The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.

Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.

What is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.

Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.

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We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.

Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons.

It is immoral to get drunk because the headache comes after the drinking, but if the headache came first and the drunkenness afterwards, it would be moral to get drunk.

By disobeying immoral orders, that individual preserves the institution's highest rank - dignity.

A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality.

A drug is neither moral nor immoral -- it's a chemical compound.

The compound itself is not a menace to society until a human being treats it as if consumption bestowed a temporary license to act like an asshole.

There is no such thing as a moral dress. It's people who are moral or immoral.

All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal, or fattening.

Government is essentially immoral.

He was afflicted by the thought that where Beauty was, nothing ever ran quite straight, which no doubt, was why so many people looked on it as immoral.

So far, about morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.

Good art however immoral is wholly a thing of virtue.

Good art can NOT be immoral. By good art I mean art that bears true witness, I mean the art that is most precise.

Cats are autocrats of naked self-interest.

They are both amoral and immoral, consciously breaking rules. Their evil look at such times is no human projection: the cat may be the only animal who savors the perverse or reflects upon it.

Along with the lazy man... the dying man is the immoral man: the former, a subject that does not work; the latter, an object that no longer even makes itself available to be worked on by others.

Call a thing immoral or ugly, soul-destroying or a degradation of man, a peril to the peace of the world or to the well-being of future generations; as long as you have not shown it to be uneconomic you have not really questioned its right to exist, grow, and prosper.

A novel is a mirror carried along a high road.

At one moment it reflects to your vision the azure skies at another the mire of the puddles at your feet. And the man who carries this mirror in his pack will be accused by you of being immoral! His mirror shews the mire, and you blame the mirror! Rather blame that high road upon which the puddle lies, still more the inspector of roads who allows the water to gather and the puddle to form.

There is no such thing as morality or immorality in thought. There is immoral emotion.

The English public, as a mass, takes no interest in a work of art until it is told that the work in question is immoral.

The question is not whether the system works, but whether we like the way it works. Just because something works doesn't mean it is desirable. Concentration camps work, if your purpose is to enslave people. Stealing works, if all you care about is money. Lying works, if you don't give a damn about your personal integrity. Literally anything, no matter how monstrously immoral will work, depending on your desires and how you define the term work,

It would be immoral to leave young people with a climate system spiraling out of control.

It would be immoral to walk away from the consequences of our actions, leaving behind anarchy and civil war in Iraq.

Our top story tonight: Famous TV dolphin flipper was arrested today on prostitution ring charges. He allegedly was seen transporting two 16 year olds across state line for immoral porpoises.

The message that President Obama delivered in his speech at Notre Dame was: morality is immoral. Pro-life is the extremist position, not a moral position. Yet we should compromise and work to reduce abortions. Where's the compromise between life and death - and why work to reduce the number of them occurring if there's nothing wrong with them?

We burned to death 100,000 Japanese civilians in Tokyo - men, women and children. LeMay recognized that what he was doing would be thought immoral if his side had lost. But what makes it immoral if you lose and not immoral if you win?

Ten to 20 years out, driving your car will be viewed as equivalently immoral as smoking cigarettes around other people is today.

The body is an actor's tool, like the face, malleable.

I never thought that being naked was immoral or outrageous.

Americans have always had an ambivalent attitude toward intelligence.

When they feel threatened, they want a lot of it, and when they don't, they regard the whole thing as somewhat immoral.

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.

All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal or fattening.

You have to show violence the way it is.

If you don't show it realistically, then that's immoral and harmful. If you don't upset people, then that's obscenity.

Good art however "immoral" is wholly a thing of virtue.

Good art can NOT be immoral. By good art I mean art that bears true witness, I mean the art that is most precise.

I find this proposed amendment very, very, very, very shocking.

And immoral. And, you know, if civil disobedience is the way to go about change, then I think a lot of people will be going to San Francisco.

Everything I like is either illegal, immoral or fattening.

To steal from a brother or sister is evil.

To not steal from the institutions that are the pillars of the Pig Empire is equally immoral.

According to our Christian ethics, we're supposed to love God, love each other and help take care of the poor. It is immoral to charge somebody making $5,000 an income tax.

The death tax is unfair, inefficient, economically unsound and, frankly, immoral.

What is more immoral than war?

Today, we can see with our own eyes what global warming is doing.

In that context it becomes truly irresponsible, if not immoral, for us not to do something.

It's immoral that people make money out of writing crap, but I try not to obsess about it. I don't want to spend my life being angry.

Because of the diverse conditions of humans, it happens that some acts are virtuous to some people, as appropriate and suitable to them, while the same acts are immoral for others, as inappropriate to them.

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food;

therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.

Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.

Children deprived of words become school dropouts;

dropouts deprived of hope behave delinquently. Amateur censors blame delinquency on reading immoral books and magazines, when in fact, the inability to read anything is the basic trouble.

How a society channels male aggression is one of the greatest questions as to whether that society will survive. That's why I am not against violence in the media, I am against the glorification of immoral violence.

Every tax or rate, forcibly taken from an unwilling person, is immoral and oppressive.

There is a point at which the law becomes immoral and unethical.

That point is reached when it becomes a cloak for the cowardice that dares not stand up against blatant violations of justice.