The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
The quality of moral behaviour varies in inverse ratio to the number of human beings involved.
Value is the way animal interest and partiality are experienced in consciousness. As such, they involve a relation between objects of pursuit, animal tendencies and the intuited moral essences the psyche projects on what it seeks. We cannot speak of virtu
Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
First the grub, then the morals.
Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.
Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right.
Time is the great legalizer, even in the field of morals.
What we call 'morals' is simply blind obedience to words of command.
We must be free or die, who speak the tongue That Shakespeare spake; the faith and morals hold Which Milton held.
..a sword never kills anybody it's a tool in the killer's hand. From Ad Lucilium Epistulae Morales, Letters to Lucilius on Morals, Letter 87, c.63 65
To educate a man in mind, and not in morals, is to educate a menace to society.
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.
I believe it is an established maxim in morals that he who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false is guilty of falsehood, and the accidental truth of the assertion does not justify or excuse him.
From 4 to 6 percent of the presidential office is not in administration but in morals, politics, and spiritual leadership. He has to guide a people in the greatest adventure ever undertaken on the planet.
To do evil that good may come of it is for bunglers in politics as well as morals.
When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned.
To have respect for ourselves guides our morals and to have a deference for others governs our manners.
Without doubt the greatest injury was done by basing morals on myth, for sooner or later myth is recognized for what it is, and disappears. Then morality loses the foundation on which it has been built.
A group of politicians deciding to dump a President because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday.
Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing wonder and awe - the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.
Morality is either a social contract or you have to pay cash.
Politics have no relation to morals.
We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we now know that it is bad economics.
An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.
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