Moral Quotes

The gap in our economy is between what we have and what we think we ought to have - and that is a moral problem, not an economic one.

Paul Heyne

A viewer who skips the advertising is the moral equivalent of a shoplifter.

Nicholas Johnson

It is curious - curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare

Mark Twain

Ethical religion can be real only to those who are engaged in ceaseless efforts at moral improvement. By moving upward we acquire faith in an upward movement, without limit.

Felix Adler

To preserve health is a moral and religious duty, for health is the basis of all social virtues. We can no longer be useful when we are not well.

Samuel Johnson

Beware of making your moral staple consist of the negative virtues.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

It is generally known, that he who expects much will be often disappointed; yet disappointment seldom cures us of expectation, or has any effect other than that of producing a moral sentence or peevish exclamation

Samuel Johnson

Culture is both an intellectual phenomenon and a moral one.

Matthew Arnold

The foundation of culture, as of character, is at last the moral sentiment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Blind patriotism has been kept intact by rewriting history to provide people with moral consolation and a psychological basis for denial.

William H. Boyer

Science by itself has no moral dimension. But it does seek to establish truth. And upon this truth morality can be built

Dr. William H. Masters

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

Jacques Barzun

A man's moral worth is not measured by what his religious beliefs are but rather by what emotional impulses he has received from Nature during his lifetime

Albert Einstein

On the dogmas of religion, as distinguished from moral principles, all mankind, from the beginning of the world to this day, have been quarreling, fighting, burning and torturing one another, for abstractions unintelligible to themselves and to all others, and absolutely beyond the comprehension of the human mind.

Thomas Jefferson

The prevalent fear of poverty among the educated classes is the worst moral disease from which our civilization suffers

William James

Moral courage and character go hand in hand .... a man of real character is consistently courageous, being imbued with a basic integrity and a firm sense of principle.

Martha Boaz

Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence.

Martin Luther King Jr

The worst government is the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.

Henry Louis Mencken

A nation as a society forms a moral person, and every member of it is personally responsible for his society

Thomas Jefferson

They talk of a man betraying his country, his friends, his sweetheart. There must be a moral bond first. All a man can betray is his conscience...

Joseph Conrad

The major Jewish dietary laws rest on a single premise: Eating meat is a moral compromise. There is a difference between eating a hamburger and eating a bowl of cereal. For one of them, a living creature had to be killed. Should we ever become so casual about the eating of meat that we lose sight of that distinction, a part of our humanity will have shriveled and died.

Harold Kushner

Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.

Sigmund Freud

We never reach our ideals, whether of mental or moral improvement, but the thought of them shows us our deficiencies, and spurs us on to higher and better things

Tryon Edwards

Our moral and ethical responsibility is to protect other species in the spirit of husbandry rather than destroy them in and attitude of conquest.

Charles Southwick

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