Morality Quotes And Sayings


Morality Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of morality quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“No moral system can rest solely on authority.”
– A.J. Ayer

“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

“Good laws have their origins in bad morals.”
– Ambrosius Macrobius

Compassion is the basis of all morality.”
– Arthur Schopenhauer

“The people who are regarded as moral luminaries are those who forego ordinary pleasures themselves and find compensation in interfering with the pleasures of others.”
– Betrand Russell

“We have, in fact, two kinds of morality side by side: one which we preach but do not practice, and another which we practice but seldom preach.”
– Bertrand Russell

“There is no moral precept that does not have something inconvenient about it.”
– Denis Diderot

“Morality is herd instinct in the individual.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche

“I say that a man must be certain of his morality for the simple reason that he has to suffer for it.”
– G.K. Chesterton

“An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.”
George Bernard Shaw

“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

Truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue, the basis of moral authority; it is the highest summit of art and life.”
– Henri Frederic Amiel

“Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what’s right.”
– Issac Asimov

“History is a voice forever sounding across the centuries the laws of right and wrong. Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral law is written on the tablets of eternity.”
– James A. Forude

“Taste is not only a part and index of morality, it is the only morality. The first, and last, and closest trial question to any living creature is “What do you like?” Tell me what you like, I’ll tell you what you are.”
– John Ruskin

“Scandal is great entertainment because it allows people to feel contempt, a moral emotion that gives feeling of moral superiority while asking nothing in return.”
– Jonathan Haidt

“The higher the buildings, the lower the morals.”
– Noel Coward

“Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace.”
Oscar Wilde

“Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.”
– Oscar Wilde

“The ability to see beauty is the beginning of our moral sensibility. What we believe is beautiful we will not wantonly destroy.”
– Reverend Sean Parker Dennison

“I believe that in this generation those with the courage to enter the conflict will find themselves with companions in every corner of the world.”
– Robert F. Kennedy

“If your morals make you dreary, depend on it , they are wrong.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson

“Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions, but regulates them.’
– Saint Thomas Aquinas

“The soul is the captain and ruler of the life of morals.”
– Sallust

“‘Wrong’ is one of those concepts that depends on witnesses.”
– Scott Adam

“I have never believed there was one code of morality for a public and another for a private man.”
Thomas Jefferson

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

“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

“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

“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

“It’s easy enough to preach morality on a full belly.”
– Erwin Sylvanus

“Custom alone regulates morals.”
– Anatole France

“A man that puts himself on the ground of moral principle, if the whole world be against him, is mightier than all of them.”
– Henry Ward Beecher

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