Quotation Explorer - 'Morality'

Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith. - Alexis de Tocqueville
Understand that sexuality is as wide as the sea. Understand that your morality is not law. Understand that we are you. Understand that if we decide to have sex whether safe, safer, or unsafe, it is our decision and you have no rights in our lovemaking. - Derek Jarman
Some Christians say god is the source of morality, these people have clearly never read the bible. - Gabriel Neil
Conservatism is not about tradition and morality, hasn't been for many decades... It is about the putative biological and spiritual superiority of the wealthy. - Greg Bear
Taste is not only a part and index of morality, it is the only morality. The first, and last, and closest trial question to any living creature is "What do you like?" Tell me what you like, I'll tell you what you are. - John Ruskin
Morality without kindness and compassion is very dangerous. - Debasish Mridha
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
Love for the humanity is the basis for morality. - Debasish Mridha
Ce que je sais de la morale, c'est au football que je le dois.(I know of morality, it is football that I owe.) - Albert Camus
All sects are different, because they come from men; morality is everywhere the same, because it comes from God. - Voltaire
It's not the law of religion nor the principles of morality that define our highways and pathways to God; only by the Grace of God are we led and drawn, to God. It is His grace that conquers a multitude of flaws and in that grace, there is only favor. Favor is not achieved; favor is received. - C. JoyBell C.
When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses. - Shirley Chisholm
One [dogma] is that violence is caused by a deficit of morality and justice. On the contrary, violence is often caused by a surfeit of morality and justice, at least as they are conceived in the minds of the perpetrators. - Steven Pinker
Vice...Virtue...It's not good to be too moral. You cheat yourself out of too much life. Aim above morality.
Morality is the clipping of a bird's wings. - Marty Rubin
Lust is insatiable, whether it feeds on power, wealth, or flesh. It eventually consumes our morality and ultimately consumes our humanity. - Ron Brackin
Only the mediocre want to die of old age. Suffer, then, drink pleasure to its last dregs, cry or laugh, scream in despair or with joy, sing about death or love, for nothing will endure! Morality can only make life a long series of missed opportunities. - Emil Cioran
Morality is religion's license to kill. - Marty Rubin
Morality is just a fiction used by the herd of inferior human beings to hold back the few superior men. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality. - Oscar Wilde
Morality is herd instinct in the individual. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The Seven Social Sins are: Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce without morality. Science without humanity. Worship without sacrifice. Politics without principle.From a sermon given by in Westminster Abbey, London, on March 20, 1925. - Frederick Lewis Donaldson
A troubled and afflicted mankind looks to us, pleading for us to keep our rendezvous with destiny; that we will uphold the principles of self-reliance, self-discipline, morality, and, above all, responsible liberty for every individual that we will become that shining city on a hill. - Ronald Reagan
In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Destination is, ideally, where one should stop; and ideally, one should not stop. Practically, destination of a great man is where he wants to stop; of a common man, where he has to. The one ends with Will, the other with Reason. Morality is always pursued, never reached! - Raheel Farooq
Morality is the foundation of sadhana. Morality is the base, intuition is the way and Life Divine is the goal - Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Compassion is the basis of morality. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Morality is doing what is right regardless of what you are told. Obedience is doing what is told regardless of what is right. - H.L. Mencken
Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something. - Henry David Thoreau
Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent. - Hunter S. Thompson
For the most part, people strenuously resist any redefinition of morality, because it shakes them to the very core of their being to think that in pursuing virtue they may have been feeding vice, or in fighting vice they may have in fact been fighting virtue. - Stefan Molyneux
Morality is judgement to distinguish right and wrong, vision to see the truth, courage to act upon it, dedication to that which is good, and integrity to stand by it at any price. - Ayn Rand
I don't think anybody cares about unwed mothers unless they're black or poor. The question is not morality, the question is money. That's what we're upset about. - Toni Morrison
Histories of morality are rarely written in order to inform the reader. - John Gray
True morality consists not in following the beaten track, but in finding the true path for ourselves, and fearlessly following it. - Mahatma Gandhi
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
If you say there is no such thing as morality in absolute terms, then child abuse is not evil, it just may not happen to be your thing. - Rebecca Manley Pippert
Nowadays people have forgotten about morality and virtue, but they know how to resolve arguments. Look, what’s happening. We lead wars with measurements, dafters and calculations. We do not speak to inspire, we endeavour to create massacre and engulf as many people as we can. Where did we miss? - Alexander Zalan
morality... comes at a price. - Miguel Syjuco
In your country and mine we should have the privilege of making fun of this kind of morality, but it would be unkind to do it here.Many of these people have the reasoning faculty, but no one uses it in religious matters. - Mark Twain
