Morality Quotes

Henry steele commage - it is probably safe to say that over a long...
The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.
Matthew Arnold

Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.
Albert Schweitze
Morality is herd instinct in the individual.
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, section 116
Oscar wilde - morality, like art, means drawing a line...
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 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
Conventionality is not morality. Self - Righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last.
Charlotte Bronte
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
Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, author Alexis de Tocqueville
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".
Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.
Frank Herbert
Morality is the greatest of all tools for leading mankind by the nose.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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
Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.
Oscar Wilde
Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent.
Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fea
Compassion is the basis of all morality.
Arthur Schopenhaue
All sects are different, because they come from men; morality is everywhere the same, because it comes from God.
Voltaire
Keep controlling morality of others. Yours will be automatically taken care of.
B. J. Gupta
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
All sects are different, because they come from men morality is everywhere the same, because it comes from God.
Voltaire
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
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 the herd - Instinct in the individual.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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
Post - Watergate morality, by which anything left private is taken as presumptive evidence of wrongdoing.
Charles Krauthamme
Morality is simply the attitude we adopt toward people we personally dislike.
Oscar Wilde
It is long accepted by the missionaries that morality is inversely proportional to the amount of clothing people wore.
Alex Carey
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
Morality, like art, means a drawing a line someplace.
Oscar Wilde
Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau
Morality is the weakness of the mind.
Arthur Rimbaud
Immorality: the morality of those who are having a better time.
H. L. Mencken
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
Segregation is the adultery of an illicit intercourse between injustice and immorality.
Martin Luther King Jr.
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
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
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
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