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Positive Quotes about Morality

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

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Compassion is the basis of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

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

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

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

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

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

 

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

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

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

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Force always attracts men of low morality.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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

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.
- William Bennett

The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason.
- David Hume

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

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

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.
- Armstrong Williams

Morality is the weakness of the brain.
- Arthur Rimbaud

I love the gallery, the arena of representation.
It's a commercial world, and morality is based generally around economics,
and that's taking place in the art gallery.
- Jeff Koons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Morality is a private and costly luxury.
- Henry B. Adams

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

Morality will perform all this; and Morality is the fruit of Illumination.
- Adam Weishaupt

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.
- Joe Baca

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

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

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

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

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.
- Huston Smith

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

I think the greater responsibility, in terms of morality,
is where leadership begins.
- Norman Lear

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.
- Bob Woodward

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

There is more criticism of puritanism,
and more distance from Christian morality,
than there has been before.
- Susie Bright

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

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

Men are more accountable for their motives,
than for anything else; and primarily,
morality consists in the motives, that is in the affections.
- Archibald Alexander

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

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.
- Alfred North Whitehead

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.
- Toni Morrison

Our enemy of international terrorism respects no laws of warfare or morality,
and its individual members take innocent lives,
just to create chaos for news cameras.
- Mark Kennedy

Immorality: the morality of those who are having a better time.
- H. L. Mencken

Morality is only moral when it is voluntary.
- Lincoln Steffens

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

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

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

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

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

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


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