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Ethics quotes by Matthew Stewart
#1. Deism" in its own day referred not to a superficial theological doctrine but to a comprehensive intellectual tradition that ranged freely across the terrain we now associate with ethics, political theory, metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, and epistemology. It was an astonishingly coherent and systematic body of thought, closer to a way of being than any particular dogma, and it retained its essential elements over a span of centuries, not decades. In origin and substance, deism was neither British nor Christian, as the conventional view supposes, but largely ancient, pagan, and continental, and it spread in America far beyond the educated elite. #Quote by Matthew Stewart
Ethics quotes by Chris Hedges
#2. The poison that is war does not free us from the ethics of responsibility. There are times when we must take this poison - just as a person with cancer accepts chemotherapy to live. We can not succumb to despair. Force is and I suspect always will be part of the human condition. There are times when the force wielded by one immoral faction must be countered by a faction that, while never moral, is perhaps less immoral.
We in the industrialized world bear responsibility for the world's genocides because we had the power to intervene and did not. We stood by and watched the slaughter in Chechnya, Sri Lanka, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Rwanda where a million people died. The blood for the victims of Srebrenica- a designated UN safe area in Bosnia- is on our hands. The generation before mine watched, with much the same passivity, the genocides of Germany, Poland, Hungary, Greece, and the Ukraine. These slaughters were, as in, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's book Chronical of a Death Foretold, often announced in advance #Quote by Chris Hedges
Ethics quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#3. The persistence of the story of animal consent into the contemporary era tells of a human appreciation of the stakes, and a desire to do the right thing. #Quote by Jonathan Safran Foer
Ethics quotes by Etienne Gilson
#4. When man subverted order he did a great deal more than merely fall away from the rationality of his nature, diminish his own humanity, which is all that he does in Aristostle's ethics, nor he did merely compromise his destiny by an error, as it happens in the Plathonic myths; he brought disorder into the divine order, and presents the unhappy spectacle of a being in revolt against Being. [...] Every time a man sins he renews this act of revolt and prefers himself to God; in thus preferring himself, he separates himself from God; and in separating himself, he deprives himself of the sole end in which he can find beatitude and by that very fact condemns himself to misery. #Quote by Etienne Gilson
Ethics quotes by Melanie Joy
#5. We love dogs and eat cows not because dogs and cows are fundamentally different
cows, like dogs, have feelings, preferences, and consciousness
but because our perception of them is different. #Quote by Melanie Joy
Ethics quotes by Oscar Wilde
#6. Duty is what one expects from others. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Ethics quotes by Stephen Batchelor
#7. Failure to summon forth the courage to risk a nondogmatic and nonevasive stance on such crucial existential matters can also blur our ethical vision. If our actions in the world are to stem from an encounter with what is central in life, they must be unclouded by either dogma or prevarication. Agnosticism is no excuse for indecision. If anything, it is a catalyst for action; for in shifting concern away from a future life and back to the present, it demands an ethics of empathy rather than a metaphysics of fear and hope. #Quote by Stephen Batchelor
Ethics quotes by William James
#8. The science of logic never made a man reason rightly, and the science of ethics never made a man behave rightly. The most such sciences can do is to help us to catch ourselves up and check ourselves, if we start to reason or to behave wrongly; and to criticise ourselves more articulately after we have made mistakes. #Quote by William James
Ethics quotes by Patrick Jennings
#9. Life in a box was unbearable.
How did humans stand it? #Quote by Patrick Jennings
Ethics quotes by Pope Francis
#10. What need does the earth have of us? #Quote by Pope Francis
Ethics quotes by Albert Schweitzer
#11. The fundamental principle of morality which we seek as a necessity for thought is not, however, a matter only of arranging and deepening current views of good and evil, but also of expanding and extending these. A man is really ethical only when he obeys the constraint laid on him to help all life which he is able to succour, and when he goes out of his way to avoid injuring anything living. He does not ask how far this or that life deserves sympathy as valuable in itself, nor how far it is capable of feeling. To him life as such is sacred. He shatters no ice crystal that sparkles in the sun, tears no leaf from its tree, breaks off no flower, and is careful not to crush any insect as he walks. If he works by lamplight on a summer evening, he prefers to keep the window shut and to breathe stifling air, rather than to see insect after insect fall on his table with singed and sinking wings. #Quote by Albert Schweitzer
Ethics quotes by James Gibbons
#12. Like all valuable commodities, truth is often counterfeited. #Quote by James Gibbons
Ethics quotes by John D. MacDonald
#13. Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn't blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won't cheat, then you know he never will. Integrity is not a search for the rewards of integrity. Maybe all you ever get for it is the largest kick in the ass the world can provide. It is not supposed to be a productive asset. #Quote by John D. MacDonald
Ethics quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#14. We cannot respect something just because millions or billions believe in it! We can respect something only if it is complying with the high intelligence and the ethics! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Ethics quotes by John Templeton
#15. High ethics and religious principles form the basis for success and happiness in every area of life. #Quote by John Templeton
Ethics quotes by William James
#16. Our environment encourages us not to be philosophers but partisans. #Quote by William James
Ethics quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#17. The axioms of physics translate the laws of ethics. Thus, "the whole is greater than its part;" "reaction is equal to action;" "the smallest weight may be made to lift the greatest, the difference of weight being compensated by time;" and many the like propositions, which have an ethical as well as physical sense. These propositions have a much more extensive and universal sense when applied to human life, than when confined to technical use. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ethics quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#18. How can we speak of the action of the mind under any divisions, as of its knowledge, of its ethics, of its works, and so forth, since it melts will into perception, knowledge into act? Each becomes the other. Itself alone is. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ethics quotes by Adam Smith
#19. The great source of both the misery and disorders of human life, seems to arise from over-rating the difference between one permanent situation and another. Avarice over-rates the difference between poverty and riches: ambition, that between a private and a public station: vain-glory, that between obscurity and extensive reputation. The person under the influence of any of those extravagant passions, is not only miserable in his actual situation, but is often disposed to disturb the peace of society, in order to arrive at that which he so foolishly admires. The slightest observation, however, might satisfy him, that, in all the ordinary situations of human life, a well-disposed mind may be equally calm, equally cheerful, and equally contented. Some of those situations may, no doubt, deserve to be preferred to others: but none of them can deserve to be pursued with that passionate ardour which drives us to violate the rules either of prudence or of justice; or to corrupt the future tranquillity of our minds, either by shame from the remembrance of our own folly, or by remorse from the horror of our own injustice. #Quote by Adam Smith
Ethics quotes by Bell Hooks
#20. The widespread assumption that ethical behavior takes the fun out of life is false. In actuality, living ethically ensures that relationships in our lives, including encounters with strangers, nurture our spiritual growth. #Quote by Bell Hooks
Ethics quotes by Max H. Bazerman
#21. Consider the recent financial crisis and its link to faulty reward systems. President Bill Clinton's objective of increasing homeownership by rewarding potential home buyers and lenders is one example. The Clinton administration "went to ridiculous lengths" to increase homeownership in the United State, promoting "paper-thin down payments" and pushing lenders to give mortgage loans to unqualified buyers according to Business Week editor Peter Coy. #Quote by Max H. Bazerman
Ethics quotes by Dan   Barker
