Moral Quotes

Etiquette has no regard for moral qualities.

Douglas William Jerrold

Patriotism varies, from a noble devotion to a moral lunacy

W. R. Inge

Politics are always a struggle for power, disguised and modified by prudence, reason and moral pretext.

William Hurrell Mallock

I know no subject more elevating, more amazing, more ready to the poetical enthusiasm, the philosophical reflection, and the moral sentiment than the works of nature. Where can we meet such variety, such beauty, such magnificence?

James Thomson

There is a violence that liberates, and a violence that enslaves; there is a violence that is moral and a violence that is immoral.

Benito Mussolini

By ethical argument and moral principle the greatest crimes are eventually shown to have been necessary, and, in fact, a signal benefit to mankind.

Chuang Tzu

Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority. The more uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what is right and what is wrong. All human progress, even in morals, has been the work of men who have doubted the current moral values, not of men who have whooped them up and tried to enforce them. The truly civilized man is always skeptical and tolerant, in this field as in all others. His culture is based on "I am not too sure."

H. L. Mencken

Liberal education is the pursuit of human excellence, not the pursuit of excellent salaries and excellent forms of polish and sophistication. Liberal education is not even about excellent intellectual achievements. Its goal is more ethical than intellectual: It focuses on the development of individuals as moral agents, and it teaches students how to reflect both analytically and evaluatively on the fact that the choices we make turn us into the persons we become.

Marshall Gregory

A man of great common sense and good taste is a man without originality or moral courage.

George Bernard Shaw

Flesh eating is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act, which is contrary to moral feeling: killing. By killing, man suppresses in himself, unnecessarily, the highest spiritual capacity, that of sympathy and pity towards living creatures like himself and by violating his own feelings becomes cruel. -- Flesh eating is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act, which is contrary to moral feeling: killing. By killing, man suppresses in himself, unnecessarily, the highest spiritual capacity, that of sympathy and pity towards living creatures like himself and by violating his own feelings becomes cruel.

Leo Tolstoy

It is no longer my moral duty as a human being to achieve an integrated and unitary set of explanations for my thoughts and feelings

Bronwyn Davies

The first step to improvement, whether mental, moral, or religious, is to know ourselves - our weakness,errors, deficiencies, and sins, that, by divine grace, we may overcome and turn from them all

Tryon Edwards

A society deadened by a smothering network of laws while finding release in moral chaos is not likely to be either happy or stable.

Robert Bork

I urge one and all to live this life as if there is no reward in the afterlife and to do it in a moral way that makes it better for you and for those around you, and that leaves this world a little better place than when you found it.

Hugh Hefner

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 addiction to sports, therefore, in a peculiar degree marks an arrested development in man's moral nature

Thorstein Veblen

Gambling undermines the moral fiber of society.

Gordon B. Hinkley

Capitalism is our only moral system. All other systems take advantage of man's rights and liberties.

Ayn Rand

Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence

David Ben-Gurion

Morality is only moral when it is voluntary.

Lincoln Steffens

The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught.

Henry Louis Mencken

Music is a discipline, and a mistress of order and good manners, she makes the people milder and gentler, more moral and more reasonable.

Martin Luther

Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction.

Barack Obama

The moral of filmmaking in Britain is that you will be screwed by the weather.

Hugh Grant

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