Morality Quotes

Friedrich nietzsche, the gay science, section 116 - morality is herd instinct in the individual....
I have often thought morality may perhaps consist solely in the courage of making a choice.
Leon Blum

Social confusion has now reached a point at which the pursuit of immorality turns out to be more exhausting than compliance with the old moral codes.
Denis de Rougemont
Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.
Frank Herbert
Oscar wilde - scandal is gossip made tedious by morality....
Morality, like art, means a drawing a line someplace.
Oscar Wilde

All sects are different, because they come from men morality is everywhere the same, because it comes from God.
Voltaire
We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.
John Adams
It is long accepted by the missionaries that morality is inversely proportional to the amount of clothing people wore.
Alex Carey
Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
Henry Ward Beeche
Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau
It is probably safe to say that over a long period of time, political morality has been as high as business morality.
Henry Steele Commage
I say that a man must be certain of his morality for the simple reason that he has to suffer for it.
G. K. Chesterton
By a peculiar prerogative, not only each individual is making daily advances in the sciences, and may makes advances in morality, but all mankind together are making a continual progress in proportion as the universe grows older; so that the whole human race, during the course of so many ages, may be considered as one man, who never ceases to live and learn.
Blaise Pascal
Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau
Guilt resembles a sword with two edges. On the one hand, it cuts for Justice, imposing practical morality upon those who fear it. But there is another side to that weighted emotion. Conscience does not always adhere to rational judgment. Guilt is always a self - Imposed burden, but it is not always rightly imposed.
R. A. Salvatore, Sojourn
Without doubt the greatest injury was done by basing morals on myth, for sooner or later myth is recognized for what it is, and disappears. Then morality loses the foundation on which it has been built.
Herbert Samuel
The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.
Matthew Arnold
Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace.
Oscar Wilde
Immorality: the morality of those who are having a better time.
H. L. Mencken
The essence of morality is a questioning about morality and the decisive move of human life is to use ceaselessly all light to look for the origin of the opposition between good and evil.
Georges Bataille
Morality, taken as apart from religion, is but another name for decency in sin. It is just that negative species of virtue which consists in not doing what is scandalously depraved and wicked. But there is no heart of holy principle in it, any more than there is in the grosser sin.
Horace Bushnell
Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, author Alexis de Tocqueville
Morality is the weakness of the mind.
Arthur Rimbaud
Men are more accountable for their motives, than for anything else; and primarily, morality consists in the motives, that is in the affections.
Archibald Alexande
Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.
G. K. Chesterton
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 Fitzgerald Kennedy
Western civilization, unfortunately, does not link knowledge and morality but rather, it connects knowledge and power and makes them equivalent.
Vine Deloria
Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau
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, Sceptical Essays (1928), "Eastern and Western Ideals of Happiness".
Conventionality is not morality. Self - Righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last.
Charlotte Bronte
Morality is the greatest of all tools for leading mankind by the nose.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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
Without a doubt the greatest injury of all was done by basing morals on myth. For, sooner or later, myth is recognized for what it is, and disappears. Then morality loses the foundation on which it has been built.
Lord Samuel, "Romanes Lecture", 1947
There are seven sins in the world: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice and politics without principle.
Mahatma Gandhi
Morality is the herd - Instinct in the individual.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
Dietrich Bonhoeffe
Compassion is the basis of all morality.
Arthur Schopenhaue
Statesmen may plan and speculate for liberty but it is religion and morality alone that can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand.
John Adams
Morality is simply the attitude we adopt toward people we personally dislike.
Oscar Wilde