Morality Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Morality

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Morality is a private and costly luxury.
~By Henry B. Adams ~


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


Western civilization, unfortunately, does not link knowledge and morality but rather, it connects knowledge and power and makes them equivalent.
~By Vine Deloria, Jr. ~


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


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


It is an accepted commonplace in psychology that the spiritual level of people acting as a crowd is far lower than the mean of each individual's intelligence or morality.
~By Christian Lous Lange ~


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


I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


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


The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
~By Arthur C. Clarke ~


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


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


Compassion is the basis of morality.
~By Arthur Schopenhauer ~


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


There are two sorts of hypocrites: ones that are deceived with their outward morality and external religion; and the others are those that are deceived with false discoveries and elevation; which often cry down works, and men's own righteousness, and.
~By Jonathan Edwards ~


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


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


Money motivates neither the best people, nor the best in people. It can move the body and influence the mind, but it cannot touch the heart or move the spirit; that is reserved for belief, principle, and morality.
~By Dee Hock ~


Indigestion is charged by God with enforcing morality on the stomach.
~By Victor Hugo ~


There is no morality in war. Morality is the privilege of those judging from the distance. War is only death and destruction.
~By John Cory ~


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


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


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


I don't think anybody cares about unwed mothers unless they're black or poor. The question is not morality, the question is money. That's what we're upset about.
~By Toni Morrison ~


While some of them acknowledge the obligation of natural morality in their mode of conducting their cases, and preserve their individual character as gentlemen, there are others who acknowledge no law, human or divine, but the law of Scotland.
~By George Combe ~


Here is true immorality: ignorance and stupidity; the devil is nothing but this. His name is Legion.
~By Gustave Flaubert ~


The difference between religion and morality lies simply in the classical division of things into the divine and the human, if one only interprets this correctly.
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


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


Morality is the custom of one's country and the current feeling of one's peers.
~By Samuel Butler ~


I do not think athletes should get a free pass. I don't think we should train our children and future athletes to believe that they are above the law and morality.
~By Armstrong Williams ~


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


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.
~By Georges Bataille ~


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


Organizations endure, however, in proportion to the breadth of the morality by which they are governed. Thus the endurance of organization depends upon the quality of leadership; and that quality derives from the breadth of the morality upon which it rests.
~By Chester Irving Barnard ~


When a citizen gives his suffrage to a man of known immorality he abuses his trust; he sacrifices not only his own interest, but that of his neighbor; he betrays the interest of his country.
~By Noah Webster ~


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


Of woman as a real human being, with sexual needs and sexual responsibilities, morality has often known nothing.
~By Havelock Ellis ~


The message that President Obama delivered in his speech at Notre Dame was: morality is immoral. Pro-life is the extremist position, not a moral position. Yet we should compromise and work to reduce abortions. Where's the compromise between life and death - and why work to reduce the number of them occurring if there's nothing wrong with them?
~By Rush Limbaugh ~


Force always attracts men of low morality.
~By Albert Einstein ~


Surveillance induced morality: relics of cultural retardation.
~By Marc Maron ~


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


In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


The essential function of art is moral. But a passionate, implicit morality, not didactic. A morality which changes the blood, rather than the mind.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


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


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


In a constitutional democracy the moral content of law must be given by the morality of the framer or legislator, never by the morality of the judge.
~By Robert Bork ~


Taste is the only morality. Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are.
~By John Ruskin ~


The true artist doesn't substitute immorality for morality. On the contrary, he always substitutes a finer morality for a grosser one.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like and immorality is what they dislike.
~By Alfred North Whitehead ~


Understand that sexuality is as wide as the sea. Understand that your morality is not law. Understand that we are you. Understand that if we decide to have sex whether safe, safer, or unsafe, it is our decision and you have no rights in our lovemaking.
~By Derek Jarman ~


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


You can't legislate morality.
~By Jesse Ventura ~


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


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


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


The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.
~By Herbert Spencer ~


The 'morality of compromise' sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.
~By Andrew Carnegie ~


We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality.
~By Thomas B. Macaulay ~


However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.
~By Wilhelm von Humboldt ~


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


I look upon it as a Point of Morality, to be obliged by those who endeavour to oblige me.
~By Richard Steele ~


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


The type of fig leaf which each culture employs to cover its social taboos offers a twofold description of its morality. It reveals that certain unacknowledged behavior exists and it suggests the form that such behavior takes.
~By Freda Adler ~


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


We say to the British government: you have kept those sculptures for almost two centuries. You have cared for them as well as you could, for which we thank you. But now in the name of fairness and morality, please give them back.
~By Melina Mercouri ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


So, one of the things I was doing with the aliens in The Quiet Invasion was creating that advanced society which had ideas about morality and proper use of natural resources that were radically different from ours, as the Europeans were from the American Indians.
~By Sarah Zettel ~


Fundamentalists are panicked by the apparent disintegration of the family, the disappearance of certainty and the decay of morality. Fear leads them to ask, if we cannot trust the Bible, what can we trust?
~By Garrett Hardin ~


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.
~By Robert Kocharian ~


People who relieve others of their money with guns are called robbers. It does not alter the immorality of the act when the income transfer is carried out by government.
~By Cal Thomas ~


How often I have found that we grow to maturity not by doing what we like, but by doing what we should. How true it is that not every 'should' is a compulsion, and not every 'like' is a high morality and true freedom.
~By Karl Rahner ~


Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins.
~By Ayn Rand ~


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


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


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


Fear is the mother of morality.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


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


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


Conventionality is not morality.
~By Charlotte Bronte ~


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


For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
~By William Bennett ~


Relationships do not preclude issues of morality.
~By Jhumpa Lahiri ~


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


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


A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures - and that is the basis of all human morality.
~By Winston Churchill ~


Morality without religion is only a kind of dead reckoning - an endeavor to find our place on a cloudy sea by measuring the distance we have run, but without any observation of the heavenly bodies.
~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~


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


Fear, conformity, immorality: these are heavy burdens. They drain us of creative energy. And when we are drained of creative energy, we do not create. We procreate, but we do not create.
~By David McCallum ~


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


We learned in World War II that no single nation holds a monopoly on wisdom, morality or right to power, but that we must fight for the weak and promote democracy.
~By Joe Baca ~


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


Religion and morality are critical to how students think about politics and form opinions on political issues.
~By Jeanne Shaheen ~


I learned a lot about morality from fiction, from movies.
~By Rob Morrow ~

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