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Morality quotes by Julian Baggini
#1. Indeed, without emotion it seems unlikely we can even have morality. #Quote by Julian Baggini
Morality quotes by Daniel H. Wilson
#2. Johannes Cabal would kill me for saying this, but he's my favorite Zeppelin-hopping detective. The fellow has got all the charm of Bond and the smarts of Holmes
without the pesky morality. #Quote by Daniel H. Wilson
Morality quotes by Chris Hedges
#3. 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
Morality quotes by Jawaharlal Nehru
#4. If in the modern world wars have unfortunately to be fought (and they do, it seems) then they must be stopped at the first possible moment, otherwise they corrupt us, they create new problems and make our future even more uncertain. That is more than morality; it's sense. #Quote by Jawaharlal Nehru
Morality quotes by Dean Koontz
#5. The line between moral behavior and narcissistic self-righteousness is thin and difficult to discern. The man who stands before a crowd and proclaims his intention to save the seas is convinced that he is superior to a man who merely picks up his own and other people's litter on the beach, when in fact the latter is in some small way sure to make the world a better place, while the former is likely to be a monster of vanity whose crusade will lead to unintended destruction. #Quote by Dean Koontz
Morality quotes by Jakub Bozydar Wisniewski
#6. Unorganized morality is called sociability. Organized morality is called civilization. Unorganized immorality is called barbarity. Organized immorality is called statism. #Quote by Jakub Bozydar Wisniewski
Morality quotes by William Winwood Reade
#7. A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality. #Quote by William Winwood Reade
Morality quotes by Anthony Venn-Brown
#8. My morality and faith are choices. My sexual orientation however isn't. #Quote by Anthony Venn-Brown
Morality quotes by Charles Spurgeon
#9. Morality may keep you out of jail, but it takes the blood of Jesus Christ to keep you out of hell. #Quote by Charles Spurgeon
Morality quotes by Nigella Lawson
#10. I was brought up an atheist and have always remained so. But at no time was I led to believe that morality was unimportant or that good and bad did not exist. I believe passionately in the need to distinguish between right and wrong and am somewhat confounded by being told I need God, Jesus or a clergyman to help me to do so. #Quote by Nigella Lawson
Morality quotes by David G. McAfee
#11. When you etch your moral code in stone, you have no room for editing. You leave open the possibility that, as our ethical views evolve, your code becomes less relevant. You could find yourself with four of ten divine moral laws describing how to treat God and zero that prohibit rape or slavery. #Quote by David G. McAfee
Morality quotes by Wilhelm Reich
#12. Originally and naturally, sexual pleasure was the good, the beautiful, the happy, that which united man with nature in general. When sexual feelings and religious feelings became separated from one another, that which is sexual was forced to become the bad, the internal, the diabolical. #Quote by Wilhelm Reich
Morality quotes by Donald L. Hicks
#13. Until you are conscious of your conscience, you are morally unconscious. #Quote by Donald L. Hicks
Morality quotes by Albert Schweitzer
#14. 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
Morality quotes by Stephen Colbert
#15. I have a morality. I don't know if it's the best morality. And I do like thinking. If people perceive that as a moral intellectualism, that's fine. That's up to them to decide. #Quote by Stephen Colbert
Morality quotes by Steven Pinker
#16. Morality is not just any old topic in psychology but close to our conception of the meaning of life. Moral goodness is what gives each of us the sense that we are worthy human beings. #Quote by Steven Pinker
Morality quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#17. Those moralists, on the other hand, who, following in the footsteps of Socrates, offer the individual a morality of self-control and temperance as a means to his own advantage, as his personal key to happiness, are the exceptions. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Morality quotes by Sandra Rogers
#18. The myth that morality and fidelity are old-fashioned and trite can imprison more than just one individual as generations are affected by the choices perpetuated by this lie. The myth that withholding judgment or having charity means that all values are relative and should be given equal importance or loyalty creates a heavy chain that eventually traps a person in doubt and disaffection, leaving him or her to be constantly "driven with the wind and tossed" (see James 1:6). However, confidence that Christ honors those who honor him (see 1 Samuel 2:30) provides an anchor to our souls (see Ether 12:4) whereby we are capable of giving affirmative answers to those who question the "reason of the hope that is in [us]" (1 Peter 3:15). I remember one of my saddest moments as a faculty member at BYU. One of my students came to me in emotional tatters. She had come to BYU looking for a supportive community that shared her values, something she had not enjoyed being the only Mormon in her high school. Instead her peers at BYU teased, sneered at, and demeaned her because she was not willing to watch an R-rated movie. How proud I was of her! Despite the hurt of rejection "by her own," her faith carried her through the social prison created by her peers. To "stand in holy places, and be not moved" (D&C 87:8) in today's world requires faith, courage, poise, and patience. #Quote by Sandra Rogers
Morality quotes by Lee Pace
#19. I'd forgotten it's an important thing to give thought to your morality and how you intend to live your life. #Quote by Lee Pace
Morality quotes by Rutger Bregman
#20. Whether it's the growth of the economy, audience shares, publications – slowly but surely, quality is being replaced by quantity. ... And driving it all is a force sometimes called "liberalism," an ideology that has been all but hollowed out. ... Freedom may be our highest ideal, but ours has become an empty freedom. Our fear of moralizing in any form has made morality a taboo in the public debate. The public arena should be "neutral," after all – yet never before has it been so paternalistic. On every street corner we're baited to booze, binge, borrow, buy, toil, stress, and swindle. Whatever we may tell ourselves about freedom of speech, our values are suspiciously close to those touted by precisely the companies that can pay for prime-time advertising. #Quote by Rutger Bregman
Morality quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#21. Religion gets its morality from us. We don't get our morality from religion. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Morality quotes by Thomas Browne
#22. Live by old Ethicks and the classical Rules of Honesty. Put no new names or notions upon Authentick Virtues and Vices. Think not that Morality is Ambulatory; that Vices in one age are not Vices in another; or that Virtues, which are under the everlasting Seal of right Reason, may be Stamped by Opinion. And therefore though vicious times invert the opinion of things, and set up a new Ethicks against Virtue, yet hold thou unto old Morality; and rather than follow a multitude to do evil, stand like Pompey's pillar conspicuous by thyself, and single in Example of Virtue; since no Deluge of Vice is like to be so general but more than eight will escape; Eye well those Heroes who have held their Heads above Water, who have touched Pitch, and have not been defiled, and in the common Contagion have remained uncorrupted. #Quote by Thomas Browne
Morality quotes by Teresa Mummert
#23. It wasn't as easy for others to accept the darker side of themselves. Most like to cling to the notion that hesitation still marked the presence of morality. Deep down we were all just selfish animals. We liked to take ... or be taken. #Quote by Teresa Mummert
Morality quotes by Richard C. Carrier
#24. ...the naive forms of Christian moral motivation - bare threats of hell and the bribery of heaven - stunt moral growth by ensuring believers remain emotional children, never achieving the cognitive moral development of adults. Psychologists have established that mature adults are moral not because of bare threats and bribes (that stage of moral development typifies children, not adults), but because they care about the effects their behavior has on themselves and others. #Quote by Richard C. Carrier
Morality quotes by Kristen McMenamy
#25. The body you're given, the mind you're given, the morality and the hang ups you're given, they're yours. Deal with it. #Quote by Kristen McMenamy
Morality quotes by Dan   Barker
#26. 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
Morality quotes by Debasish Mridha
#27. Morality often manifests itself as cruelty, So be very kind before you are moral. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Morality quotes by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
#28. It is when subjective consciousness maintains its independence of everything, that it says, 'It is I who through my educated thoughts can annul all determinations of right, morality, good, &c., because I am clearly master of them, and I know that if anything seems good to me I can easily subvert it, because things are only true to me in so far as they please me now.' This irony is thus only a trifling with everything, and it can transform all things into show: to this subjectivity nothing is any longer serious, for any seriousness which it has, immediately becomes dissipated again in jokes, and all noble or divine truth vanishes away or becomes mere triviality. #Quote by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Morality quotes by Timothy C.W. Blanning
#29. But the relationship between the between the two cultural paradigms has always been a dialectical, not cyclical. The romantics were not repeating their ancestors. On the contrary, they brought about a cultural revolution comparable in its radicalism and effects with the roughly contemporary American, French, and Industrial Revolutions.
