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Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. Plato, philosopher
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Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not. Oprah Winfrey, entertainer
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Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right. Isaac Asimov, scientist
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Morality is a private and costly luxury. Henry Adams, historian
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The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality. Dante Alighieri, poet
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Hiroshima teaches us that we’re doomed if science progresses but our morals don’t Barack Obama, president
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The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis. Dante Alighieri, poet
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Bad company ruins good morals. Bible,
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A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live. Lao Tzu, philosopher
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Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before. William Butler Yeats, poet
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The biggest threat to our well-being is the absence of moral clarity and purpose. Rick Shuman,
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We become moral when we are unhappy. Marcel Proust, author
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The better one is morally the less aware they are of their virtue. James A. Froude, historian
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The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live. Ayn Rand, writer
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The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist
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Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right. Isaac Asimov, scientist
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What is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after. Ernest Hemingway, novelist
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Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born. Ronald Reagan, president
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Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine. Sigmund Freud, psychologist
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Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered. Graham Greene, playwright
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I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its Churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world. Bertrand Russell, philosopher
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The moral is that a career can be gone in an instant. And all you have in this world are the people you love. Ice Cube, musician
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The fatal trait of the times is the divorce between religion and morality. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter. Oliver Goldsmith, poet
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Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts. Aristotle, philosopher
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Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it. Lewis Carroll, author
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The higher the building the lower the morals. Noel Coward, playwright
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The essence of morality is the subjugation of nature in obedience to social needs. John Morley, statesman
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History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion. Gerald R. Ford, president
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The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
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The great rule of moral conduct is next to God, respect time. Johann Kaspar Lavater, theologian
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There's always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street. D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence, novelist
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To give a man full knowledge of morality, I would send him to no other book than the New Testament. John Locke, philosopher
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We have in fact, two kinds of morality, side by side: one that we preach, but do not practice, and another that we practice, but seldom preach. Bertrand Russell, philosopher
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For millions of men and women, the church has been the hospital for the soul, the school for the mind and the safe depository for moral ideas. Gerald R. Ford, president
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A woman can look both moral and exciting... if she also looks as if it was quite a struggle. Edna Ferber, novelist
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I am not interested in power for power's sake, but I'm interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader
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Buddhism has in it no idea of there being a moral law laid down by somekind of cosmic lawgiver. Alan Watts, philosopher
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The only immorality is not to do what one has to do when one has to do it. Jean Anouilh, playwright
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I'm as pure as the driven slush. Tallulah Bankhead, actress
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Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure. Lord (George Gordon) Byron, poet
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Morality is largely a matter of geography. Elbert Hubbard, writer
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Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly. Thomas Jefferson, president
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Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
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The security of Israel is a moral imperative for all free peoples. Henry A Kissinger, diplomat
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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. John Dos Passos, novelist
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Scientific progress makes moral progress a necessity; for if man's power is increased, the checks that restrain him from abusing it must be strengthened. Madame de Stael, writer
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Literature has to serve as a moral control of politics. Yevgeny Yevtushenko, poet
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War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. John Stuart Mill, philosopher
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States are not moral agents, people are, and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions. Noam Chomsky, activist
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Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons. Thomas Hardy, novelist
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Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions. Will Durant, historian
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Force always attracts men of low morality, and I believe it to be an invariable rule that tyrants of genius are succeeded by scoundrels. Albert Einstein, physicist
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Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality. William Hazlitt, critic
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The foundation of morality is to have done, once and for all, with lying Thomas Henry Huxley, biologist
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Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader
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There is nothing so bad but it can masquerade as moral. Walter Lippmann, journalist
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In the ocean of baseness, the deeper we get, the easier the sinking. James Russell Lowell, poet
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We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality. Thomas Babington Macaulay, poet
