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Morality Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Morality.

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

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Compassion is the basis of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Morality is the basis of things
and truth is the substance of all morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

Aim above morality.
Be not simply good,
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

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Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.
- Albert Schweitzer

Truth is certainly a branch of morality
and a very important one to society.
- Thomas Jefferson

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Morality is of the highest importance -
but for us, not for God.
- Albert Einstein

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Morality which depends upon the helplessness
of a man or woman has not much to recommend it.
Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Morality and its victim, the mother -
what a terrible picture!
Is there indeed anything more terrible,
more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?
- Emma Goldman

To say that authority, whether secular or religious,
supplies no ground for morality
is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.
- Joseph Addison

We are finally driven to monogamy
not by morality but by exhaustion.
- Erica Jong

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

Every young man would do well to remember that all
successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Force always attracts men of low morality.
- Albert Einstein

Morality is contraband in war.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Morality is the theory that every human act
must be either right or wrong,
and that 99 % of them are wrong.
- H. L. Mencken

Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations.
- Thomas Jefferson

There's always the hyena of morality at the garden gate,
and the real wolf at the end of the street.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people.
- Aleister Crowley

When morality comes up against profit,
it is seldom that profit loses.
- Shirley Chisholm

Morality is a private and costly luxury.
- Henry B. Adams

The essential function of art is moral.
But a passionate, implicit morality,
not didactic.
A morality which changes the blood, rather than the mind.
- David Herbert Lawrence

I don't think anybody cares about unwed mothers unless they're black or poor.
The question is not morality, the question is money.
That's what we're upset about.
- Toni Morrison

Teach a child what is wise, that is morality.
Teach him what is wise and beautiful,
that is religion!
- Thomas Huxley

Each man must grant himself the emotions that he needs
and the morality that suits him.
- Remy de Gourmont

Taste is the only morality.
Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are.
- John Ruskin

None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors.
The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married.
- Edgar Watson Howe

The moral equation strongly tells everyone who understands freedom,
who understands morality, that Israel is engaging in
a just war in defense of its people and its freedom.
- George Pataki

Surveillance induced morality: relics of cultural retardation.
- Marc Maron

The vanity of men, a constant insult to women,
is also the ground for the implicit feminine claim
of superior sensitivity and morality.
- Patricia Meyer Spacks

We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public
in one of its periodical fits of morality.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

My commitment to the security and future of Israel
is based upon basic morality as well as enlightened self-interest.
Our role in supporting Israel honors our own heritage.
- Gerald R. Ford

If anyone tells you that you cannot legislate morality,
remeber that legislation IS morality.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

Religion is no more the parent of morality than an
incubator is the mother of a chicken.
- Lemuel K. Washburn

I believe that a long step toward public morality will
have been taken when sins are called by their right names.
- Billy Sunday

Some people talk of morality, and some of religion,
but give me a little snug property.
- Maria Edgeworth

The number, the industry, and the morality of the priesthood,
and the devotion of the people have been manifestly
increased by the total separation of the church from the state.
- James Madison

Our enemy of international terrorism respects no laws of warfare or morality,
and its individual members take innocent lives,
just to create chaos for news cameras.
- Mark Kennedy

The difference between religion and morality lies simply
in the classical division of things into the divine and the human,
if one only interprets this correctly.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Morality is not only taught; it is caught.
- Neil Kurshan

Morality is a test of our conformity rather than our integrity.
- Jane Rule

For us, universal values such as justice,
morality and peace cannot be disputed and it is for
this reason that we pursue the restoration of historical truth.
- Robert Kocharian

To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for
regulating human society,
that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality.
- John Locke

The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

The true artist doesn't substitute immorality for morality.
On the contrary, he always substitutes a finer morality for a grosser one.
- David Herbert Lawrence

The Leadership Training Institute of America trains
and equips young men and women to be leaders with high
standards of personal morality and integrity.
- Michael Burgess

I learned a lot about morality from fiction,
from movies.
- Rob Morrow

One has only as much morality as one has philosophy and poetry.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Thinking that morality is all about commandments is
a relatively new way of thinking,
since the Reformation.
- Timothy Radcliffe

I look upon it as a Point of Morality,
to be obliged by those who endeavour to oblige me.
- Richard Steele

My parents were pretty lenient with me.
But, they gave me morality while I was growing up.
They taught me the difference between right and wrong.
- Mark Hoppus

If the Great Way perishes, there will be morality and duty.
When cleverness and knowledge arise, great lies will flourish.
When relatives fall out with one another,
there will be filial duty and love.
When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants.
- Lao Tzu

There is a crisis of public morality.
Instead of policing bedrooms, we ought to be doing
a better job policing boardrooms.
- Robert Reich

Irony, I feel, is a very high form of morality.
- Jean Stafford

I think most of the art now is involved with a denial
of any kind of absolute morality,
or general morality.
- Donald Judd

Morality is the weakness of the brain.
- Arthur Rimbaud

Democracy without morality is impossible.
- Jack Kemp

Men are more accountable for their motives,
than for anything else; and primarily,
morality consists in the motives, that is in the affections.
- Archibald Alexander

The more highly public life is organized the lower does its morality sink.
- E. M. Forster

Liberty cannot be established without morality,
nor morality without faith.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

I love the gallery, the arena of representation.
It's a commercial world, and morality is based generally around economics,
and that's taking place in the art gallery.
- Jeff Koons

God created the family to provide the maximum love
and support and morality and example that one can imagine.
- Jerry Falwell

The Ten Commandments are the most visible symbol because
these commandments are recognized by Christians and
Jews alike as being the foundation of our system of public morality.
- Pat Robertson

Well, there's a morality in that you want your work to be good,
I suppose.
- Donald Judd


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