By destroying natural law and by reorienting concern from the work to the artist they tore up the old regime's aesthetic rule book just as thoroughly as any Jacobin [a 18th century political French club] tore down social institutions. In the words of Ernst Troeltsch: "Romanticism too is a revolution, a thorough and genuine revolution: a revolution against the respectability of the bourgeois temper and against a universal equalitarian ethic: a revolution, above all, against the whole of the mathematico-mechanical spirit of science in western Europe, against a conception of Natural Law which sought to blend utility with morality, against the bare abstraction of a universal and equal Humanity." [Unquote Troeltsch]
As will be argued in the subsequent chapters, it was Hegel who captured the essence of this revolution in his pithy definition of romanticism as "absolute inwardness" [absloute Innerlichkeit - in German - אינערליכקייט]. It will also be argued that its prophet was Jean-Jacques Rousseau: if not the most consistent, then certainly the most influential of all the eighteenth-century thinkers.
Writing in 1907, Lytton Strachey ca #Quote by Timothy C.W. Blanning
Morality quotes by Leon Trotsky
#30. Lenin refused to recognise moral norms established by slave-owners for their slaves and never observed by the slave-owners themselves; he called upon the Proletariat to extend the class struggle into the moral sphere too. Who fawns before the precepts established by the enemy will never vanquish that enemy! #Quote by Leon Trotsky
Morality quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#31. 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
Morality quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#32. Their usual mistaken premise is that they affirm some consensus among people, at least among tame peoples, concerning certain moral principles, and then conclude that these principles must be unconditionally binding also for you and me-or conversely, they see that among different peoples moral valuations are necessarily different and infer from this that no morality is binding-both of which are equally childish. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Morality quotes by Susan Sontag
#33. Camp is a solvent of morality. It neutralizes moral indignation, sponsors playfulness. #Quote by Susan Sontag
Morality quotes by Seneca.
#34. Oh, what darkness does great prosperity cast over our minds! #Quote by Seneca.
Morality quotes by Brandon Sanderson
#35. You have an odd sense of morality, mistress."
"Don't be stupid," she said. "Every sense of morality is odd. #Quote by Brandon Sanderson
Morality quotes by Mark Fisher
#36. [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
Morality quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#37. If the Bahreini royal family can have an embassy, a state, and a seat at the UN, why should the twenty-five million Kurds not have a claim to autonomy? The alleviation of their suffering and the assertion of their self-government is one of the few unarguable benefits of regime change in Iraq. It is not a position from which any moral retreat would be allowable. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Morality quotes by Sam Harris
#38. Just as there is no such thing as Christian physics or Muslim Algebra, we will see tht there is no such thing as Christian or Muslim morality. #Quote by Sam Harris
Morality quotes by Eliezer Yudkowsky
#39. Because the way people are built, Hermione, the way people are built to feel inside -" Harry put a hand over his own heart, in the anatomically correct position, then paused and moved his hand up to point toward his head at around the ear level, "- is that they hurt when they see their friends hurting. Someone inside their circle of concern, a member of their own tribe. That feeling has an off-switch, an off-switch labeled 'enemy' or 'foreigner' or sometimes just 'stranger'. That's how people are, if they don't learn otherwise. #Quote by Eliezer Yudkowsky
Morality quotes by George Lakoff
#40. As we pointed out, the common principles of conservative thought make up a list crying out for an explanation of how they fit together: smaller government; strong defense; lower taxes; traditional family values; personal responsibility; and free markets. As we have seen, these all flow from a strict father morality. Finally, #Quote by George Lakoff
Morality quotes by Ayn Rand
#41. When numbers are substituted for morality, and no individual can claim a right, but any gang can assert any desire whatever, when compromise is the only policy expected of those in power, and the preservation of the moment's "stability," of peace at any price, is their only goal - the winner, necessarily, is whoever presents the most unjust and irrational demands; the system serves as an open invitation to do so. #Quote by Ayn Rand
Morality quotes by William Wilberforce
#42. Let true Christians then, with becoming earnestness, strive in all things to recommend their profession, and to put to silence the vain scoffs of ignorant objectors. Let them boldly assert the cause of Christ in an age when so many, who bear the name of Christians, are ashamed of Him: and let them consider as devolved on Them the important duty of suspending for a while the fall of their country, and, perhaps, of performing a still more extensive service to society at large; not by busy interference in politics, in which it cannot but be confessed there is much uncertainty; but rather by that sure and radical benefit of restoring the influence of Religion, and of raising the standard of morality. #Quote by William Wilberforce
Morality quotes by Albert Camus
#43. All I know of morality I learned from football #Quote by Albert Camus
Morality quotes by Voltaire
#44. Shall I not render a service to men in speaking to them only of morality? This morality is so pure, so holy, so universal, so clear, so ancient, that it seems to come from God himself, like the light which we regard as the first of his works. Has he not given men self-love to secure their preservation; benevolence, beneficence, and virtue to control their self-love; the natural need to form a society; pleasure to enjoy, pain to warn us to enjoy in moderation, passions to spur us to great deeds, and wisdom to curb our passions? #Quote by Voltaire
Morality quotes by Jonathan Glover
#45. Atrocities are easier to commit if respect for the victim can be neutralized. For this reason, humiliation handed out by those with power can be ominous. The link between humiliation and atrocity is often found. #Quote by Jonathan Glover
Morality quotes by Milan Kundera
#46. A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality. #Quote by Milan Kundera
Morality quotes by Bertrand Russell
#47. For over two thousand years it has been the custom among earnest moralists to decry happiness as something degraded and unworthy #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Morality quotes by Jaggi Vasudev
#48. If you live your life burning for the highest possibility, in that burning itself, there is liberation. #Quote by Jaggi Vasudev
Morality quotes by Sam Harris
#49. In the year 2006, a person can have sufficient intellectual and material resources to build a nuclear bomb and still believe that he will get seventy-two virgins in Paradise. #Quote by Sam Harris
Morality quotes by Scott Klusendorf
#50. Few people can present a completely secular argument detailing why abusing toddlers is objectively wrong. But that hardly stops them from recognizing this moral truth even if they can't articulate their reasons in strictly secular terms. #Quote by Scott Klusendorf
Morality quotes by Gilbert K. Chesterton
#51. The world will very soon be divided, unless I am mistaken, into those who still go on explaining our success, and those somewhat more intelligent who are trying to explain our failure. #Quote by Gilbert K. Chesterton
Morality quotes by Russell Smith
#52. One of the qualities essential to writing exciting stories, whether for page or screen, is an ability to abandon one's morality. We simply cannot be good writers and good people. One must be able to access one's darkest self, one's venality and pettiness and murderousness. #Quote by Russell Smith
Morality quotes by Linda Gordon
#53. The acceptability of birth control has always depended on a morality that separates sex from reproduction. In the nineteenth century, when the birth control movement began, such a separation was widely considered immoral. The eventual widespread public acceptance of birth control required a major reorientation of sexual values. #Quote by Linda Gordon
Morality quotes by Matthew S. McCormick
#54. 1. Myth: Without God, life has no meaning.