#22. The next time believers tell you that 'separation of church and state' does not appear in our founding document, tell them to stop using the word 'trinity.' The word 'trinity' appears nowhere in the bible. Neither does Rapture, or Second Coming, or Original Sin. If they are still unfazed (or unphrased), by this, then add Omniscience, Omnipresence, Supernatural,Transcendence, Afterlife, Deity, Divinity, Theology, Monotheism, Missionary, Immaculate Conception, Christmas, Christianity, Evangelical, Fundamentalist, Methodist, Catholic, Pope, Cardinal, Catechism, Purgatory, Penance, Transubstantiation, Excommunication, Dogma, Chastity, Unpardonable Sin, Infallibility, Inerrancy, Incarnation, Epiphany, Sermon, Eucharist, the Lord's Prayer, Good Friday, Doubting Thomas, Advent, Sunday School, Dead Sea, Golden Rule, Moral, Morality, Ethics, Patriotism, Education, Atheism, Apostasy, Conservative (Liberal is in), Capital Punishment, Monogamy, Abortion, Pornography, Homosexual, Lesbian, Fairness, Logic, Republic, Democracy, Capitalism, Funeral, Decalogue, or Bible. #Quote by Dan Barker
Ethics quotes by William Bennett
#23. A weakened sense of responsibility does not weaken the fact of responsibility. #Quote by William Bennett
Ethics quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#24. The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff. #Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Ethics quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#25. State a moral case to a plowman and a professor. The former will decide it as well, and often better than the latter, because he has not been led astray by artificial rules. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Ethics quotes by Timothy Pina
#26. It takes more than dreams to get one to greatness. One's passion, dedication & work ethics will always help soar them to greater heights! #Quote by Timothy Pina
Ethics quotes by James Hillman
#27. Because every exchange is always a relationship, to get the most while giving the least is unjust, unethical, antisocial, abusive, perhaps 'evil.' Yet predatory commerce ("the free market" as it is euphemistically called) operates regularly on the principle of 'get the most and pay the least. #Quote by James Hillman
Ethics quotes by Howard Jacobson
#28. An artist owed a duty to nothing except his own irresponsibility. It was OK for an artist to frolic in the water, no matter how bloody the waves or how high the tide rose. An ethicist had an obligation to drown. #Quote by Howard Jacobson
Ethics quotes by Adam Smith
#29. Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience. #Quote by Adam Smith
Ethics quotes by Robert A. Heinlein
#30. The ethics of sex is a thorny problem. Each of us is forced to grope for a solution he can live with - in the face of preposterous, unworkable, and evil code of so-called 'Morals.' Most of us know the code is wrong, almost everybody breaks it. But we pay Danegeld by feeling guilty and giving lip service. Willy-nilly, the code rides us, dead and stinking, an albatross around the neck. #Quote by Robert A. Heinlein
Ethics quotes by Mark Fisher
#31. [I]t is a mistake to rush to impose the individual ethical responsibility that the corporate structure deflects. This is the temptation of the ethical which, as Zizek has argued, the capitalist system is using in order to protect itself in the wake of the credit crisis - the blame will be put on supposedly pathological individuals, those' abusing the system', rather than on the system itself. But the evasion is actually a two step procedure - since structure will often be invoked (either implicitly or openly) precisely at the point when there is the possibility of individuals who belong to the corporate structure being punished. At this point, suddenly, the causes of abuse or atrocity are so systemic, so diffuse, that no individual can be held responsible… But this impasse - it is only individuals that can be held ethically responsible for actions, and yet the cause of these abuses and errors is corporate, systemic - is not only a dissimulation: it precisely indicates what is lacking in capitalism. What agencies are capable of regulating and controlling impersonal structures? How is it possible to chastise a corporate structure? Yes, corporations can legally be treated as individuals - but the problem is that corporations, whilst certainly entities, are not like individual humans, and any analogy between punishing corporations and punishing individuals will therefore necessarily be poor. And it is not as if corporations are the deep-level agents behind everything; they are th #Quote by Mark Fisher
Ethics quotes by E.W. Howe
#32. When a man has no reason to trust himself, he trusts in luck. #Quote by E.W. Howe
Ethics quotes by Michael Jordan
#33. Work ethics eliminates fear. #Quote by Michael Jordan
Ethics quotes by Frances Wright
#34. Now here is a departure from the first principle of true ethics. Here we find ideas of moral wrong and moral right associated with something else than beneficial action. The consequent is, we lose sight of the real basis of morals, and substitute a false one. #Quote by Frances Wright
Ethics quotes by Zarin Mehta
#35. My paternal grandfather Rustom Mehta had a huge influence on me because of his ethics and his values. #Quote by Zarin Mehta
Ethics quotes by Aristotle.
#36. It is well said, then, that it is by doing just acts that the just man is produced, and by doing temperate acts the temperate man; without doing these no one would have even a prospect of becoming good. #Quote by Aristotle.
Ethics quotes by Darby Conley
#37. Ethics are so annoying. I avoid them on principle. #Quote by Darby Conley
Ethics quotes by John E. Goldingay
#38. The imprecatory psalms are for us to pray, who are not victims. Indeed, if we do not want to pray them, it raises questions about the shallowness of our own spirituality, theology and ethics. Do we not want to see wrongdoers put down and punished? One #Quote by John E. Goldingay
Ethics quotes by Farley Maglaya
#39. It's Unfair to be fair,
For Life is unfair #Quote by Farley Maglaya
Ethics quotes by Henry Fielding
#40. Never trust the man who has reason to suspect that you know he has injured you #Quote by Henry Fielding
Ethics quotes by Aristotle.
#41. Since the branch of philosophy on which we are at present engaged differs from the others in not being a subject of merely intellectual interest - I mean we are not concerned to know what goodness essentially is, but how we are to become good men, for this alone gives the study its practical value - we must apply our minds to the solution of the problems of conduct. #Quote by Aristotle.
Ethics quotes by Karl Wiggins
#42. We invariably have an internalised personal code of honour, an inner voice that embodies us with a sincere, strong sense of decency that surpasses Rag, Tag & Bobtail's acquiescence to law and ethics. Think Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean, Terry McCann from Minder or the heroic English folklore outlaw, Robin Hood. #Quote by Karl Wiggins
Ethics quotes by Herschel Walker
#43. Football, that's just athletics. But in the business world - doing everything - people are competing. So you need good work ethics, and I think it helped me to develop good work ethics, being in a small town. #Quote by Herschel Walker
Ethics quotes by Alexander MacLaren
#44. The Gospel is not a mere message of deliverance, but a canon of conduct; it is not a theology to be accepted, but it is ethics to be lived. It is not to be believed only, but it is to be taken into life as a guide. #Quote by Alexander MacLaren
Ethics quotes by Albert Schweitzer
#45. Today it is considered as exaggeration to proclaim constant respect for every form of life as being the serious demand of a rational ethic. But the time is coming when people will be amazed that the human race existed so long before it recognized that thoughtless injury to life is incompatible with real ethics. Ethics is in its unqualified form extended responsibility to everything that has life. #Quote by Albert Schweitzer
Ethics quotes by Baruch Spinoza
#46. Blessedness is not the reward of virtue, but virtue itself. #Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Ethics quotes by Henry Martin
#47. I would like to believe and give in to my naiveté, I would like to embrace the fact that I am back in the place where the long fingers of civilization cannot reach me and rip my heart out. At this moment, I would like to embrace myself. I would like to be unconcerned with the rest of the world and take pleasure in knowing that I have found my home. All of my life, all of my adult life, which began with the first notion of understanding, I have been searching for this sensation. You, cruel world, have tried to bring me down, tried to crush me with your code of conduct, your ethics, and your preconceived limits on liberty. You have raped me and robbed me of happiness; you have stolen my dreams and my dignity, leaving me to rot with the rest of you. Today, I know I have escaped your poisoned web; I know your rules do not apply to me, for after all you have done to crush me, I am still standing proudly above the set of your sick play. I am in love - a feeling you no longer thought I was capable of. I am in love - living, breathing, dreaming again - triumphant over your sick schemes. #Quote by Henry Martin
Ethics quotes by Peter Remnant
#48. Relationships of trust depend on our willingness to look not only to our own interests, but also the interests of others. #Quote by Peter Remnant
Ethics quotes by Marya Mannes
#49. To know the good is to react against the bad. Indifference is the mark of deprivation. #Quote by Marya Mannes
Ethics quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#50. A leader whose speech is prepared by others is not a leader; he is just an empty and stupid bottle! Use your own ideas and your own brain; write your own speech, just like Gandhi, Churchill or Nehru! That is indeed a good ethics and a good honour! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Ethics quotes by Eric S. Raymond
#51. 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. #Quote by Eric S. Raymond
Ethics quotes by Lesslie Newbigin
