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Lincoln Steffens Quotes and Sayings
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Morality is only moral when it is voluntary.
- Lincoln Steffens

I have been over into the future, and it works.
- Lincoln Steffens

Chicago will give you a chance.
The sporting spirit is the spirit of Chicago.
- Lincoln Steffens

Power is what men seek and any group that gets it will abuse it.
- Lincoln Steffens

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Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization.
- Lincoln Steffens

Compassion is the basis of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer


 

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

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

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Aim above morality.
Be not simply good,
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Morality is the basis of things
and truth is the substance of all morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt
towards people whom we personally dislike.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

Morality and its victim, the mother -
what a terrible picture!
Is there indeed anything more terrible,
more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?
- Emma Goldman

Every young man would do well to remember that all
successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

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.
- Herbert Marcuse

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

I saw that all beings are fated to happiness:
action is not life,
but a way of wasting some force, an enervation.
Morality is the weakness of the brain.
- Arthur Rimbaud

Even in this glowering age, morality animates our lives with meaning.
- Armstrong Williams

The vanity of men, a constant insult to women,
is also the ground for the implicit feminine claim
of superior sensitivity and morality.
- Patricia Meyer Spacks

Democracy without morality is impossible.
- Jack Kemp

I think most of the art now is involved with a denial
of any kind of absolute morality,
or general morality.
- Donald Judd

To say that authority, whether secular or religious,
supplies no ground for morality
is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.
- Joseph Addison

There can be no such thing, in law or in morality,
as actions to an individual, but permitted to a mob.
- Ayn Rand

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

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

To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for
regulating human society,
that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality.
- John Locke

Liberty cannot be established without morality,
nor morality without faith.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

He was as great as a man can be without morality.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may
be the hijacking of morality by religion.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Rigour is to the mathematician what morality is to men.
- Andre Weil

Morality without a sense of paradox is mean.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Religion and morality are critical to how students
think about politics and form opinions on political issues.
- Jeanne Shaheen

Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice.
- Leon Blum

I don't believe in morality in architecture.
- Michael Graves

The true meaning of religion is thus,
not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.
- Matthew Arnold

I love the gallery, the arena of representation.
It's a commercial world, and morality is based generally around economics,
and that's taking place in the art gallery.
- Jeff Koons

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

Each man must grant himself the emotions that he needs
and the morality that suits him.
- Remy de Gourmont

The difference between religion and morality lies simply
in the classical division of things into the divine and the human,
if one only interprets this correctly.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

It is an accepted commonplace in psychology that the
spiritual level of people acting as a crowd is far
lower than the mean of each individual's intelligence or morality.
- Christian Lous Lange

Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people.
- Aleister Crowley

Watergate provides a model case study of the interaction
and powers of each of the branches of government.
It also is a morality play with a sad and dramatic ending.
- Bob Woodward

I don't think anybody cares about unwed mothers unless they're black or poor.
The question is not morality, the question is money.
That's what we're upset about.
- Toni Morrison

Philosophy as practice does not mean its restriction
to utility or applicability,
that is, to what serves morality or produces serenity of soul.
- Karl Jaspers

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.
- Huston Smith

Some people talk of morality, and some of religion,
but give me a little snug property.
- Maria Edgeworth

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

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

The Four Stages of Public Opinion
I (Just after publication): The novelty is absurd
and subversive of Religion and Morality.
The propounder both fool and knave.
II (Twenty years later): The Novelty is absolute Truth
and will yield a full and satisfactory
explanation of things in general -
The propounder a man of sublime genius and perfect virtue.
III (Forty years later): The Novelty won't explain
things in general after all, and therefore is a wretched failure.
The propounder a very ordinary person advertised by a clique.
IV (A century later): The Novelty a mixture of truth and error.
Explains as much as could reasonably be expected.
The propounder worthy of all honor
in spite of his share of human frailties,
as one who has added to the permanent possessions of science.
- Thomas Henry [T. H.] Huxley

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

The number, the industry, and the morality of the priesthood,
and the devotion of the people have been manifestly
increased by the total separation of the church from the state.
- James Madison

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

Immorality: the morality of those who are having a better time.
- H. L. Mencken

Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age,
when the sense of curiosity has withered.
- Graham Greene

Myths are stories that express meaning,
morality or motivation.
Whether they are true or not is irrelevant.
- Michael Shermer

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

A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence,
the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves.
- Grover Cleveland

Commerce is against morality.
Morality is going to lose every time.
- Robin Day

The moral equation strongly tells everyone who understands freedom,
who understands morality, that Israel is engaging in
a just war in defense of its people and its freedom.
- George Pataki

I do not think athletes should get a free pass.
I don't think we should train our children and future
athletes to believe that they are above the law and morality.
- Armstrong Williams

God created the family to provide the maximum love
and support and morality and example that one can imagine.
- Jerry Falwell

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

One has only as much morality as one has philosophy and poetry.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel


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