Quotations on Morals

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The balance of private good and general welfare is at the bottom of civilized morals; but the morals of the Heroic Age are founded on individuality, and on nothing else.
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Keywords: Age, Balance, Individuality, Morals, Nothing, Welfare)

The very women who object to the morals of a notoriously beautiful actress, grow big with pride when an admirer suggests their marked resemblance to this stage beauty in physique.
- Minna Antrim
(Keywords: Beauty, Women, Morals, Pride)

Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov
(Keywords: Morals, Right, Sense)

The novel is a penetrating study of morals and ethics.
- Bille August
(Keywords: Ethics, Morals, Study)

We don't do drugs, drink or use profanity. Instead we instill morals and values in my boys by raising them with a love of God and a love and respect for themselves and all people. I believe they will have a chance.
- Anita Baker
(Keywords: Love, God, People, Values, Boys, Chance, Drugs, Morals, Profanity, Respect, Will)

A group of politicians deciding to dump a President because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday.
- Russell Baker
(Keywords: Church, Morals, Politicians, President)

When law becomes despotic, morals are relaxed, and vice versa.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Law, Morals, Vice)

When the sun comes up, I have morals again.
- Elayne Boosler
(Keywords: Morals, Sun)

Morals are private. Decency is public.
- Rita Mae Brown
(Keywords: Decency, Morals, Public)

You come before me this morning with clean hands and clean collars. I want you to have clean tongues, clean manners, clean morals and clean characters.
- John Burns
(Keywords: Manners, Morals, Want)

The person is always happy who is in the presence of something they cannot know in full. A person as advanced far in the study of morals who has mastered the difference between pride and vanity.
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Keywords: Difference, Morals, Pride, Study, Vanity)

People look for morals in fiction because there has always been a confusion between fiction and philosophy.
- John Cheever
(Keywords: People, Confusion, Fiction, Morals, Philosophy)

No nude, however abstract, should fail to arouse in the spectator some vestige of erotic feeling, even if it be only the faintest shadow - and if it does not do so it is bad art and false morals.
- Kenneth Clark
(Keywords: Art, Feeling, Morals, Shadow)

Relativity must replace absolutism in the realm of morals as well as in the spheres of physics and biology.
- Thomas Cochrane
(Keywords: Morals, Physics, Relativity)

That I can't relate to today's music or morals doesn't make either necessarily bad. Just different. I leave the judgements to others.
- Perry Como
(Keywords: Music, Morals, Today)

You can't, in sound morals, condemn a man for taking care of his own integrity. It is his clear duty.
- Joseph Conrad
(Keywords: Care, Duty, Integrity, Man, Morals, Sound)

They who have reasoned ignorantly, or who have aimed at effecting their personal ends by flattering the popular feeling, have boldly affirmed that 'one man is as good as another;' a maxim that is true in neither nature, revealed morals, nor political theory.
- James F. Cooper
(Keywords: Nature, Feeling, Man, Maxim, Morals, Popular, Theory)

I play a nice crazy lady whose morals are right but who is really foundering.
- Mary Crosby
(Keywords: Lady, Morals, Play, Right)

As I have pointed out, it is the Christian tradition that is the most fundamental element in Western culture. It lies at the base not only of Western religion, but also of Western morals and Western social idealism.
- Christopher Dawson
(Keywords: Religion, Christian, Culture, Idealism, Lies, Morals, Tradition)

The possibility of divorce renders both marriage partners stricter in their observance of the duties they owe to each other. Divorces help to improve morals and to increase the population.
- Denis Diderot
(Keywords: Marriage, Possibility, Divorce, Help, Morals, Population)

Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African or Asian or European: they are good or bad.
- Denis Diderot
(Keywords: Government, African, Countries, Legislation, Morals, Result)

It has been said that the position of woman is the test of civilization, and that of our women was secure. In them was vested our standard of morals and the purity of our blood.
- Charles Eastman
(Keywords: Women, Civilization, Blood, Morals, Purity, Woman)

It is becoming clear that the old platitudes can no longer be maintained, and that if we wish to improve our morals we must first improve our knowledge.
- Havelock Ellis
(Keywords: Knowledge, First, Morals, Old)

Sometimes, his methods and his motives are questionable and even his morals are questionable in the way he does things. But I think his intention is always to protect his daughter.
- Victor Garber
(Keywords: Daughter, Intention, Morals, Motives)

To seduce a woman famous for strict morals, religious fervor and the happiness of her marriage: what could possibly be more prestigious?
- Christopher Hampton
(Keywords: Happiness, Famous, Morals, Religious, Woman)