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Morality is the theory that every human act must be either right or wrong, and that 99% of them are wrong. H. L. Mencken, writer
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Morality is suspecting other people of not being legally married. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist
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An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist
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A man who moralizes is usually a hypocrite, and a woman who moralizes is invariably plain. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
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The worst thing about war was the sitting around and wondering what you were doing morally. Paul Fussell, historian
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It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. Mark Twain, author
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If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values - that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader
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A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it. Frederick Douglass, author
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I have never regarded politics as the arena of morals. It is the arena of interest. Aneurin Bevan, politician
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Compound for sins they are inclined to by damning those they have no mind to. Samuel Butler, poet
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It is far easier for a woman to lead a blameless life than it is for a man; all she has to do is to avoid sexual intercourse like the plague. Angela Carter, novelist
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Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase. Charles Caleb Colton, writer
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A set of rules laid out by professionals to show the way they would like to act if it was profitable. Frank Dane,
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Physical deformity, calls forth our charity. But the infinite misfortune of moral deformity calls forth nothing but hatred and vengeance. Clarence Darrow, lawyer
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We moralize among ruins. Benjamin Disraeli, statesman
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It is safe to say that no other superstition is so detrimental to growth, so enervating and paralyzing to the minds and hearts of the people, as the superstition of Morality. Emma Goldman, activist
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The quality of moral behaviour varies in inverse ratio to the number of human beings involved. Aldous Huxley, novelist
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Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness. Immanuel Kant, philosopher
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Might was the measure of right. F. L. Lucan,
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Moralistic is not moral. And as for truth -- well, it's like brown -- it's not in the spectrum. Truth is so generic. Iris Murdoch, author
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Dost thou think because thou art virtuous there shall be no more cakes and ale? William Shakespeare, dramatist
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The new so called morality has too often the old immorality condoned. Lord Shawcross,
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Our whole life is startlingly moral. There is never an instant's truce between virtue and vice. Henry David Thoreau, author
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Many people convince themselves if it is economically necessary, it's morally right. That's not always the case. Source Unknown,
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Moral power is probably best when it is not used. The less you use it the more you have. Andrew Young, clergyman
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I was extremely greedy and lost my moral compass. Andrew Fastow, criminal
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We are all murderers and prostitutes - no matter to what culture, society, class, nation one belongs, no matter how normal, moral, or mature, one takes oneself to be. R. D. Laing, psychologist
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Christianity makes of life a moral drama in which we play a starring role and in which the most ordinary events take on a grand significance. Dinesh D'Souza, author
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High moral character is not a precondition for great moral accomplishments. Christopher Hitchens, author
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The reason I met my husband was because I remembered a friend's birthday. The moral of the story is: Remember people's birthdays. Julianna Margulies, actress
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If everyone got a divorce and looked for a second wife, the Coptic family would lose its moral compass. Pope Shenouda III, clergyman
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People need religion. It's a vehicle for a moral tradition. A crucial role. Nothing can take its place. Irving Kristol, editor
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We need men with moral courage to speak and write their real thoughts, and to stand by their convictions, even to the very death. Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer
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It may be that religion is dead, and if it is, we had better know it and set ourselves to try to discover other sources of moral strength before it is too late. Pearl S. Buck, novelist
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If you start to think of your physical and moral condition, you usually find that you are sick. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet
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Moral courage is higher and a rarer virtue than physical courage. William Slim, soldier
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I am an Epicurean. I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus as containing everything rational in moral philosophy which Greek and Roman leave to us. Thomas Jefferson, president
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The perception of beauty is a moral test. Henry David Thoreau, author
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Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law. Ayn Rand, writer
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No weapon has ever settled a moral problem. It can impose a solution but it cannot guarantee it to be a just one. Ernest Hemingway, novelist
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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, author
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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. Ernest Hemingway, novelist
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If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. Desmond Tutu, leader
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A society deadened by a smothering network of laws while finding release in moral chaos is not likely to be either happy or stable. Robert Bork, public servant
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Hypocrisy is a value that I think has been embraced by the Republican Party. We get lectured by people all day long about moral values by people who have their own moral shortcomings. Howard Dean, politician
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The most powerful moral influence is example. Huston Smith, theologian
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It took a deadly illness to put me eye to eye with that truth, but it is a truth that the country, caught up in its ruthless ambitions and moral decay, can learn on my dime. Lee Atwater, politician
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So long as the opposing forces are at the outset approximately equal in numbers and moral and there are no flanks to turn, a long struggle for supremacy is inevitable. Douglas Haig, soldier
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A growing and increasingly influential movement of philosophers, ethicists, law professors and activists are convinced that the great moral struggle of our time will be for the rights of animals. Michael Pollan, educator
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The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit. Aristotle, philosopher
