Ethics, too, are nothing but reverence for life. This is what gives me the fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, promoting, and enhancing life, and that destroying, injuring, and limiting life are evil.
Man cannot pretend to be higher in ethics, spirituality, advancement, or civilisation than other creatures, and at the same time live by lower standards than the vulture or hyena.
In law, a man is guilty when he violates the rights of another. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.
You're born with intelligence, but not with ethics.
Notice that "I" is at the center of the word "ethical." There is no "they." Achieving the ethics of excellence is our individual assignment.
The ethics of excellence require a sense of perspective. Look at the big picture. If you live for the moment, do you mortgage the future? What happens if you put your reputation at risk . . . and lose the bet?
Live according to the ethics of excellence, and you can always stand proud. Pride - not vanity, but dignity and self-respect - should carry a lot of weight in helping you make decisions. Let pride help you decide.
But when we get enough people who don't care, and who don't accept personal responsibility for high ethical standards, our organization gets the "M" disease. Mediocrity. Anybody in the place can be a carrier. By the same token, every individual can carry the cure: the ethics of excellence.
The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
A great work is made out of a combination of obedience and liberty.
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.
A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
A lot of what passes for depression these days is nothing more than a body saying that it needs work.
Dangerous consequences will follow when politicians and rulers forget moral principles. Whether we believe in God or karma, ethics is the foundation of every religion.
Anyone who is going to make anything out of history will, sooner or later, have to do most of the work himself. He will have to read, and consider, and reconsider, and then read some more.
A Silver Jubilee is a time to pause and reflect on all the good work done
Communication works for those who work at it.
You'll never succeed in idealizing hard work. Before you can dig mother earth you've got to take off your ideal jacket. The harder a man works, at brute labor, the thinner becomes his idealism, the darker his mind.
Love conquers all, but if love doesn't do it, try hard work
Unless you are willing to drench yourself in your work beyond the capacity of the average man, you are just not cut out for positions at the top.
Hard work is the key to success, so work diligently on any project you undertake. If you truly want to be successful, be prepared to give up your leisure time and work past 5 PM and on weekends. Also, have faith in yourself. If you come up with a new idea that you believe in, don't allow other people to discourage you from pursuing it.
I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
Hard work certainly goes a long way. These days a lot of people work hard, so you have to make sure you work even harder and really dedicate yourself to what you are doing and setting out to achieve.