Of course poets have morals and manners of their own, and custom is no argument with them.
- Thomas Hardy
(Keywords: Argument, Custom, Manners, Morals, Poets)

In morals what begins in fear usually ends in wickedness; in religion what begins in fear usually ends in fanaticism. Fear, either as a principle or a motive, is the beginning of all evil.
- Anna Jameson
(Keywords: Religion, Fear, Beginning, Evil, Fanaticism, Morals, Motive, Wickedness)

There were certain questions about the foundations of morals that advances in science all threaten to make more complicated.
- Leon Kass
(Keywords: Science, Morals, Questions)

Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.
- Karl Kraus
(Keywords: Corruption, Country, Morals, Prostitution)

Many thousands of youth have been deprived of the benefit of education thereby, their morals ruined, and talents irretrievably lost to society, for want of cultivation: while two parties have been idly contending who should bestow it.
- Joseph Lancaster
(Keywords: Education, Society, Morals, Want, Youth)

There are three subjects on which the knowledge of the medical profession in general is woefully weak; they are manners, morals, and medicine.
- Gerald F. Lieberman
(Keywords: Medical, Knowledge, Manners, Medicine, Morals, Profession)

It is a monstrous thing that I will say, but I will say it all the same: I find in many things more restraint and order in my morals than in my opinions, and my lust less depraved than my reason.
- Michel de Montaigne
(Keywords: Lust, Morals, Opinions, Order, Reason, Restraint, Will)

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)

I've got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby.
- Barack Obama
(Keywords: Mistake, Values, Baby, Daughters, First, Morals, Old, Want, Years)

It has been my fate in a long life of production to be credited chiefly with the equivocal virtue of industry, a quality so excellent in morals, so little satisfactory in art.
- Margaret Oliphant
(Keywords: Art, Life, Quality, Virtue, Fate, Morals, Production)

Let's stand up. Let's speak with pride about our morals and our values and redouble our effort to elect more conservative Republicans.
- Rick Perry
(Keywords: Values, Conservative, Effort, Morals, Pride, Republicans)

I differ materially from Capt. Lewis, in my account of the numbers, manners, and morals of the Sioux.
- Zebulon Pike
(Keywords: Manners, Morals, Numbers)

I have a hard time with morals. All I know is what feels right, what's more important to me is being honest about who you are. Morals I get a little hung up on.
- Brad Pitt
(Keywords: Time, Being, Morals, Right)

I am deeply interested in the progress and elevation of journalism, having spent my life in that profession, regarding it as a noble profession and one of unequaled importance for its influence upon the minds and morals of the people.
- Joseph Pulitzer
(Keywords: Life, People, Progress, Importance, Influence, Journalism, Morals, Profession)

In morals, truth is but little prized when it is a mere sentiment, and only attains its full value when realized in the world as fact.
- Ernest Renan
(Keywords: Truth, Fact, Morals, Sentiment, Value, World)

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)

Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility in the realm of faith and morals.
- Albert Schweitzer
(Keywords: Faith, Environment, Exercise, Man, Morals, Problems, Responsibility, Will)

Democrats always like to brag that their guys are smarter than the opponents and Republicans always like to brag that their guys are more moral than the opponents. But if you're looking for morals in politics you're looking for bananas in the cheese department.
- Harry Shearer
(Keywords: Politics, Democrats, Morals, Opponents, Republicans)

The morals of yesterday are no more. They are as dead as the day they were lived. Economic independence has put woman on exactly the same footing as man.
- Norma Shearer
(Keywords: Day, Independence, Man, Morals, Woman, Yesterday)

There are no morals about technology at all. Technology expands our ways of thinking about things, expands our ways of doing things. If we're bad people we use technology for bad purposes and if we're good people we use it for good purposes.
- Herbert Simon
(Keywords: Technology, People, Morals, Thinking)

We found nothing grand in the history of the Jews nor in the morals inculcated in the Pentateuch. I know of no other books that so fully teach the subjection and degradation of woman.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Keywords: History, Books, Morals, Nothing, Woman)

Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.
- Laurence Sterne
(Keywords: Manners, Morals, Respect)

If your morals make you dreary, depend on it, they are wrong.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Keywords: Morals, Wrong)

The minister of the Gospel is really the yardstick by which the nation measures its morals.
- Jimmy Swaggart
(Keywords: Morals, Nation)

We have found that morals are not, like bacon, to be cured by hanging; nor, like wine, to be improved by sea voyages; nor, like honey, to be preserved in cells.
- William Taylor
(Keywords: Morals, Sea, Wine)



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