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    Relativity applies to physics, not ethics. ⏤ Albert Einstein


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    In civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics. ⏤ Earl Warren


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For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

William Shakespeare

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

Nothing that is morally wrong can be politically right.

William Ewart Gladstone

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

Mahatma Gandhi

Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.

George Washington

We're given a code to live our lives by. We don't always follow it, but it's still there.

Gary Oldman

Live one day at a time emphasizing ethics rather than rules.

Wayne Dyer

Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar.

D. H. Lawrence

I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it.

Albert Einstein

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

In civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics.

Earl Warren

Rich men without convictions are more dangerous in modern society than poor women without chastity.

George Bernard Shaw

Actually, there is only one first question of government, and it is How should we live? or What kind of people do we want our citizens to be?

George Will

In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.

Immanuel Kant

You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

That so unlikely an outcome should accrue to a man possessed of such limited talent and so many flaws, and one lacking in a sense of ethics and decency was one of the bitter ironies of history.

William Thomas Green Morton

The reconnection of society, economy and ethics is a project we cannot postpone.

Michael D. Higgins

No artist has ethical sympathies. An ethical sympathy in an artist is an unpardonable mannerism of style.

Oscar Wilde

More often there's a compromise between ethics and expediency.

Peter Singer

Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.

Albert Schweitzer

Evangelical faith without Christian ethics is a travesty on the gospel.

V. Raymond Edman

It horrifies me that ethics is only an optional extra at Harvard Business School.

Sir John Harvey

The time has come for all evangelists to practice full financial disclosure. The world is watching how we walk and how we talk. We must have the highest standards of morality, ethics and integrity if we are to continue to have influence.

Billy Graham

Basically, to lead without a title is to derive your power within the organisation not from your position but from your competence, effectiveness, relationships, excellence, innovation and ethics.

Robin S. Sharma

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

I think Kenny Chesney or Garth Brooks would be the coolest duet partners. I look up to them so much for their work ethics.

Taylor Swift

If the leading Negro classes cannot assume and bear the uplift of their own proletariat, they are doomed for all time. It is not a case of ethics; it is a plain case of necessity. The method by which this may be done is, first, for the American Negro to achieve a new economic solidarity.

W. E. B. Du Bois

People who truly understand what is meant by self-reliance know they must live their lives by ethics rather than rules.

Wayne Dyer

Given the way some fought for the status quo when I authored the new Ethics Code and created the city's first Ethics Commission, we are going to need your strong support to get an even tougher Ethics Code passed this year.

Laura Miller

In many ways, our campaign this year will be the same as last time: We're still going to focus on fixing up basics and cleaning up ethics at City Hall.

Laura Miller

Now it's time to focus on basics for people in our neighborhoods... and real ethics reform at City Hall.

Laura Miller

Medicine rests upon four pillars - philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics.

Paracelsus

The first and only principle of sexual ethics: the accuser is always in the wrong.

Theodor Adorno

Grub first, then ethics.

Bertolt Brecht

Convinced as I am and as I am from my government that the world needs a new moral architecture over all I believe that this should be the first topic to debate in our world of today, ethics, moral.

Hugo Chavez

Whether gods exist or not, there is no way to get absolute certainty about ethics. Without absolute certainty, what do we do? We do the best we can.

Richard Stallman

Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs, doctrines - these are of trifling import. All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.

Henry Miller

Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique.

James MacGregor Burns

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.

Bob Riley

Excellent, there's nothing quite like a blunt object to reinforce proper administration ethics.

Simon Travaglia

So the next thing I assume I'll be hearing from Republicans, they want to change rules some way, as they do on the House when you get a problem with ethics, they just change the rules.

Harry Reid

In the New Testament, religion is grace and ethics is gratitude.

Thomas Erskine

The Architect is just one of a series of works which examine the confrontation of innocence and experience, illustrating the complex ethics of power that exist between reader and writer, critic and artist, the human and the divine.

