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Ethical Quotes

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A man is truly ethical only when he obeys
the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist,
and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

Related topics: Values Compassion

A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him,
that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men,
and when he devotes himself helpfully
to all life that is in need of help.
- Albert Schweitzer

The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom,
power without conscience.
Our is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
- Omar N. Bradley

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
We know more about war that we know about peace,
more about killing that we know about living.
- Omar N. Bradley

 

For me, going vegan was an ethical and environmental decision.
I'm doing the right thing by the animals.
- Alexandra Paul

It is an open question whether any behavior
based on fear of eternal punishment
can be regarded as ethical
or should be regarded as merely cowardly.
- Margaret Mead

Religion must completely encircle the spirit of ethical man like his element,
and this luminous chaos of divine thoughts and feelings is called enthusiasm.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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And what it depends on, of course, is whether the story
itself is worth the ethical compromise it requires
and whether the competition is onto the story.
- Roger Mudd

In politics, it seems, retreat is honorable if dictated
by military considerations and shameful if even suggested for ethical reasons.
- Mary McCarthy

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

I think Barack Obama has brought a new level of ethical standards to Washington.
Has he changed some basic hard-knuckle politics? No.
You need hard-knuckle politics to succeed.
- Ed Rendell

Education is the art of making man ethical.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

A country should be defended not by arms,
but by ethical behavior.
- Vinoba Bhave

Obviously everyone wants to be successful,
but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative,
very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world.
- Sergey Brin

There's always the tendency to transform the Church into an ethical agency,
and of measuring the Church by the yardstick of social and cultural utility.
- Karl Lehmann

We also have issue oriented storylines which are an examination of an issue,
be it ethical or social.
- David E. Kelley

To date, embryonic stem cell research has not produced
a single medical treatment,
where ethical, adult stem cell research has produced
some 67 medical miracles.
- Mike Pence

I believe that we as the leader of the Free World must
provide important leadership on the ethical parameters,
the ethical constraints that this research requires.
- Ron Kind

The platform of an Ethical Society is itself the altar;
the address must be the fire that burns thereon.
- Felix Adler

It is straightforward for me to be ethical,
responsible, and kind-hearted because I have the resources to support that.
- Edward Tufte

The ethical manifold, conceived of as unified,
furnishes, or rather is, the ideal of the whole.
- Felix Adler

The time has come to formulate guidelines for the ethical conduct of scientist,
perhaps in the form of a voluntary Hippocratic Oath.
- Joseph Rotblat

No attempt at ethical or social seduction can eradicate
from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party.
So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin.
- Aneurin Bevan

I think my uncle was probably the biggest influence in my life.
We grew up in the same house, and he was just a really great,
hard-working, honest, ethical person.
- Catherine Bell

Contemporary literature in the West has shown some signs of ethical change.
- Lafcadio Hearn

Criminals are never very amusing.
It's because they're failures.
Those who make real money aren't counted as criminals.
This is a class distinction, not an ethical problem.
- Orson Welles

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

I believe firmly that in making ethical decisions,
man has the prerogative of true freedom of choice.
- Corliss Lamont

The industrial revolution has tended to produce everywhere
great urban masses that seem to be increasingly careless of ethical standards.
- Irving Babbitt

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 State becomes society or humanity on the ethical side,
a production and trade system on the economic side.
- Francis Parker Yockey

The beliefs concerning reincarnation have great ethical
impact on human life and our relationship to the world.
- Stanislav Grof

Over the past two decades, we have clearly seen an
erosion of ethical values.
- Arthur Levitt

The best part? Probably being able to portray such a respectable,
ethical, intelligent, strong woman.
That's still pretty rare in our business,
unfortunately.
- Catherine Bell

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

Ethical conduct is something that becomes inherent
in an organization over a long period of time.
- Lee R. Raymond

The mind cannot support moral chaos for long.
Men are under as strong a compulsion to invent an ethical
setting for their behavior as spiders are to weave themselves webs.
- John Dos Passos

The formation of character in young people is educationally
a different task from and a prior task to,
the discussion of the great, difficult ethical controversies of the day.
- William Bennett

I've participated in meetings where there were concerns by ethical experts.
There is no clear solution.
- Luc Montagnier

Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions,
a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
- Freda Adler

In any ethical situation, the thing you want least
to do is probably the right action.
- Jerry Pournelle

Ethical and questions of philosophy interest me a great deal.
- Robert Sheckley

The repudiation of the primacy of understanding means
the repudiation of the norms of judgment as well,
and hence the abandonment of all ethical standards.
- Johan Huizinga