There are 1.2 billion Chinese who have no predominant religion, and 1 billion people in India who are predominantly Hindu. And 65% of Japan's 127 million people claim to be non-believers. It is laughable to suggest that none of these billions of people are leading meaningful lives.

2. Myth: Prayer works.

Studies have now shown that inter-cessionary prayer has no effect whatsoever of the health or well-being of the subject.

3. Myth: Atheists are immoral.

There are hundreds of millions of non-believers on the planet living normal, decent, moral lives. They love their children, care about others, obey laws, and try to keep from doing harm to others just like everyone else. In fact, in predominantly non-believing countries such as in northern Europe, measures of societal health such as life expectancy at birth, adult literacy, per capita income, education, homicide, suicide, gender equality, and political coercion are better than they are in believing societies.

4. Myth: Belief in God is compatible with science.

In the past, every supernatural or paranormal explanation of phenomena that humans believed turned out to be mistaken; science has always found a physical explanation that revealed that the supernatural view was a myth. Modern organisms evolved from lower life forms, they weren't created 6,000 years ago in the finished state. Fever is not caused by de #Quote by Matthew S. McCormick
Morality quotes by Neal Shusterman
#55. The good Lord wouldn't have put it in your heart if it wasn't right. #Quote by Neal Shusterman
Morality quotes by Suzy Kassem
#56. The price for standing up for Truth, no matter how severe, will always be less than the price our souls will be penalized for not speaking up for our conscience. There is no greater crime in the universe than silencing your conscience. #Quote by Suzy Kassem
Morality quotes by Joseph B.H. McMillan
#57. Life is a manifestation of the fundamental laws of physics, and in its highest form, life manifests the fundamental laws of physics as a human organism endowed with a capacity for moral judgement. #Quote by Joseph B.H. McMillan
Morality quotes by Wayne Gerard Trotman
#58. To dispense knowledge without moral guidance would be grossly irresponsible. #Quote by Wayne Gerard Trotman
Morality quotes by Alexander Pope
#59. Religion blushing, veils her sacred fires, And unawares Morality expires. #Quote by Alexander Pope
Morality quotes by Aldous Huxley
#60. It is only by making physical experiments that we can discover the intimate nature of matter and its potentialities. And it is only by making psychological and moral experiments that we can discover the intimate nature of mind and its potentialities. In the ordinary circumstances of average sensual life these potentialities of the mind remain latent and unmanifested. If we would realize them, we must fulfil certain conditions and obey certain rules, which experience has shown empirically to be valid. #Quote by Aldous Huxley
Morality quotes by Garth Greenwell
#61. I grew up at the height of the AIDS panic, when desire and disease seemed essentially bound together, the relationship between them not something that could be managed but absolute and unchangeable, a consequence and its cause. Disease was the only story anyone ever told about men like me where I was from, and it flattened my life to a morality tale, in which I could be either chaste or condemned. Maybe that's why, when I finally did have sex, it wasn't so much pleasure I sought as the exhilaration of setting aside restraint, of pretending not to be afraid, a thrill of release so intense it was almost suicidal. #Quote by Garth Greenwell
Morality quotes by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
#62. But if a good heart, a good intention, a subjective conviction are declared to be the sources from which actions derive their worth, then there is no longer any hypocrisy or evil at all; for whatever someone does, he can always turn it into something good through reflecting on his good intentions and motives, and so the moment of his convictions renders it good. #Quote by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Morality quotes by Albert Einstein
#63. You are right in speaking of the moral foundations of science, but you cannot turn around and speak of the scientific foundations of morality. #Quote by Albert Einstein
Morality quotes by Jostein Gaarder
#64. But understanding will always require some effort. You probably wouldn't admire a friend who was good at everything if it cost her no effort. #Quote by Jostein Gaarder
Morality quotes by Alan A. Stone
#65. [A]ll mental disorders are in some sense passionate convictions about the situation of the self in the world. #Quote by Alan A. Stone
Morality quotes by Michael Ondaatje
#66. Half the life of cities occurs at night,' Olive Lawrence warned us. 'There's a more uncertain morality then #Quote by Michael Ondaatje
Morality quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#67. All history is the experimental refutation of the theory of the so-called moral order of things. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Morality quotes by Julian Barnes
#68. Like what? The things Literature was all about: love, sex, morality, friendship, happiness, suffering, betrayal, adultery, good and evil, heroes and villains, guilt and innocence, ambition, power, justice, revolution, war, fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, the individual against society, success and failure, murder, suicide, death, God. And barn owls. #Quote by Julian Barnes
Morality quotes by Oliver Goldsmith
#69. Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter. #Quote by Oliver Goldsmith
Morality quotes by Robert Bork
#70. Radical feminism is the most destructive and fanatical movement to come down to us from the Sixties. This is a revolutionary, not a reformist, movement, and it is meeting with considerable success. Totalitarian in spirit, it is deeply antagonistic to traditional Western culture and proposes the complete restructuring of society, morality, and human nature. #Quote by Robert Bork
Morality quotes by Karl Wiggins
#71. 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
Morality quotes by Kedar Joshi
#72. The angel within me thrives on the devil within me. #Quote by Kedar Joshi
Morality quotes by Janine Turner
#73. Without moral values, which should begin in Congress, America will lose her roots, her basis, her thesis. #Quote by Janine Turner
Morality quotes by Jennifer DuBois
#74. The way to assure morality on Earth was not to behave as though there was a God, even if there wasn't - it was to behave as though there was no God, even if there was. We must act as though ours is all the judgment and forgiveness that is ever forthcoming, if we want any hope of getting anything right. #Quote by Jennifer DuBois
Morality quotes by Will Eisner
#75. Comics, which are really best described as an arrangement of images in a sequence that tell a story - an idea - is a very old form of graphic communication. It began with the hieroglyphics in Egypt, it first appeared in a recognizable form in the Medieval times as copper plates produced by the Catholic church to tell morality stories. #Quote by Will Eisner