#52. The New Age movement, for all the validity of its protest and the value of some of its recommendations, is in truth a very old blind alley. There is a very long history to remind us of what happens when nature is our ultimate point of reference ... Nature knows no ethics. There is no right and wrong in nature; the controlling realities are power and fertility. #Quote by Lesslie Newbigin
Ethics quotes by Brunello Cucinelli
#53. I believe in capitalism. I need to make a profit, but I would like to do it with ethics, dignity, morals. It's my dream. #Quote by Brunello Cucinelli
Ethics quotes by Walter Bonatti
#54. For me, the value of a climb is the sum of three inseparable elements, all equally important: aesthetics, history, and ethics. Together they form the whole basis of my concept of alpinism. Some people see no more in climbing mountains than an escape from the harsh realities of modern times. This is not only uninformed but unfair. I don't deny that there can be an element of escapism in mountaineering, but this should never overshadow its real essence, which is not escape but victory over your own human frailty. #Quote by Walter Bonatti
Ethics quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#55. If you are not rising with ethics, you will sink with every rise! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Ethics quotes by William James
#56. An act has no ethical quality whatever unless it be chosen out of several all equally possible. #Quote by William James
Ethics quotes by De Philosopher DJ Kyos
#57. Choose your words carefully when you speak to others. Some people lost their job, friends, family, partners, and respect, because of how they speak. #Quote by De Philosopher DJ Kyos
Ethics quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#58. I obviously do everything to be "hard to understand" myself #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Ethics quotes by Marcus Aurelius
#59. Every man is worth just so much as the things about which he busies himself. #Quote by Marcus Aurelius
Ethics quotes by R.C. Sproul
#60. A faithful person is revealed by those who hate him or her. Are you hated for your faith or ethics? If nobody hates you, maybe you have not displayed Christ openly enough. #Quote by R.C. Sproul
Ethics quotes by Paul E. Casey
#61. If your client has a problem with ethics, a signed contract may not be enough to protect you from expensive litigation. #Quote by Paul E. Casey
Ethics quotes by Robert E. Morsberger
#62. Zorro also is part of the bandido tradition, most closely associated with the possibly mythical Joaquin Murrieta and the historical Tiburcio Vasquez. As well as these local California legendary figures, Zorro is an American version of Robin Hood and similar heroes whose stories blend fiction and history, thus moving Zorro into the timeless realm of legend. The original story takes place in the Romantic era, but, more important, Zorro as Diego adds an element of poetry and sensuality, and as Zorro the element of sexuality, to the traditional Western hero. Not all Western heroes are, as D. H. Lawrence said of Cooper's Deerslayer, "hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer," but in the Western genre the hero and villain more often than not share these characteristics. What distinguishes Zorro is a gallantry, a code of ethics, a romantic sensibility, and most significant, a command of language and a keen intelligence and wit. #Quote by Robert E. Morsberger
Ethics quotes by Albert Schweitzer
#63. Thought cannot avoid the ethical or reverence and love for all life. It will abandon the old confined systems of ethics and be forced to recognize the ethics that knows no bounds. But on the other hand, those who believe in love for all creation must realize clearly the difficulties involved in the problem of a boundless ethic and must be resolved not to veil from humankind the conflicts which this ethic will involve us, but allow us really to experience them. To think out in every implication the ethic of love for all creation this is the difficult task which confronts our age. #Quote by Albert Schweitzer
Ethics quotes by Thomas Keneally
#64. High Europe always played at ethnic contempt because it was High Europe, and so had the strength, the authority, to make the racial rules. We great unwashed of the outer world, on the coasts of new continents, though we might ourselves have behaved atrociously to indigenes, were baffled by the determination with which Europe returned to the frenzies of racial myth. Nice boys and not-so-nice boys took up the theme, put on the uniform, did the dirty work. #Quote by Thomas Keneally
Ethics quotes by Cary Grant
#65. Probably no greater honor can come to any man than the respect of his colleagues. #Quote by Cary Grant
Ethics quotes by Timothy Ferriss
#66. you should never publicly criticize anyone or anything unless it is a matter of morals or ethics. Anything negative you say could at the very least ruin someone's day, or worse, break someone's heart, or simply change someone from being a future ally of yours to someone who will never forget #Quote by Timothy Ferriss
Ethics quotes by Albert Schweitzer
#67. We need a boundless ethics which will include animals also. #Quote by Albert Schweitzer
Ethics quotes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
#68. In poor countries, officials receive explicit bribes; in D.C. they get the sophisticated, implicit, unspoken promise to work for large corporations #Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Ethics quotes by Albert Schweitzer
#69. In modern European thought a tragedy is occurring in that the original bonds uniting the affirmative attitude towards the world with ethics are, by a slow but irresistible process, loosening and finally parting. Out of my life and Thought. #Quote by Albert Schweitzer
Ethics quotes by Eric Schmidt
#70. Can a robot be brave? Can it selflessly sacrifice? Can a robot, trained to identify and engage targets, have some sense of ethics or restraint? #Quote by Eric Schmidt
Ethics quotes by Bono
#71. Every age has its massive moral blind spots. We might not see them, but our children will. #Quote by Bono
Ethics quotes by Sigmund Freud
#72. Observe the difference between your attitude to illusions and mine. You have to defend the religious illusion with all your might. If it becomes discredited - and indeed the threat to it is great enough - then your world collapses. There is nothing left for you but to despair of everything, of civilization and the future of mankind. From that bondage I am, we are, free. Since we are prepared to renounce a good part of our infantile wishes, we can bear it if a few of our expectations turn out to be illusions. #Quote by Sigmund Freud
Ethics quotes by William Lloyd Garrison
#73. Little boldness is needed to assail the opinions and practices of notoriously wicked men; but to rebuke great and good men for their conduct, and to impeach their discernment, is the highest effort of moral courage. #Quote by William Lloyd Garrison
Ethics quotes by Justin Welby
#74. Banks need to think through their ethics very carefully, and many have done so. I don't know any bank that dismisses the concept of ethical banking. #Quote by Justin Welby
Ethics quotes by Akio Morita
#75. I have always believed that a
trademark is the life of an enterprise
and that it must be protected boldly. A
trademark and a company name are
not just clever gimmicks-they carry
responsibility and guarantee the
quality of the product. If someone tries
to get a free ride on the reputation and
the ability of another who has worked
to build up public trust, it is nothing
short of thievery. We were not flattered
by this theft of our name. #Quote by Akio Morita
Ethics quotes by Pankaj Mishra
#76. Islam, however inadequate, was the only source of ethics and stimulus for political mobilization. And al-Afghani also presciently saw that a totally secular society- the dream of nineteenth-century rationalism- was doomed to remain a fantasy in the West as well as in the Muslim world. As he concluded in his response to Renan:
The masses do not like reason, the teachings of which are understood only by a few select minds. Science, however fine it may be, cannot completely satisfy humanity's thirst for the ideal, or the desire to soar in dark and distant regions that philosophers and scholars can neither see nor explore. #Quote by Pankaj Mishra
Ethics quotes by Peter Singer
#77. I would like us to think about it more explicitly, and not take our intuitions as the given of ethics, but rather to reflect on it, and be more open about the fact that something is an ethical issues and think what we ought to do about it. #Quote by Peter Singer
Ethics quotes by Shweta Ganesh Kumar
#78. The reason why she had chosen journalism was because of those who had done so before her. Stalwart women and men who reported stories in the days before the Internet. Before it was fashionable to learn Mass Communication. A long time before being a TV reporter and calling up your family to see your face beamed to their homes was an in thing. They were those who had left their families behind as they pursued the truth, opting to go to jail when the government hounded them to reveal their sources. Men and women that would rather quit than write editorials the management wanted them to write. Journalists who never wrote a word they would have to disown. Journalists who took their last breath as they wrote an article was true to what they believed in. They would never sit down and take stock of the stories they had covered and written saying, So what if twenty of these are non-stories, I at least had five I believed in. #Quote by Shweta Ganesh Kumar
Ethics quotes by Timothy Snyder
