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We do not look in our great cities for our best morality.

Tags: Best, Great  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God.

Tags: God, Religion  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Force always attracts men of low morality.

Tags: Force, Men  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

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

Tags: Attitude, Simply  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations.

Tags: Money, Nations  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Truth is certainly a branch of morality and a very important one to society.

Tags: Society, Truth  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one. Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power.

Tags: Longer, Power  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

I mean, technology is amoral. It has no morality.

Tags: Mean, Technology  ✍ Author: Robert Ballard

Morality is the custom of one's country and the current feeling of one's peers.

Tags: Country, Feeling  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.

Tags: Art, Line  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

Is there one specific source that determines correct morality and everybody should follow that? Or should individuals come up with following that source or not depending on their situation?

Tags: Everybody, Situation  ✍ Author: Asghar Farhadi

The more highly public life is organized the lower does its morality sink.

Tags: Life, Public  ✍ Author: E. M. Forster

Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality.

Tags: Substance, Truth  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality.

Tags: Reason, Religious  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Morality which depends upon the helplessness of a man or woman has not much to recommend it. Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts.

Tags: Hearts, Woman  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Morality is contraband in war.

Tags: War  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

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

Tags: Opinion, Rules  ✍ Author: William Hazlitt

Indigestion is charged by God with enforcing morality on the stomach.

Tags: God, Stomach  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

Deterrence itself is not a preeminent value; the primary values are safety and morality.

Tags: Value, Values  ✍ Author: Herman Kahn

Relationships do not preclude issues of morality.

Tags: Issues  ✍ Author: Jhumpa Lahiri

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

Tags: Public, Ridiculous  ✍ Author: Rose Macaulay

Immorality: the morality of those who are having a better time.

Tags: Immorality, Time  ✍ Author: H. L. Mencken

Fear is the mother of morality.

Tags: Fear, Mother  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.

Tags: Individual  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

To be ashamed of one's immorality: that is a step on the staircase at whose end one is also ashamed of one's morality.

Tags: End, Step  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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Thinking that morality is all about commandments is a relatively new way of thinking, since the Reformation.

Tags: Since, Thinking  ✍ Author: Paula Radcliffe

Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins.

Tags: Gun, Mind  ✍ Author: Ayn Rand

If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject.

Tags: Men, Survive  ✍ Author: Ayn Rand

Morality, as has often been pointed out, is antecedent to religion-it even exists in a rudimentary form among animals.

Tags: Among, Often  ✍ Author: Stephen Rea

Taste is the only morality. Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are.

Tags: Taste, Tell  ✍ Author: John Ruskin

Everything about morality and obligations I owe to football.

Tags: Football, Owe  ✍ Author: Vidal Sassoon

Compassion is the basis of morality.

Tags: Basis, Compassion  ✍ Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.

Tags: Life, Principle  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

I have to live for others and not for myself: that's middle-class morality.

Tags: Others  ✍ Author: George Bernard Shaw

He was as great as a man can be without morality.

Tags: Great  ✍ Author: Alexis de Tocqueville

You can't legislate morality.

Tags: Legislate  ✍ Author: Jesse Ventura

Men are more accountable for their motives, than for anything else; and primarily, morality consists in the motives, that is in the affections.

Tags: Else, Men  ✍ Author: Jean Alesi

If we allow the consideration of heathen morality and heathen religion to absolve us from the duty of preaching the gospel we are really deposing Christ from His throne in our own souls.

Tags: Christ, Religion  ✍ Author: Roland Allen

Philosophers and theologians have argued for centuries over the morality of targeted assassinations - a technique that the Israelis use with some frequency - without ever reaching anything approaching consensus.

Tags: Reaching, Technique  ✍ Author: Eric Alterman

In the continuing debate over the morality of enhanced interrogation, an essential consideration is often overlooked: intent.

Tags: Debate, Often  ✍ Author: Gary Bauer

Children often have a much stronger concept of morality than adults.

