Ethics Quotes

I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it.

Albert Einstein

Notice that "I" is at the center of the word "ethical." There is no "they." Achieving the ethics of excellence is our individual assignment.

Price Pritchett

Ethics must begin at the top of an organization. It is a leadership issue and the chief executive must set the example.

Edward Hennessy

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.

Immanuel Kant

Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.

Potter Stewart

Even the most rational approach to ethics is defenseless if there isn't the will to do what is right

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Ethics is not definable, is not implementable, because it is not conscious; it involves not only our thinking, but also our feeling.

Valdemar W. Setzer

If people knew of ethics violations, they should have sent them to the Ethics Committee. If you think there was serious ethics violation that ought to be looked at, you don't hold it back for retaliatory purposes.

Barney Frank

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."

Nelson, Richard A.

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.

Tenzin Gyatso

The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.

Albert Schweitzer

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.

Price Pritchett

You can't put someone else in charge of your morals. Ethics is a personal discipline.

Price Pritchett

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.

H. Jay Dinsah

Ethics, too, are nothing but reverence for life. This is what gives me the fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, promoting, and enhancing life, and that destroying, injuring, and limiting life are evil.

Albert Schweitzer

Let me give you the definition of ethics: it is good to maintain life and to further life. It is bad to damage and destroy life. And this ethic, profound and universal, has the significance of a religion. It is religion.

Albert Schweitzer

Science cannot stop while ethics catches up - and nobody should expect scientists to do all the thinking for the country

Elvin Stackman

In civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics.

Earl Warren

If a man is good in his heart, then he is an ethical member of any group in society. If he is bad in his heart, he is an unethical member. To me, the ethics of medical practice is as simple as that.

Dr. Elmer Hess

Let me give you a definition of ethics: It is good to maintain and further life it is bad to damage and destroy life.

Albert Schweitzer

Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.

Albert Schweitzer

Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.

Thomas Alva Edison

A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.

Albert Camus

Relativity applies to physics, not ethics

Albert Einstein
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