John Scott

I filed the ethics complaint against Tom DeLay not because I'm a Democrat and he's a Republican or even because he drew me out of my congressional seat but because he engaged in corruption to further his plans to disenfranchise voters in Texas.

Chris Bell

While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth?

George Bernard Shaw

Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating.

Simone Weil

You're trying to be tricky. What's morality? It's the difference between what's right and what you can rationalize. Must be a human thing. Exactly.

Christopher Moore

Thus I assume that to each according to his threat advantage is not a conception of justice.

John Rawls

Whenever governments adopt a moral tone - as opposed to an ethical one - you know something is wrong.

John Ralston Saul

The character ethic, which I believe to be the foundation of success, teaches that there are basic principles of effective living, and that people can only experience true success and enduring happiness as they learn and integrate these principles into their basic character.

Stephen Covey

If there are going to be people out there making war on other people, don't you think it's a good idea for some of those people to at least follow a code of ethics? Not 'honor' but something you can pin down and be sure of, something with the same rules for everybody.

Mercedes Lackey

Given what the media have put the country through this past decade, it must come as a surprise to most Americans that the press has a code of ethics.

Roger Mudd

The ethics of editorial judgement, however, began to go though a sea change during the late 1970s and '80s when the Carter and Reagan Administrations de-regulated the television industry.

Roger Mudd

According to the new ethics, virtue is not restrictive but expansive, a sentiment and even an intoxication.

Irving Babbitt

I was raised with those principals and values and ethics that came out of the men and women that served. But this generation doesn't quite know; they haven't been tested.

Jack Scalia

Islam, the third in historical sequence of the ethical monotheistic religions of the Near East, was very successful in establishing its monotheism, but had only very moderate success in spreading its version of Jewish and Christian ethics to the Arabs.

Carroll Quigley

Thus Christian humanism is as indispensable to the Christian way of life as Christian ethics and a Christian sociology.

Christopher Dawson

I don't think there's anything in the compromise that means that there's a clash of ethics.

Peter Singer

We see things like reciprocity which are fairly central to our view of ethics. But if you're talking about a set of worked-out rules on what we are supposed to do then, yes, it is a human product.

Peter Singer

For a man who purports to have learned of media ethics only this month, Mr. Williams has spent an undue amount of time appearing as a media ethicist on both CNN and the cable news networks of NBC.

Frank Rich

The key factor is whether the agent is a member of the Association of Authors' Representatives, which screens its members and requires them to uphold a Canon of Ethics.

Richard Curtis

If people knew of ethics violations, they should have sent them to the Ethics Committee. If you think there was serious ethics violation that ought to be looked at, you don't hold it back for retaliatory purposes.

Barney Frank

What's troubling is that the Republicans to defend Mr. DeLay are weakening the ethics process.

Barney Frank

My personal philosophy of life is one of ethics.

Alva Myrdal

The novel is a penetrating study of morals and ethics.

Bille August

Things change so fast, you can't use 1971 ethics on someone born in 1971.

Grace Slick

Football, that's just athletics. But in the business world - doing everything - people are competing. So you need good work ethics, and I think it helped me to develop good work ethics, being in a small town.

Herschel Walker

The jury had down right contempt for punk rock grass roots ethics.

Jello Biafra

I had taken a course in Ethics. I read a thick textbook, heard the class discussions and came out of it saying I hadn't learned a thing I didn't know before about morals and what is right or wrong in human conduct.

Carl Sandburg

The technological way of thinking has infected even ethics, which is supposed to be thinking about the good.

Leon Kass

We have also set up the national institute for ethics. This institute and also the implementation of the national integrity plan, that will certainly do the follow up that is necessary for this.

Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

If you look to lead, invest at least 40% of your time managing yourself - your ethics, character, principles, purpose, motivation, and conduct. Invest at least 30% managing those with authority over you, and 15% managing your peers.

