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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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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

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

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

 

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

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

Compassion is the basis of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer


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

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

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

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

Morality is contraband in war.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

To say that authority, whether secular or religious,
supplies no ground for morality
is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.
- Joseph Addison

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

Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations.
- Thomas Jefferson

Force always attracts men of low morality.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

If the Great Way perishes, there will be morality and duty.
When cleverness and knowledge arise, great lies will flourish.
When relatives fall out with one another,
there will be filial duty and love.
When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

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

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

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

Obscenity is a moral concept in the verbal arsenal of the establishment,
which abuses the term by applying it,
not to expressions of its own morality but to those of another.
- Herbert Marcuse

Science by itself has no moral dimension.
But it does seek to establish truth.
And upon this truth morality can be built.
- William Masters

Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to
the ordinary rules of morality.
- William Hazlitt

The more highly public life is organized the lower does its morality sink.
- E. M. Forster

Honor is simply the morality of superior men.
- H. L. Mencken

Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy,
but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
- Immanuel Kant

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

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 believe that a long step toward public morality will
have been taken when sins are called by their right names.
- Billy Sunday

Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people.
- Aleister Crowley

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

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

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

Rigour is to the mathematician what morality is to men.
- Andre Weil

Philosophy as practice does not mean its restriction
to utility or applicability,
that is, to what serves morality or produces serenity of soul.
- Karl Jaspers

Conventionality is not morality.
- Charlotte Bronte

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

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

To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for
regulating human society,
that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality.
- John Locke

Modern societies march towards morality in proportion
as they leave religion behind.
- Paul Bert

Morality is not only taught; it is caught.
- Neil Kurshan

I just think people should find the music that helps
them through the day and enjoy that.
I've never felt like, if somebody does or doesn't like what I'm doing,
it's a morality issue.
- Amy Grant

Thinking that morality is all about commandments is
a relatively new way of thinking,
since the Reformation.
- Timothy Radcliffe

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

Even though you can't expect to defeat the absurdity of the world,
you must make that attempt.
That's morality, that's religion.
That's art.
That's life.
- Phil Ochs

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

BERLIN: PROCLAMATION TO THE GERMAN NATION FEBRUARY 1, 1933
The National Government will regard it as its first and foremost duty
to revive in the nation the spirit of unity and co-operation.
It will preserve and defend those basic principles
on which our nation has been built.
It regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality,
and the family as the basis of national life....
- Adolph Hitler

The Ten Commandments are the most visible symbol because
these commandments are recognized by Christians and
Jews alike as being the foundation of our system of public morality.
- Pat Robertson

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

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

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

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

As for morality, well that's all tied up with the question of consciousness.
- Roger Penrose

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

Some people talk of morality, and some of religion,
but give me a little snug property.
- Maria Edgeworth

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

Commerce is against morality.
Morality is going to lose every time.
- Robin Day

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

We do not look in our great cities for our best morality.
- Jane Austen

Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.
- Frank Herbert

There is a tone of morality throughout the rural districts of England,
which is unhappily wanting in the large towns and the
centres of particular manufactures.
- Henry Mayhew

To eat steak rare...
represents both a nature and a morality.
- Roland Barthes

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

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

Chaperons, even in their days of glory,
were almost never able to enforce morality;
what they did was to force immorality to be discreet.
This is no small contribution.
- Judith Martin


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