The Ethical Society, therefore, is like a Church in maintaining,
and emphasizing the importance of maintaining the custom
of public assemblies on Sunday.
- Felix Adler

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

An act has no ethical quality whatever unless it be
chosen out of several all equally possible.
- William James

The problem is that no ethical system has ever achieved consensus.
Ethical systems are completely unlike mathematics or science.
This is a source of concern.
- Daniel Dennett

Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort,
the educational value of a good example and respect
for universal fundamental ethical principles.
- Pierre de Coubertin

I think vegetarianism is a crucial ethical choice for
an individual and a society.
- Bernhard Goetz

Stem cell research must be carried out in an ethical
manner in a way that respects the sanctity of human life.
- John Boehner

WikiLeaks is designed to make capitalism more free and ethical.
- Julian Assange

We shall never understand the ethical system taught
by Jesus unless we realize that he was a Jew,
not only by birth, but that he lived and taught as a Jew;
the Sermon on the Mount was addressed to his distracted fellow nationals.
- Arthur Keith

In Survivor and Finder's Fee, it is about what you
would do if you could get away with it.
Survivor is about your own integrity and where you
draw your own ethical and moral lines.
There are no rules.
- Jeff Probst

Furthermore, there is no good ethical or economic reason
for asking workmen and current producers to forego
all economic gain in order to increase the purchasing
power of all the wealth accumulated in past years.
- Charles E. Wilson

So why in the world would anyone support the unethical,
failed use of embryonic stem cells instead of the ethical,
successful use of adult stem cells? Because they do not know the difference.
- Virginia Foxx

I have found little that is "good" about human beings on the whole.
In my experience most of them are trash,
no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or
that ethical doctrine or to none at all.
That is something that you cannot say aloud,
or perhaps even think.
- Sigmund Freud

I undertake that, in the exercise of my functions of
that office I will have regard to any guidance with
respect to ethical standards issued by the secretary
of state under Section 66 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999.
- Kenneth Robert Livingstone

We slow the progress of science today for all sorts of ethical reasons.
Biomedicine could advance much faster if we abolished
our rules on human experimentation in clinical trials,
as Nazi researchers did.
- Paul Nitze

In these confused times, the role of classical music
is at the very core of the struggle to reassert cultural
and ethical values that have always characterized our
country and for which we have traditionally been honored
and respected outside our shores.
- Lorin Maazel

In a situation where many national leaders do the same
thing and look out for national interests,
and with an issue like global warming,
you're likely to get no solution, so I think you have
to have some kind of ethical trump on some of those issues.
- Peter Singer

What is the difference between unethical and ethical
advertising? Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public;
ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public.
- Vilhjalmur Stefansson

I write because something inner and unconscious forces me to.
That is the first compulsion.
The second is one of ethical and moral duty.
I feel responsible to tell stories that inspire readers
to consider more deeply who they are.
- David Guterson

At the descriptive level, certainly,
you would expect different cultures to develop different
sorts of ethics and obviously they have;
that doesn't mean that you can't think of overarching
ethical principles you would want people to follow in all kinds of places.
- Peter Singer

I mean, look, Nancy Pelosi said in the very beginning
this is going to be the most open,
honest and ethical Congress in history.
And what we're seeing is she's breaking that promise every day.
- Eric Cantor

For when it is the good that is under consideration,
and the ethical object is predominant,
truth must be considered more in reference to art than science,
if, that is, unity is to be preserved in the work generally.
- Friedrich Schleiermacher

He or she must be successful in economic terms,
but always within an ethical framework.
Whether his or her constituency is a corporation and
its shareholders or the customers in a small and privately held business,
his or her first responsibility is to serve that constituency.
- Lee R. Raymond

At the same time we are aware that our various religions
and ethical traditions often offer very different bases
for what is helpful and what is unhelpful for men and women,
what is right and what is wrong, what is good and what is evil.
- Hans Kung

No amount of cajolery, and no attempts at ethical or social seduction,
can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party.
So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin.
- Aneurin Bevan

The American people expect public servants to be able to police themselves.
But instead of designing a system to enforce ethical conduct,
Tom Delay and his cohorts have implemented a self protection system.
Obviously, it wasn't good for democracy.
- Chris Bell

Olympism is a philosophy which, by blending sport with culture,
seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort,
the educational value of good example and respect for
universal ethical principles.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

Islam, the third in historical sequence of the ethical
monotheistic religions of the Near East,
was very successful in establishing its monotheism,
but had only very moderate success in spreading its
version of Jewish and Christian ethics to the Arabs.
- Carroll Quigley


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