Tags: Children, Often  ✍ Author: Nina Bawden

Theosophy has no code of morals, being itself the embodiment of the highest morality; it presents to its students the highest moral teachings of all religions, gathering the most fragrant blossoms from the gardens of the world-faiths.

Tags: Moral, Students  ✍ Author: Annie Besant

The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.

Tags: Children, Society  ✍ Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

There is more criticism of puritanism, and more distance from Christian morality, than there has been before.

Tags: Christian, Criticism  ✍ Author: Susie Bright

Conventionality is not morality.

 ✍ Author: Charlotte Bronte

When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses.

Tags: Against, Seldom  ✍ Author: Shirley Chisholm

But the imposition of morality onto science, - where it does not belong - has become rampant in recent years.

Tags: Become, Science  ✍ Author: Bill Condon

Observe decorum, and it will open a path to morality.

Tags: Open, Path  ✍ Author: Tre Cool

Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people.

Tags: Ordinary  ✍ Author: Aleister Crowley

Modern morality is all about perception.

Tags: Modern, Perception  ✍ Author: Henry Ian Cusick

It's never acceptable to target civilians. It violates the Geneva Accords, it violates the international law of war and it violates all principles of morality.

Tags: Law, War  ✍ Author: Alan Dershowitz

I think it is very difficult to legislate for morality.

Tags: Difficult, Legislate  ✍ Author: Ben Elton

I have always maintained that society has no business dictating morality.

Tags: Business, Society  ✍ Author: Peter Fonda

My commitment to the security and future of Israel is based upon basic morality as well as enlightened self-interest. Our role in supporting Israel honors our own heritage.

Tags: Future, Security  ✍ Author: Gerald R. Ford

To deny the freedom of the will is to make morality impossible.

Tags: Freedom, Impossible  ✍ Author: James Anthony Froude

I'm leery of legislative solutions to what is morality.

Tags: Solutions  ✍ Author: Louis Gerstner

I don't believe in morality in architecture.

Tags: Architecture  ✍ Author: Michael Graves

It's simply untrue that religion provides the only framework for a universal morality.

Tags: Religion, Simply  ✍ Author: Sam Harris

Morality and expediency coincide more than the cynics allow.

Tags: Cynics, Expediency  ✍ Author: Roy Hattersley

It has been wisely observed by the greatest of modern thinkers that mankind has progressed more rapidly in every other respect than in morality.

Tags: Greatest, Respect  ✍ Author: Lafcadio Hearn

Do you not see, first, that - as a mental abstract - physical force is directly opposed to morality; and secondly, that it practically drives out of existence the moral forces?

Tags: Force, Moral  ✍ Author: Auberon Herbert

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

Tags: Respect, Truth  ✍ Author: Frank Herbert

Ordinary morality is innate in my view.

Tags: Ordinary, View  ✍ Author: Christopher Hitchens

Religion without morality is a superstition and a curse, and morality without religion is impossible.

Tags: Impossible, Religion  ✍ Author: Mark Hopkins

None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married.

Tags: Married, Show  ✍ Author: E. W. Howe

The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason.

Tags: Reason, Rules  ✍ Author: David Hume

Well, its very exasperating when you can't get it right.

Tags: Good, Work  ✍ Author: Donald Judd

Democracy without morality is impossible.

Tags: Democracy, Impossible  ✍ Author: Jack Kemp

He was a crystal of morality among our scientists.

Tags: Among, Scientists  ✍ Author: Nikita Khrushchev

I believe in pursuing my own morality. That is all I have ever stuck by. It is my own morality that really matters.

Tags: Matters, Stuck  ✍ Author: Jonathan King

Christian morality prefers remorse to precede lust, and then lust not to follow.

Tags: Christian, Lust  ✍ Author: Karl Kraus

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

Tags: Boredom, Stage  ✍ Author: Karl Kraus

A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality.

