Quotations on Morality

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Property is not the sacred right. When a rich man becomes poor it is a misfortune, it is not a moral evil. When a poor man becomes destitute, it is a moral evil, teeming with consequences and injurious to society and morality.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: Society, Morality, Consequences, Evil, Man, Misfortune, Poor, Property, Right)

Morality is a private and costly luxury.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Morality, Luxury)

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
(Keywords: Morality, Authority, Fact, Obvious, Religious)

The type of fig leaf which each culture employs to cover its social taboos offers a twofold description of its morality. It reveals that certain unacknowledged behavior exists and it suggests the form that such behavior takes.
- Freda Adler
(Keywords: Morality, Behavior, Culture)

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
(Keywords: Men, Morality, Motives)

If we allow the consideration of heathen morality and heathen religion to absolve us from the duty of preaching the gospel we are really deposing Christ from His throne in our own souls.
- Roland Allen
(Keywords: Religion, Morality, Christ, Consideration, Duty, Preaching)

The true meaning of religion is thus, not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.
- Matthew Arnold
(Keywords: Religion, Morality, Emotion, Meaning)

We do not look in our great cities for our best morality.
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: Morality, Cities)

We learned in World War II that no single nation holds a monopoly on wisdom, morality or right to power, but that we must fight for the weak and promote democracy.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: War, Power, Wisdom, Morality, Democracy, Fight, Nation, Right, World, World war)

Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: Morality, Dignity, Freedom)

Organizations endure, however, in proportion to the breadth of the morality by which they are governed. Thus the endurance of organization depends upon the quality of leadership; and that quality derives from the breadth of the morality upon which it rests.
- Chester Irving Barnard
(Keywords: Leadership, Quality, Morality, Endurance)

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
(Keywords: Life, Morality, Evil, Light, Opposition, Questioning)

Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Business, Morality, Successful, Man)

For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
- William Bennett
(Keywords: Morality, Children, Eyes)

Modern societies march towards morality in proportion as they leave religion behind.
- Paul Bert
(Keywords: Religion, Morality, March)

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Morality, Football, Philosophy, School)

Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice.
- Leon Blum
(Keywords: Morality, Courage, Choice, May)

The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Keywords: Society, Morality, Children)

In a constitutional democracy the moral content of law must be given by the morality of the framer or legislator, never by the morality of the judge.
- Robert Bork
(Keywords: Morality, Content, Democracy, Law)

There is more criticism of puritanism, and more distance from Christian morality, than there has been before.
- Susie Bright
(Keywords: Morality, Christian, Criticism)

Conventionality is not morality.
- Charlotte Bronte
(Keywords: Morality, Conventionality)

Every man should follow the bent of his nature in art and letters, always provided that he does not offend against the rules of morality and good taste.
- Thomas Edward Brown
(Keywords: Art, Nature, Morality, Letters, Man, Rules, Taste)

Morality becomes hypocrisy if it means accepting mothers' suffering or dying in connection with unwanted pregnancies and illegal abortions and unwanted children.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Keywords: Morality, Children, Connection, Dying, Hypocrisy, Mothers, Suffering)

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
(Keywords: Leadership, Men, Women, Morality, America, Integrity, Training)

Morality is the custom of one's country and the current feeling of one's peers.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Morality, Country, Custom, Feeling)

When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses.
- Shirley Chisholm
(Keywords: Morality, Profit)

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.
- Winston Churchill
(Keywords: Morality, Consequences, Man, Obstacles)

The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Keywords: History, Religion, Morality, Mankind, May, Tragedy)

A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence, the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves.
- Grover Cleveland
(Keywords: Government, Success, Intelligence, Morality, People, Interest, Justice)

While some of them acknowledge the obligation of natural morality in their mode of conducting their cases, and preserve their individual character as gentlemen, there are others who acknowledge no law, human or divine, but the law of Scotland.
- George Combe
(Keywords: Morality, Character, Gentlemen, Law, Obligation, Scotland)

But the imposition of morality onto science, - where it does not belong - has become rampant in recent years.
- Bill Condon
(Keywords: Science, Morality, Years)

Observe decorum, and it will open a path to morality.
- Mason Cooley
(Keywords: Morality, Open, Will)

There is no morality in war. Morality is the privilege of those judging from the distance. War is only death and destruction.
- John Cory
(Keywords: Death, War, Morality, Destruction, Privilege)

Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people.
- Aleister Crowley
(Keywords: Morality, People)

Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales.
- Aleister Crowley
(Keywords: Nature, Morality, People, Facts, Fighting, Manners)

Commerce is against morality. Morality is going to lose every time.
- Robin Day
(Keywords: Time, Morality, Commerce)

Western civilization, unfortunately, does not link knowledge and morality but rather, it connects knowledge and power and makes them equivalent.
- Vine Deloria, Jr.
(Keywords: Power, Morality, Civilization, Knowledge)

Some people talk of morality, and some of religion, but give me a little snug property.
- Maria Edgeworth
(Keywords: Religion, Morality, People, Property, Talk)

There are two sorts of hypocrites: ones that are deceived with their outward morality and external religion; and the others are those that are deceived with false discoveries and elevation; which often cry down works, and men's own righteousness, and.
- Jonathan Edwards
(Keywords: Men, Religion, Morality, Righteousness)

Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: God, Morality, Importance)

Force always attracts men of low morality.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Men, Morality, Force)

Of woman as a real human being, with sexual needs and sexual responsibilities, morality has often known nothing.
- Havelock Ellis
(Keywords: Morality, Being, Needs, Nothing, Woman)

I learned at a very early age, the easiest thing in the world is to tell the truth, and then you don't have to remember what you said. It has nothing to do with morality, just remembering what you said.
- Robert Evans
(Keywords: Age, Morality, Truth, Nothing, World)

God created the family to provide the maximum love and support and morality and example that one can imagine.
- Jerry Falwell
(Keywords: Family, Love, God, Morality, Example, Support)

It is almost impossible to imagine that any one could be so insensible to the high morality of Mr. Mill's character as to suggest to him any course of conduct that was not entirely upright and consistent.
- Millicent Fawcett
(Keywords: Morality, Character)

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
(Keywords: Morality, Commitment, Future, Israel, Security, Self)

The more highly public life is organized the lower does its morality sink.
- E. M. Forster
(Keywords: Life, Morality, Public)

To deny the freedom of the will is to make morality impossible.
- James Anthony Froude
(Keywords: Morality, Freedom, Will)

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Keywords: Morality, Conflict, Doctrine, Reason, Religious)

Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality.
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Keywords: Morality, Truth)

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