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William J. Slim Quotes and Sayings

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

There is only one principle of war and that's this.
Hit the other fellow, as quickly as you can,
as hard as you can, where it hurts him most,
when he ain't lookin'.
- William J. Slim

The dominant feeling of the battlefield is loneliness.
- William J. Slim

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.

 

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Ethical religion can be real only to those who are
engaged in ceaseless efforts at moral improvement.
By moving upward we acquire faith in an upward movement,
without limit.
- Felix Adler

For me, an area of moral clarity is:
you're in front of someone who's suffering and you
have the tools at your disposal to alleviate that suffering or even eradicate it,
and you act.
- Paul Farmer

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

We not only have a legal obligation to honor our commitments,
we have a moral obligation to provide the coverage
we promised to provide to these people.
- Bob Ney

Curious people who have become accustomed to think
that one cannot sustain the moral of the army without
giving it the freedom to shed blood from time to time.
- Moshe Sharett

How many of us have been attracted to reason;
first learned to think,
to draw conclusions, to extract a moral from the follies of life,
by some dazzling aphorism.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Without moral and intellectual independence,
there is no anchor for national independence.
- David Ben-Gurion

Moral values, and a culture and a religion,
maintaining these values are far better than laws and regulations.
- Swami Sivananda

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

In a constitutional democracy the moral content of
law must be given by the morality of the framer or legislator,
never by the morality of the judge.
- Robert Bork

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

My work is based on the assumption that clarity and
consistency in our moral thinking is likely,
in the long run, to lead us to hold better views on ethical issues.
- Peter Singer

After the turbulence of death, moral principles and
even religious proofs are called into question.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

A moral lesson is better expressed in short sayings than in long discourse.
- Johann Georg Zimmermann

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

I think television's become a downright dangerous thing.
It has no moral barometer whatsoever.
If you want to talk about something that is all about money,
just watch the television.
- Tom Petty

Within each such social group, a feeling of solidarity prevails,
a compelling need to work together and a joy in doing
so that represent a high moral value.
- Christian Lous Lange

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

Leadership cannot just go along to get along.
Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.
- Jesse Jackson

Daley may not feel a moral responsibility to eliminate
discrimination but he has a legal obligation to do so.
- Bobby Rush

The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one,
and every one of its main aspects, moral,
political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
- Christopher Dawson

War, except in self-defense, is a failure of moral imagination.
- Bill Moyers

You see a moral in them? Do we have morals?
- Joel Coen

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

Those who have prospered and profited from life's lottery
have a moral obligation to share their good fortune.
- Dick Gephardt

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

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

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

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

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

To imply that religious believers have no right to
engage moral questions in the public square or at the
ballot is simply to establish a Reichian secularism as our state faith.
- Maggie Gallagher

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

I know there is moral outage in regard to Mr. Milosevic,
and that is certainly justified.
But what about our response?
- Pat Roberts

Americans like to make money; Canadians like to audit it.
I know no other country where accountants have a higher social and moral status.
- Northrop Frye

By exploring the political and moral colorings of discoveries
about what makes us tick,
we can have a more honest science and a less fearful intellectual milieu.
- Steven Pinker

After so many cases of terror attacks related to Islamic
militancy remaining unresolved in the last few years,
the government has no moral authority to stay in power.
- Sheikh Hasina

If you build that foundation, both the moral and the ethical foundation,
as well as the business foundation, and the experience foundation,
then the building won't crumble.
- Henry Kravis

The truth is that there is no terror untempered by some great moral idea.
- Jean-Luc Godard

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


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