If you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation to do something about it.— John Lewis
Undeniable Moral Obligation quotations
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?
Gays are beginning to realize what blacks learned long ago: Unless you are out here fighting for yourself then nobody else will help you. I think the gay community has a moral obligation to continue the fight.
A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.
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.
If a policy is wrongheaded, feckless and corrupt, I take it personally and consider it a moral obligation to sound off and not shut up until it's fixed.
There is a moral obligation, I think, not to ally oneself with power against the powerless.
Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.
The moral and constitutional obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people.
We all have a moral obligation to leave this world a better place than the world that we've found.
Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process.
Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.
As believers we all have an opportunity and moral obligation to recognize our spiritual common ground; to rise above our differences; to combat prejudice and intolerance.
There are always lessons to be found in the darkest moments.
It's a moral obligation to dig deep and find that little glimmer of hope or pearl of wisdom.
You're obliged to pretend respect for people and institutions you think absurd.
You live attached in a cowardly fashion to moral and social conventions you despise, condemn, and know lack all foundation.
Bad company ruins good morals.
If you truly believe that what you have is useful and valuable to your clients, then you have a moral obligation to try to serve them in every way possible.
Without commonly shared and widely entrenched moral values and obligations, neither the law, nor democratic government, nor even the market economy will function properly.
There may be a legal obligation to obey, but there will be no moral obligation to obey. When it comes to history, it will be the people who broke the law for freedom who will be remembered and honoured.
The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.
I don't hold animals superior or even equal to humans.
The whole case for behaving decently to animals rests on the fact that we are the superior species. We are the species uniquely capable of imagination, rationality, and moral choice - and that is precisely why we are under an obligation to recognize and respect the rights of animals.
I certainly believe that we have a moral obligation to care for the dogs, cats, and other nonhumans whose existence we have caused or facilitated as part of the institution of 'pet' ownership. But I maintain that we ought to abolish the institution and stop causing or facilitating the existence of more 'companion' animals.
I will no longer allow my obligation as a veteran to remember those who died in the great wars to be co-opted by current or former politicians to justify our folly in Iraq, our morally dubious war on terror and our elimination of one's right to privacy.
I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.
Americans are blessed with great plenty;
we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation to assist those who are suffering from poverty, disease, war and famine.
I would have let you shoot me without further ado! But it is not possible to hang the German Reichsmarschall! I cannot permit this. ... I have no moral obligation to submit to the justice of my enemies. I have therefore chosen the manner of death of the great Hannibal.
We have a responsibility as a state to protect our most vulnerable citizens: our children, seniors, people with disabilities. That is our moral obligation. But there is an economic justification too - we all pay when the basic needs of our citizens are unmet.
Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
It is our moral obligation to give every child the very best education possible.
For Aboriginal leaders, the social and moral obligation that comes with community leadership is life-long. Those who lead, who have authority, must care for and look after those who come behind.
I became convinced that noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good. No other person has been more eloquent and passionate in getting this idea across than Henry David Thoreau. As a result of his writings and personal witness, we are the heirs of a legacy of creative protest.
The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.
He who is void of virtuous attachments in private life is, or very soon will be, void of all regard for his country. There is seldom an instance of a man guilty of betraying his country, who had not before lost the feeling of moral obligations in his private connections.
Know that joy is rarer, more difficult, and more beautiful than sadness.
Once you make this all-important discovery, you must embrace joy as a moral obligation.
Working for a just distribution of the fruits of the earth and human labor is not mere philanthropy. It is a moral obligation.
I'd say a man is someone who is strong-minded, moral, genuine, just a good human beeing.
War is a biological necessity of the first importance, a regulative element in the life of mankind which cannot be dispensed with. ... But it is not only a biological law but a moral obligation and, as such, an indispensable factor in civilization.
Humans have made a huge hole in nature in the last 10,000 years.
[With de-extinction,] we have the ability now, and maybe the moral obligation, to repair some of the damage.
Religious liberalism affirms the moral obligation to direct one's effort toward the establishment of a just and *loving* community.
Happiness is a moral obligation
Im a true believer that you have a moral obligation to keep your employees honest, and that is why you have controls, so Im never tempted or put in a position where I could do something to defraud my employer.
Man is without doubt the most interesting fool there is.
He concedes that God made the angels immune from pain and death, and that he could have been similarly kind to man, but denies that he was under any moral obligation to do so.
All moral obligation resolves itself into the obligation of conformity to the will of God.
Your love of liberty -- your respect for the laws -- your habits of industry -- and your practice of the moral and religious obligations, are the strongest claims to national and individual happiness.