Moral Quotes

Skepticism means not intellectual doubt alone, but moral doubt.

Thomas Carlyle

We become strong, I feel, when we have no friends upon whom to lean, or to look to for moral guidance.

Benito Mussolini

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.

Booker T. Washington

While the State may respectfully require obedience on many matters, it cannot violate the moral nature of a man, convert him into a serviceable criminal, and expect his loyalty and devotion.

Liane Norman

The pretence is made that to do away with right and wrong would produce uncivilized people, immorality, lawlessness, and social chaos. The fact is that most psychiatrists and psychologists and other respected people have escaped from moral chains and are able to think freely.

J. A. Stormer

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other

John Quincy Adams

States are not moral agents, people are, and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions.

Noam Chomsky

IMMORAL, adj. Inexpedient. Whatever in the long run and with regard to the greater number of instances men find to be generally inexpedient comes to be considered wrong, wicked, immoral. If man\'s notions of right and wrong have any other basis than this of expediency; if they originated, or could have originated, in any other way; if actions have in themselves a moral character apart from, and nowise dependent on, their consequences --then all philosophy is a lie and reason a disorder of the mind.

Ambrose Bierce

An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.

George Bernard Shaw

Flesh-eating is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act which is contrary to moral feeling--killing.

Count Leo Tolstoy

Altruism declares that any action taken for the benefit of others is good, and any action taken for one's own benefit is evil. Thus the beneficiary of an action is the only criterion of moral value - and so long as that beneficiary is anybody other than oneself, anything goes.

Ayn Rand

If moral behavior were simply following rules, we could program a computer to be moral.

Samuel P. Ginder

The more prohibitions you have, the less virtuous people will be. Try to make people moral, and you lay the groundwork for vice.

Lao Tzu

The common dogma is fear of modern knowledge, inability to cope with the fast change in a scientific-technological society, and the real breakdown in apparent moral order in recent years.... That is why hate is the major fuel, fear is the cement of the movement, and superstitious ignorance is the best defence against the dangerous new knowledge. ... When you bring up arguments that cast serious doubts on their cherished beliefs you are not simply making a rhetorical point, you are threatening their whole Universe and their immortality. That provokes anger and quite frequently violence. ... Unfortunately you cannot reason with them and you even risk violence in confronting them. Their numbers will decline only when society stabilizes, and adapts to modernity

G Gaia

He who is void of virtuous attachments in private life is, or very soon will be, void of all regard for his country. There is seldom an instance of a man guilty of betraying his country, who had not before lost the feeling of moral obligations in his private connections.

Samuel Adams

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