Moral Quotes

But what of the voice and judgment of conscience? The difficulty is that we have a conscience behind our conscience, an intellectual one behind the moral. We can see quite well that our opinions of what is noble and good, our moral valuations, are powerful levers where action is concerned; but we must begin by refining these opinions and independently creating for ourselves new tables of values.

Georg Morris Cohen Brandes

Money talks: financing the periphery buys Berlin a leading role recasting the eurozone governance framework. The recent six pack of legislative reforms hints at whats to come: institutionalized fiscal discipline and an excessive imbalances procedure that protects against future moral hazard. The whole eurozone will tilt toward the German surplus model as we get more fiscal integration and more German leverage.

Ian Bremmer

Good government generally begins in the family, and if the moral character of a people once degenerate, their political character must soon follow

Elias Boudinot

There is iconoclasm in the excessively intellectual, and they delight in destroying their dearest moral or sentimental idols, the better to prove their strength.

Paul Charles Joseph Bourget

Fair trade is a moral delusion that could be leading to an economic catastrophe.

James Bovard

It was once said that the moral test of Government is how that Government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped

Hubert H. Humphrey

The most dangerous criminal now is the entirely lawless modern philosopher. Compared to him, burglars and bigamists are essentially moral men.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

There are moral as well as physical assassinations.

Voltaire

The killing of a criminal can be moral — but never its legitimation.

Walter Benjamin

The moral climate within the ruling class in this country is not that different from the moral climate within the ruling class of Hitler's Germany.

David Clennon

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

William James

Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids

Aristotle

It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime.

Lord Byron

Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.

Henry David Thoreau

Science cannot resolve moral conflicts, but it can help to more accurately frame the debates about those conflicts.

Heinz Pagels

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