quote by Thomas Aquinas

Every judgement of conscience, be it right or wrong, be it about things evil in themselves or morally indifferent, is obligatory, in such wise that he who acts against his conscience always sins.

— Thomas Aquinas

Valuable Moral Judgement quotations

The reason that I think it is a waste of time to engage in moral value judgements about people's violence, is because it doesn't advance by one iota our understanding of either the causes or the prevention of the violent behaviour.


Moral judgement 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.

Without making any moral judgements whatsoever, one can say that self-indulgence and excessive self-preoccupation are the antithesis of genuine awareness.

Moral judgement quote Do not judge my story by the chapter you walked in on.
Do not judge my story by the chapter you walked in on.
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Physiologically, it simply doesn't matter whether your anger is justified or not. The body doesn't make moral judgements about feelings; it just responds.

As to moral courage, I have very rarely met with the two o'clock in the morning kind. I mean unprepared courage, that which is necessary on an unexpected occasion, and which, in spite of the most unforeseen events, leaves full freedom of judgement and decision.

All the particular moral judgments we intuitively make are likely to derive from discarded religious systems, from warped views of sex and bodily functions, or from customs necessary for the survival of the group in social and economic circumstances that now lie in the distant past.


Moral judgement quote What you feel about another person, what you think or say about another eprson,
What you feel about another person, what you think or say about another eprson, what you do to another person - you do to you. Give judgement and criticism and you give it to yourself. Give love and appreciation to another person or anything, and you give it to yourself.

It quite often happens that the old man is subject to the delusion of a great moral renewal and rebirth, and from this experience he passes judgments on the work and course of his life, as if he had only now become clear-sighted; and yet the inspiration behind this feeling of well-being and these confident judgements is not wisdom, but weariness .

One should make morals judgements for oneself.

That I can't relate to today's music or morals doesn't make either necessarily bad. Just different. I leave the judgements to others.

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

If you want a significant man, with absolutes, morality, and meaning, then you must have what the Bible insists upon - that God will judge men justly, and they will not be able to raise their voices because of the base upon which He judges them.

The little individualist, recognizing his individual impotence, realizing that he did not possess within himself even the basis of a moral judgement against his big brother, began to change his point of view. He no longer hoped to right all things by his individual efforts. He turned to the law, to the government, to the state.


It's never been integral to the story that I take my clothes off.

I've always had clauses in my contracts saying no nudity and no body doubles... I admire actresses who can do it without feeling exploited. As long as it's their own free will, I think it's great. It's not a moral judgement, I've just never felt comfortable doing it - I'm too modest.

Moral judgement quote Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others.
Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others.

What can the Church do? If she stands by her moral teaching, then she will be seen as standing in judgement over a vast percentage of Europeans.

Corbyn's words imply a serious lack of moral judgement.

Just as all Muslims are not to blame for ISIS, not all Brits are to blame for [Jeremy] Corbyn.

...only the pleasure which proceeds from a rational value judgement can be regarded as moral, pleasure, as such, is not a guide to action nor a standard of morality.

Moral judgement quote It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.
It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.

If an instrument similar to a geiger-counter could be invented that counted moral judgements instead, we would learn to duck as people became increasingly 'moral', since lethal force is usually imminent. So far from moral fervour being an alternative to force, it is frequently the overture, the accompaniment and the memorial to it.


At the end of one millennium and nine centuries of Christianity, it remains an unshakable assumption of the law in all Christian countries and of the moral judgement of Christians everywhere that if a man and a woman, entering a room together, close the door behind them, the man will come out sadder and the woman wiser.

If we continue to make moral judgements (and whatever we say shall in fact continue) then we must believe that the conscience of man is not a product of nature.

Moral judgement quote Open your heart and give love, freely and without judgment. The world needs more
Open your heart and give love, freely and without judgment. The world needs more love.

Besides reasoning about matters of fact, men also make moral judgements.

I fully subscribe to the judgement of those writers who maintain that of all the differences between man and the lower animal, the moral sense of conscience is by far the most important....It is the most noble of all the attributes of man.

One mistake, one brief lapse of my new found judgement-that's all it took to unravel everything. What a massive responsibility, being a moral creature.


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

What is morality, she asked. Judgement to distinguish right and wrong, vision to see the truth, and courage to act upon it, dedication to that which is good, integrity to stand by the good at any price.