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58 Morality Quotes

Morality without religion is only a kind of dead reckoning,--an endeavor to find our place on a cloudy sea by measuring the distance we have run, but without any observation of the heavenly bodies.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes , Source: Kavanagh (ch. XIII)

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

Thomas Babington Macaulay Quotes , Source: On Moore's Life of Lord Byron

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I find the doctors and the sages Have differ'd in all climes and ages, And two in fifty scarce agree On what is pure morality.

Thomas Moore Quotes , Source: Morality

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There is something more horrible than hoodlums, churls and vipers, and that is knaves with moral justification for their cause.

Thomas Moore Quotes , Source: Morality

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I'm one of the undeserving poor . . . up ugen middle-class morality all the time . . . . What is middle-class morality? Just an excuse for never giving me anything.

Thomas Moore Quotes , Source: Morality

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The word morality, if we met it in the Bible, would surprise us as much as the word telephone or motor car.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes , Source: Fanny's First Play (preface)

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

George Bernard Shaw Quotes , Source: Man and Superman

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

Gerald S. Lee Quotes

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Moralizing and morals are two entirely different things and are always found in entirely different people.

Don Herold Quotes

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Obscenity is in the crotch of the beholder.

Justice William O Douglas Quotes

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When your dreams tire, they go underground and out of kindness that's where they stay.

Libby Houston Quotes

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It is difficult to offend a New Yorker.

Alan Dershowitz Quotes

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Everywhere, the ethical predicament of our time imposes itself with an urgency which suggests that even the question "Have we anything to eat?" will be answered not in material but in ethical terms.

Hugo Ball Quotes

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The disesteem into which moralists have fallen is due at bottom to their failure to see that in an age like this one the function of the moralist is not to exhort men to be good but to elucidate what the good is. The problem of sanctions is secondary.

Walter Lippmann Quotes

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Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions.

William J. Durant Quotes

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All sects are different, because they come from men; morality is everywhere the same, because it comes from God.

Voltaire Quotes

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

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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The attainment of an ideal is often the beginning of a disillusion.

Stanley Baldwin Quotes

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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 Quotes

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We may pretend that we're basically moral people who make mistakes, but the whole of history proves otherwise.

Terry Hands Quotes

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Ethics, too, are nothing but reverence for life. That is what gives me the fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good ;consists in maintaining, promoting, and enhancing life, and that destroying, injuring, and limiting life are evil.

Albert Schweitzer Quotes

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Evangelical faith without Christian ethics is a travesty on the gospel.

V. Raymond Edman Quotes

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Idealist: a cynic in the making.

Irving Layton Quotes

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The end never really justifies the meanness.

E. Duane Hulse Quotes

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Principle, particularly moral principal, can never be a weathervane, spinning around this way and that with the shifting winds of expediency. Moral principle is a compass forever fixed and forever true. And that is as important in business as it is in the classroom.

Edward R. Lyman Quotes

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