Quotation Explorer - 'Ethics'

Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics. - Jane Addams
Our gods, if we choose to believe in them, must be forced to live up to ethics that far surpass our own human standards. If they fall short of the ethical conditions we place upon ourselves, what use are they to us - except to rationalize our own failures? - Stifyn Emrys
Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind. - Albert Schweitzer
A person who is fundamentally honest doesn't need a code of ethics. The Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount are all the ethical code anybody needs. - Harry Truman
Grub first, then ethics. - Bertolt Brecht
Through your influence, vision, ethics and authenticity you create a better reality for your family, community and organisation, where those around you and those who follow you are inspired to dream, learn and act - Craig Dent
Ethics is the key which opens big doors to business success. However once it gets lost, the same access is locked for ever. The newly acquired access gets eclipsed with lost reliability. - Priyavrat Thareja
To respect law, a man carries mercy with his endeavours. To respect ethics, he moves on wasteful relationships. - Harshit Walia
People who have cut their teeth on philosophical problems of rationality, knowledge, perception, free will and other minds are well placed to think better about problems of evidence, decision making, responsibility and ethics that life throws up. - Simon Blackburn
The real test for your ethics, is with you deal with bad persons, ethics coms normally with deal with the honest type. - علي الماجد
The day you give priority to bogus ethics over human reactions, you become a loser. Human reactions are priceless. Rules should never, ever stifle emotions. Tennis is a very human game facing a great danger that it will be strangulated in a cat's cradle of unnecessary or inhumane rules. - Ted Tinling
No code of ethics and no effort are justifiable a priori in the face of the cruel mathematics that command our condition. - Albert Camus
I do not believe in the immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern without any superhuman authority behind it. - Albert Einstein
if ethics is not the engine of success, in the train of growth, it sure is a guard, with a flag, which may be green, or at times red - Priyavrat Thareja
You didn't learn the Bible as a Fundamentalist. You learned fragments of Old Testament legalism mixed with Behaviorism & Nietzschean ethics - Jeri Massi
If any morality or ethics does not include kindness as their fundamental ingredient, then they are just an absurdity. - Debasish Mridha
Man cannot bear to be in the wrong. As soon as he feels guilt or remorse, he bends his ethics to suit himself. Actions do not flow from ethics, but ethics from actions, and it is by refining our actions that we refine our ethics. - Neel Burton
Up till recently 75% of all inventions from the time of the industrial revolution is credited to the countries where Protestant ethics were taught - Sunday Adelaja
When we focus on winning the battle for material gains,we end up losing spiritual war.If we had a better self of ethics we would be better prepared to deal with the complicated world in which we find ourselves. - David V. Gaggin
It's a free world to do as you please, within the law, however it's also free to have an opinion - as well as morals, ethics and decency. - Auliq-Ice
It's possible to disagree with someone about the ethics of non-violence without wanting to kick his face in. - Christopher Hampton
The principle that the end justifies the means is in individualist ethics regarded as the denial of all morals. In collectivist ethics it becomes necessarily the supreme rule. - Friedrich Hayek
I care not for the body which may rot. Yet, for the transgression of the spirit, of moral ethics, of life, liberty and the soul itself, I must and shall cross the line of battle or lose the very reason not to. - The Great Pacifist
Sometimes I think about dying. And then I wonder about going to hell. And then I think that if and when I go there, the place will be completely organized and run by lost souls, with a council and a works committee and an ethics panel, and I'll feel right at home. - Charles Sheffield
We cannot respect something just because millions or billions believe in it! We can respect something only if it is complying with the high intelligence and the ethics! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle. - Albert Einstein
Science cannot stop while ethics catches up -- and nobody should expect scientists to do all the thinking for the country.