#79. In the euphoria of victory, Nazis tried to organize a boycott of Jewish shops. This was not very successful at first. But the practice of marking one firm as "Jewish" and another as "Aryan" with paint on the windows or walls did affect the way Germans thought about household economics. A shop marked "Jewish" had no future. It became an object of covetous plans. As property was marked as ethnic, envy transformed ethics. If shops could be "Jewish," what about other companies and properties? The wish that Jews might disappear, perhaps suppressed at first, rose as it was leavened by greed. Thus the Germans who marked shops as "Jewish" participated in the process by which Jews really did disappear - as did people who simply looked on. Accepting the markings as a natural part of the urban landscape was already a compromise with a murderous future. You #Quote by Timothy Snyder
Ethics quotes by Simone Weil
#80. Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating. #Quote by Simone Weil
Ethics quotes by Will Durant
#81. The qualities of character can be arranged in triads, in each of which the first and last qualities will be extremes and vices, and the middle quality a virtue or an excellence. So between cowardice and rashness is courage; between stinginess and extravagance is liberality; between sloth and greed is ambition; between humility and pride is modesty; between secrecy and loquacity, honesty; between moroseness and buffoonery, good humor; between quarrelsomeness and flattery, friendship; between Hamlet's indecisiveness and Quixote's impulsiveness is self-control.49 "Right," then, in ethics or conduct, is not different from "right" in mathematics or engineering; it means correct, fit, what works best to the best result. The #Quote by Will Durant
Ethics quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#82. The choice-obsessed modern West is probably more accommodating to individuals who choose to eat differently than any other culture has ever been, but ironically, the utterly unselective omnivore - "I'm easy; I'll eat anything" - can appear more socially sensitive than the individual who tries to eat in a way that is good for society. Food choices are determined by many factors, but reason (even consciousness) is not generally high on the list. #Quote by Jonathan Safran Foer
Ethics quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#83. My hope is that literature can replace religion as the source of our ethics, without ceasing to be a pleasurable study and pursuit in its own right #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Ethics quotes by Immanuel Kant
#84. What is more, we cannot do morality a worse service than by seeing to derive it from examples. Every example of it presented to me must first itself be judged by moral principles in order to decide if it is fit to serve as an original example...even the Holy One of the gospel must first be compared with our ideal of moral perfection before we can recognize him to be such. #Quote by Immanuel Kant
Ethics quotes by Charles Van Doren
#85. Some of you read with me 40 years ago a portion of Aristotle's Ethics, a selection of passages that describe his idea of happiness. You may not remember too well. #Quote by Charles Van Doren
Ethics quotes by Thomas Paine
#86. Some people can be reasoned into sense, and others must be shocked into it. #Quote by Thomas Paine
Ethics quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#87. Godliness is the root of cleanliness. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Ethics quotes by Hussam Atef Elkhatib
#88. When lawful practices contradict with a person's ethics, it would make sense to avoid engaging in needless confrontations. #Quote by Hussam Atef Elkhatib
Ethics quotes by Thomas Hobbes
#89. Moral philosophy is nothing else but the science of what is good, and evil, in the conversation, and society of mankind. Good, and evil, are names that signify our appetites, and aversions; which in different tempers, customs, and doctrines of men, are different. #Quote by Thomas Hobbes
Ethics quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson
#90. Ethics are my veiled mistress; I love them, but know not what they are. #Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
Ethics quotes by Stifyn Emrys
#91. When someone says, 'I admire your character,' I never know whether the person is talking about my ethics or referring to someone in one of my books. #Quote by Stifyn Emrys
Ethics quotes by Carl Sagan
#92. Could we possible manage the next phase of human history without first dealing with this penchant for dehumanizing the adversary? #Quote by Carl Sagan
Ethics quotes by Jean Cocteau
#93. Poetry is an ethic. By ethic I mean a secret code of behavior, a discipline constructed and conducted according to the capabilities of a man who rejects the falsifications of the categorical imperative. #Quote by Jean Cocteau
Ethics quotes by John Stuart Mill
#94. I will call no being good who is not what I mean when I apply that epithet to my fellow creatures; and if such a creature can sentence me to hell for not so calling him, to hell I will go . #Quote by John Stuart Mill
Ethics quotes by John Gray
#95. In science, progress is a fact, in ethics and politics it is a superstition. #Quote by John Gray
Ethics quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#96. Rich men without convictions are more dangerous in modern society than poor women without chastity. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Ethics quotes by Pyotr Kropotkin
#97. Of course the no-government ethics will meet with at least as many objections as the no-capital economics. Our minds have been so nurtured in prejudices as to the providential functions of government that anarchist ideas must be received with distrust. Our whole education, from childhood to the grave, nurtures the belief in the necessity of a government and its beneficial effects. Systems of philosophy have been elaborated to support this view; history has been written from this standpoint; theories of law have been circulated and taught for the same purpose. All politics are based on the same principle, each politician saying to people he wants to support him: "Give me the governmental power; I will, I can, relieve you from the hardships of your present life." All our education is permeated with the same teachings. We may open any book of sociology, history, law, or ethics: everywhere we find government, its organisation, its deeds, playing so prominent a part that we grow accustomed to suppose that the State and the political men are everything; that there is nothing behind the big statesmen. The same teachings are daily repeated in the Press. Whole columns are filled up with minutest records of parliamentary debates, of movements of political persons. And, while reading these columns, we too often forget that besides those few men whose importance has been so swollen up as to overshadow humanity, there is an immense body of men - mankind, in fact - growing and dying, livin #Quote by Pyotr Kropotkin
Ethics quotes by John Cage
#98. Corporate Responsibility; Environmental Preservation; Consumer Protection; Sex & Race Discrimination (they must mean Sex and Race Liberation). #Quote by John Cage
Ethics quotes by David B. Haight
#99. One reason for the decline in moral values is that the world has invented a new, constantly changing and undependable standard of moral conduct referred to as "situational ethics." Now, individuals define good and evil as being adjustable according to each situation; this is in direct contrast to the proclaimed God-given absolute standard: "Thou shalt not!"-as in "Thou shalt not steal". #Quote by David B. Haight
Ethics quotes by Frank H. T. Rhodes
#100. Without friendship and the openness and trust that go with it, skills are barren and knowledge may become an unguided missile. #Quote by Frank H. T. Rhodes
Ethics quotes by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
#101. Our code of ethics supposes that wedoctors are made of wood . #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Ethics quotes by Robin Sacredfire
#102. Despite what you might think, NORMAL people do NOT cause problems, misfortunes, conflicts, distress or accidents. And when they do, they CAN apologize and recognize their negative influence. A person that causes these things and can't assume any responsibility for them is, apart from showing the cognitive and moral level of a child, deserving nothing more than abandonment, because she is dangerous at all levels and can hurt, or even kill, someone BY ACCIDENT, including herself and whoever is with her. A person like this DOES NOT deserve any TRUST for ANYTHING, ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING. #Quote by Robin Sacredfire
Ethics quotes by Carl Safina
#103. Ethics that focus on human interactions, morals that focus on humanity's relationship to a Creator, fall short of these things we've learned. They fail to encompass the big take-home message, so far, of a century and a half of biology and ecology: life is- more than anything else- a process; it creates, and depends on, relationships among energy, land, water, air, time and various living things. It's not just about human-to-human interaction; it's not just about spiritual interaction. It's about all interaction. We're bound with the rest of life in a network, a network including not just all living things but the energy and nonliving matter that flows through the living, making and keeping all of us alive as we make it alive. We can keep debating ideologies and sending entreaties toward heaven. But unless we embrace the fuller reality we're in- and reality's implications- we'll face big problems. #Quote by Carl Safina
Ethics quotes by Angelica Hopes
#104. I sail through life with great trust in my heart. Whoever stains and breaks that trust will be in a cold water best left behind.
I felt the cold breeze of monetary means through the low ethics of money driven minds.