Find out the difference between ethics and morality, but never forget to be kind. - Debasish Mridha
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
The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion. - Matthew Arnold
Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last. - Charlotte Bronte
That's why the firm foundation of every land must be morality untarnished which, if destroyed, Rome will fall and founder. - Dániel Berzsenyi
Immorality: the morality of those who are having a better time. - H. L. Mencken
Books that teach us to dance: There are writers who, by portraying the impossible as possible, and by speaking of morality and genius as if both were high-spirited freedom, as if man were rising up on tiptoe and simply had to dance out of inner pleasure. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Legislating morality grows big government immensely, and helps fashion the noose the government will use to ultimately hang you by. - A.E. Samaan
I have never believed there was one code of morality for a public and another for a private man. - Thomas Jefferson
Morality does not help me. I am a born antinomian...I see that there is nothing wrong in what one does. I see that there is something wrong in what one becomes. - Oscar Wilde
If no set of moral ideas were truer or better than any other, there would be no sense in preferring civilised morality to savage morality. - C.S. Lewis
Morality is what the queen expects from the hive, not from herself. - Marty Rubin
ACADEME, n. An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. - Ambrose Bierce
A crime is born in the gap between the morality of society and that of the individual. - Håkan Nesser
Morality is the weakness of the mind. - Arthur Rimbaud
If you see only your coreligionists as your brothers, you aren’t only a good man but also you are very low in morality! Your brothers are the whole humanity! - Mehmet Murat ildan
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
We keep on being told that religion, whatever its imperfections, at least instills morality. On every side, there is conclusive evidence that the contrary is the case and that faith causes people to be more mean, more selfish, and perhaps above all, more stupid. - Christopher Hitchens
Wisdom is the essence of education. Kindness is the essence of morality. - Debasish Mridha
When greed transcends rationale, morality becomes irrelevant. - Duop Chak Wuol
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
There are seven sins in the world: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice and politics without principle. - Mahatma Gandhi
To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties. For he who renounces everything no indemnity is possible. Such a renunciation is incompatible with man's nature; to remove all liberty from his will is to remove all morality from his acts. - Jean Jacques Rousseau
Literature should be a kind of revolutionary manifesto against established morality and established society. - Guo Moruo
'Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.' Under the influence of this pestilent morality, I am forever letting tomorrow's work slop backwards into today's, and doing painfully and nervously today what I could do quickly and easily tomorrow. - J. A. Spender
Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace. - Oscar Wilde
My sexuality is not an inferior trait that needs to be chaperoned by emotionalism or morality. - Alice Bag
Whether morality is moral is an open question. - R.N. Prasher
morality is moral only when it is voluntary - Lincoln Steffens
Morality cannot replace goodness.Knowledge cannot replace wisdom.Fame cannot replace honor.Pleasure cannot replace contentment.Passion cannot replace love. - Matshona Dhliwayo
It is substantially true, that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule, indeed, extends with more or less force to every species of free government. - George Washington
Morality is the greatest of all tools for leading mankind by the nose. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Life is indeed dangerous, but not in the way morality would have us believe. It is indeed unmanageable, but the essence of it is not a battle. It is unmanageable because it is a romance, and its essence is romantic beauty. - E. M. Forster
Morality exists in the neurons as a natural sensation. Religion only tries to codify it. - Abhijit Naskar
A strange fanaticism fills our time: the fanatical hatred of morality, especially of Christian morality. - G.K. Chesterton
Morality and legality have nothing to do with one another. I'm more than fine with breaking a law if it disagrees with my values and morals. - Ashly Lorenzana
Whereas I would argue that style is morality: morality detailed, configured, intensified. It’s not in the mere narrative arrangement of good and bad that morality makes itself felt. It can be there in every sentence - Martin Amis
Morality is a matter of money. Poor people cannot afford to have morals. So they have religion. - Khushwant Singh
We need to teach our people to speak what is right as the highest manifestation of morality - Sunday Adelaja
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
A rich man who robs from the poor is really a pauper in the land of morality. - Dennis Adonis
Morality consists in this for each individual: to attempt each time to extend its region of clear expression, to try to augment its amplitude, so as to produce a free act that expresses the most possible in one given condition or another. -- , The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque, 73 - Gilles Deleuze
The morality of a society is often dangerous and very unethical. - Debasish Mridha
What I know most surely about morality and the duty of man I owe to sport. - Albert Camus
Pegging your contentment to the overall state of the world rather than of your own life: the basis of morality, or a sort of madness? - Alain de Botton
If religion is the cornerstone of morality, how come I so often find myself explaining why I don’t hate god to someone who’s expressed hatred for atheists, scientists, feminists, gays, intellectuals, and all other forms of infidels? - Lindsey Brown
