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Morality Quotes

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

Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners. Laurence Sterne

You and I are, by birth, by nature, and by choice, inwardly depraved, which is to say that we are entirely corrupt. That’s not to say that we have no good in us; we do. However, anything good in us has been tainted with evil. It touches everything. Without the redeeming power of Christ we cannot halt our own moral slide. Charles R. Swindoll

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.” 
― Oscar Wilde, 

Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.” 
― Mark Twain

We can’t go far in morality before realizing that right is a relative thing and that those who disagree with us may be striving for it as earnestly as we are ourselves. It is the spirit that counts.JOHN DANIEL BARRY,

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

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

I have my ethics and morals. I have my anchor point of what is right and wrong in real life, but I’m not afraid to entertain any and every aspect of personality in relationship to creating a character. Corin Nemec

There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel. Vladimir Lenin

“It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.” 
― Noël Coward, 

Compassion is the basis of morality.” 
― Arthur Schopenhauer

Right is right, and wrong is wrong, and a body ain’t got no business doing wrong when he ain’t ignorant and knows better.MARK TWAIN,

Morality knows nothing of geographical boundaries, or distinctions of race.     Herbert Spencer

The Holocaust changed our perception of morality not only because we discovered that morality is the only thing that can stand up to the ultimate evil, but also because it shifted the focus from society to the individual. Yair Lapid

Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Authority is mainly a moral power; therefore, it must first call upon the conscience, that is, upon the duty that each person has to contribute willingly to the common good. Pope John XXIII

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.”
― Voltaire

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

Give up money, give up fame, give up science, give the earth itself and all it contains, rather than do an immoral act.THOMAS JEFFERSON

Moral courage is higher and a rarer virtue than physical courage.William Slim

The true basis of morality is utility; that is, the adaptation of our actions to the promotion of the general welfare and happiness; the endeavour so to rule our lives that we may serve and bless mankind. Annie Besant

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

The worst government is often the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression. H. L. Mencken

Compassion is the basis of morality.” 
― Arthur Schopenhauer

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,

A man that has lost moral sense is like a man in battle with both of his legs shot off: he has nothing to stand on. HENRY WARD BEECHER

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

The true basis of morality is utility; that is, the adaptation of our actions to the promotion of the general welfare and happiness; the endeavour so to rule our lives that we may serve and bless mankind. Annie Besant

Find people whose morals and vision align with yours, and follow that. Kevin Abstract

Evil is a source of moral intelligence in the sense that we need to learn from our shadow, from our dark side, in order to be good. John Bradshaw

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.” 
― Oscar Wilde,

Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.” 
― Theodore Roosevelt

 am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.” 
― Robert A. Heinlein

Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners” 
― Laurence Sterne

Morality is the custom of one’s country and the current feeling of one’s peers. Cannibalism is moral in a cannibal country.SAMUEL BUTLER,

Unless we discover actual truth, morality is up for grabs.Pamela Christian