How many of us have been attracted to reason; first learned to think, to draw conclusions, to extract a moral from the follies of life, by some dazzling aphorism.
Fantasy allows you bend the world and the situation to more clearly focus on the moral aspects of what's happening. In fantasy you can distill life down to the essence of your story.
The theatre is supremely fitted to say: Behold! These things are. Yet most dramatists employ it to say: This moral truth can be learned from beholding this action.
Patriotism varies, from a noble devotion to a moral lunacy.
The minute you try to talk business with him he takes the attitude that he is a gentleman and a scholar, and the moment you try to approach him on the level of his moral integrity he starts to talk business.
The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of great moral crises maintain their neutrality.
Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another.
No man who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives is left long without proper reward.
The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe.
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.
Skepticism means, not intellectual doubt alone, but moral doubt.
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?
The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crises maintain their neutrality.
Dante once said that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality.
There are no trifles in the moral universe of God. Speak but one true word today, and it shall go ringing on through the ages.
Suicide is a fundamental human right. This does not mean that it is morally desirable. It only means that society does not have the moral right to interfere
Moral and spiritual decay have brought about the demise of more great nations (empires) than any invading enemy force, plague, famine and nature disasters combined
Except among those whose education has been in the minimalist style, it is understood that hasty moral judgments about the past are a form of injustice.
Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.
In his own way each man must struggle, lest the moral law become a far-off abstraction utterly separated from his active life.
The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot.
The weakest man is the one who is able to correct his moral defects, but doesn\'t take action.
There is no moral difference between a Stealth bomber and a suicide bomber. They both kill innocent people for political reasons.
If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself.
Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has and it never will.