But I was brought up on convent morals and paternal nationalism, I was getting bogged down in contradictions. - Simone de Beauvoir
[Americans] have realized many things for which the rest of the world is still struggling...[yet] the civilization and the morals of the Americans fall far below their own principles. - Harriet Martineau
...my dear boy, no woman is a genius. They are a decorative sex. They never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly. Women represent the triumph of matter over mind, just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals. - Oscar Wilde
We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
When it comes to morals & principles, a man in the 'real' world has two options; compromise or wait for sometime and then compromise. - Mohammad Rafiq Teli
Be true to yourself-at the core of your leadership are your values and morals. - Artika Tyner
We have always known that heedless self interest was bad morals, we now know that it is bad economics. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right. - Isaac Asimov
The soul is the captain and ruler of the life of morals. - Sallust
The higher the buildings, the lower the morals. - Noel Coward
We'd do well to remember that at the end of the day, the law doesn't defend us; we defend the law. And when it becomes contrary to our morals, we have both the right and the responsibility to rebalance it toward just ends. - Edward Snowden
Tomorrow's world can not exist without morals, without faith and memory. Cynicism, narrow interests and cowardice must not occupy our lives. - King Michael of Romania
The best comedy on earth shows up when an immoral person talks about the morals! - Mehmet Murat ildan
One may as well be asleep as to read for anything but to improve his mind and morals, and regulate his conduct.
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.
Sell your materials but save your morals. - Amit Kalantri
Morals are private. Decency is public. - Rita Mae Brown
Bah-Bah-black sheep, have you any soul?No sir, by the way, what the hell are morals? - Set it off
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society. - Theodore Roosevelt
He sells his loyalties to the highest bidder. Shouldn’t even a mercenary have morals? That’s the textbook definition of a whore! - Nadia Scrieva
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
A lot of (children's literature) beginners get bogged down by morals. A moral should never be driving the story. And a moral should never be confused with a plot. You can't preach to kids, and you can't talk down to them, either. It's amazing how they sense condescension. - Patty Smith
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
I've got daughters. Nine years old and six years old. First of all, I'm gonna teach them about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them PUNISHED with a baby. - Barack Obama
Men rarely (if ever) manage to dream up a god superior to themselves. Most gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child.
Give up your relentless moralizing, the continual pinpricks which pierce the skin of your fellows. The distinction between good and evil is the sickness of the mind. Give up your morals, and the people will regain a love of their fellows.
Morality is a matter of money. Poor people cannot afford to have morals. So they have religion. - Khushwant Singh
Every advance in individual freedom is initially perceived as a decline in morals. - Marty Rubin
The rat had no morals, no conscience, no scruples, no consideration, no decency, no milk of rodent kindness, no compunctions, no higher feeling, no friendliness, no anything - E.B. White
If your morals make you dreary, depend on it , they are wrong. - Robert Louis Stevenson
The Bible may be an arresting andpoetic work of fiction, but it is not the sort of book you should giveyour children to form their morals. - Richard Dawkins
Whoever educates himself and improves his own morals & character is superior to the man who tries to teach & train others. - Hazrat Ali ibn Abu-Talib
To have respect for ourselves guides our morals; and to have a deference for others governs our manners. - Lawrence Sterne
People lack morals, good moral character is important in every aspect of your life. Honesty and Integrity opens the door. Your character allows others to see you for who you truly are. Make your first impression a lasting impression. Ironically it may be your last impression - Amaka Imani Nkosazana
As our own species is in the process of proving, one cannot have superior science and inferior morals. The combination is unstable and self-destroying. - Arthur C. Clarke
Good laws have their origins in bad morals. - Ambrosius Macrobius
Philosophy is the song of love with the music of morals. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
Knowledge without wisdom is like a beautiful lady without morals - Ikechukwu Izuakor
Just as Man developed morals and ethical behavior over thousands of years of evolution; so, too, did he invent an authority figure to enforce these behaviors - God. - Lex Allen
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
If one should desire to know whether a kingdom is well governed, if its morals are good or bad, the quality of its music will furnish the answer. - Confucius
Independence that has declared its ‘independence’ from the sure and certain compass of sound morals is nothing more than rogue greed having scantily dressed itself in the garb of independence while running off the cliff of anarchy. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
When you prevent me from doing anything I want to do, that is persecution; but when I prevent you from doing anything you want to do, that is law, order and morals. - George Bernard Shaw
Keep me heaven my soul has holes, leaking good morals, I once had control over dark matters of the world, give me courage and strength for my Lord, and sew the holes that hold you near. Keep me heaven my soul has holes. - Anthony Liccione
Liberals tend to view traditions, policies, and morals of past generations as arbitrary designs put in place by less enlightened people. Because of this, liberals don't pay much attention to why traditions developed or wonder about possible ramifications of their social engineering. - John Hawkins
What are you will to sacrifice for success? Whatever it is, don't sacrifice your values, your morals, your principles. Not worth it. - Richie Norton
The Bible has noble poetry in it... and some good morals and a wealth of obscenity, and upwards of a thousand lies. - Mark Twain
Atheists don't like it when we push our morals on them and other people. But we don't, they follow them willingly and knowingly because they know that we are right. They hate us, but follow us. - S.G
Morals are nothing but a civilized society’s attempt to tame some beast called man. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The basic teachings of the Protestants were all surrounding values, ethics and morals - Sunday Adelaja
Every advance in human freedom is initially perceived as a decline in morals. - Marty Rubin
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
My views and feelings (are) in favor of the abolition of war--and I hope it is practicable, by improving the mind and morals of society, to lessen the disposition to war; but of its abolition I despair. - Thomas Jefferson
Guilt is helpful only when it keeps us acting in line with our beliefs and morals. Otherwise, it creates needless suffering.
The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals. - Martin Luther King Jr.
It's not necessary to corrupt people's morals. Their morals have been corrupting them for years. - Marty Rubin
No matter how powerful, countries cannot rule the whole world. The world is ruled by brains, by justice, by morals and by fairness. - Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
There is nothing training cannot do. Nothing is above its reach. It can turn bad morals to good; it can destroy bad principles and recreate good ones; it can lift men to angelship. - Mark Twain
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
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society. - Theodore Roosevelt
Good manners and good morals are sworn friends and fast allies.
When the sun comes up, I have morals again. - Elayne Boosler
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
The world needs to see Christians burning, not with self-righteous fury at the sliding morals in our country, but with passion for God. - Kevin DeYoung
Easy is an adjective used to describe a woman who has the sexual morals of a man. - Nancy Linn-Desmond
The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals. - Martin Luther King, jr.
The psychology of adultery has been falsified by conventional morals, which assume, in monogamous countries, that attraction to one person cannot coexist with affection for another. Everybody knows that this is untrue. - Bertrand Russel
The best defense is to change and adapt without losing values and morals. - Debasish Mridha
You are free to lecture someone on their bad morals, and they are free to tell you to fuck off. - Marty Rubin
Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners - Laurence Sterne