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Ethic Quotes

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I was raised by free-spirited people,
though my father gave me a very strong work ethic.
- Diane Lane

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You know the puritan ethic that started out four centuries ago in this country,
needless to say - at least for the moment -
a thing of the past -
from what I can tell.
- James Young

The only possible ethic is to do what one wants to do.
- William S. Burroughs

They see a work ethic in both of us.
But, they also see that my husband is more in control of his future,
and I am more reliant on other sources for my career.
- Jami Gertz

 

There was no way we'd ever get spoiled.
Daddy made sure to instill in us a work ethic.
- Kathie Lee Gifford

I don't think Christmas is necessarily about things.
It's about being good to one another,
it's about the Christian ethic, it's about kindness.
- Carrie Fisher

Everyone talks about age, but it's not about age.
It's about work ethic.
Winning never gets old.
- Lisa Leslie

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The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned,
and that is the lack of a conservation ethic in our culture.
- Gaylord Nelson

I suspect that American workers have come to lack a work ethic.
They do not live by the sweat of their brow.
- Kiichi Miyazawa

In the different voice of women lies the truth of an ethic of care,
the tie between relationship and responsibility,
and the origins of aggression in the failure of connection.
- Carol Gilligan

However, if the religions in essence merely repeat
statements from the United Nations Human Rights Declaration,
such a Declaration becomes superfluous;
an ethic is more than rights.
- Hans Kung

I will be guided by the Christian ethic and an awareness
that human action is by nature transient.
- Horst Koehler

I come from the home-grown punk ethic,
where it doesn't matter if you can't play a note,
it's how you communicate.
- Siobhan Fahey

Disney's something to be a little alarmed about.
It's not just a little theme park anymore.
It's now an ethic and outlook and strategy that goes
way beyond central Florida.
- Carl Hiaasen

The Christian ethic played an essential part in my upbringing.
- David Rockefeller

The American work ethic is something to be admired.
Our workforce, regardless of position,
works hard to produce the best product and serve customers
to the best of their ability.
- Leonard Boswell

So the ethic I was taught in school resulted in the
path I chose in my life following school.
- Kevin Mitnick

From my parents, I learned a very strong work ethic,
and all of my brothers and sisters all worked from
the earliest days of life right through to the present time.
- George J. Mitchell

In the United States there's a Puritan ethic and a mythology of success.
He who is successful is good.
In Latin countries, in Catholic countries,
a successful person is a sinner.
- Umberto Eco

I guess maybe another gift I have is a great work ethic.
- Vince McMahon

The most common trait of all primitive peoples is a
reverence for the life-giving earth,
and the Native American shared this elemental ethic:
The land was alive to his loving touch,
and he, its son, was brother to all creatures.
- Stewart Udall

I know the pressures of being the daughter of a great actress.
But it's inspiring.
You learn so much that other people don't get to learn until later on.
My father being a director, I learnt a real work ethic.
- Natasha Richardson

No secular state ever existed and none would exist
until the end of the French Revolution,
and so we understand that America was built on the
Judeo-Christian ethic and we believe that this nominee
is going to see to it that those truths are upheld.
- Rod Parsley

Personally, I have nothing against work,
particularly when performed, quietly and unobtrusively,
by someone else.
I just don't happen to think it's an appropriate subject for an "ethic."
- Barbara Ehrenreich

I suppose all of us - we have the old Protestant work
ethic of feeling guilty when you're not working,
and getting a buzz from feeling like you're really busy.
That's the reason to sort of carry on.
- Jonny Greenwood

That aesthetic of the Star Wars universe:
the do-it-yourself,
hotrod ethic that George Lucas exported from his childhood,
is exactly the same kind of soul behind what we do and build for the show.
It may not look pretty, but it gets the job done.
- Adam Savage

It's that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others
come first and you come second.
This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up.
Others matter more than you do, so 'don't fuss,
dear; get on with it.'
- Audrey Hepburn

The warrior may fight for gold or for an immediate gain,
or for something to take home for the winter to feed the family.
The soldier is part of a more complex society.
He's fighting for a group ethic of some sort.
- C. J. Cherryh

I believe there is a moral sense and a global ethic
that commands attention from people of every religion and every faith,
and people of no faith.
But I think what's new is that we now have the capacity
to communicate instantaneously across frontiers right across the world.
- Gordon Brown

Our deep respect for the land and its harvest is the
legacy of generations of farmers who put food on our tables,
preserved our landscape, and inspired us with a powerful work ethic.
- James H. Douglas

A critical factor in its success was that the X developers
were willing to give the sources away for free in accordance with the hacker ethic,
and able to distribute them over the Internet.
- Eric S. Raymond

