Morality Quotes

Morality and expediency coincide more than the cynics allow.

Roy Hattersley

Affairs are loaded with romanticism, morality, mythology, and intense emotions.

Emily Brown

Force always attracts men of low morality.

Albert Einstein

I have to live for others and not for myself; that's middle class morality

George Bernard Shaw

When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses.

Shirley Chisholm

A man does what he must -- in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers -- and this is the basis of all human morality.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles

Mahatma Gandhi

To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.

Joseph Addison

[I]f we and our posterity reject religious instruction and authority, violate the rules of eternal justice, trifle with the injunctions of morality, and recklessly destroy the political constitution which holds us together, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us, that shall bury all our glory in profound obscurity.

Daniel Webster

The foundation of morality should not be made dependent on myth nor tied to any authority lest doubt about the myth or about the legitimacy of the authority imperil the foundation of sound judgment and action.

Albert Einstein

Genuine morality is preserved only in the school of adversity; a state of continuous prosperity may easily prove a quick sand to virtue.

Friedrich von Schiller

The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.

Arthur C. Clarke

Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.

G. K. Chesterton

I saw that all beings are fated to happiness: action is not life, but a way of wasting some force, an enervation. Morality is the weakness of the brain.

Arthur Rimbaud

Morality is the best of all devices for leading mankind by the nose

Friedrich Nietzsche
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