Confusing monogamy with morality has done more to destroy the conscience of the human race than any other error. - George Bernard Shaw
Because choices need time, the fulness of time, time being the horizontal axis of morality - you make a decision and then you wait and see, wait and see. - White Teeth - Zadie Smith
Kindness defines my morality. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
Often morality defines our inner philosophy. - Debasish Mridha
Morality is societal, but kindness is universal. Be kind even if it not always ethical. - Debasish Mridha
Government is a system of morality developed by philosophers and refined by mercenaries. - Alex Stein
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
I have often thought morality may perhaps consist solely in the courage of making a choice. - Leon Blum
Morality is simply a device for leading people around by the nose. - Marty Rubin
Nations are not poor or rich because of their wealth but exceptional morality. - M.F. Moonzajer
Aspire to decency. Practice civility toward one another. Admire and emulate ethical behavior wherever you find it. Apply a rigid standard of morality to your lives; and if, periodically, you fail ­ as you surely will ­ adjust your lives, not the standards. - Ted Koppel
Morality is not man's prison but rather the divine element in him. - Pope Benedict XVI
A government run by billionaires for billionaires is an affront to freedom, morality, and humanity. - Michael Moore
Morality is a subject to meddle in the affairs of other persons, guided by our preferences and convenience. - Aditya Ajmera
Morality without kindness is the most dangerous weapon. - Debasish Mridha
Morality says it all. - Petra Hermans
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion. - Arthur C. Clarke
The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion. - Arthur C. Clarke
What we now call "morality" was evolved as nearly all social and physical human attributes were to aid us in survival and, ultimately, reproduction. This morality requires only that we be guided by our developed conscience (or "moral sense") and not a God or gods. - David G. McAfee
Morality is good when we use it to live our lives but not to hurt anyone. - Debasish Mridha
When we see something different, we judge them either bad or good. But when see something similar we take it as a norm. So does it justify that morality is the epitome good or bad, or vice versa. - SYL
To me, science is an expression of the human spirit, which reaches every sphere of human culture. It gives an aim and meaning to existence as well as a knowledge, understanding, love, and admiration for the world. It gives a deeper meaning to morality and another dimension to esthetics. - Isidor Isaac Rabi
Morality in the long run aligned with strategy. - Ronald Reagan
Chasing a person doesn’t give you value or build values in you. You earn your value by chasing morality and practicing dignity. - Shannon L. Alder
Morality is decided by the victors - Ian V Hamrick
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.
With Truth, Reason, and Morality off the board, we then capture their last Rook —that prissy little virtue, Temperance— for she depends on those other three for her beauty and was thus left wholly undefended. - Geoffrey Wood
Do you keep silent to keep a friendship or do you try to lend your support unconditionally, even if what they are doing goes against everything you believe in? Will it be principles over friendship, morality over love? - Donna Lynn Hope
Compassion is the basis of all morality - Arthur Schopenhauer
It is vital that parents have the courage to speak up and intervene before Satan succeeds. President Boyd K. Packer has taught that when morality is involved, we have both the right and the obligation to raise a warning voice. - Larry R. Lawrence
Children lack morality, but they also lack fake morality. - Mignon McLaughlin
Morality is simply the attitude we adopt toward people we personally dislike. - Oscar Wilde
Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere. - G. K. Chesterton
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
If any morality or ethics does not include kindness as their fundamental ingredient, then they are just an absurdity. - Debasish Mridha
Morality is always prejudicial. - Stefan Emunds
Morality is a easy horse to ride when all the horses are just black and white. - Jury Nel
Those who believe that liberal democracy and the free market can be defended by the force of law and regulation alone, without an internalised sense of duty and morality, are tragically mistaken. - Jonathan Sacks
In the eyes of high morality, to be a victim is always more honourable than to be a killer! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Morality is only for the middle class, sweet. The lower class can't afford it, and the upper classes have entirely too much leisure time to fill - Lisa Kleypas
Morality often manifests itself as cruelty, So be very kind before you are moral. - Debasish Mridha
Follow your own morality but never forget to be kind. Kindness is always better than morality. - Debasish Mridha
Morality divorced from the doctrines of the gospel is not that holiness which the gospel requires. - John Owen
As young adults, we were wearing the shoes of the new future. Our generation would soon be the ones to determine the political climate of our country, the constitution of a family, and the morality of man. What an awesome burden we carried. - Lynda I Fisher
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
If you need someone to explain morality to you, then you likely have little of it to draw from. - Auliq-Ice
Each man must grant himself the emotions that he needs and the morality that suits him. - Rémy de Gourmont
Morality is often very immoral. - Debasish Mridha
The death of dogma is the birth of morality. - Immanuel Kant
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
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