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


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Morality is a private and costly luxury.

Henry Adams

Bad company ruins good morals.

Bible

The biggest threat to our well-being is the absence of moral clarity and purpose.

Rick Shuman

We become moral when we are unhappy.

Marcel Proust

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

Ayn Rand

The better one is morally the less aware they are of their virtue.

James A. Froude

Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.

Isaac Asimov

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

Mahatma Gandhi

The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.

George Bernard Shaw

Politics have no relation to morals.

Niccolo Machiavelli

What is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.

Ernest Hemingway

Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.

Graham Greene

Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.

Oliver Goldsmith

Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.

Ronald Reagan

The fatal trait of the times is the divorce between religion and morality.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What we call "morals" is simply blind obedience to words of command.

Havelock Ellis

Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.

Sigmund Freud

The essence of morality is the subjugation of nature in obedience to social needs.

John Morley

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.

Lewis Carroll

The higher the building the lower the morals.

Noel Coward

The great rule of moral conduct is next to God, respect time.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

To give a man full knowledge of morality, I would send him to no other book than the New Testament.

John Locke

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

There's always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street.

D. H. Lawrence

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

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

Morality is the theory that every human act must be either right or wrong, and that 99% of them are wrong.

H. L. Mencken

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.

Oscar Wilde

Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure.

Lord Byron

The only immorality is not to do what one has to do when one has to do it.

Jean Anouilh

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

Joseph Conrad

I'm as pure as the driven slush.

Tallulah Bankhead

Morality is largely a matter of geography.

Elbert Hubbard

Our whole life is startlingly moral. There is never an instant's truce between virtue and vice.

Henry David Thoreau

Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions.

Will Durant

There is nothing so bad but it can masquerade as moral.

Walter Lippmann

We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality.

Thomas Babington Macaulay

In the ocean of baseness, the deeper we get, the easier the sinking.

James Russell Lowell

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

It is becoming clear that the old platitudes can no longer be maintained, and that if we wish to improve our morals we must first improve our knowledge.

Havelock Ellis

Morality is suspecting other people of not being legally married.

George Bernard Shaw

An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.

George Bernard Shaw

Physical deformity, calls forth our charity. But the infinite misfortune of moral deformity calls forth nothing but hatred and vengeance.

Clarence Darrow

The foundation of morality is to have done, once and for all, with lying

Thomas Henry Huxley

Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality.

William Hazlitt

A man who moralizes is usually a hypocrite, and a woman who moralizes is invariably plain.

Oscar Wilde

We moralize among ruins.

Benjamin Disraeli

A set of rules laid out by professionals to show the way they would like to act if it was profitable.

Frank Dane

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.

Morals are private. Decency is public.

Rita Mae Brown

The new so called morality has too often the old immorality condoned.

Lord Shawcross

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

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

Many people convince themselves if it is economically necessary, it's morally right. That's not always the case.

Unknown

The quality of moral behaviour varies in inverse ratio to the number of human beings involved.

Aldous Huxley

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

No author can be as moral as his work and no preacher as pious as his sermons.

Jean Paul

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

Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.

Immanuel Kant

Compound for sins they are inclined to by damning those they have no mind to.

Samuel Butler

Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase.

Charles Caleb Colton

Dost thou think because thou art virtuous there shall be no more cakes and ale?

William Shakespeare

I have never regarded politics as the arena of morals. It is the arena of interest.

Aneurin Bevan

Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.

Karl Kraus

Might was the measure of right.

F. L. Lucan

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

Moral power is probably best when it is not used. The less you use it the more you have.

Andrew Young

The terrible immoralities are the cunning ones hiding behind masks of morality, such as exploiting people while pretending to help them.

Vernon Howard

The end never really justifies the meanness.

E. Duane Hulse

Moral choices do not depend on personal preference and private decision but on right reason and, I would add, divine order.

Basil Hume

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

I am done with great things and big things, great institutions and big success, and I am for those tiny invisible molecular moral forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets, or like the capillary oozing of water, yet which if you give them time, will rend the hardest monumentos of man's pride.

William James

There are few things more disturbing than to find, in somebody we detest, a moral quality which seems to us demonstrably superior to anything we ourselves possess. It augurs not merely an unfairness on the part of creation, but a lack of artistic judgment. Sainthood is acceptable only in saints.

Pamela Hansford Johnson

Morality is a venereal disease. Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage, boredom; its tertiary stage, syphilis.

Karl Kraus

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

As the few adepts in such things well know, universal morality is to be found in little everyday penny-events just as much as in great ones. There is so much goodness and ingenuity in a raindrop that an apothecary wouldn't let it go for less than half-a-crown...

G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg

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

What I have absolutely no sympathy with is the legislator, the man who seeks, for his own profit, to exploit the weaknesses of those who are unable to help themselves and then to fasten some moral superscription upon it. This I loathe so much that I cannot conceivably explain how much it is.

Malcolm Lowry

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

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

The immorality of men triumphs over the amorality of women.

Karl Kraus

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

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

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

He that has not religion to govern his morality, is not a dram better than my mastiff-dog; so long as you stroke him, and please him, and do not pinch him, he will play with you as finely as may be, he is a very good moral mastiff; but if you hurt him, he will fly in your face, and tear out your throat.

John Selden

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

Mercy to living beings, self restraint, truth, honesty, chastity and contentment, right faith and knowledge, and austerity are but the entourage of morality.

SilaPrabhrita

That wealth and greatness are often regarded with the respect and admiration which are due only to wisdom and virtue; and that the contempt, of which vice and folly are the only proper objects, is often unjustly bestowed upon poverty and weakness, has been the complaint of moralists in all ages.

Adam Smith

A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.

Socrates

If your morals make you dreary, depend upon it they are wrong. I do not say give them up, for they may be all you have; but conceal them like a vice, lest they should spoil the lives of better and simpler people.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Nobody seriously questions the principle that it is the function of mass culture to maintain public morale, and certainly nobody in the mass audience objects to having his morale maintained.

Robert Warshow

Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.

George Washington

To set up as a standard of public morality a notion which can neither be defined nor conceived is to open the door to every kind of tyranny.

Simone Weil

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.

H. G. [Herbert George] Wells

I play a nice crazy lady whose morals are right but who is really foundering.

Mary Crosby

The very women who object to the morals of a notoriously beautiful actress, grow big with pride when an admirer suggests their marked resemblance to this stage beauty in physique.

Minna Antrim

I've got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby.

Barack Obama

Let's stand up. Let's speak with pride about our morals and our values and redouble our effort to elect more conservative Republicans.

Rick Perry

I have no point in my system or morals where I say, 'This is too far.'

Alex Borstein

I think it's very hard in this day and age to raise little girls with morals, ethics and values, and them knowing that they are precious creations and that they are important.

Angie Harmon

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