Ethics Quotes

Ethics is not definable, is not implementable, because it is not conscious; it involves not only our thinking, but also our feeling.

Valdemar W. Setzer

Even the most rational approach to ethics is defenseless if there isn't the will to do what is right

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.

Potter Stewart

To care for anyone else enough to make their problems one's own, is ever the beginning of one's real ethical development.

Felix Adler

Change is one thing, progress is another. "Change" is scientific, "progress" is ethical; change is indubitable, whereas progress is a matter of controversy.

Bertrand Arthur William Russell

By ethical argument and moral principle the greatest crimes are eventually shown to have been necessary, and, in fact, a signal benefit to mankind.

Chuang Tzu

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist, and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.

Albert Schweitzer

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.

Albert Einstein

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.

Albert Schweitzer

Ethical religion can be real only to those who are engaged in ceaseless efforts at moral improvement. By moving upward we acquire faith in an upward movement, without limit.

Felix Adler

Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.

Freda Adler

Agnosticism is the philosophical, ethical, and religious dry-rot of the modern world.

F. E. Abbot

Your ethical muscle grows stronger every time you choose right over wrong.

Price Pritchett

Excellence calls for character . . . integrity . . . fairness . . . honesty . . . a determination to do what's right. High ethical standards, across the board.

Price Pritchett

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?

Price Pritchett

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : April 17, 2014
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