I securely docked in a shore I call home without the cloaks of dead winter I saw on people who have used me. #Quote by Angelica Hopes
Ethics quotes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
#105. Modernity has replaced ethics with legalese, and the law can be gamed with a good lawyer. #Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Ethics quotes by Joel Edgerton
#106. I wanted to make a redemptive thriller that didn't end with some kind of big, crazy shootout and blood spill, but more of a collision of ideas and a discussion of ethics. #Quote by Joel Edgerton
Ethics quotes by Sebastian Junger
#107. There are no journalistic ethics that transcend the value of human life. There are none. In a situation where you can save a human life, you must. There isn't any conflict in my mind. #Quote by Sebastian Junger
Ethics quotes by Nicolae Ceausescu
#108. We want to ensure a multilateral development of society, the thriving of all sides of social life, economy, science and culture, the improvement of management, the moulding of the new man and the promotion of socialist ethics and equity. #Quote by Nicolae Ceausescu
Ethics quotes by Craig Newmark
#109. We don't think of ourselves as do-gooders or altruists. It's just that somehow we're trying our best to be run with some sense of moral compass even in a business environment that is growing. #Quote by Craig Newmark
Ethics quotes by Wayne McGregor
#110. If you put yourself in a place where you're having to work at understanding something, then you keep yourself awake to all possible choices. How the body will look like in the future, the ethics of the body: those are questions that really fascinate me. Let's get the dialogue going. #Quote by Wayne McGregor
Ethics quotes by Hubie Brown
#111. TALENT and WORK ETHIC, the most important and RARE combination. #Quote by Hubie Brown
Ethics quotes by Anne Frank
#112. A quiet conscience makes one strong! #Quote by Anne Frank
Ethics quotes by Kiefer Sutherland
#113. If your ethics in the military, in your training, is going to be counterminded by a one-hour weekly television show, we've got a really big problem. #Quote by Kiefer Sutherland
Ethics quotes by Sam Harris
#114. In a world of true abundance you shouldn't have to work to justify your life. #Quote by Sam Harris
Ethics quotes by Ludwig Wittgenstein
#115. The work of art is the object seen sub specie aeternitatis; and the good life is the world seen sub specie aeternitatis. This is the connection between art and ethics.
The usual way of looking at things sees objects as it were from the midst of them, the view sub specie aeternitatis from outside.
In such a way that they have the whole world as background. #Quote by Ludwig Wittgenstein
Ethics quotes by Idries Shah
#116. Day and Night
The night is long: do not shorten it by sleep. The day is fair: do not darken it with wrongdoing. #Quote by Idries Shah
Ethics quotes by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
#117. And as the wicked are always ungrateful, and necessity leads to evil doing, and immediate advantage overcomes all considerations of the future, Ginés, who was neither grateful nor well-principled, made up his mind to steal Sancho Panza's ass. #Quote by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
Ethics quotes by Jennifer Egan
#118. I think ethical ambivalence is a kind of innoculation, a way of excusing yourself in advance for something you actually want to do. No offense. #Quote by Jennifer Egan
Ethics quotes by Paul Ricoeur
#119. We must recognize the fact that philosophy at the present time is entirely at an impasse concerning the problem of the origin of values. This theoretical failure is reflected in the practical antinomy between submission and rebellion that infects the daily concerns of education, politics, and ethics. If no decision can be made at this level, we must retrace our steps, extricate ourselves from the impasse, and try to gain access, by means of a nonethical approach, to the problem of autonomy and obedience. #Quote by Paul Ricoeur
Ethics quotes by Michel Foucault
#120. During the years 1945-1965 (I am referring to Europe), there was a certain way of thinking correctly, a certain style of politicaldiscourse, a certain ethics of the intellectual. One had to be on familiar terms with Marx, not let one's dreams stray too far from Freud ... These were therequirements that made the strange occupation of writing and speaking a measure of truth about oneself and one's time acceptable. #Quote by Michel Foucault
Ethics quotes by Jonathan Glover
#121. In recent philosophy there has been a growing awareness of the gap between the abstract principles proposed by philosophers and the ways in which people actually think. The kind of rationality admired in the theory of knowledge is idealization. In the real world people have to act on beliefs often based on fragmentary and unreliable evidence. #Quote by Jonathan Glover
Ethics quotes by Rose Wilder Lane
#122. Anyone who says that economic security is a human right, has been to much babied. While he babbles, other men are risking and losing their lives to protect him. They are fighting the sea, fighting the land, fighting disease and insects and weather and space and time, for him, while he chatters that all men have a right to security and that some pagan god - Society, The State, The Government, The Commune - must give it to them. Let the fighting men stop fighting this inhuman earth for one hour, and he will learn how much security there is. #Quote by Rose Wilder Lane
Ethics quotes by Phil West
#123. Becky Chabot, a PhD candidate in religious and theological studies at the University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology, centered her dissertation on the social ethics of professional club soccer (and her fan typology) on the DBG, #Quote by Phil West
Ethics quotes by Neel Burton
#124. One needs to be either more brave or more good, because if courage is lacking goodness can substitute, while cowardice is the deficiency of both. #Quote by Neel Burton
Ethics quotes by Jamshyd Godrej
#125. While academic abilities remain integral, it is the work ethics that form the soul of the business. #Quote by Jamshyd Godrej
Ethics quotes by Aristotle.
#126. Every skill and every inquiry, and similarly every action and rational choice, is thought to aim at some good; and so the good had been aptly described as that at which everything aims. #Quote by Aristotle.
Ethics quotes by Howard Cosell
#127. Stand for something. Don't quest for popularity at the expense of morality and ethics and honesty. #Quote by Howard Cosell
Ethics quotes by Hugo Ball
#128. Everywhere, the ethical predicament of our time imposes itself with an urgency which suggests that even the question Have we anything to eat? will be answered not in material but in ethical terms. #Quote by Hugo Ball
Ethics quotes by Richard Dawkins
#129. It does not seem ever to have been satisfactorily answered why the two first operational atomic bombs were used - against the strongly voiced wishes of the leading physicists responsible for developing them - to destroy two cities instead of being deployed in the equivalent of spectacularly shooting out candles. #Quote by Richard Dawkins
Ethics quotes by Aristotle.
#130. It makes no difference whether a good man has defrauded a bad man, or a bad man defrauded a good man, or whether a good or bad man has committed adultery: the law can look only to the amount of damage done. #Quote by Aristotle.
Ethics quotes by Debasish Mridha
#131. If any morality or ethics does not include kindness as their fundamental ingredient, then they are just an absurdity. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Ethics quotes by Erich Neumann
#132. Woman's fear of the female Self, of the experience of the numinous archetypal Feminine, becomes comprehensible when we get a glimpse - or even only a hint – of the profound otherness of female selfhood as contrasted to male selfhood. Precisely that element which, in his fear of the Feminine, the male experiences as the hole, abyss, void, and nothingness turns into something positive for the woman without, however, losing these same characteristics. Here the archetypal Feminine is experienced not as illusion and as maya but rather as unfathomable reality and as life in which above and below, spiritual and physical, are not pitted against each other; reality as eternity is creative and, at the same time, is grounded in primeval nothingness. Hence as daughter the woman experiences herself as belonging to the female spiritual figure Sophia, the highest wisdom, while at the same time she is actualizing her connection with the musty, sultry, bloody depths of swamp-mother Earth. However, in this sort of Self-discovery woman necessarily comes to see herself as different from what presents itself to men -as, for example, spirit and father, but often also as the patriarchal godhead and his ethics. The basic phenomenon - that the human being is born of woman and reared by her during the crucial developmental phases - is expressed in woman as a sense of connectedness with all living things, a sense not yet sufficiently realized, and one that men, and especially the patriarchal male, abso #Quote by Erich Neumann
Ethics quotes by John Stuart Mill
#133. The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. Each is the proper guardian of his own health, whether bodily, or mental or spiritual. Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves, than by compelling each to live as seems good to the rest. #Quote by John Stuart Mill
Ethics quotes by Brandon Sanderson
#134. God is the creator of all things, right? He is the force that dictates the laws of the universe, and is therefore the ultimate source of ethics. He is absolute morality ...