There is a concept which corrupts and upsets all others. I refer not to Evil, whose limited realm is that of ethics; I refer to the infinite. - Jorge Luis Borges
But as in ethics, evil is a consequence of good, so, in fact, out of joy is sorrow born. - Edgar Allan Poe
Explaining the unknown should be left to science, questions of good and bad behavior can be answered by ethics, and inspiration is often found in the arts. There’s no longer a need for the social construct of religion. - David G. McAfee
Ethics are the moral compass of a human society that change and adjust over time. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
Writers are also sort of like vultures, but with fewer ethics. - Libba Bray
This is biblical ethics. It has little to do with the middle-class ethics of avoiding a few things which are supposed to be wrong and doing a few things which are supposed to be right. Biblical ethics means standing in ultimate decisions for or against God. - Paul Tillich
Ethics is a skill - Marianne M. Jennings
Ethics are so annoying. I avoid them on principle. - Darby Conley
The ethics of psychiatric therapy is the very negation of the ethics of political liberty. The former embraces absolute power, provided it is used to protect and promote the patient's mental health. The latter rejects absolute power, regardless of its aim or use. - Thomas Szasz
If you are not rising with ethics, you will sink with every rise! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I want to stand on the foundation of ethics and morals when the world around me would assault that foundation with all of its collective might, and in the standing I want to stand on the truth that that foundation will stand long after everything that has assailed it has itself has ceased to stand. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Find out the difference between ethics and morality, but never forget to be kind. - Debasish Mridha
i don't know the ethics, but some times sex is at highest priority in a relationship. - Nikhil Yadav
A peculiar virtue in wildlife ethics is that the hunter ordinarily has no gallery to applaud or disapprove of his conduct. Whatever his acts, they are dictated by his own conscience, rather than by a mob of onlookers. It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of this fact. - Aldo Leopold
If the teachings of the Protestants in Europe gave birth to the Protestant ethics and the modern civilization, it becomes alarming that most of our charismatic teachings today mainly concentrate on individual aggrandizement - Sunday Adelaja
Spirituality is not primarily about values and ethics, not about exhortations to do right or live well. The spiritual traditions are primarily about reality...an effort to penetrate the illusions of the external world and to name its underlying truth. - Parker J. Palmer
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
That land is a community is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics. - Aldo Leopold
Ethics is not definable, is not implementable, because it is not conscious; it involves not only our thinking, but also our feeling.
What is more likely? That tomorrow will be called 'Thursday' or that Maxine Waters will play the race card in her ethics investigation? - Jonah Goldberg
the euro, it seems, is stuck in a political no man's land trapped between two opposing world views. And the battleground is not economics, but ethics. - Martin Cohen
No ethical person wants to be a king or a queen, because there is no ethics and honor in putting yourself in a place higher than others! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Freedom flourishes upon the bedrock of ethics and integrity. - Mollie Marti
The Gospel is not a mere message of deliverance, but a canon of conduct; it is not a theology to be accepted, but it is ethics to be lived. It is not to be believed only, but it is to be taken into life as a guide. - Alexander MacLaren
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
When wisdom gives way to whimsy and ethics fall to excitement, it is highly likely that the ground beneath me will ‘give way’ and it is I who will ‘fall. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Having George W. Bush giving a lecture on business ethics is like having a leper give you a facial, it just doesn't work! - Robin Williams
Economics without ethics is a caricature. Ethics without economics is a fairy tale. - Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski
An ethics of desire is good news for those of us who have become allergic to an ethics of law. - Jean Vanier
Since when did the community become our moral compass—our viability and ethics as writers determined so much by our team spirit? ... What if all this communing actually hurts the primary means by which I set out to participate and communicate—my writing itself? - Meghan Tifft
Ethics, too, are nothing but reverence for life. That is what gives me the fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, promoting, and enhancing life, and that destroying, injuring, and limiting life are evil. - Albert Schweitzer
Science cannot stop while ethics catches up ... and nobody should expect scientists to do all the thinking for the country. - Elvin C. Stakman
Religion is never more tested than when our emotions are ablaze. At such a time, the timeless grandeur of the Law and its ethics stand at our mercy. - Abdal Hakim Murad
The needs of society determine its ethics. - Maya Angelou
If you are earning your money through violence, all this money is unethical, because violence and ethics cannot be together! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The basic teachings of the Protestants were all surrounding values, ethics and morals - Sunday Adelaja
The problem of vindicating an omnipotent and omniscient God in the face of evil is insurmountable. Those who claim to have surmounted it, by recourse to notions of free will and other incoherencies, have merely heaped bad philosophy onto bad ethics. - Sam Harris
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