Quotations on Ethics

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While we are guarding the country, we must accept being the guardian of the finest ethics. The country needs it and we must do it.
- Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.
(Keywords: Being, Country, Ethics, Needs)

Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.
- Jane Addams
(Keywords: Action, Ethics, Expression)

I've handled colour as a man should behave. You may conclude that I consider ethics and aesthetics as one.
- Josef Albers
(Keywords: Aesthetics, Ethics, Man, May)

History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested interests have never been known to have willingly divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them.
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Keywords: History, Victory, Conflict, Economics, Ethics, Force)

A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Keywords: Religion, People, Ethics, Meaning)

According to the new ethics, virtue is not restrictive but expansive, a sentiment and even an intoxication.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Virtue, Ethics, Sentiment)

My hope is that people will be repulsed by the character's complete lack of ethics and obsession with consumerism - that's what I was saying about the difference between the character's message and the film's message.
- Christian Bale
(Keywords: People, Character, Hope, Difference, Ethics, Film, Obsession, Saying, Will)

You do not know our culture, our ethics, or the unwritten codes that already provide our society more order than could be obtained by any of your impositions.
- John Perry Barlow
(Keywords: Society, Culture, Ethics, Order)

In literature as in ethics, there is danger, as well as glory, in being subtle. Aristocracy isolates us.
- Charles Baudelaire
(Keywords: Aristocracy, Being, Danger, Ethics, Glory, Literature)

I filed the ethics complaint against Tom DeLay not because I'm a Democrat and he's a Republican or even because he drew me out of my congressional seat but because he engaged in corruption to further his plans to disenfranchise voters in Texas.
- Chris Bell
(Keywords: Complaint, Corruption, Delay, Ethics, Republican)

The jury had down right contempt for punk rock grass roots ethics.
- Jello Biafra
(Keywords: Contempt, Ethics, Jury, Punk, Right)

Convinced as I am and as I am from my government that the world needs a new moral architecture over all I believe that this should be the first topic to debate in our world of today, ethics, moral.
- Hugo Chavez
(Keywords: Architecture, Government, Debate, Ethics, First, Needs, Today, World)

In my book I specifically discussed the structural nature of injustice and offered Nine Touchstones of Goddess ethics as an alternative to the Ten Commandments of Biblical religion.
- Carol P. Christ
(Keywords: Nature, Religion, Ethics, Injustice)

For this equilibrium now in sight, let us trust that mankind, as it has occurred in the greatest periods of its past, will find for itself a new code of ethics, common to all, made of tolerance, of courage, and of faith in the Spirit of men.
- Albert Claude
(Keywords: Faith, Men, Trust, Courage, Ethics, Mankind, Now, Past, Sight, Spirit, Tolerance, Will)

Thus Christian humanism is as indispensable to the Christian way of life as Christian ethics and a Christian sociology.
- Christopher Dawson
(Keywords: Life, Christian, Ethics, Humanism)

In the industry, you do need some ethics - if one film does well, then thousands get work and money comes back to the industry. I guess the bottomline is, if there are two versions, then the better one will click.
- Ajay Devgan
(Keywords: Money, Work, Ethics, Film, Will)

Some of you read with me 40 years ago a portion of Aristotle's Ethics, a selection of passages that describe his idea of happiness. You may not remember too well.
- Charles Van Doren
(Keywords: Happiness, Idea, Ethics, May, Years)

Live one day at a time emphasizing ethics rather than rules.
- Wayne Dyer
(Keywords: Time, Day, Ethics, Rules)

Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
- Thomas A. Edison
(Keywords: Goal, Ethics, Evolution, Living)

I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Authority, Concern, Ethics, Immortality)

In the New Testament, religion is grace and ethics is gratitude.
- Thomas Erskine
(Keywords: Religion, Gratitude, Ethics, Grace, New testament)

What's troubling is that the Republicans to defend Mr. DeLay are weakening the ethics process.
- Barney Frank
(Keywords: Delay, Ethics, Republicans)

Some men don't gel when it comes to work - you have different work ethics, different opinions, different points of views, different methods of filmmaking - and we didn't gel.
- Antoine Fuqua
(Keywords: Men, Work, Ethics, Opinions)

Broad tolerance in the matter of beliefs is necessarily a part of the new ethics.
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Keywords: Beliefs, Ethics, Tolerance)

If you look to lead, invest at least 40% of your time managing yourself - your ethics, character, principles, purpose, motivation, and conduct. Invest at least 30% managing those with authority over you, and 15% managing your peers.
- Dee Hock
(Keywords: Time, Motivation, Character, Purpose, Authority, Ethics, Principles)

For the year after I left government service, I worked as a consultant to the Republican National Committee because the lawyers advised that was the proper way for me to comply with ethics regulations and continue to advise the President.
- Karen Hughes
(Keywords: Government, Committee, Ethics, Lawyers, President, Republican, Service)