We claim to be doing good. But the Lord Ruler - as God - defines what is good. So by opposing him we're actually evil. But since he's doing the wrong thing, does evil actually count as good in this case? #Quote by Brandon Sanderson
Ethics quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#135. Our model of the cosmos must be as inexhaustible as the cosmos. A complexity that includes not only duration but creation, not only being but becoming, not only geometry but ethics. It is not the answer we are after, but only how to ask the question. #Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin
Ethics quotes by Donald Van De Mark
#136. Your life is a trajectory. Every choice you make alters that trajectory, in a positive or negative way. Will you categorize that dinner with friends as a business expense? Will you be honest with your daughter? Will you take more credit than you're due? These are just the small questions that we face every day, and little by little, the answers influence the trajectory of our lives and beings. #Quote by Donald Van De Mark
Ethics quotes by Baruch Spinoza
#137. Those, who are believed to be most self - abased and humble, are generally in reality the most ambitious and envious #Quote by Baruch Spinoza
Ethics quotes by Brian Luke
#138. From a nonpatriarchal metaethical standpoint, however, Singer's and Regan's theoretical similarities are as significant as their differences. In particular, both Singer's utilitarian theory and Regan's rights approach are developed within a framework of patriarchal norms, which includes the subordinatin of emotion to reason, the privileging of abstract principles of conduct, the perception of ethical discussion as a battle between adversaries, and the presumption that ethics shoudl function as a means of social control. #Quote by Brian Luke
Ethics quotes by Theaster Gates
#139. Modernism was influenced by what they call a primativist ethic. #Quote by Theaster Gates
Ethics quotes by Amish Tripathi
#140. A person's ethics and character are not tested in good times. It is only in bad times that a person shows how steadfast he is to his dharma. #Quote by Amish Tripathi
Ethics quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#141. Morality is neither rational nor absolute nor natural. World has known many moral systems, each of which advances claims universality; all moral systems are therefore particular, serving a specific purpose for their propagators or creators, and enforcing a certain regime that disciplines human beings for social life by narrowing our perspectives and limiting our horizons. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Ethics quotes by Alain De Benoist
#142. When it comes to specifying the values particular to paganism, people have generally listed features such as these: an eminently aristocratic conception of the human individual; an ethics founded on honor ("shame" rather than "sin"); an heroic attitude toward life's challenges; the exaltation and sacralization of the world, beauty, the body, strength, health; the rejection of any "worlds beyond"; the inseparability of morality and aesthetics; and so on. From this perspective, the highest value is undoubtedly not a form of "justice" whose purpose is essentially interpreted as flattening the social order in the name of equality, but everything that can allow a man to surpass himself. To paganism, it is pure absurdity to consider the results of the workings of life's basic framework as unjust. In the pagan ethic of honor, the classic antithesis noble vs. base, courageous vs. cowardly, honorable vs. dishonorable, beautiful vs. deformed, sick vs. healthy, and so forth, replace the antithesis operative in a morality based on the concept of sin: good vs. evil, humble vs. vainglorious, submissive vs. proud, weak vs. arrogant, modest vs. boastful, and so on. However, while all this appears to be accurate, the fundamental feature in my opinion is something else entirely. It lies in the denial of dualism. #Quote by Alain De Benoist
Ethics quotes by J.W. Brazier
#143. One thing, Ms. Gray, is forgotten by this tragedy: the embryo is human, not a nonhuman as the Supreme Court declared. Abortion never was about the poor or about women's rights. It's an ideology with an agenda - and it's a profitable business. So, Ms. Gray, I dare say few politicians will speak that truth for fear of political reprisals. I'm not afraid. Politicians and courts made legal what is a morally reprehensible act of brutality. I call it what it is: judicial tyranny. #Quote by J.W. Brazier
Ethics quotes by Frank Herbert
#144. Life cannot find reasons to sustain it, cannot be a source of decent mutual regard, unless each of us resolves to breathe such qualities into it. #Quote by Frank Herbert
Ethics quotes by C.S. Lewis
#145. All men alike stand condemned, not by alien codes of ethics, but by their own, and all men therefore are conscious of guilt. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Ethics quotes by Erwin Schrodinger
#146. By the way, I never realized that to be nonbelieving, to be an atheist, was a thing to be proud of. It went without saying as it were.
... Our creed is indeed a queer creed. You others, Christians (and similar people), consider our ethics much inferior, indeed abominable. There is that little difference. We adhere to ours in practice, you don't. #Quote by Erwin Schrodinger
Ethics quotes by Solon
#147. [The answer of Solon to the question 'Which is the most perfect popular government?']
That where the least injury done to the meanest individual, is considered as an insult on the whole constitution. #Quote by Solon
Ethics quotes by Nelson DeMille
#148. How you doing at 26 Fed?"
"I'm growing and learning, meeting new challenges with confidence and enthusiasm while developing good work ethics and people skills."
"I'm surprised they haven't fired your ass."
"Me too. #Quote by Nelson DeMille
Ethics quotes by Jack Kevorkian
#149. This ( ... ) had made me aware for the first time of the well-disguised myth that they and the academic institutions they represent are bastions of a free exchange of ideas. They are -but only of those ideas that don't 'rock the boat', that refrain from challenging hallowed taboos. #Quote by Jack Kevorkian
Ethics quotes by Susan Hubbard
#150. Would you agree," he said, "that man's sole duty is to produce as much pleasure as possible?"
"Only if the pleasure produced is equivalent to the diminution of pain." My father crossed his arms. "And only if one man's pleasure is as important as any other's. #Quote by Susan Hubbard
Ethics quotes by Joao Biehl
#151. Global health players can become impervious to critique as they identify emergencies, cite dire statistics, and act on their essential duty of promoting health in the name of "humanitarian reason" or as an instrument of economic development, diplomacy, or national security. We are left, however, with an open-source anarchy around global health problems--a policy space in which new strategies, rules, distributive schemes, and the practical ethics of health care are being assembled, experimented with, and improvised by a wide array of deeply unequal stakeholders #Quote by Joao Biehl
Ethics quotes by Anne Rice
#152. I believe in Free Will, the Force Almighty by which we conduct ourselves as if we were the sons and daughters of a just and wise God, even if there is no such Supreme Being. And by free will, we can choose to do good on this earth, no matter that we all die, and do not know where we go when we die, or if a justice or explanation awaits us.
I believe that we can, through our reason, know what good is, and in the communion of men and women, in which the forgiveness of wrongs will always be more significant than the avenging of them, and that in the beautiful natural world that surrounds us, we represent the best and the finest of beings, for we alone can see that natural beauty, appreciate it, learn from it, weep for it, and seek to conserve it and protect it.
I believe finally that we are the only true moral force in the physical world, the makers of, ethics and moral ideas, and that we must be as good as the gods we created in the past to guide us.
I believe that through our finest efforts, we will succeed finally in creating heaven on earth, and we do it every time that we love, every time that we embrace, every time that we commit to create rather than destroy, every time that we place life over death, and the natural over what is unnatural, insofar as we are able to define it.
And I suppose I do believe in the final analysis that a peace of mind can be obtained in the face of the worst horrors and the worst losses. It can be obtained by faith in ch #Quote by Anne Rice
Ethics quotes by Mollie Marti
#153. Freedom flourishes upon the bedrock of ethics and integrity. #Quote by Mollie Marti
Ethics quotes by John Quincy Adams
#154. In charity to all mankind, bearing no malice or ill will to any human being, and even compassionating those who hold in bondage their fellow men, not knowing what they do. #Quote by John Quincy Adams
Ethics quotes by Patrick Jennings
#155. I had no idea what humans were capable of. I heard they were crafty, but how are they able to do such things?
You mean harness light and water? Speedy asked. Change the weather?
Yes.
It's only the beginning, Speedy said. There are more marvels waiting. Some not so marvelous.
Such as?
Be not in haste, said the tortoise.
There is nothing here but time.
If you live long enough, you will see.
Of course, though, you will see them from your cage.
Live long enough? I asked. Are there mortal dangers here?
The tortoise chuckled.
The boy doesn't always take very good care of his prisoners, Rex the lizard chimed in.
