Moral Quotes

Morality is the custom of ones country and the current feeling of ones peers. Cannibalism is moral in a cannibal country.

Samuel Butler

Moral influence means persuading another that one can make that other more uncomfortable than that other can make oneself.

Samuel Butler

As a psychopathic creature, the corporation can neither recognize nor act upon moral reasons to refrain from harming others.

Joel Conrad Bakan

We will persistently clarify the choice before every ruler and every nation the moral choice between oppression, which is always wrong, and freedom, which is eternally right.

George Walker Bush

It may be that religion is dead, and if it is, we had better know it and set ourselves to try to discover other sources of moral strength before it is too late.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.

John Burroughs

The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.

Dietrick Bonhoeffer

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.

Dante Alighieri

Our moral theorists seem never content with the normal. Why must it always be a contest between fornication, obesity and laziness, and celibacy, fasting and hard labor?

Martin H. Fischer

The practical politics of all the philosophers, no matter how-great their theoretical differences, were the same. They practiced an art of writing that appealed to the prevailing moral taste of the regime in which they found themselves, but which could lead some astute readers outside of it to the Elysian Fields where the philosophers meet to talk.

Allan David Bloom

War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares about more than his personal safety; is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

John Stuart Mill

If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.

Frdric Bastiat

Temptations, like misfortunes, are sent to test our moral strength.

Marguerite de Valois

I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.

Nathaniel Emmons

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