Morality Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Morality

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


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 ~


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


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


Once is a man's life, for one mortal moment, he must make a grab for immorality; if not, he has not lived.
~By Sylvester Stallone ~


The Christian churches were offered two things: the spirit of Jesus and the idiotic morality of Paul, and they rejected the higher inspiration... Following Paul, we have turned the goodness of love into a fiend and degraded the crowning impulse of our being into a capital sin.
~By Frank Harris ~


I don't believe in morality in architecture.
~By Michael Graves ~


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 ~


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


Each man must grant himself the emotions that he needs and the morality that suits him.
~By Remy de Gourmont ~


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 ~


To be ashamed of one's immorality: that is a step on the staircase at whose end one is also ashamed of one's morality.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


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 ~


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


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 is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


This is someone who has a very stringent morality, and believes the system works, and has been deeply, deeply disappointed, and hurt, by it. You know, so she's in a very different place in life.
~By Julianne Moore ~


The number, the industry, and the morality of the priesthood, and the devotion of the people have been manifestly increased by the total separation of the church from the state.
~By James Madison ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Observe decorum, and it will open a path to morality.
~By Mason Cooley ~


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 ~


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


Religion without morality is a superstition and a curse, and morality without religion is impossible.
~By Mark Hopkins ~


It's a morality film, and it poses the question "What would you do?" I took it very seriously, just as the director did in terms of atmosphere and lighting, and I was just trying to help that vision along.
~By Kevin Williamson ~


One has only as much morality as one has philosophy and poetry.
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


Democracy without morality is impossible.
~By Jack Kemp ~


Watergate provides a model case study of the interaction and powers of each of the branches of government. It also is a morality play with a sad and dramatic ending.
~By Bob Woodward ~


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


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


I learned at a very early age, the easiest thing in the world is to tell the truth, and then you don't have to remember what you said. It has nothing to do with morality, just remembering what you said.
~By Robert Evans ~


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 ~


I like the English. They have the most rigid code of immorality in the world.
~By Malcolm Bradbury ~


There's always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


And it is to rock the soul and lead the person to immorality, corruption - to forget their prayers, to forget their God. And thus the world has partaken of the spirit of the Negro race, accepting their ways.
~By Warren Jeffs ~


Morality is the weakness of the brain.
~By Arthur Rimbaud ~


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


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


The law is constantly based on notions of morality, and if all laws representing essentially moral choices are to be invalidated under the due process clause, the courts will be very busy indeed.
~By Byron White ~


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 ~


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


Mere heathen morality, and not Jesus Christ, is preached in most of our churches.
~By George Whitefield ~


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


It has been wisely observed by the greatest of modern thinkers that mankind has progressed more rapidly in every other respect than in morality.
~By Lafcadio Hearn ~


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 ~


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 ~


To deny the freedom of the will is to make morality impossible.
~By James Anthony Froude ~


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 ~


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 ~


My parents were pretty lenient with me. But, they gave me morality while I was growing up. They taught me the difference between right and wrong.
~By Mark Hoppus ~


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


I believe that my art gets across the point that I'm in this morality theater trying to help the underdog, and I'm speaking socially here, showing concern and making psychological and philosophical statements for the underdog.
~By Jeff Koons ~


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


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


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


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 ~


Even in this glowering age, morality animates our lives with meaning.
~By Armstrong Williams ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


The moral equation strongly tells everyone who understands freedom, who understands morality, that Israel is engaging in a just war in defense of its people and its freedom.
~By George Pataki ~


Teach a child what is wise, that is morality. Teach him what is wise and beautiful, that is religion!
~By Thomas Huxley ~


The only immorality is not to do what one has to do when one has to do it.
~By Jean Anouilh ~


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 ~


But the imposition of morality onto science, - where it does not belong - has become rampant in recent years.
~By Bill Condon ~


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


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


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 have to live for others and not for myself: that's middle-class morality.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


Morality without a sense of paradox is mean.
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


I guess it was but I think peoples morality has changed. It's gotten more liberal and more diverse and even in a sense much more fundamental, you take the fundamental religious right in this country, its got to go back about 50 years.
~By Larry Hagman ~


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.
~By John Locke ~


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 ~


Deterrence itself is not a preeminent value; the primary values are safety and morality.
~By Herman Kahn ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
~By George Washington ~


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 ~


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.
~By William Winwood Reade ~


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


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 ~

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