Morality Quotes

Charles krauthamme - post - watergate morality, by which anything left...
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

Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.
Albert Schweitze
Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent.
Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fea
Georges bataille - the essence of morality is a questioning about...
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

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
Western civilization, unfortunately, does not link knowledge and morality but rather, it connects knowledge and power and makes them equivalent.
Vine Deloria
Segregation is the adultery of an illicit intercourse between injustice and immorality.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.
Matthew Arnold
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
Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, author Alexis de Tocqueville
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
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
I have often thought morality may perhaps consist solely in the courage of making a choice.
Leon Blum
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
Conventionality is not morality. Self - Righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last.
Charlotte Bronte
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
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
Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.
G. K. Chesterton
Morality is the weakness of the mind.
Arthur Rimbaud
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
In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Morality is the herd - Instinct in the individual.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Be not too hasty to trust or admire the teachers of morality they discourse like angels, but they live like men.
Samuel Johnson
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
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
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
Morality is simply the attitude we adopt toward people we personally dislike.
Oscar Wilde
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
All sects are different, because they come from men morality is everywhere the same, because it comes from God.
Voltaire
Morality, like art, means a drawing a line someplace.
Oscar Wilde
Immorality: the morality of those who are having a better time.
H. L. Mencken
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
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
Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
Henry Ward Beeche
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
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