Morality quotes by Peter Singer
#76. It is a mistake to assume that the law should always enforce morality. #Quote by Peter Singer
Morality quotes by Bob Hawke
#77. Do you know why I have credibility? Because I don't exude morality. #Quote by Bob Hawke
Morality quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#78. It is a prejudice to think that morality is more favourable to the development of reason than immorality. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Morality quotes by James E. Talmage
#79. No jot, iota, or tittle of the temple rites is otherwise than uplifting and sanctifying. In every detail the endowment ceremony contributes to covenants of morality of life, consecration of person to high ideals, devotion to truth, patriotism to nation, and allegiance to God. #Quote by James E. Talmage
Morality quotes by Chris Hedges
#81. We've bought into the idea that education is about training and "success", defined monetarily, rather than learning to think critically and to challenge. We should not forget that the true purpose of education is to make minds, not careers. A culture that does not grasp the vital interplay between morality and power, which mistakes management techniques for wisdom, which fails to understand that the measure of a civilization is its compassion, not its speed or ability to consume, condemns itself to death. #Quote by Chris Hedges
Morality quotes by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
#82. What is Christianity? Christianity is that which brings a man or woman to a knowledge of God. Take our Lord's own definition of eternal life: "This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent." That is Christianity - knowing God, not just believing a few things about God and living a nice little life. That is not Christianity. That is often nothing but morality or mere religion. The essence of this is entering into this realm into which you begin to know and have communion with the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. #Quote by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Morality quotes by John Locke
#83. When I had gone through the whole, and saw what a plain, simple, reasonable thing Christianity was, suited to all conditions and capacities; and in the morality of it now, with divine authority, established into a legible law, so far surpassing all that philosophy and human reason had attained to, or could possibly make effectual to all degrees of man kind; I was flattered to think it might be of some use in the world. #Quote by John Locke
Morality quotes by Henry Ward Beecher
#84. Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality. #Quote by Henry Ward Beecher
Morality quotes by Ayn Rand
#85. Those who grant sympathy to guilt, grant none to innocence. #Quote by Ayn Rand
Morality quotes by Marya Mannes
#86. To know the good is to react against the bad. Indifference is the mark of deprivation. #Quote by Marya Mannes
Morality quotes by Emmanuelle De Maupassant
#87. We who are beyond the mortal world see many things from the edges; we hear the subtle shifts of rhythm in the beat of a blackening heart. #Quote by Emmanuelle De Maupassant
Morality quotes by Janet Malcolm
#88. Society mediates between the extremes of, on the one hand, intolerably strict morality and, on the other, dangerously anarchic permissiveness through an unspoken agreement whereby we are given leave to bend the rules of the strictest morality, provided we do so quietly and discreetly. Hypocrisy is the grease that keeps society functioning in an agreeable way, by allowing for human fallibility and reconciling the seemingly irreconcilable human needs for order and pleasure. When Buckley and Wambaugh said bluntly that it's all right to deceive subjects, they breached the contract whereby you never come right out and admit you have stretched the rules for your own benefit. You do it and shut up about it, and hope you don't get caught, because if you are caught no one - or no one who has any sense - will come forward and say he has done the same thing himself. #Quote by Janet Malcolm
Morality quotes by Frederic Bastiat
#89. Here I encounter the most popular fallacy of our times. It is not considered sufficient that the law should guarantee to every citizen the free and inoffensive use of his faculties for physical, intellectual and moral self-improvement. Instead, it is demanded that the law should directly extend welfare, education, and morality throughout the nation. This is the seductive lure of socialism. And I repeat: these two uses of the law are in direct contradiction to each other. #Quote by Frederic Bastiat
Morality quotes by Roger Scruton
#90. The very same 'mystery' that veils the human person from the neurophysiologist veils human history from the Marxian determinist and human morality from the sociobiologist. #Quote by Roger Scruton
Morality quotes by Lyndon LaRouche
#91. The ruling British elite are like animals
not only in their morality, but in their outlook on knowledge. They are clever animals, who are masters of the wicked nature of their own species, and recognize ferally the distinctions of the hated human species. Nonetheless, obsessively dedicated to being such animals, they can not [sic] assimilate those qualities unique to true human beings. #Quote by Lyndon LaRouche
Morality quotes by Mark Hopkins
#92. Everywhere the tendency has been to separate religion from morality, to set them in opposition even. But a religion without morality is a superstition and a curse; and anything like an adequate and complete morality without religion is impossible. The only salvation for man is in the union of the two as Christianity unites them. #Quote by Mark Hopkins
Morality quotes by Mary Midgley
#93. Darwin proposed that creatures like us who, by their nature, are riven by strong emotional conflicts, and who have also the intelligence to be aware of those conflicts, absolutely need to develop a morality because they need a priority system by which to resolve them. The need for morality is a corollary of conflicts plus intellect:

'Man, from the activity of his mental faculties, cannot avoid reflection. . . . Any animal whatever, endowed with well-marked social instincts, would inevitably acquire a moral sense or conscience as soon as its intellectual powers had become as well-developed, or anything like as well-developed as in man.' - Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man

That (he said) is why we have within us the rudiments of such a priority system and why we have also an intense need to develop those rudiments. We try to shape our moralities in accordance with our deepest wishes so that we can in some degree harmonize our muddled and conflict-ridden emotional constitution, thus finding ourselves a way of life that suits it so far as is possible.

These systems are, therefore, something far deeper than mere social contracts made for convenience. They are not optional. They are a profound attempt -- though of course usually an unsuccessful one -- to shape our conflict-ridden life in a way that gives priority to the things that we care about most.