Dee Hock

My personal conviction is that science is concerned wholly with truth, not with ethics.

Arthur Keith

In my book I specifically discussed the structural nature of injustice and offered Nine Touchstones of Goddess ethics as an alternative to the Ten Commandments of Biblical religion.

Carol P. Christ

I have my ethics and morals. I have my anchor point of what is right and wrong in real life, but I'm not afraid to entertain any and every aspect of personality in relationship to creating a character.

Corin Nemec

Now here is a departure from the first principle of true ethics. Here we find ideas of moral wrong and moral right associated with something else than beneficial action. The consequent is, we lose sight of the real basis of morals, and substitute a false one.

Francis Wright

Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics - a rational ethics - as a precondition of rebirth.

Ayn Rand

At the descriptive level, certainly, you would expect different cultures to develop different sorts of ethics and obviously they have; that doesn't mean that you can't think of overarching ethical principles you would want people to follow in all kinds of places.

Peter Singer

I think ethics is always there; it's not always a very thoughtful or reflective ethics.

Peter Singer

I would like us to think about it more explicitly, and not take our intuitions as the given of ethics, but rather to reflect on it, and be more open about the fact that something is an ethical issues and think what we ought to do about it.

Peter Singer

If you deny that any principles of conduct at all are common to and admitted by all men who try to behave reasonably - well, I don't see how you can have any ethics or any ethical background for law.

Frederick Pollock

This House cannot function without an open, accountable, and independent ethics process; and the molestation of that process by the majority is an abuse of power that cannot stand.

Louise Slaughter

Ethically, I think pretty much every code of ethics for doctors suggests that they should not be in an interrogation room, particularly if there's anything coercive or abusive going on.

Jane Mayer

For the year after I left government service, I worked as a consultant to the Republican National Committee because the lawyers advised that was the proper way for me to comply with ethics regulations and continue to advise the President.

Karen Hughes

Let me give you one definition of ethics: It is good to maintain life and to further life; it is bad to damage and destroy life. And this ethic, profound, universal, has the significance of a religion. It is religion.

Albert Schweitzer

... luckily, Eden is soon populated. The ethical dimension begins when the other appears on the scene.

Umberto Eco

Our identities have no bodies, so, unlike you, we cannot obtain order by physical coercion. We believe that from ethics, enlightened self-interest, and the commonweal, our governance will emerge.

John Perry Barlow

You do not know our culture, our ethics, or the unwritten codes that already provide our society more order than could be obtained by any of your impositions.

John Perry Barlow

While we are guarding the country, we must accept being the guardian of the finest ethics. The country needs it and we must do it.

Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.

Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.

Albert Schweitzer

I think it's unethical to take money for poor quality performance.

Alvin Burger

His moral lecture blazed with hate. What could have driven a child that far?

Dag Hammarskjold

Ethics are so annoying. I avoid them on principle.

Darby Conley

From the poetry of Lord Byron they drew a system of ethics compounded of misanthropy and voluptuousness--a system in which the two great commandments were to hate your neighbor and to love your neighbor's wife.

Thomas Babington Macaulay

As religion and faith are being driven out of the public square, the Judeo-Christian ethical foundations that have sustained our country since its beginning, are being lost and are being replaced with a humanistic amorality, a self-centered, pragmatic indifference that will ensure that our moral compasses will fail to point us in the right direction in the future.

Archie B. Carroll

Everywhere, the ethical predicament of our time imposes itself with an urgency which suggests that even the question Have we anything to eat? will be answered not in material but in ethical terms.

Hugo Ball

Those who cultivate moral confusion for profit should understand this: we will name their names and shame them as they deserve to be shamed.

Bob Dole

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.

Albert Einstein

Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.

Bertrand Russell

I say statecraft is soulcraft. Just as all education is moral education because learning conditions conduct, most legislation is moral legislations because it conditions the action and the thought of the nation in broad and important spheres in life.

George Will

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