Man cannot pretend to be higher in ethics, spirituality, advancement, or civilisation than other creatures, and at the same time live by lower standards than the vulture or hyena.
In law, a man is guilty when he violates the rights of another. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.
You're born with intelligence, but not with ethics.
The ethics of excellence are grounded in action - what you actually do, rather than what you say you believe. Talk, as the saying goes, is cheap.
Notice that "I" is at the center of the word "ethical." There is no "they." Achieving the ethics of excellence is our individual assignment.
You can't put someone else in charge of your morals. Ethics is a personal discipline.
The ethics of excellence require a sense of perspective. Look at the big picture. If you live for the moment, do you mortgage the future? What happens if you put your reputation at risk . . . and lose the bet?
Live according to the ethics of excellence, and you can always stand proud. Pride - not vanity, but dignity and self-respect - should carry a lot of weight in helping you make decisions. Let pride help you decide.
But when we get enough people who don't care, and who don't accept personal responsibility for high ethical standards, our organization gets the "M" disease. Mediocrity. Anybody in the place can be a carrier. By the same token, every individual can carry the cure: the ethics of excellence.
The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
Dangerous consequences will follow when politicians and rulers forget moral principles. Whether we believe in God or karma, ethics is the foundation of every religion.
The human spirit is not dead. It lives on in secret... It has come to believed that compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind.
I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. I can do no other than to have compassion for all that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics
The photographic image ... is a message without a code.
If you take away ideology, you are left with a case by case ethics which in practice ends up as me first, me only, and in rampant greed.
That land is a community is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics.
More often there`s a compromise between ethics and expediency.
Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.
Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique.
Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.
Congress shall also create a tax code weighing more than the combined poundage of the largest member of the House and the largest member of the Senate, plus a standard musk ox.
The needs of a society determine its ethics.
I consider ethics, as well as religion, as supplements to law in the government of man.
In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.
It appears to me that in Ethics, as in all other philosophical studies, the difficulties and disagreements, of which history is full, are mainly due to a very simple cause: namely to the attempt to answer questions, without first discovering precisel