Morality Quotes

These worthy schoolteachers were not overburdened with diplomas, but as far as devotion and morality were concerned, they were second to none; they wore plum-colored silk blouses that caressed my cheeks when they pressed me to their bosoms.

Simone De Beauvoir

To set up as a standard of public morality a notion which can neither be defined nor conceived is to open the door to every kind of tyranny.

Simone Weil

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality.

Mohandas Gandhi

Running a casino is like robbing a bank with no cops around. For guys like me, Las Vegas washes away your sins. Its like a morality car wash.

Ace Rothstein

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

Deterrence itself is not a preeminent value; the primary values are safety and morality.

Herman Kahn

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

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
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