Ethics Quotes

I consider ethics, as well as religion, as supplements to law in the government of man.

Thomas Jefferson

In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.

Immanuel Kant

Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.

Albert Schweitzer

An ethical person ought to do more than he's required to do and less than he's allowed to do

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It appears to me that in Ethics, as in all other philosophical studies, the difficulties and disagreements, of which history is full, are mainly due to a very simple cause: namely to the attempt to answer questions, without first discovering precisel

George Moore

I do not believe in the immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern without any superhuman authority behind it.

Albert Einstein

...mathematics is distinguished from all other sciences except only ethics, in standing in no need of ethics. Every other science, even logic, especially in its early stages, is in danger of evaporating into airy nothingness, degenerating, as the Germans say, into an arachnoid film, spun from the stuff that dreams are made of. There is no such danger for pure mathematics; for that is precisely what mathematics ought to be.

Charles Sanders Peirce

Our moral and ethical responsibility is to protect other species in the spirit of husbandry rather than destroy them in and attitude of conquest.

Charles Southwick

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

F. E. Abbot

Grub first, then ethics.

Bertolt Brecht

First comes a full stomach, then comes ethics.

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht

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Updated On : April 17, 2014
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