Tags: Existence, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Milan Kundera

Morality is not only taught; it is caught.

Tags: Caught, Taught  ✍ Author: Akira Kurosawa

The true artist doesn't substitute immorality for morality. On the contrary, he always substitutes a finer morality for a grosser one.

Tags: Artist, True  ✍ Author: D. H. Lawrence

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

Tags: End, Real  ✍ Author: D. H. Lawrence

I think the greater responsibility, in terms of morality, is where leadership begins.

Tags: Greater, Leadership  ✍ Author: Norman Lear

I do think that there are gray lines of morality in a newsroom, when it comes to some stories. The best-intentioned journalist still has a difficult mission, to try to boil down people.

Tags: Difficult, Try  ✍ Author: Jessica Lynch

Obscenity is a moral concept in the verbal arsenal of the establishment, which abuses the term by applying it, not to expressions of its own morality but to those of another.

Tags: Another, Moral  ✍ Author: Herbert Marcuse

Surveillance induced morality: relics of cultural retardation.

Tags: Cultural, Induced  ✍ Author: Marc Maron

Chaperons don't enforce morality; they force immorality to be discreet.

Tags: Force, Immorality  ✍ Author: Judith Martin

There is a tone of morality throughout the rural districts of England, which is unhappily wanting in the large towns and the centres of particular manufactures.

Tags: England, Large  ✍ Author: Henry Mayhew

I learned a lot about morality from fiction, from movies.

Tags: Learned, Movies  ✍ Author: Rob Morrow

As for morality, well that's all tied up with the question of consciousness.

Tags: Question, Tied  ✍ Author: Roger Penrose

If you didn't have any conscious beings in the world, there really wouldn't be morality but with consciousness that you have it.

Tags: Beings, Conscious  ✍ Author: Roger Penrose

Morality is the weakness of the brain.

Tags: Brain, Weakness  ✍ Author: Arthur Rimbaud

The Ten Commandments are the most visible symbol because these commandments are recognized by Christians and Jews alike as being the foundation of our system of public morality.

Tags: Public, System  ✍ Author: Pat Robertson

I don't want to play these games of statistics any more; I have done that. I don't want to be imprisoned by that, or by the morality that is expected of activists. I have never been that pristine person, that role model.

Tags: Done, Games  ✍ Author: Arundhati Roy

Morality is a test of our conformity rather than our integrity.

Tags: Integrity, Rather  ✍ Author: Jane Rule

One has only as much morality as one has philosophy and poetry.

Tags: Philosophy, Poetry  ✍ Author: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Where there is politics or economics, there is no morality.

Tags: Economics, Politics  ✍ Author: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Morality without a sense of paradox is mean.

Tags: Mean, Sense  ✍ Author: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

If anyone tells you that you cannot legislate morality, remeber that legislation IS morality.

Tags: Anyone, Cannot  ✍ Author: Jay Alan Sekulow

So always, if we look back, concern for face-to-face morality, and its modern emphasis on justice as well, have historically evolved as religious issues.

Tags: Justice, Religious  ✍ Author: Huston Smith

Irony, I feel, is a very high form of morality.

Tags: High, Irony  ✍ Author: Jean Stafford

I look upon it as a Point of Morality, to be obliged by those who endeavour to oblige me.

Tags: Endeavour, Point  ✍ Author: Peter Steele

Morality is only moral when it is voluntary.

Tags: Moral, Voluntary  ✍ Author: Lincoln Steffens

Rigour is to the mathematician what morality is to men.

Tags: Men  ✍ Author: Andre Weil

Morality will perform all this; and Morality is the fruit of Illumination.

Tags: Fruit, Perform  ✍ Author: Adam Weishaupt

Mere heathen morality, and not Jesus Christ, is preached in most of our churches.

Tags: Christ, Jesus  ✍ Author: George Whitefield
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