What do you mean? He doesn't feed us enough?
Sometimes he doesn't understand what we need to survive, Rex answered. Sometimes he plays too rough.
How can a creature able to bend the laws of nature be so cruel? I asked. #Quote by Patrick Jennings
Ethics quotes by Victor Hugo
#156. In the relations of humans with the animals, with the flowers, with all the objects of creation, there is a whole great ethic scarcely seen as yet. #Quote by Victor Hugo
Ethics quotes by Gilad Atzmon
#157. Unlike old-fashioned Britain, where Tony Blair recruited Lord Levy to encourage his 'Friends of Israel' to donate their money to a party that was just about to launch a criminal war, in America Alan Greenspan provided his president with an astonishing economic boom. It seems that the prosperous conditions at home divert the attention from the disastrous war in Iraq.
Greenspan is not an amateur economist, he knew what he was doing. He knew very well that as long as Americans were doing well, buying and selling homes, his President would be able to continue implementing the 'Wolfowitz doctrine' and PNAC philosophy, destroying the 'bad Arabs' in the name of 'democracy', 'liberalism', 'ethics', and even 'women's rights'. #Quote by Gilad Atzmon
Ethics quotes by Matthew Gray Gubler
#158. My parents instilled a very strong work ethic in me from a young age, fortunately. #Quote by Matthew Gray Gubler
Ethics quotes by William Longgood
#159. Can we be sure that they are incapable of the feelings or sentiments that are believed to place them on a lower scale than humans? Do we deny sensitivity to all of the so-called lower orders to blunt, protect, and, ultimately, deny our own? We will see that bees can grieve over teh loss of a queen, sound war cries or hum with contentment; they can be angry, docile, ferocious, playful, aggressive, appear happy, or utter pitiful sounds of distress. are these not emotions akin to ours, merely expressed differently? #Quote by William Longgood
Ethics quotes by Idries Shah
#160. Better to quarrel with a friend than to support enemies. #Quote by Idries Shah
Ethics quotes by Stewart Udall
#161. 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. #Quote by Stewart Udall
Ethics quotes by Chris Bell
#162. I filed the ethics complaint against Tom DeLay not because I'm a Democrat and he's a Republican or even because he drew me out of my congressional seat but because he engaged in corruption to further his plans to disenfranchise voters in Texas. #Quote by Chris Bell
Ethics quotes by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
#163. [At the scene of a murder]
The cats' bloodthirst was normal; it was the way God had made them. They were hunters, they killed for food and to train their young
well maybe sometimes for sport. But this violent act by some unknown human had nothing to do with hunting
for a human to brutally maim one of the own kind out of rage or sadism or greed was, to Joe and Dulcie (the cats), a shocking degradation of the human condition. To imagine that vicious abandon in a human deeply distressed Dulcie; she did not like thinking about humans that way. #Quote by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Ethics quotes by Katy Perry
#164. Unfortunately, I think a lot of people are affected more by the idea of fame than the actual work ethic involved. A lot of them just want to be reality TV-type people who don't do anything. #Quote by Katy Perry
Ethics quotes by Isadore Sharp
#165. Living up to your commitments is part of business ethics. My word is my bond. #Quote by Isadore Sharp
Ethics quotes by T.J. Klune
#166. Now people are so concerned with virtue and innocence that they are blinded to the fact that when people get together, sex happens. We are held by societal standards that the body needs to be covered up and that we need to speak in prim and proper tones and words. Why, back in my day, clothing was optional! If you didn't want to wear trousers, you didn't have to! It was okay to go out and for everyone to see your( ... )dedication to freeing your spirit from the confines of rigid morals and ethics that had no bearing on who we were as individuals and as a whole. #Quote by T.J. Klune
Ethics quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#167. About once or twice every month I engage in public debates with those whose pressing need it is to woo and to win the approval of supernatural beings. Very often, when I give my view that there is no supernatural dimension, and certainly not one that is only or especially available to the faithful, and that the natural world is wonderful enough - and even miraculous enough if you insist - I attract pitying looks and anxious questions. How, in that case, I am asked, do I find meaning and purpose in life? How does a mere and gross materialist, with no expectation of a life to come, decide what, if anything, is worth caring about?

Depending on my mood, I sometimes but not always refrain from pointing out what a breathtakingly insulting and patronizing question this is. (It is on a par with the equally subtle inquiry: Since you don't believe in our god, what stops you from stealing and lying and raping and killing to your heart's content?) Just as the answer to the latter question is: self-respect and the desire for the respect of others - while in the meantime it is precisely those who think they have divine permission who are truly capable of any atrocity - so the answer to the first question falls into two parts. A life that partakes even a little of friendship, love, irony, humor, parenthood, literature, and music, and the chance to take part in battles for the liberation of others cannot be called 'meaningless' except if the person living it is also an existential #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Ethics quotes by Peter Singer
#168. Pro Life' or 'Right to Life' movement is misnamed. Those who protest against abortion but dine regularly on the bodies of chickens, pigs and calves can hardly claim to have concern for 'life' as such. Their concern about embryos and fetuses suggests only a biased concern for the lives of members of our own species. #Quote by Peter Singer
Ethics quotes by Dalai Lama XIV
#169. It is clear that something is seriously lacking in the way we humans are going about things. But what is it that we lack? The fundamental problem, I believe, is that at every level we are giving too much attention to the external, material aspects of life while neglecting moral ethics and inner values. By inner values, I mean the qualities that we all appreciate in others, and toward which we all have a natural instinct, bequeathed by our biological nature as animals that survive and thrive only in an environment of concern, affection, and warm-heartedness-or in a single word, compassion. The essence of compassion is a desire to alleviate the suffering of others and to promote their well-being. This is the spiritual principle from which all other positive inner value emerge. #Quote by Dalai Lama XIV
Ethics quotes by Kabir
#170. Though One Brahman is the Cause of the Many ... Behold but One in all things it is the second that leads you astray. #Quote by Kabir
Ethics quotes by Jacy Reese Anthis
#171. We don't make a distinction between factory slavery and humane slavery or cruel genocide and painless genocide. We, rightly so, condemn the entire institution. #Quote by Jacy Reese Anthis
Ethics quotes by Ayn Rand
#172. I'm not asking you to do your best. I'm asking you to do your job. -Dagny Taggart #Quote by Ayn Rand
Ethics quotes by Jerry A. Coyne
#173. How can you derive meaning, purpose, or ethics from evolution? You can't. Evolution is simply a theory about the process and patterns of life's diversification, not a grand philosophical scheme about the meaning of life. It can't tell us what to do, or how we should behave. And this is the big problem for many believers, who want to find in the story of our origins a reason for our existence, and a sense of how to behave. #Quote by Jerry A. Coyne
Ethics quotes by Donald Van De Mark
#174. Good, capable individuals unconsciously and consciously guard and nurture themselves and their spirits every day in all sorts of choices, large and small. Just as their lives are never static, they are rarely if ever fractured. Their morals and ethics are never cut off from the whole of their evolving beings. #Quote by Donald Van De Mark
Ethics quotes by Thomas Henry Huxley
#175. The propounders of what are called the "ethics of evolution," when the 'evolution of ethics' would usually better express the object of their speculations, adduce a number of more or less interesting facts and more or less sound arguments, in favour of the origin of the moral sentiments, in the same way as other natural phenomena, by a process of evolution. I have little doubt, for my own part, that they are on the right track; but as the immoral sentiments have no less been evolved, there is, so far, as much natural sanction for the one as the other. The thief and the murderer follow nature just as much as the philanthropist. Cosmic evolution may teach us how the good and the evil tendencies of man may have come about; but, in itself, it is incompetent to furnish any better reason why what we call good is preferable to what we call evil than we had before. #Quote by Thomas Henry Huxley
Ethics quotes by Mitchell Hurwitz
#176. I had a cookie business there, with my brother, when we were growing up, called the Chip Yard, and that became the inspiration for the banana stand. My father said that he wanted us to develop a work ethic, so we'd sit there selling cookies, all day. #Quote by Mitchell Hurwitz
Ethics quotes by Casey Lehman
#177. When we talk of inter-species romances, I feel it depends if the species are both fully-sentient and the conditions of the romance. Technically speaking, depending on the species it can be somewhat creepy. However for my question we must ask ourselves this - what is the measure of man? Do we consider "sentient" to be only applied to humans? If so, is it because of ignorance, or is it because we have never met a specie with our reasoning and intelligence? If we do, will be see it as "human" or "sentient" or will said ignorance blind us to the friendship or possibly loves that could come of accepting them into our fold? If this world were to be populated with other sentient species, would it be for better or worse? Would it cause humans to see that race is nothing but an illusion of physical traits? I, for one, would welcome new sentient species into our world, providing they did not come to kill us, but rather live with us. If they saw us as beneath them due to their power or technology, yet restrained themselves from doing horrible things due to it, I would see that as amazing restraint. If even one saw that we are, in the end, equal, I would see that as amazing strength. Who's to say that any sentient species is better than another? It would be the same as saying one "race" of humans is better, which is untrue, despite those who think otherwise. In the end, are we not all mere "humans" of the same cosmos? #Quote by Casey Lehman
Ethics quotes by Dave Galanter
#178. A choice is the root of all morality. Without choice, one can have no moral code. In a vacuum bereft of alternatives, there can be no values. And without values, there can be no reason for a code of ethics. What gives our lives meaning is which alternatives we choose. If we have no options, if we can take but one path, we are by definition slaves. #Quote by Dave Galanter
Ethics quotes by Aristotle.
