When Nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it
Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.
A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.
Never have I thought that I was the happy possessor of a "talent"; my sole concern has been to save myself by work and faith.
No one has a greater asset for his business than a man's pride in his work.
A marriage...makes of two fractional
lives a whole;
it gives to two purposeless lives
a work, and doubles the strength
of each to perform it;
it gives to two
a reason for living,
and something to live for;
it will give a new gladness
to the sunshine,
a new fragrance to the flowers,
a new beauty to the earth,
and a new mystery to life.
For one human being to love another human being: that is perhaps the most difficult task that has been entrusted to us, the ultimate task, the final test and proof, the work for which all other work is merely preparation . . . Loving does not at first mean merging, surrendering, and uniting with another person--it is a high inducement for the individual to ripen . . . to become world in himself for the sake of another person; it is a great, demanding claim on him, something that chooses him and calls him to vast distances.
There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now.
Relativity applies to physics, not ethics
Ethics is not definable, is not implementable, because it is not conscious; it involves not only our thinking, but also our feeling.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
Even the most rational approach to ethics is defenseless if there isn't the will to do what is right
Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.
Let me give you a definition of ethics: It is good to maintain and further life it is bad to damage and destroy life.
If a man is good in his heart, then he is an ethical member of any group in society. If he is bad in his heart, he is an unethical member. To me, the ethics of medical practice is as simple as that.
In civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics.
Science cannot stop while ethics catches up - and nobody should expect scientists to do all the thinking for the country
Let me give you the definition of ethics: it is good to maintain life and to further life. It is bad to damage and destroy life. And this ethic, profound and universal, has the significance of a religion. It is religion.
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.
The ethics of excellence are grounded in action - what you actually do, rather than what you say you believe. Talk, as the saying goes, is cheap.