If this is right, then we are creatures whose evolved nature absolutely requires that w #Quote by Mary Midgley
Morality quotes by Mencius
#94. Only when there are things a man will not do is he capable of doing great things. #Quote by Mencius
Morality quotes by Ayn Rand
#95. Are you seeking to know what is wrong with the world? All the disasters that have wrecked your world, came from your leaders' attempt to evade the fact that A is A. All the secret evil you dread to face within you and all the pain you have ever endured, came from your own attempt to evade the fact that A is A. #Quote by Ayn Rand
Morality quotes by Phil Vischer
#96. I looked back at the previous 10 years and realized I had spent 10 years trying to convince kids to behave Christianly without actually teaching them Christianity. And that was a pretty serious conviction. You can say, 'Hey kids, be more forgiving because the Bible says so,' or, 'Hey kids, be more kind because the Bible says so!' But that isn't Christianity, it's morality. #Quote by Phil Vischer
Morality quotes by George Eliot
#97. We are most of us brought up in the notion that the highest motive for not doing a wrong is something irrespective of the beings who would suffer the wrong. #Quote by George Eliot
Morality quotes by Karen Armstrong
#98. And so, one of the reasons why I started my Charter for Compassion, was to bring the Golden Rule back to the center of religion and morality and not put other's secondary goals, less demand goals, into the forefront #Quote by Karen Armstrong
Morality quotes by Jimmy Carter
#99. A country will have authority and influence because of moral factors, not its military strength; because it can be humble and not blatant and arrogant; because our people want to serve others and not dominate others. And a nation without morality will soon lose its influence around the world. #Quote by Jimmy Carter
Morality quotes by John Locke
#100. 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. #Quote by John Locke
Morality quotes by William O. Douglas
#101. Literature should not be suppressed merely because it offends the moral code of the censor. #Quote by William O. Douglas
Morality quotes by Roberto Hogue
#102. All this talk about morality, chastity, prudence and the like are very antiquated notions created by some very old belief systems that are notoriously negative towards women. #Quote by Roberto Hogue
Morality quotes by Alexander McCall Smith
#103. It was easy to be moral when that was the way you felt anyway. The hard bit about morality was making yourself feel the opposite of what you really felt. #Quote by Alexander McCall Smith
Morality quotes by Lebo Grand
#104. Sensuality is subjective. What turns you on won't appeal or make sense to everyone. Not everyone will find your brand of sensuality cute, intoxicating or even morally acceptable, and that's ok. Just do you. #Quote by Lebo Grand
Morality quotes by Chris Rice
#105. there is a widespread notion in some of the most energetic contemporary Christian movements that the biblical call to reconciliation is solely about reconciling God and humanity, with no reference to social realities. In this view, preaching, teaching, church life and mission are only about a personal relationship between people and God. Christian energy is focused on winning converts, planting and growing churches, and evangelistic efforts. We have heard pastors say, "We appreciate the work you're doing, but as the leader of my church I'm called to stay focused on the gospel and not get distracted by other ministries." For them, Christianity is exclusively about personal piety and morals. #Quote by Chris Rice
Morality quotes by Hermann Hesse
#106. Gratitude is not a virtue I believe in, and to me it seems hypocritical to expect it from a child. #Quote by Hermann Hesse
Morality quotes by Simone De Beauvoir
#107. To protest in the name of morality against 'excesses' or 'abuses' is an error which hints on active complicity. There are no 'abuses' or 'excesses' here, simpily an all-pervasive system. #Quote by Simone De Beauvoir
Morality quotes by Emmy Rossum
#108. I loved getting to investigate the grey areas of morality. #Quote by Emmy Rossum
Morality quotes by C.S. Lewis
#109. It is part of the nature of a strong erotic passion - as distinct from a transient fit of appetite - that makes more towering promises than any other emotion. No doubt all our desires makes promises, but not so impressively. To be in love involves the almost irresistible conviction that one will go on being in love until one dies, and that possession of the beloved will confer, not merely frequent ecstasies, but settled, fruitful, deep-rooted, lifelong happiness. Hence all seems to be at stake. If we miss this chance we shall have lived in vain. At the very thought of such a doom we sink into fathomless depths of self-pity.

Unfortunately these promises are found often to be quite untrue. Every experienced adult knows this to be so as regards all erotic passions (except the one he himself is feeling at the moment). We discount the world-without-end pretensions of our friends' amours easily enough. We know that such things sometimes last - and sometimes don't. And when they do last, this is not because they promised at the outset to do so. When two people achieve lasting happiness, this is not solely because they are great lovers but because they are also - I must put it crudely - good people; controlled, loyal, fair-minded, mutually adaptable people.

If we establish a "right to (sexual) happiness" which supersedes all the ordinary rules of behavior, we do so not because of what our passion shows itself to be in experience but because of what it professes #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Morality quotes by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
#110. Ancient politicians talked incessantly about morality and virtue; our politicians talk only about business and money. One will tell you that in a particular country a man is worth the sum he could be sold for in Algiers; another, by following this calculation, will find countries where a man is worth nothing, and others where he is worth less than nothing. They assess men like herds of livestock. According to them, a man has no value to the State apart from what he consumes in it. Thus one Sybarite would have been worth at least thirty Lacedaemonians. Would someone therefore hazard a guess which of these two republics, Sparta or Sybaris, was overthrown by a handful of peasants and which one made Asia tremble? #Quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Morality quotes by Debasish Mridha
#111. Wisdom is the essence of education. Kindness is the essence of morality. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Morality quotes by David Mack
#112. Politics is merely war by other means.
-an old Andorian saying #Quote by David Mack
Morality quotes by Helen Prejean
#113. It is easy to forgive the innocent. It is the guilty who test our morality. People are more than the worst thing they have ever done. #Quote by Helen Prejean
Morality quotes by Suzy Kassem
#114. Why do people fear hell so much? With so much hatred and division amongst mankind, we are already in it. #Quote by Suzy Kassem
Morality quotes by Dan Ariely
#115. This result suggests that cheating is not driven by concerns about standing out. Rather, it shows that our sense of our own morality is connected to the amount of cheating we feel comfortable with. Essentially, we cheat up to the level that allows us to retain our self-image as reasonably honest individuals. #Quote by Dan Ariely
Morality quotes by C.S. Lewis
#116. Wherever any precept of traditional morality is simply challenged to produce its credentials, as though the burden of proof lay on it, we have taken the wrong position. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Morality quotes by Delia Owens
#117. Just like whiskey, the marsh dwellers bootlegged their own laws-not like those burned onto stone tablets or inscribed on documents, but deeper ones, stamped in their genes. Ancient and natural, like those hatched from hawks and doves. When cornered, desperate or isolated, man reverts to those instinct that aim straight at survival. Quick and just. They will always be the trump card because they are passed on more frequently from one generation to the next than the gentler genes It is not a morality, but simple math. Among themselves doves fight as often as hawks. #Quote by Delia Owens
Morality quotes by Gro Harlem Brundtland
#118. Morality becomes hypocrisy if it means accepting mothers' suffering or dying in connection with unwanted pregnancies and illegal abortions and unwanted children. #Quote by Gro Harlem Brundtland
Morality quotes by Mary Wollstonecraft
#119. When poverty is more disgraceful than even vice, is not morality cut to the quick? #Quote by Mary Wollstonecraft
Morality quotes by Jessica Valenti
#120. Idea at play here is that of "morality." When young women are taught about morality, there's not often talk of compassion, kindness, courage, or integrity. There is, however, a lot of talk about hymens #Quote by Jessica Valenti
Morality quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#121. Religion is not just incongruent with morality, but in essential ways incompatible with it. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Morality quotes by Jonathan Glover
#122. A woman who was a schoolgirl at Hiroshima asked, "Those scientists who invented the atomic bomb, what did they think would happen if they dropped it? #Quote by Jonathan Glover
Morality quotes by Criss Jami
#123. Christianity is at its purest a philosophy about a person, Jesus Christ, and at its dirtiest a philosophy about requirements and law. #Quote by Criss Jami
Morality quotes by Wayne Gerard Trotman
#124. It is a rule of life that we eventually become victims of the evil we do to others. #Quote by Wayne Gerard Trotman
Morality quotes by Fernando Pessoa
#125. That is my morality or my metaphysics or me myself: a passer-by in everything, even my own soul. I belong to nothing, I desire nothing, I am nothing except an abstract centre of impersonal sensations, a sentient mirror fallen from the wall but still turned to reflect the diversity of the world. #Quote by Fernando Pessoa
Morality quotes by Jonathan Haidt
#126. Understanding the simple fact that morality differs around the world, and even within societies, is the first step toward understanding your righteous mind. #Quote by Jonathan Haidt
Morality quotes by Marcus Tullius Cicero
#127. Ill gotten gains will be ill spent. #Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Morality quotes by Simone Weil
#128. 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
Morality quotes by Stephen King
#129. Your own politicians make our Dr. Goebbels look like a child playing with picture books in a kindergarten. They speak of morality while they douse screaming children and old women in burning napalm. Your draft-resisters are called cowards and 'peaceniks.' For refusing to follow orders they are either put in jails or scourged from the country. Those who demonstrate against this country's unfortunate Asian adventure are clubbed down in the streets. The GI soldiers who kill the innocent are decorated by Presidents, welcomed home from the bayoneting of children and the burning of hospitals with parades and bunting. They are given dinners, Keys to the City, free tickets to pro football games." He toasted his glass in Todd's direction. "Only those who lose are tried as war criminals for following orders and directives. #Quote by Stephen King
Morality quotes by Brittany DeLaBarrera
#130. You can't be spontaneous within reason. #Quote by Brittany DeLaBarrera
Morality quotes by Bernhard Schlink
#131. When he answered, he went all the way back to beginnings. He instructed me about the individual, about freedom and dignity, about the human being as subject and the fact that one may not turn him into an object. "Don't you remember how furious you would get as a little boy when Mama knew better what was good for you? Even how far one can act like this with children is a real problem. It is a philosophical problem, but philosophy does not concern itself with children. It leaves them to pedagogy, where they're not in very good hands. Philosophy has forgotten about children." He smiled at me. "Forgotten them forever, not just sometimes, the way I forget about you."
