Seven Deadly Sins Wealth without work Pleasure without conscience Science without humanity Knowledge without character Politics without principle Commerce without morality Worship without sacrifice.— Mahatma Gandhi
Staggering Moral Character quotations
Leadership is the sum of those qualities of intellect, human understanding, and moral character that enables a person to inspire and control a group of people successfully.
Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.
Unless the will is free, man has no freedom;
and if he has no freedom he is not a moral agent, that is, he is incapable of moral action and also of moral character.
The State of Israel will prove itself not by material wealth, not by military might or technical achievement, but by its moral character and human values.
Games are a trigger for adults to again become primitive, primal, as a way of thinking and remembering. An adult is a child who has more ethics and morals, that's all. I am not creating a game. I am in the game. The game is not for children, it is for me. It is for an adult who still has a character of a child.
Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.
Stand for something. Don't quest for popularity at the expense of morality and ethics and honesty.
I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country;
he is a bird of bad moral character; like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy. The turkey is a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America.
People will not follow a leader with moral incongruities for long.
Every time you compromise character you compromise leadership. The foundation of firm leadership is character.
High moral character is not a precondition for great moral accomplishments.
The right way is not always the popular and easy way.
Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.
Good moral character is the first essential in a man.
The loss of these tastes [for poetry and music] is a loss of happiness, and may possibly be injurious to the intellect, and more probably to the moral character, by enfeebling the emotional part of our nature.
The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.
The influence of woman is the same everywhere.
Her condition influences the morals, manners, and character of the people of all countries. Where she is debased, society is debased; where she is morally pure and enlightened, society will be proportionately elevated.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life.
Those who understand the gospel cannot possibly look down on anyone, since they were saved by sheer grace, not by their perfect doctrine or strong moral character.
Good moral character is not something that we can achieve on our own.
We need a culture that supports the conditions under which self-love and friendship flourish.
The mere holding of slaves, therefore, is a condition having per se nothing of moral character in it, any more than the being a parent, or employer, or ruler
Sanctification is not a work of nature, but a work of grace.
It is a transformation of character effected not by moral influences, but supernaturally by the Holy Spirit.
As the excellence of steel is strength, and the excellence of art is beauty, so the excellence of mankind is moral character.
We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
Music directly imitates the passions or states of the soul.
..when one listens to music that imitates a certain passion, he becomes imbued withthe same passion; and if over a long time he habitually listens to music that rouses ignoble passions, his whole character will be shaped to an ignoble form.
The real evil with which we have to contend is not the physical evil of the Famine, but the moral evil of the selfish, perverse and turbulent character of the people.
...but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself.
A good moral character is the first essential.
It is highly important not only to be learned but to be virtuous.
The Society or Fraternity of Freemasons is more in the nature of a system of Philosophy or of moral and social virtues taught by symbols, allegories, and lectures based upon fundamental truths, the observance of which tends to promote stability of character, conservatism, morality and good citizenship.
Every problem is a character-building opportunity, and the more difficult it is, the greater the potential for building spiritual muscle and moral fiber.
A moral character is attached to autumnal scenes;
the leaves falling like our years, the flowers fading like our hours, the clouds fleeting like our illusions, the light diminishing like our intelligence, the sun growing colder like our affections, the rivers becoming frozen like our lives--all bear secret relations to our destinies.
Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another.
How can we expect young people to be rooted in things such as character, morality and honesty? How is one supposed to be at once an arrow soaring skyward and an oak planted firmly in the ground? The meritocratic culture hones strivers on every aspect of their lives save one - how to cultivate character.
True greatness is not measured by the headlines a person commands or the wealth he or she accumulates. The inner character of a person-the undergirding moral and spiritual values and commitments-is the true measure of lasting greatness.