No responsibility of government is more fundamental than the responsibility of maintaining the highest standard of ethical behavior for those who conduct the public business.— John F. Kennedy
Beautiful Ethical Behavior quotations
You can't have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic.
If ethics are poor at the top, that behavior is copied down through the organization.
Where there is not community, trust, respect, ethical behavior are difficult for the young to learn and for the old to maintain.
Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior.
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.
It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly.
But you cannot have harmony without a commitment to ethical behavior.
It's the fence that keeps out the goats that will eat all the young shoots in your garden.
Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.
Driven by a wish to save Tomás from a life of penury and misunderstanding, Fermin had decided that he needed to develop my friend's latent conversational and social skills. Like the good ape he is, man is a social animal, characterized by cronyism, nepotism, corruption, and gossip. That's the intrinsic blueprint for our ethical behavior.
Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one else is watching- even when doing the wrong thing is legal.
Don't make misrepresentations to anyone you deal with.
If you believe the other person may have misunderstood you, correct any misunderstanding you find exists. Honesty is integral to ethical behavior, and trustworthiness is essential for good, lasting relationships.
Don’t let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.
Ethical and responsible behavior needs to become the cornerstone of corporate behavior
Poetry is an ethic. By ethic I mean a secret code of behavior, a discipline constructed and conducted according to the capabilities of a man who rejects the falsifications of the categorical imperative.
One of the worst things about breaking the law is that it puts one at odds with an indeterminate number of other people. This is among the many corrosive effects of having unjust laws: They tempt peaceful and (otherwise) honest people to lie so as to avoid being punished for behavior that is ethically blameless.
Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.
A very Faustian choice is upon us: whether to accept our corrosive and risky behavior as the unavoidable price of population and economic growth, or to take stock of ourselves and search for a new environmental ethic.
If networks are to be more efficient.
..this will come about only on the basis of a high level of trust and the existence of shared norms of ethical behavior between network members
Mass communication communicates massively: its language lacks precise articulation and avoids demanding terms; it argues for the kind of behavior in life which will make a "good program": ethic equals showbiz.
The way of the miracle-worker is to see all human behavior as one of two things: either love, or a call for love.
The man of character, sensitive to the meaning of what he is doing, will know how to discover the ethical paths in the maze of possible behavior.
There's a great deal of difference between thinking reflectively about moral issues and achieving higher standards of ethical behavior.
The mind cannot support moral chaos for long.
Men are under as strong a compulsion to invent an ethical setting for their behavior as spiders are to weave themselves webs.
Instead of trying to change another person's behavior, try changing the way you react. Acceptance without expectations is less stressful.
I gravitate toward the law, I think, certainly more times than not, because it's our best mechanism for legislating human behavior, and morality, and ethics.
The idea of a personal God is an anthropological concept which I am unable to take seriously.
The more moral the people are in their business dealings, the less paperwork you need, the more handshakes you can have, the more the wheels of capitalism work better because there's trust in the marketplace. Business ethics is not a joke. And, in fact, I think most businesses that I've dealt with encourage exactly that type of behavior.
Be the same person privately, publicly and personally.
We all have one, in one form or another.
To me, this dragon is both the wild nature of ourselves and our conscience in his embodiment of the Old Code ethical behavior and morality. At the same time, he's our unconscious, the place from which our dreams arise. I just spoke my lines to the dragon within me.
I think having the opportunity to get inside the skin of people that operate outside the law and normal moral and ethical restraints, and then to go home afterwards leaving them on set, is pretty cathartic. I get to play out all kinds of bad behavior without anyone actually coming to harm.
Man is an animal with primary instincts of survival.
Consequently his ingenuity has developed first and his soul afterwards. The progress of science is far ahead of man's ethical behavior.
It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you'll drift in that direction.
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectively on sympathy, education, and social relationships; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
I have gotten disturbed at... some of the Democrats' anti-business behavior, the sentiment, the attacks on work ethic and successful people. I think it's very counter-productive.
It seems to me that the idea of a personal God is an anthropological concept which I cannot take seriously. I also cannot imagine some will or goal outside the human sphere... Science has been charged with undermining morality, but the charge is unjust. A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
Anti-social behavior is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists.
Since belief determines behavior, doesn'
t it make sense that we should be teaching ethical, moral values in every home and in every school in America?
Though we think intrinsic desires tend to be pretty stable, we do not think they imply anything like the amount of predictability in behavior that traditional virtue ethics requires for someone to have a one-word-in-English character trait such as "benevolence". Other things being equal, a person with more of a desire for other people's wellbeing will do more for other people's wellbeing, but things are almost never equal.
Ethics is prescriptive and can change behavior, but usually only at the margins.
To be normal is the ideal aim of the unsuccessful.
[Barack] Obama's executive amnesty has been frozen via a stay by a judge on the appellate court. You remember, this is the judge that discovered the Defense Department lawyers were lying to him in open court, and instead of actually sanctioning them, he demanded that they go to a new ethics course to learn the proper behavior and decorum and the law in court, that you just can't lie with impunity to a judge.
...truth-telling may be an ethic, adopted by photojournalists as a behavior, but experience shows us that it is not embedded in the medium like silver salts in film.
Reading about ethics is about as likely to improve one's behavior as reading about sports is to make one into an athlete.
Research shows the presence of women raises the standards of ethical behavior and lowers corruption.
It is now generally accepted that the roots of our ethics lie in patterns of behavior that evolved among our pre-human ancestors, the social mammals and that we retain within our biological nature elements of these evolved responses. We have learned considerably more about this responses, and we are beginning to to understand how they interact with our capacity to reason.