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While moral rules may be propounded by authority the fact that these were so propounded would not validate them. Sir Alfred Jules Ayer,
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The essence of morality is a questioning about morality; and the decisive move of human life is to use ceaselessly all light to look for the origin of the opposition between good and evil. Georges Bataille, writer
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Morality is character and conduct such as is required by the circle or community in which the man's life happens to be placed. It shows how much good men require of us. Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman
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Morality's not practical. Morality's a gesture. A complicated gesture learnt from books. Robert Bolt, playwright
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The person is always happy who is in the presence of something they cannot know in full. A person as advanced far in the study of morals who has mastered the difference between pride and vanity. Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort,
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What is light without dark? Right without left? What is goodness without the option to be evil? Harrison Christian,
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I cannot believe that this country cannot come together around some values what these kids need is a moral life... the issue is not ideas, it is conduct. The real question is how we reach these young people morally, and what do we bring to them. Robert Coles,
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There are two principles of established acceptance in morals; first, that self-interest is the mainspring of all of our actions, and secondly, that utility is the test of their value. Charles Caleb Colton, writer
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Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people. Aleister Crowley, critic
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Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales. Aleister Crowley, critic
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Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African or Asian or European: they are good or bad. Denis Diderot, editor
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The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life. Albert Einstein, physicist
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A man can do what he ought to do; and when he says he cannot, it is because he will not. Feoude,
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A woman can look both moral and exciting -- if she also looks as if it was quite a struggle. Edna Ferber, novelist
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It is almost systematically to constitute a natural moral law. Nature has no principles. She furnishes us with no reason to believe that human life is to be respected. Nature, in her indifference, makes no difference between right and wrong. Anatole France, novelist
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We may pretend that we're basically moral people who make mistakes, but the whole of history proves otherwise. Terry Hands, dramatist
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The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements,but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, 'I was wrong.' Sydney J. Harris, journalist
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Morality and expediency coincide more than the cynics allow. Roy Hattersley, statesman
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The terrible immoralities are the cunning ones hiding behind masks of morality, such as exploiting people while pretending to help them. Vernon Howard, author
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The end never really justifies the meanness. E. Duane Hulse,
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However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue. Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt,
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Moral choices do not depend on personal preference and private decision but on right reason and, I would add, divine order. Basil Hume, clergyman
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Morality is always the product of terror; its chains and strait-waistcoats are fashioned by those who dare not trust others, because they dare not trust themselves, to walk in liberty. Aldous Huxley, novelist
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For morality life is a war, and the service of the highest is a sort of cosmic patriotism which also calls for volunteers. William James, philosopher
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The immorality of men triumphs over the amorality of women. Karl Kraus, writer
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Morality is a venereal disease. Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage, boredom; its tertiary stage, syphilis. Karl Kraus, writer
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When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost right conduct appears, when right conduct is lost, expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth; it is the beginning of disorder. Lao Tzu, philosopher
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Every man has his moral backside which he refrains from showing unless he has to and keeps covered as long as possible with the trousers of decorum. G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg, scientist
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The disesteem into which moralists have fallen is due at bottom to their failure to see that in an age like this one the function of the moralist is not to exhort men to be good but to elucidate what the good is. The problem of sanctions is secondary. Walter Lippmann, journalist
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Morality without religion is only a kind of dead reckoning -- an endeavor to find our place on a cloudy sea by measuring the distance we have run, but without any observation of the heavenly bodies. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet
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Let the public mind become corrupt, and all efforts to secure property, liberty, or life by the force of laws written on paper will be as vain as putting up a sign in an apple orchard to exclude canker worms. Horace Mann, educator
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Time is the great equalizer in the field of morals. H. L. Mencken, writer
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The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught. H. L. Mencken, writer
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He without benefit of scruplesHis fun and money soon quadruples. Ogden Nash, poet
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In Los Angeles, it's like they jog for two hours a day and then they think they're morally right. That's when you want to choke people, you know? Liam Neeson, actor
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Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual. Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher
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No author can be as moral as his work and no preacher as pious as his sermons. Jean Paul, author
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From pride, from pride, our very reas Alexander Pope, poet
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This is the difference between my morality and hedonism. The standard is not: that is good which gives me pleasure, just because it gives me pleasure (which is the standard of the dipsomaniac or the sex-chaser) Ayn Rand, writer
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The greater part of humanity is too much harassed and fatigued by the struggle with want, to rally itself for a new and sterner struggle with error. Friedrich von Schiller, poet
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I never come back home with the same moral character I went out with; something or other becomes unsettled where I had achieved internal peace; some one or other of the things I had put to flight reappears on the scene. Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician
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