"But . . ."
"But with adults I see absolutely no justification for setting other people's views of what is good for them above their own ideas of what is good for themselves."
"Not even if they themselves are happy about it later?"
He shook his head. "We're not talking about happiness, we're talking about dignity and freedom. Even as a little boy, you knew the difference. It was no comfort to you that your mother was always right. #Quote by Bernhard Schlink
Morality quotes by Paul Bloom
#132. Perhaps looking out through big baby eyes - if we could - would not be as revelatory experience as many imagine. We might see a world inhabited by objects and people, a world infused with causation, agency, and morality - a world that would surprise us not by its freshness but by its familiarity. #Quote by Paul Bloom
Morality quotes by John F. MacArthur Jr.
#133. Our nation now affirms, through its legislative bodies and courts, a distinctively anti-Christian agenda. Anything singularly Christian has been virtually swept away under the aegis of equal rights and moral freedom. The divine standards and biblical morality that our nation once embraced are assaulted constantly. Moral freedom now reigns. Materialism and the breakdown of the family are epidemic. Abortions, sexual evils, drugs, and crime are rampant. And our leaders are at a loss to know what to do because there are no standards left to provide controls for these problems. #Quote by John F. MacArthur Jr.
Morality quotes by Bart Hopkins
#134. Families start out, most of the time, with unconditional acceptance of one another. That acceptance starts in childhood and continues into adulthood. Somewhere in there, between childhood and adulthood, the ability to distinguish right versus wrong is born. #Quote by Bart Hopkins
Morality quotes by David G. McAfee
#135. The requirement to obey and acknowledge God and Jesus Christ has caused the teachings of the Christian tradition to stray from morality to idol worship,
creating a world in which a murderer can be forgiven and sent to heaven, whereas a loving and caring skeptic would be cast into damnation. #Quote by David G. McAfee
Morality quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#136. There are always those who say legislation can't solve the problem. There is a half-truth involved here. It is true that legislation cannot solve the whole problem. It can solve some of the problem. It may be true that morality can't be legislated, but behavior can be regulated. #Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Morality quotes by Robert Wright
#137. Edward Tylor noted in 1874 that the religions of "savage" societies were "almost devoid of that ethical element which to the educated modern mind is the very mainstream of practical religion." Tylor wasn't saying that savages lack morality. He stressed that the moral standards of savages are generally "well-defined and praiseworthy." It's just that "these ethical laws stand on their own ground of tradition and public opinion," rather than on a religious foundation. #Quote by Robert Wright
Morality quotes by Charles Carroll Of Carrollton
#138. Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure (and) which insures to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments. #Quote by Charles Carroll Of Carrollton
Morality quotes by Adam Weishaupt
#139. Morality will perform all this; and Morality is the fruit of Illumination. #Quote by Adam Weishaupt
Morality quotes by Immanuel Kant
#140. 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
Morality quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#141. Suspicious.- To admit a belief merely because it is a custom - but that means to be dishonest, cowardly, lazy! - And so could dishonesty, cowardice and laziness be the preconditions for morality? #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Morality quotes by Thomas Paine
#142. Some people can be reasoned into sense, and others must be shocked into it. #Quote by Thomas Paine
Morality quotes by Robert Kocharian
#143. For us, universal values such as justice, morality and peace cannot be disputed and it is for this reason that we pursue the restoration of historical truth. #Quote by Robert Kocharian
Morality quotes by Patrick Mendis
#144. In Confucian thought, individuals practice moral virtue both by restraining themselves and pursuing their own interests. This is a dual push-and-pull process. In today's China, the latter is taken care of by capitalism and commerce. The former, however, needs to be taken care of by the rule of law. Otherwise, the system of governance is corrupted by unrestrained individual desires and selective enforcement of 'virtue' or law. #Quote by Patrick Mendis
Morality quotes by Aristotle.
#145. All persons ought to endeavor to follow what is right, and not what is established. #Quote by Aristotle.
