None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married.
Morality and its victim, the motherwhat a terrible picture! Is there indeed anything more terrible, more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?
Mass democracy, mass morality and the mass media thrive independently of the individual, who joins them only at the cost of at least a partial perversion of his instincts and insights. He pays for his social ease with what used to be called his soul his discriminations, his uniqueness, his psychic energy, his self.
Theology, not morality, is the first business on the church's agenda of reform, and the church, not society, is the first target of divine criticism
Children lack morality, but they also lack fake morality.
Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.
We have, in fact, two kinds of morality side by side; one which we preach but do not practice, and another which we practice but seldom preach.
What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like, and immorality is what they dislike
Morality is only moral when it is voluntary.
Morality is the custom of one's country and the current feeling of one's peers
Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God.
The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.
Compassion is the basis of all morality.
A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality.
Hygiene is the corruption of medicine by morality. It is impossible to find a hygienist who does not debase his theory of the healthful with a theory of the virtuous. The true aim of medicine is not to make men virtuous; it is to safeguard and rescue them from the consequences of their vices.
His morality is all sympathy, just what morality should be
Irony, I feel, is a very high form of morality.
What is termed Sin is an essential element of progress. Without it the world would stagnate, or grow old, or become colorless. By its curiosity Sin increases the experience of the race. Through its intensified assertion of individualism it saves us from monotony of type. In its rejection of the current notions about morality, it is one with the higher ethics.
If anyone tells you that you cannot legislate morality, remeber that legislation IS morality.
Education must have two foundations --morality as a support for virtue, prudence as a defense for self against the vices of others. By letting the balance incline to the side of morality, you only make dupes or martyrs; by letting it incline to the other, you make calculating egoists.
Morality becomes hypocrisy if it means accepting mothers suffering or dying in connection with unwanted pregnancies and illegal abortions - and unwanted children living in misery.
Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last.
Morality is the best of all devices for leading mankind by the nose
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.
Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.