Morals Quotes

The balance of private good and general welfare is at the bottom of civilized morals; but the morals of the Heroic Age are founded on individuality, and on nothing else.

Lascelles Abercrombie

Policy and morals concur in repressing pillage.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Where there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned

Herbert Hoover

Man's Reason is in such deep insolvency to sense, that tho' she guide his highest flight heav'nward, and teach him dignity morals manners and human comfort, she can delicatly and dangerously bedizen the rioting joys that fringe the sad pathways of Hell.

Robert Seymour Bridges

What we call "morals" is simply blind obedience to words of command.

Havelock Ellis

Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.

Laurence Sterne

Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority. The more uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what is right and what is wrong. All human progress, even in morals, has been the work of men who have doubted the current moral values, not of men who have whooped them up and tried to enforce them. The truly civilized man is always skeptical and tolerant, in this field as in all others. His culture is based on "I am not too sure."

H. L. Mencken

Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.

Horace Mann

Time is a great legalizer, even in the field of morals

Henry Louis Mencken

The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation

Jeremy Bentham

You can't put someone else in charge of your morals. Ethics is a personal discipline.

Price Pritchett

A man who pretends to understand women is ad manners. For him to really to understand them is bad morals.

Henry James

Morals and manners will rise or decline with our attention to grammar.

Jason Chamberlain

Good manners can replace morals. It may be years before anyone knows if what you are doing is right. But if what you are doing is nice, it will be immediately evident.

P.J. O'Rourke

Moralizing and morals are two entirely different things and are always found in entirely different people

Don Herold

There are so many highly esteemed ones who became miserable and humiliated just because of their bad temper and morals; and humble people who have attained eminence and the highest honors because of good temper and morals.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

A group of politicians deciding to dump a President because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday.

Russell Baker

Here I am once more in this scene of dissipation and vice, and I begin already to find my morals corrupted.

Jane Austen

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.

Isaac Asimov

Priestley was the first (unless it was Beccaria) who taught my lips to pronounce this sacred truth that the greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.

Jeremy Bentham

While the easiest way in metaphysics is to condemn all metaphysics as nonsense, the easiest way in morals is to elevate the common practice of the community into a moral absolute.

Daniel J. Boorstin

Science is a magnificent force, but it is not a teacher of morals. It can perfect machinery, but it adds no moral restraints to protect society from the misuse of the machine. It can also build gigantic intellectual ships, but it constructs no moral rudders for the control of storm tossed human vessel. It not only fails to supply the spiritual element needed but some of its unproven hypotheses rob the ship of its compass and thus endangers its cargo.

William Jennings Bryan

Morals were restrictive, but they were grounded on human experience.

Charles Bukowski

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