Morality quotes by Thomas Hobbes
#146. 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
Morality quotes by Wilhelm Reich
#147. With the imposition of chastity, women become unchaste under the pressure of their sexual demands; the sexual brutality on the part of the male, and the corresponding conception on the part of the female that for her the sexual act is something disgraceful, takes the place of natural orgastic sensuousness. Extramarital sexual intercourse, to be sure, is not done away with anywhere. With the shifting of the valuation and the abolition of the institutions that previously protected and sanctioned it in a matriarchal society, it becomes involved in a conflict with official morality and is forced to lead a clandestine existence. The change in the social attitude toward sexual intercourse also effects a change in the inner experience of sexuality. The conflict that is now created between the natural and "sublime morality" disturbs the individual's ability to gratify his needs. The feeling of guilt now associated with sexuality cleaves the natural, orgastic course of sexual coalescence and produces a damming up of sexual energy, which later breaks out in various ways. Neuroses, sexual aberrations, and antisocial sexuality become permanent social phenomena. Childhood and adolescent sexuality, which were given a positive value in the original matriarchal work-democracy, fall prey to systematic suppression, which differs only in form. As time goes on, this sexuality, which is distorted, disturbed, brutalized, and prostituted, advocates the very ideology to which it owes its origin. Tho #Quote by Wilhelm Reich
Morality quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#148. If you see only your coreligionists as your brothers, you aren't only a good man but also you are very low in morality! Your brothers are the whole humanity! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Morality quotes by Robin R. Meyers
#149. Contemporary Christians have declared war on individual immorality but seem remarkably silent about the evil of systems, especially corporate greed and malfeasance. (p. 176) #Quote by Robin R. Meyers
Morality quotes by Thomas Robert Malthus
#150. The vices and moral weakness of man are not invincible: Man is perfectible, or in other words, susceptible of perpetual improvement. #Quote by Thomas Robert Malthus
Morality quotes by John Stuart Mill
#151. 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
Morality quotes by Francis Schaeffer
#152. If you want a significant man, with absolutes, morality, and meaning, then you must have what the Bible insists upon - that God will judge men justly, and they will not be able to raise their voices because of the base upon which He judges them. #Quote by Francis Schaeffer
Morality quotes by Aleister Crowley
#153. Sex is, directly or indirectly, the most powerful weapon in the armoury of the Magician; and precisely because there is no moral guide, it is indescribably dangerous. I have given a great many hints, especially in Magick , and The Book of Thoth - some of the cards are almost blatantly revealing; so I have been rapped rather severely over the knuckles for giving children matches for playthings. My excuse has been that they have already got the matches, that my explanations have been directed to add conscious precautions to the existing automatic safeguards. #Quote by Aleister Crowley
Morality quotes by Paul Kalanithi
#154. Anatomy lab, in the end, becomes less a violation of the sacred and more something that interferes with happy hour, and that realization discomfits. In our rare reflective moments, we were all silently apologizing to our cadavers, not because we sensed the transgression but because we did not. #Quote by Paul Kalanithi
Morality quotes by Joel Furches
#155. Even if one gives up the concept of God, there are quite a few recognized immaterial things that one has to struggle with. Things such as thought, truth, logic, morality, purpose, and justice become a real problem if the universe is simply material. One could say that these things are imaginary, but then they would have to explain the immaterial construct of imagination. #Quote by Joel Furches
Morality quotes by Immanuel Kant
#156. The death of dogma is the birth of morality. #Quote by Immanuel Kant
Morality quotes by J.G. Ballard
#157. Morality covers our conduct, not what goes on inside our heads. #Quote by J.G. Ballard
Morality quotes by Frans De Waal
#158. Morality, after all, has nothing to do with selflessness. On the contrary, self-interest is precisely the basis of the categorical imperative. #Quote by Frans De Waal
Morality quotes by Laurell K. Hamilton
#159. There's no one so self-righteous as someone policing someone else's morality. #Quote by Laurell K. Hamilton
Morality quotes by Michael Tianias
#160. It's all a matter of perception.
What one person deems to be important may be just as equally unimportant to another.
What one deems to be right may seem very wrong to someone else.
Your moral compass and values may not always be totally in sync with others you meet.
In the end it's all just your perception of how you choose to live your life and this may not always win you friends. In fact it may gain you some enemies.
Live your life how you choose to and if people don't like the way you do things then disagree if you must, but be nice & be respectful and then if you must, move on and leave it all behind you.
It's your life after all and only you can live it. Choose your path and set your compass then start walking. #Quote by Michael Tianias
Morality quotes by Richard Russo
#161. An imperfect human heart, perfectly shattered, was her conclusion. A condition so common as to be virtually universal, rendering issues of right and wrong almost incidental. #Quote by Richard Russo
Morality quotes by Immanuel Kant
#162. Two things fill the mind with ever-increasing wonder and awe, the more often and the more intensely the mind of thought is drawn to them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me. #Quote by Immanuel Kant
Morality quotes by Anne Frank
#163. A quiet conscience makes one strong! #Quote by Anne Frank
Morality quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#164. We sometimes benefit way more from being lied to than the person lying to us. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Morality quotes by Idries Shah
#165. 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
Morality quotes by Alice Miller
#166. In my investigations of the connections between morality and the body, I encountered two further aspects that, unlike the problem of forgiveness, were new to me. One question I asked myself concerned the true nature of the feeling that we, as adults, persist in calling love for our parents. The other aspect that struck me was the realization that throughout our lives the body craves the nourishment that it needed so badly in childhood but was never given. I believe that this is a source of suffering and distress for many people. Part #Quote by Alice Miller
Morality quotes by Eliezer Yudkowsky
#167. I am charged with guarding sanity, not morality. If you want to stay together, do not split. If you want peace, do not start wars. If you want to avoid genocide, do not wipe out an alien species. But if these are not your highest values, then you may well end up sacrificing them. What you are willing to trade off, may end up traded away - be you warned! But if that is acceptable to you, then so be it. #Quote by Eliezer Yudkowsky
Morality quotes by Loretta Chase
#168. Hypocrisy seemed to be the fashionable equivalent of propriety, discretion indistinguishable from morality, and the #Quote by Loretta Chase
Morality quotes by Martha Plimpton
#169. It's easier to lecture women on sexual morality than it is to explain why all Americans shouldn't have comprehensive, fair, and equal health care coverage. #Quote by Martha Plimpton
Morality quotes by Edward Snowden
#170. Ultimately, if people lose their willingness to recognize that there are times in our history when legality becomes distinct from morality, we aren't just ceding control of our rights to government, but our agency in determining our futures. #Quote by Edward Snowden
Morality quotes by George Lakoff
#171. We are proposing that the concepts that occur in metaphorical definitions are those that correspond to natural kinds of experience. Judging by the concepts that are defined by the metaphors we have uncovered so far, the following would be examples of concepts for natural kinds of experience in our culture: LOVE, TIME, IDEAS, UNDERSTANDING, ARGUMENTS, LABOR, HAPPINESS, HEALTH, CONTROL, STATUS, MORALITY, etc. These are concepts that require metaphorical definition, since they are not clearly enough delineated in their own terms to satisfy the purposes of our day-to-day functioning. #Quote by George Lakoff
Morality quotes by George Sand
#172. … reason told me that wherever we are thrown on earth, no matter how false our position, no matter how debased those beings who surround us, our duty is to work to combat evil and allow good to triumph. #Quote by George Sand
Morality quotes by Sergey Nechayev
#173. The Revolutionist is a doomed man. He has no private interests, no affairs, sentiments, ties, property nor even a name of his own. His entire being is devoured by one purpose, one thought, one passion - the revolution. Heart and soul, not merely by word but by deed, he has severed every link with the social order and with the entire civilized world; with the laws, good manners, conventions, and morality of that world. He is its merciless enemy and continues to inhabit it with only one purpose - to destroy it. #Quote by Sergey Nechayev
Morality quotes by Leopold Throckmorton
#174. Author:
A common gadabout who freely wanders over the landscape with wanton disregard. His days are spent picking up all the stray free words he can handle and squirreling them away for later use.
