon

The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of
world that it leaves to its children.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

The main point for me is moral; animals are sentient beings.
I know for some this is a hard argument to accept,
but we're not built to eat a lot of meat.
- Grace Slick

The great rule of moral conduct is next to God,
respect time.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

I think we have a moral obligation to our children
that can be easily summarized:
number one,
protect them from harm.
- Tom Allen

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

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

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


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