quote by Noah Webster

If the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted . . . . If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the Divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws.

— Noah Webster

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Moral duty quote Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your p

Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your peace of mind, self respect, values, morals and self worth.

Yes, I am my brother's keeper. I am under a moral obligation to him that is inspired, not by any maudlin sentimentality but by the higher duty I owe myself. What would you think me if I were capable of seating myself at a table and gorging myself with food and saw about me the children of my fellow beings starving to death?

Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will be in our troubled world.

Moral duty quote A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.

A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.

No, I make no pretension to patriotism.

So long as my voice can be heard on this or the other side of the Atlantic, I will hold up America to the lightning scorn of moral indignation. In doing this, I shall feel myself discharging the duty of a true patriot; for he is a lover of his country who rebukes and does not excuse its sins.

There are moments in Life when keeping silent becomes a fault, and speaking an obligation. A civic duty, a moral challenge, a categorical imperative from which we cannot escape.

We all have a moral obligation to leave this world a better place than the world that we've found.

Moral duty quote Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.

Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.

The first duty of the novelist is to entertain.

It is a moral duty. People who read your books are sick, sad, traveling, in the hospital waiting room while someone is dying. Books are written by the alone for the alone.

Neither god, nor angels, or just men, command you to suffer for a single moment.

Therefore it is your solemn and imperative duty to use every means, both moral, intellectual, and physical that promises success.

The propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained...

Moral duty quote Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.

Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.

If you would make a man happy, study not to augment his goods;

but to diminish his wants. One of the greatest services Christianity has rendered the world has been its consecration of poverty, and its elevation of labor to the dignity of a moral duty.

To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties. For he who renounces everything no indemnity is possible. Such a renunciation is incompatible with man's nature; to remove all liberty from his will is to remove all morality from his acts.

Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

Moral duty quote Above all do not forget your duty to love yourself.

Above all do not forget your duty to love yourself.

I think coercive taxation is theft, and government has a moral duty to keep it to a minimum.

The preservation of health is a duty.

Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.

The education of young citizens ought to form them to good manners, to accustom them to labor, to inspire them with a love of order, and to impress them with respect for. lawful authority. Religion is the only solid basis of good morals; therefore education should teach the precepts of religion, and the duties of man towards God.

Moral duty quote The government's first duty is to protect the people.

The government's first duty is to protect the people.

In my view, aiming at simplicity and lucidity is a moral duty of all intellectuals: lack of clarity is a sin, and pretentiousness is a crime.

The only ground of hope for the continuance of our free institutions is in the proper moral and religious training of the children, that they may be prepared to discharge aright the duties of men and citizens.

The moral duty of man consists of imitating the moral goodness and beneficence of God, manifested in the creation towards all his creatures. Everything of persecution and revenge between man and man, and everything of cruelty to animals is a violation of moral duty

Moral duty quote The duty of a true Patriot is to protect his country from its government.

The duty of a true Patriot is to protect his country from its government.

Man's duty is to improve himself; to cultivate his mind; and, when he finds himself going astray, to bring the moral law to bear upon himself.

Social advance depends quite as much upon an increase in moral sensibility as it does upon a sense of duty.

Religion is the solid basis of good morals;

therefore education should teach the precepts of religion, and the duties of man toward God.

Moral duty quote Bad company ruins good morals.

Bad company ruins good morals.

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We educated, privileged lawyers have a professional and moral duty to represent the underrepresented in our society, to ensure that justice exists for all, both legal and economic justice.

When irrational terror takes to itself the fiat of moral goodness somebody has to die. ... No man lives who has not got a panic button, and when it is pressed by the clean white hand of moral duty, a certain murderous train is set in motion.

Every country that aspires to become a nation needs its heroes, its eminent civic and moral leaders, and if it doesn't have them, it's our duty to invent them.

Moral duty quote The duty of a true patriot is to protect his country from government.

The duty of a true patriot is to protect his country from government.

The more peace there is in us, the more peace there will be in our troubled world.

It is the duty of every true Deist to vindicate the moral justice of God against the evils of the Bible.

If the Great Way perishes there will morality and duty.

When cleverness and knowledge arise great lies will flourish. When relatives fall out with one another there will be filial duty and love. When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants.

Moral duty quote The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy you

The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.

If the Great Way perishes there will morality and duty.

When cleverness and knowledge arise great lies will flourish. When relatives fall out with one another there will be filial duty and love. When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants.

You can't, in sound morals, condemn a man for taking care of his own integrity.

It is his clear duty.

Discipline our youth in early life in sound maxims of moral, political, and religious duties.

Moral duty quote It is the duty of every man to uphold the dignity of every woman.

It is the duty of every man to uphold the dignity of every woman.

If we cannot end the conflict, we have an inescapable moral duty to help refugees and provide legal avenues to safety.

I think . . . that philosophy has the duty of pointing out the falsity of outworn religious ideas, however estimable they may be as a form of art. We cannot act as if all religion were poetry while the greater part of it still functions in its ancient guise of illicit science and backward morals. . . .

The other creatures with which we share this world have their rights too, but not speaking our language, they have no voice, no vote; it is our moral duty to take care of them.

The deadly monotony of Christian country life where there are no beggars to feed, no drunkards to credit, which are among the moral duties of Christians in cities, leads as naturally to the outvent of what Methodists call "revivals" as did the backslidings of the people in those days.

Those who believe that liberal democracy and the free market can be defended by the force of law and regulation alone, without an internalised sense of duty and morality, are tragically mistaken.

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