#179. Now to exert oneself and work for the sake of amusement seems silly and utterly childish. But to amuse oneself in order that one may exert oneself, as Anacharsis puts it, seems right; for amusement is a sort of relaxation, and we need relaxation because we cannot work continuously. Relaxation, then, is not an end; for it is taken for the sake of activity. #Quote by Aristotle.
Ethics quotes by Aldo Leopold
#180. That land is a community is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics. #Quote by Aldo Leopold
Ethics quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#181. But in practice the great difference between the medieval ethics and ours is that ours concentrate attention on the sins which are the sins of the ignorant, and practically deny that the sins which are the sins of the educated are sins at all. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Ethics quotes by Edgar Morin
#182. Today, the fundamental global objective of all education aspiring not only to progress but to the survival of humanity is to Civilize and Unify the Earth and Transform the human species into genuine humanity The education of the future should teach an ethics of planetary understanding. #Quote by Edgar Morin
Ethics quotes by John Grisham
#183. deal with self-righteous prosecutors who lie, cheat, stonewall, cover up, ignore ethics, and do whatever it takes to get a conviction, even when they know the truth and the truth tells them they are wrong. #Quote by John Grisham
Ethics quotes by Arthur C. Brooks
#184. Liberals are more likely to see people as victims of circumstance and oppression, and doubt whether individuals can climb without governmental help. My own analysis using 2005 survey data from Syracuse University shows that about 90 percent of conservatives agree that "While people may begin with different opportunities, hard work and perseverance can usually overcome those disadvantages." Liberals - even upper-income liberals - are a third less likely to say this. #Quote by Arthur C. Brooks
Ethics quotes by Peter Singer
#185. Almost any established decision procedure is better than a resort to force; for when force is used, people get hurt and the desire for retaliation is likely to lead to more violence. Moreover, most decision procedures produce results at least as beneficial and just as a resort to force. #Quote by Peter Singer
Ethics quotes by Albert Schweitzer
#186. Very little of the great cruelty shown by men can really be attributed to cruel instinct. Most of it comes from thoughtlessness or inherited habit. The roots of cruelty, therefore, are not so much strong as widespread. But the time must come when inhumanity protected by custom and thoughtlessness will succumb before humanity championed by thought. Let us work that this time may come. #Quote by Albert Schweitzer
Ethics quotes by Jason Fried
#187. It's better to have people be happy using someone else's product than disgruntled using yours. #Quote by Jason Fried
Ethics quotes by Bernard Williams
#188. ... while transparency is a natural associate of liberalism, it falls short of implying rationalism. It is one aspiration, that social and ethical relations should not essentially rest on ignorance and misunderstanding of what they are, and quite another that all the beliefs and principles involved in them should be explicitly stated. That these are two different things is obvious with personal relations, where to hope that they do not rest on deceit and error is merely decent, but to think that their basis can be made totally explicit is idiocy. #Quote by Bernard Williams
Ethics quotes by Peter Russell
#189. The materialistic consciousness of our culture … is the root cause of the global crisis; it is not our business ethics, our politics or even our personal lifestyles. These are symptoms of a deeper underlying problem. Our whole civilization is unsustainable. And the reason that it is unsustainable is that our value system, the consciousness with which we approach the world, is an unsustainable mode of consciousness. #Quote by Peter Russell
Ethics quotes by Albert Jay Nock
#190. The State is everything; the individual, nothing. The individual has no rights that the State is bound to respect; no rights at all, in fact, except those which the State may choose to give him, subject to revocation at its own pleasure, with or without notice. There is no such thing as natural rights; the fundamental doctrine of the American Declaration of Independence, the doctrine underlying the Bill of Rights, is all moonshine. Moreover, since the State creates all rights, since the only valid and authoritative ethics are State ethics, then by obvious inference the State can do no wrong. #Quote by Albert Jay Nock
Ethics quotes by Aiden Wilson Tozer
#191. Christian liberty is freedom from sin, not freedom to sin. #Quote by Aiden Wilson Tozer
Ethics quotes by Haroutioun Bochnakian
#192. Greatness should have no victims
Greatness should need no victims. #Quote by Haroutioun Bochnakian
Ethics quotes by Alenka Zupančič
#193. An important part of Nietzsche's philosophy is thus shaped by this conviction that it is wrong to identify truth with the Symbolic, that truth should be related to the Real. This is precisely why truth can be dangerous to life: the Symbolic is the shelter of life, whereas the Real is its exposure and vulnerability. This is also what places truth in the field of ethics, as is clear in the second of the passages quoted above (where truth is considered not as an epistemological category, but as a matter of courage - "error is not blindness, error is cowardice...") #Quote by Alenka Zupančič
Ethics quotes by Goldie Hawn
#194. Knowing your limits, and that there is a limit to getting what you want, comes from a sense of self-respect instilled in you from an early age. It takes guts to stand up in the face of what you really want, but you have to know in your heart that if you make the wrong choice you won't be able to live with yourself for the rest of your life. There is only one person who matters at that point and that's YOU. If you give in to such pressures, you strip away your self-respect, your personal ethics and your standards - the very things that create the fiber that will hold you together for the rest of your life. #Quote by Goldie Hawn
Ethics quotes by David L. Felten
#195. Now from science we have a new creation story, which is very alluring and very exciting. It's not about deposing all the other wisdom stories about creation that humanity has gathered, but it certainly supplements it. It offers a real universal view because it's beyond any particular religion, ethnicity, nation and so forth. As we're struggling as a species to come together as a tribe, it provides us our basic framework, because it's from creation stories that ethics derive. Today's creation story from science is that we come from 14 billion years of an organic unfolding of the universe and are connected physiologically with every being in the universe. We all share the same atoms and the same molecules. That's truly significant and important at this time in history. We're all kin, we're all interdependent. And that's the basis of compassion, which was Jesus's ultimate teaching. #Quote by David L. Felten
Ethics quotes by Aldo Leopold
#196. The land-relation is still strictly economic, entailing privileges but not obligations #Quote by Aldo Leopold
Ethics quotes by William Penn
#197. Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants. #Quote by William Penn
Ethics quotes by James Madison
#198. Respect for character is always diminished in proportion to the number among whom the blame or praise is to be divided. #Quote by James Madison
Ethics quotes by Kiran Bedi
#199. Ethics, decency and morality are the real soldiers #Quote by Kiran Bedi
Ethics quotes by Johann Sigurjonsson
#200. If we were all to be judged by our thoughts, the hills would be swarming with outlaws. #Quote by Johann Sigurjonsson

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