A very Faustian choice is upon us: whether to accept
our corrosive and risky behavior as the unavoidable
price of population and economic growth,
or to take stock of ourselves and search for a new environmental ethic.
- E. O. Wilson

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

Compassion, in which all ethics must take root,
can only attain its full breadth and depth
if it embraces all living creatures
and does not limit itself to mankind.
- Albert Schweitzer

Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure
the inner perfection of his own personality.
- Albert Schweitzer

Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.
- Albert Schweitzer

Let me give you a definition of ethics:
It is good to maintain and further life
it is bad to damage and destroy life.
- Albert Schweitzer

I have been committed to carrying out my duties...
in accordance with both the letter and spirit of all
applicable rules of ethics and canons of conduct.
- Samuel Alito

I can do no other than be reverent
before everything that is called life.
I can do no other than to have compassion
for all that is called life.
That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics.
- Albert Schweitzer

I do not believe in immortality of the individual,
and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern
with no superhuman authority behind it.
- Albert Einstein

In many ways, our campaign this year will be the same as last time:
We're still going to focus on fixing up basics and
cleaning up ethics at City Hall.
- Laura Miller

There's been a sea change in our focus on corporate ethics.
We've made more progress in the last three years than the previous 30.
- Steve Odland

The novel is a penetrating study of morals and ethics.
- Bille August

Having George W. Bush giving a lecture on business
ethics is like having a leper give you a facial,
it just doesn't work!
- Robin Williams

In my book I specifically discussed the structural
nature of injustice and offered Nine Touchstones of
Goddess ethics as an alternative to the Ten Commandments of Biblical religion.
- Carol P. Christ

I was raised with those principals and values and ethics
that came out of the men and women that served.
But this generation doesn't quite know;
they haven't been tested.
- Jack Scalia

Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs,
doctrines - these are of trifling import.
All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.
- Henry Miller

The involuntary character of psychiatric treatment
is at odds with the spirit and ethics of medicine itself.
- Kate Millett

Ethics in government has always been important to me.
- Chris Bell

The first and only principle of sexual ethics:
the accuser is always in the wrong.
- Theodor Adorno

So the next thing I assume I'll be hearing from Republicans,
they want to change rules some way, as they do on the
House when you get a problem with ethics,
they just change the rules.
- Harry Reid

Some men don't gel when it comes to work -
you have different work ethics,
different opinions, different points of views,
different methods of filmmaking - and we didn't gel.
- Antoine Fuqua

I don't think there's anything in the compromise that
means that there's a clash of ethics.
- Peter Singer

I guess the painkillers wipe out your memory along with your ethics.
- Keith Olbermann

More often there's a compromise between ethics and expediency.
- Peter Singer

Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics -
a rational ethics -
as a precondition of rebirth.
- Ayn Rand

I think ethics is always there; it's not always a very
thoughtful or reflective ethics.
- Peter Singer

The key factor is whether the agent is a member of
the Association of Authors' Representatives,
which screens its members and requires them to uphold a Canon of Ethics.
- Richard Curtis

Broad tolerance in the matter of beliefs is necessarily
a part of the new ethics.
- Lafcadio Hearn

Ethically, I think pretty much every code of ethics
for doctors suggests that they should not be in an interrogation room,
particularly if there's anything coercive or abusive going on.
- Jane Mayer

Excellent, there's nothing quite like a blunt object
to reinforce proper administration ethics.
- Simon Travaglia

There is a concept that is the corrupter and destroyer of all others.
I speak not of Evil, whose limited empire is that of ethics;
I speak of the infinite.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.
- Jane Addams

I've handled colour as a man should behave.
You may conclude that I consider ethics and aesthetics as one.
- Josef Albers

What's troubling is that the Republicans to defend
Mr. DeLay are weakening the ethics process.
- Barney Frank

As we enter into the 110th Congress,
it is imperative that we address ethics reforms needed
to make this institution run correctly.
- Jo Ann Davis

You do not know our culture, our ethics,
or the unwritten codes that already provide our society
more order than could be obtained by any of your impositions.
- John Perry Barlow

Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have
a right to do and what is right to do.
- Potter Stewart

I think the ethics and morals of genetic engineering are very complicated.
It intrigues me.
- Roger Spottiswoode

Things change so fast, you can't use 1971 ethics on someone born in 1971.
- Grace Slick

In my time, we served with noble and ethical leaders:
Gerry Ford,
Bob Michael, John Rhodes, men of impeccable honesty.
We didn't have anybody locked up for a violation of ethics.
- Pete McCloskey


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