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Wise Quotes about Moral

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

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A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting
on his past actions and their motives -
of approving of some and disapproving of others.
- Charles Darwin

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Increase of material comforts,
it may be generally laid down,
does not in any way whatsoever
conduce to moral growth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

The perception of beauty is a moral test.
- Henry David Thoreau

The acceptance of oneself is
the essence of the whole moral problem
and the epitome of a whole outlook on life.
- Carl Jung

A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

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If we are to go forward, we must go back
and rediscover those precious values -
that all reality hinges on moral foundations
and that all reality has spiritual control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

I am not interested in power for power's sake,
but I'm interested in power that is moral,
that is right and that is good.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Compassion is the universal standard of moral living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Moral authority is never retained by
any attempt to hold on to it.
It comes without seeking and
is retained without effort.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is curious - curious that physical courage
should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare
- Mark Twain

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's
oldest exercises in moral philosophy;
that is,
the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

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

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders,
and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
- James K. Polk

The moral arc of the universe
bends at the elbow of justice.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Music is a moral law.
It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
- Plato

Nature teaches more than she preaches.
There are no sermons in stones.
It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
- John Burroughs

Our world faces a true planetary emergency.
I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it's a
challenge to the moral imagination.
- Al Gore

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who
maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
- Dante Alighieri

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things.
The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic
feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
- John Stuart Mill

Love is moral even without legal marriage,
but marriage is immoral without love.
- Ellen Key

The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and
peace are deep-seated and powerful.
They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual.
- Arthur Henderson

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally
recognized moral qualities of men.
- Confucius

Trust should be the basis for all our moral training.
- Robert Baden-Powell

Take motherhood: nobody ever thought of putting it
on a moral pedestal until some brash feminists pointed out,
about a century ago, that the pay is lousy and the
career ladder nonexistent.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

The Establishment center...
has led us into the stupidest and cruelest war in all history.
That war is a moral and political disaster -
a terrible cancer eating away at the soul of our nation.
- George McGovern

Punishment is now unfashionable...
because it creates moral distinctions among men,
which, to the democratic mind, are odious.
We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful
individual responsibility.
- Thomas Szasz

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw.
All I am I owe to my mother.
I attribute all my success in life to the moral,
intellectual and physical education I received from her.
- George Washington

Pretensions to moral superiority are devastatingly destructive.
- Mary Douglas

It is essential that we realize once and for all that
man is much more of a sex creature than a moral creature.
The former is inherent, the other is grafted on.
- Emma Goldman

However, the moral center of New York City,
I believe, is the New York City Ballet.
- John Guare

The success of any great moral enterprise does not depend upon numbers.
- William Lloyd Garrison

Real genius of moral insight is a motor which will start any engine.
- Edmund Wilson

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

Despite what they tell you, there are simply no moral
absolutes in a complex world.
- Berkeley Breathed

Turning the other cheek is a kind of moral jiu-jitsu.
- Gerald Stanley Lee

No, moral conscience is one thing, the law is another.
We have to hold onto this difference.
- Rocco Buttiglione

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.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Golf may be played on Sunday, not being a game within the view of the law,
but being a form of moral effort.
- Stephen Leacock

I don't think a prostitute is more moral than a wife,
but they are doing the same thing.
- Prince Philip

One might have thought the world would stop ascribing
moral equivalence between acts of terrorism and acts of punishing terrorism.
It has not happened that way.
- Theodore Bikel

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.
- Margaret Chase Smith

If we can find God only as he is revealed in nature we have no moral God.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

America's greatness has been the greatness of a free
people who shared certain moral commitments.
Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.
- John W. Gardner

The most powerful moral influence is example.
- Huston Smith

Nor does the idea of a moral order asserting itself
against attack or want of conformity answer in full
to our feelings regarding the tragic character.
- Andrew Coyle Bradley

No weapon has ever settled a moral problem.
It can impose a solution but it cannot guarantee it to be a just one.
- Ernest Hemingway

Literature should not be suppressed merely because
it offends the moral code of the censor.
- William O. Douglas

The most dangerous criminal now is the entirely lawless modern philosopher.
Compared to him, burglars and bigamists are essentially moral men.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Science cannot resolve moral conflicts,
but it can help to more accurately frame the debates about those conflicts.
- Heinz R. Pagels

Our moral, religious, and political traditions are
united in their respect for the dignity of human life.
- Robert Casey

For millions of men and women, the church has been
the hospital for the soul,
the school for the mind and the safe depository for moral ideas.
- Gerald R. Ford

Nuclear weapons are intrinsically neither moral nor immoral,
though they are more prone to immoral use than most weapons.
- Herman Kahn

Style is not neutral; it gives moral directions.
- Martin Amis

The quality of moral behavior varies in inverse ratio
to the number of human beings involved.
- Aldous Huxley

If movies are causing moral decay, then crime ought to be going up,
but crime is going down.
- Jack Valenti

I think we have a moral obligation to our children
that can be easily summarized:
number one,
protect them from harm.
- Tom Allen

People have said I'm the candidate of anger.
Well, we have a right to be angry.
We lost 3 million jobs.
We lost our place as the moral leader of the world.
- Howard Dean

Scientific progress makes moral progress a necessity;
for if man's power is increased,
the checks that restrain him from abusing it must be strengthened.
- Madame de Stael

All too often arrogance accompanies strength,
and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong.
The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice.
- Theodore Bikel

The mind cannot support moral chaos for long.
Men are under as strong a compulsion to invent an ethical
setting for their behavior as spiders are to weave themselves webs.
- John Dos Passos

It is a sad day for our country when the moral foundation
of our law and the acknowledgment of God has to be
hidden from public view to appease a federal judge.
- Soledad O'Brien

They talk of a man betraying his country,
his friends, his sweetheart.
There must be a moral bond first.
All a man can betray is his conscience.
- Joseph Conrad

When people lack teachers, their tendencies are not corrected;
when they do not have ritual and moral principles,
then their lawlessness is not controlled.
- Xun Zi

Physical pain however great ends in itself and falls
away like dry husks from the mind,
whilst moral discords and nervous horrors sear the soul.
- Alice James

Progressive rhetoric has the effect of concealing social
crisis and moral breakdown by presenting them as the
birth pangs of a new order.
- Christopher Lasch

In marriage, a man becomes slack and selfish,
and undergoes a fatty degeneration of his moral being.
- Robert Louis Stevenson


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