Subsequently, (days, months or years later) working by candlelight and hidden away in his dank, musty secluded lair, the rogue simply rearranges the collected words on yellowed bond with a sharpened quill ink pen fashioned from the tail feather of a bald-headed vulture.
Once finished, the dastardly cur audaciously attempts to sell those assembled pages for fleeting fame and profit. #Quote by Leopold Throckmorton
Morality quotes by C.L. Wilson
#175. But the Dark cannot claim what Light does not surrender. #Quote by C.L. Wilson
Morality quotes by Georges Bataille
#176. The essence of morality is a questioning about morality; and the decisive move of human life is to use ceaselessly all light to look for the origin of the opposition between good and evil. #Quote by Georges Bataille
Morality quotes by Michel Houellebecq
#177. The putting to death of morality had, on the whole, become a sort of ritual sacrifice necessary for the reassertion of the dominant values of the group - centered for some decades now on competition, innovation, and energy, more than on fidelity and duty. #Quote by Michel Houellebecq
Morality quotes by Cheikh Anta Diop
#178. Humanity's moral conscience progresses, slowly yet surely... #Quote by Cheikh Anta Diop
Morality quotes by Albert Camus
#179. From the moment that man submits God to moral judgment, he kills Him in his own heart. And then what
is the basis of morality? God is denied in the name of justice, but can the idea of justice be understood
without the idea of God? At this point are we not in the realm of absurdity? Absurdity is the concept that
Nietzsche meets face to face. In order to be able to dismiss it, he pushes it to extremes: morality is the
ultimate aspect of God, which must be destroyed before reconstruction can begin. Then God no longer
exists and is no longer responsible for our existence; man must resolve to act, in order to exist. #Quote by Albert Camus
Morality quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#180. That passion is better than stoicism or hypocrisy; that straightforwardness, even in evil, is better than losing oneself in trying to observe traditional morality; that the free man is just as able to be good as evil, but that the unemancipated man is a disgrace to nature, and has no share in heavenly or earthly bliss #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Morality quotes by Lacey Baldwin Smith
#181. A careful regulation of the economic impulses of society was considered as essential to man's spiritual welfare as it was to his material well-being. There was a righteous price in commerce, based on considerations of morality, as well as an economic price, reflecting the laws of supply and demand. #Quote by Lacey Baldwin Smith
Morality quotes by Alexis De Tocqueville
#182. The arrogance of wealth and the dejection of wretchedness, capital cities of unwonted extent, a lax morality, a vulgar egotism, and a great confusion of interests, are the dangers which almost invariably arise from the magnitude of States. #Quote by Alexis De Tocqueville
Morality quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#183. Truly, you understand the reverse art of alchemy, the depreciating of the most valuable things! Try, just for once, another recipe, in order not to realise as hitherto the opposite of what you mean to attain: deny those good things, withdraw from them the applause of the populace and discourage the spread of them, make them once more the concealed chastities of solitary souls, and say: morality is something forbidden! Perhaps you will thus attract to your cause the sort of men who are only of any account, I mean the heroic. But then there must be something formidable in it, and not as hitherto something disgusting! #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Morality quotes by Amish Tripathi
#184. You have behaved in an exemplary manner until now. Even when you could have gained by doing something wrong, you refrained from doing so. You didn't fall prey to the logic of doing a small wrong for the sake of the greater good; of the ends justifying the means. That takes moral courage. #Quote by Amish Tripathi
Morality quotes by Jonathan Glover
#185. 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
Morality quotes by Joseph Conrad
#186. He struggled with himself, too. I saw it
I heard it. I saw the inconceivable mystery of a soul that knew no restraint, no faith, and no fear, yet struggling blindly with itself. #Quote by Joseph Conrad
Morality quotes by Neil Walker
#187. How can you escape from your own conscience, the reality of your own actions? #Quote by Neil Walker
Morality quotes by Dan Ariely
#188. The more cashless our society becomes, the more our moral compass slips. #Quote by Dan Ariely
Morality quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#189. Nonviolence is not sterile passivity, but a powerful moral force which makes for social transformation. #Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Morality quotes by Gary L. Francione
#190. People need to be educated so that they can make intelligent moral choices #Quote by Gary L. Francione
Morality quotes by Ronald Reagan
#191. They don't subscribe to our sense of morality; they don't believe in an afterlife; they don't believe in a God or religion. And the only morality they recognize, therefore, is what will advance the cause or socialism. #Quote by Ronald Reagan
Morality quotes by Naomi Wolf
#192. It is their mores, then, that make the Americans of the United States ... capable of maintaining the rule of democracy ... Too much importance is attached to laws and too little to mores ... I am convinced that the luckiest of geographical circumstances and the best of laws cannot maintain a constitution in spite of mores, whereas the latter can turn even the most unfavorable circumstances ... to advantage ... If I have not succeeded in making the reader feel the importance I attach to the practical experience of the Americans, to their habits, laws, and, in a word, their mores, I have failed in the main object of my work. -Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in American #Quote by Naomi Wolf
Morality quotes by James Lee Burke
#193. Forget morality tales and all the fury and mire of human complexity, and follow the money. It will lead you through urban legends about sex and revenge and jealousy and the acquisition of power over others, but ultimately, it will lead you to the issue from which all the other motivations derive - money, piles of it, green and lovely and cascading like leaves out of a beneficent sky, money and money and money, the one item that human beings will go to any lengths to acquire. #Quote by James Lee Burke
Morality quotes by Hock G. Tjoa
#194. Even the false accusations of a person of dubious morality can taint the reputation of an upright servant. #Quote by Hock G. Tjoa
Morality quotes by Andrzej Sapkowski
#195. Become a priest. You wouldn't be bad at it with all your scruples, your morality, your knowledge of people and of everything. The fact that you don't believe in any gods shouldn't be a problem - I don't know many priests who do. #Quote by Andrzej Sapkowski
Morality quotes by Thomas Lickona
#196. Morality is not a spectator sport. #Quote by Thomas Lickona
Morality quotes by Howard Cosell
#197. Stand for something. Don't quest for popularity at the expense of morality and ethics and honesty. #Quote by Howard Cosell
Morality quotes by Hugo Ball
#198. 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
Morality quotes by P.D. James
#199. They had lived to see their simple patriotism derided, their morality despised, their savings devalued. They caused no trouble. Millions of pounds of public money wasn't regularly siphoned into their neighbourhoods in the hope of bribing, cajoling or coercing them into civic virtue. If they protested that their cities had become alien, their children taught in overcrowded schools where 90 per cent of the children spoke no English, they were lectured about the cardinal sin of racism by those more expensively and comfortably circumstanced. Unprotected by accountants, they were the milch-cows of the rapacious Revenue. No lucrative industry of social concern and psychological analysis had grown up to analyse and condone their inadequacies on the grounds of deprivation or poverty. #Quote by P.D. James
Morality quotes by John Brunner
#200. It's the social counterpart of natural selection. Those groups within society that craved power at the expense of everything else - morality, self-respect, honest friendship - they achieved dominance long ago. The mass of the public no longer has any contact with government; all they know is that if they step out of line they'll be trodden on. #Quote by John Brunner

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