I am closer to a European viewpoint of the world than an American one. My ethics and ideals are based on European concepts.
- Bianca Jagger
(Keywords: American, Ethics, Ideals, World)

It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
- Mercedes Lackey
(Keywords: War, People, Idea, Ethics, Rules)

Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Change, Ethics, Justice, Principles)

Ethically, I think pretty much every code of ethics for doctors suggests that they should not be in an interrogation room, particularly if there's anything coercive or abusive going on.
- Jane Mayer
(Keywords: Doctors, Ethics, Pretty)

Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs, doctrines - these are of trifling import. All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.
- Henry Miller
(Keywords: Beliefs, Ethics, Laws)

Now it's time to focus on basics for people in our neighborhoods... and real ethics reform at City Hall.
- Laura Miller
(Keywords: Time, People, Ethics, Focus, Now, Reform)

The involuntary character of psychiatric treatment is at odds with the spirit and ethics of medicine itself.
- Kate Millett
(Keywords: Character, Ethics, Medicine, Spirit, Treatment)

That so unlikely an outcome should accrue to a man possessed of such limited talent and so many flaws, and one lacking in a sense of ethics and decency was one of the bitter ironies of history.
- William Thomas Green Morton
(Keywords: History, Talent, Decency, Ethics, Flaws, Man, Sense)

Our very lives depend on the ethics of strangers, and most of us are always strangers to other people.
- Bill Moyers
(Keywords: People, Ethics, Strangers)

The ethics of editorial judgement, however, began to go though a sea change during the late 1970s and '80s when the Carter and Reagan Administrations de-regulated the television industry.
- Roger Mudd
(Keywords: Change, Ethics, Sea, Television)

Given what the media have put the country through this past decade, it must come as a surprise to most Americans that the press has a code of ethics.
- Roger Mudd
(Keywords: Americans, Country, Ethics, Media, Past, Press)

My personal philosophy of life is one of ethics.
- Alva Myrdal
(Keywords: Life, Ethics, Philosophy)

I have my ethics and morals. I have my anchor point of what is right and wrong in real life, but I'm not afraid to entertain any and every aspect of personality in relationship to creating a character.
- Corin Nemec
(Keywords: Life, Character, Ethics, Morals, Personality, Right, Wrong)

There's been a sea change in our focus on corporate ethics. We've made more progress in the last three years than the previous 30.
- Steve Odland
(Keywords: Change, Progress, Corporate, Ethics, Focus, Sea, Years)

I came to office promising major ethics reform to end the culture of self-dealing. And today, that ethics reform is a law. While I was at it, I got rid of a few things in the governor's office that I didn't believe our citizens should have to pay for. That luxury jet was over-the-top. I put it on eBay.
- Sarah Palin
(Keywords: Culture, End, Ethics, Law, Luxury, Office, Reform, Self, Today)

Medicine rests upon four pillars - philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics.
- Paracelsus
(Keywords: Alchemy, Astronomy, Ethics, Medicine, Philosophy)

If you deny that any principles of conduct at all are common to and admitted by all men who try to behave reasonably - well, I don't see how you can have any ethics or any ethical background for law.
- Frederick Pollock
(Keywords: Men, Ethics, Law, Principles)

Nothing is less important than which fork you use. Etiquette is the science of living. It embraces everything. It is ethics. It is honor.
- Emily Post
(Keywords: Science, Ethics, Etiquette, Honor, Living, Nothing)

Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics - a rational ethics - as a precondition of rebirth.
- Ayn Rand
(Keywords: Culture, Ethics, Needs, Rebirth)

So the next thing I assume I'll be hearing from Republicans, they want to change rules some way, as they do on the House when you get a problem with ethics, they just change the rules.
- Harry Reid
(Keywords: Change, Ethics, Hearing, Republicans, Rules, Want)

For a man who purports to have learned of media ethics only this month, Mr. Williams has spent an undue amount of time appearing as a media ethicist on both CNN and the cable news networks of NBC.
- Frank Rich
(Keywords: Time, Ethics, Man, Media, News)

For my own part, I abandon the ethics of duty to the Hegelian critique with no regrets; it would appear to me, indeed, to have been correctly characterized by Hegel as an abstract thought, as a thought of understanding.
- Paul Ricoeur
(Keywords: Thought, Duty, Ethics, Understanding)

According to our Christian ethics, we're supposed to love God, love each other and help take care of the poor. It is immoral to charge somebody making $5,000 an income tax.
- Bob Riley
(Keywords: Love, God, Christian, Care, Ethics, Tax, Help, Income, Poor)

I had taken a course in Ethics. I read a thick textbook, heard the class discussions and came out of it saying I hadn't learned a thing I didn't know before about morals and what is right or wrong in human conduct.
- Carl Sandburg
(Keywords: Class, Ethics, Morals, Right, Saying, Wrong)



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