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Morality Quotes

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Morality is simply the attitude we adopt
towards people whom we personally dislike.
- Oscar Wilde

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Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Compassion is the basis of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.
- Albert Schweitzer

 

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

Truth is certainly a branch of morality
and a very important one to society.
- Thomas Jefferson

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Aim above morality.
Be not simply good,
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Morality is the basis of things
and truth is the substance of all morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Morality is of the highest importance -
but for us, not for God.
- Albert Einstein

Force always attracts men of low morality.
- Albert Einstein

Morality is the theory that every human act
must be either right or wrong,
and that 99 % of them are wrong.
- H. L. Mencken

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Morality and its victim, the mother -
what a terrible picture!
Is there indeed anything more terrible,
more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?
- Emma Goldman

We are finally driven to monogamy
not by morality but by exhaustion.
- Erica Jong

Every young man would do well to remember that all
successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Morality which depends upon the helplessness
of a man or woman has not much to recommend it.
Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

Morality and expediency coincide more than the cynics allow.
- Roy Hattersley

A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral.
Knowledge is the novel's only morality.
- Milan Kundera

Morality, as has often been pointed out,
is antecedent to religion-it even exists in a rudimentary form among animals.
- Herbert Read

So always, if we look back, concern for face-to-face morality,
and its modern emphasis on justice as well,
have historically evolved as religious issues.
- Huston Smith

What happens when good people are put into an evil
place? Do they triumph or does the situation dominate
their past history and morality?
- Philip Zimbardo

The Leadership Training Institute of America trains
and equips young men and women to be leaders with high
standards of personal morality and integrity.
- Michael Burgess

A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence,
the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves.
- Grover Cleveland

Every man should follow the bent of his nature in art and letters,
always provided that he does not offend against the
rules of morality and good taste.
- Thomas Edward Brown

Religion is no more the parent of morality than an
incubator is the mother of a chicken.
- Lemuel K. Washburn

Morality becomes hypocrisy if it means accepting mothers'
suffering or dying in connection with unwanted pregnancies
and illegal abortions and unwanted children.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

I saw that all beings are fated to happiness:
action is not life,
but a way of wasting some force, an enervation.
Morality is the weakness of the brain.
- Arthur Rimbaud

There is more criticism of puritanism,
and more distance from Christian morality,
than there has been before.
- Susie Bright

The vanity of men, a constant insult to women,
is also the ground for the implicit feminine claim
of superior sensitivity and morality.
- Patricia Meyer Spacks

My commitment to the security and future of Israel
is based upon basic morality as well as enlightened self-interest.
Our role in supporting Israel honors our own heritage.
- Gerald R. Ford

But I think it is a serious issue to wonder about the
other platonic absolutes of say beauty and morality.
- Roger Penrose

Politicians have limited power.
They can't impose morality on themselves.
How can they impose it on the country?
- Cal Thomas

He was as great as a man can be without morality.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

You can't legislate morality.
- Jesse Ventura

Rosa Parks was a woman of strength, conviction,
and morality.
Her action on December 1, 1955, to defy the law made
her a leading figure in our nation's civil rights history.
- John Shimkus

I tend to think of action movies as exuberant morality
plays in which good triumphs over evil.
- Sylvester Stallone

There can be no such thing, in law or in morality,
as actions to an individual, but permitted to a mob.
- Ayn Rand

I don't believe in morality in architecture.
- Michael Graves

He was a crystal of morality among our scientists.
- Nikita Khrushchev

The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason.
- David Hume

Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age,
when the sense of curiosity has withered.
- Graham Greene

There is no morality by instinct.
There is no social salvation in the end without taking thought;
without mastery of logic and application of logic to human experience.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors.
The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married.
- Edgar Watson Howe

There is a crisis of public morality.
Instead of policing bedrooms, we ought to be doing
a better job policing boardrooms.
- Robert Reich

Chaperons don't enforce morality; they force immorality to be discreet.
- Judith Martin

Our enemy of international terrorism respects no laws of warfare or morality,
and its individual members take innocent lives,
just to create chaos for news cameras.
- Mark Kennedy

Morality, like language, is an invented structure for
conserving and communicating order.
And morality is learned, like language,
by mimicking and remembering.
- Jane Rule

To set up as a standard of public morality a notion
which can neither be defined nor conceived is to open
the door to every kind of tyranny.
- Simone Weil

Where there is politics or economics,
there is no morality.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one.
Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power.
- James Baldwin

Morality is a venereal disease.
Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage,
boredom; its tertiary stage, syphilis.
- Karl Kraus

Well, there's a morality in that you want your work to be good,
I suppose.
- Donald Judd

I think most of the art now is involved with a denial
of any kind of absolute morality,
or general morality.
- Donald Judd

Liberty cannot be established without morality,
nor morality without faith.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Do you not see, first, that - as a mental abstract -
physical force is directly opposed to morality;
and secondly,
that it practically drives out of existence the moral forces?
- Auberon Herbert

Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts,
keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make
them fighting drunk on bogey tales.
- Aleister Crowley

I have always maintained that society has no business dictating morality.
- Peter Fonda

Try to find the path of least resistance and use it without harming others.
Live with integrity and morality, not only with people but with all beings.
- Steven Seagal

Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice.
- Leon Blum

Christian morality prefers remorse to precede lust,
and then lust not to follow.
- Karl Kraus

Morality is the weakness of the brain.
- Arthur Rimbaud

Therefore the great mediator of any community is human morality.
- Armstrong Williams

The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The purpose of morality is to teach you,
not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.
- Ayn Rand

Morality is only moral when it is voluntary.
- Lincoln Steffens

Conventionality is not morality.
- Charlotte Bronte

Myths are stories that express meaning,
morality or motivation.
Whether they are true or not is irrelevant.
- Michael Shermer


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