Morality Quotes

Children lack morality, but they also lack fake morality.

Mignon McLaughlin

Morality is a private and costly luxury.

Henry B. Adams

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.

Oscar Wilde

We have, in fact, two kinds of morality side by side; one which we preach but do not practice, and another which we practice but seldom preach.

Bertrand Russell

What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like, and immorality is what they dislike

Alfred North Whitehead

Morality is only moral when it is voluntary.

Lincoln Steffens

It's morally wrong to allow a sucker to keep his money.

W. C. Fields

Morality is the custom of one's country and the current feeling of one's peers

Samuel Butler

The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.

Charles Dickens

Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.

Bertrand Russell

The world of empirical morality consists for the most part of nothing but ill will and envy.

Goethe

Morality is contraband in war.

Mahatma Gandhi

There can be no high civility without a deep morality

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The true meaning of religion is thus, not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.

Matthew Arnold

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

Don Herold

Very often it has come to my mind what men of learning there were formerly throughout England, both in religious and secular orders; and how there were happy times then throughout England; and how the kings, who had authority over this people, obeyed God and his messengers; and how they not only maintained their peace, morality and authority at home but also extended their territory outside; and how they succeeded both in warfare and in wisdom; and also how eager were the religious orders both in teaching and in learning as well as in all the holy services which it was their duty to perform for God; and how people from abroad sought wisdom and instruction in this country; and how nowadays, if we wished to acquire these things, we would have to seek them outside.

Alfred the Great

We do not look in great cities for our best morality.

Jane Austen

Man is imperfect. He is at some times more or less hypocritical than at others, and then simpletons say that his morality is high or low.

Honor de Balzac

Mankind are not perfect, but one age is more or less hypocritical than another, and then simpletons say that its morality is high or low.

Honor de Balzac

The enduring assumption that human behaviour is governed by innate morality and reason is at odds with the persistence of human deprivation, inequality, injustice, misery, brutality and conflict.

Al-Rodan, Nayef

Formerly, leaders of states practiced realism, but did not honor it With them morality was violated, but moral notions remained intact. The modern governor, owing to the fact that he addresses crowds, is compelled to be a moralist, and to present his acts as bound up with a system of morality.

Julien Benda

Up until our own times men had only received two sorts of teaching in what concerns the relations between politics and morality. One was Platos and it said: Morality decides politics; and the other was Machiavellis, and it said Politics have nothing to do with morality. Today we receive a third. M. Maurras teaches: Politics decide morality.

Julien Benda

There is a natural right that says that when the state asks you for a third of what you earned through back-breaking work, this seems to you a reasonable demand and you give in. If the state asks you for more, or much more, then it is a clear abuse against you and then you try to find evasive ways to make you feel coherent to your intimate sense of morality and it doesn't make you feel ethically guilty.

Silvio Berlusconi

I'm a man of honour, a truthful person, a gentleman of absolute morality.

Silvio Berlusconi

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Updated On : March 02, 2014
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