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Moral Quotes
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Compassion is the universal standard of moral living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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If we are to go forward, we must go back
and rediscover those precious values -
that all reality hinges on moral foundations
and that all reality has spiritual control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The acceptance of oneself is
the essence of the whole moral problem
and the epitome of a whole outlook on life.
- Carl Jung

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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I am not interested in power for power's sake,
but I'm interested in power that is moral,
that is right and that is good.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting
on his past actions and their motives -
of approving of some and disapproving of others.
- Charles Darwin


 

The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

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

Increase of material comforts,
it may be generally laid down,
does not in any way whatsoever
conduce to moral growth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The perception of beauty is a moral test.
- Henry David Thoreau

Moral authority is never retained by
any attempt to hold on to it.
It comes without seeking and
is retained without effort.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll

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

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally
recognized moral qualities of men.
- Confucius

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things.
The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic
feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
- John Stuart Mill

Trust should be the basis for all our moral training.
- Robert Baden-Powell

Nature teaches more than she preaches.
There are no sermons in stones.
It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
- John Burroughs

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's
oldest exercises in moral philosophy;
that is,
the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Music is a moral law.
It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
- Plato

The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and
peace are deep-seated and powerful.
They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual.
- Arthur Henderson

It is curious - curious that physical courage
should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare
- Mark Twain

Moral power is probably best when it is not used.
The less you use it the more you have.
- Andrew Young

Our world faces a true planetary emergency.
I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it's a
challenge to the moral imagination.
- Al Gore

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders,
and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
- James K. Polk

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who
maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
- Dante Alighieri

Love is moral even without legal marriage,
but marriage is immoral without love.
- Ellen Key

The moral arc of the universe
bends at the elbow of justice.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw.
All I am I owe to my mother.
I attribute all my success in life to the moral,
intellectual and physical education I received from her.
- George Washington

Take motherhood: nobody ever thought of putting it
on a moral pedestal until some brash feminists pointed out,
about a century ago, that the pay is lousy and the
career ladder nonexistent.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

Punishment is now unfashionable...
because it creates moral distinctions among men,
which, to the democratic mind, are odious.
We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful
individual responsibility.
- Thomas Szasz

The Establishment center...
has led us into the stupidest and cruelest war in all history.
That war is a moral and political disaster -
a terrible cancer eating away at the soul of our nation.
- George McGovern

Noting that Huckleberry Finn was originally both valued
and reviled because it shows the reader that the accepted
moral code and social hierarchy is not always correct.
- Robert Vaughan

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

I don't have a moral plan, I'm a Canadian.
- David Cronenberg

You see a moral in them? Do we have morals?
- Joel Coen

Leadership cannot just go along to get along.
Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.
- Jesse Jackson

There is no system that is inherently moral if the
participants themselves are not.
- Lee R. Raymond

After so many cases of terror attacks related to Islamic
militancy remaining unresolved in the last few years,
the government has no moral authority to stay in power.
- Sheikh Hasina

Politics is an act of faith; you have to show some
kind of confidence in the intellectual and moral capacity of the public.
- George McGovern

Golf may be played on Sunday, not being a game within the view of the law,
but being a form of moral effort.
- Stephen Leacock

It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral.
- Francis Bacon

Ultimately Warhol's private moral reference was to
the supreme kitsch of the Catholic church.
- Allen Ginsberg

It is a sad day for our country when the moral foundation
of our law and the acknowledgment of God has to be
hidden from public view to appease a federal judge.
- Soledad O'Brien

As we consider the fast pace of scientific and technological
progress in our modern world,
we must not lose our moral compass and give way to 'free market eugenics'.
- Sam Brownback

Daley may not feel a moral responsibility to eliminate
discrimination but he has a legal obligation to do so.
- Bobby Rush

We who came here saw what was happening.
This was far more than a war in a faraway place.
This was a moral imperative, a terrible vision of the future.
- Paddy Ashdown

The want of education and moral training is the only
real barrier that exists between the different classes of men.
- Susanna Moodie

I will not become a Napoleon nor an Alexander,
and labour for my own ambition; but I will labour for
freedom and for the moral well-being of man.
- Lajos Kossuth

Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice.
- Thomas Aquinas

The great rule of moral conduct is next to God,
respect time.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

Journalism without a moral position is impossible.
Every journalist is a moralist.
It's absolutely unavoidable.
- Marguerite Duras

What can the Church do? If she stands by her moral teaching,
then she will be seen as standing in judgement over
a vast percentage of Europeans.
- Timothy Radcliffe

To me, it's a very moral film.
If my son were a teenager now, I would drag him to see it.
- Ellen Burstyn

Since the nature of people is bad, to become corrected
they must be taught by teachers and to be orderly they
must acquire ritual and moral principles.
- Xun Zi

The addiction to sports, therefore, in a peculiar degree
marks an arrested development in man's moral nature.
- Thorstein Veblen

Moralistic is not moral.
And as for truth - well, it's like brown -
it's not in the spectrum.
Truth is so generic.
- Iris Murdoch

There is no moral authority like that of sacrifice.
- Nadine Gordimer

Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered
through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.
- Edith Wharton

I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion,
as organized in its Churches, has been and still is
the principal enemy of moral progress in the world.
- Bertrand Russell

Scientific man is already on the moon,
and yet we are still living with the moral concepts of Homer.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

A man of great common sense and good taste -
meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
- George Bernard Shaw

The moral law commands us to make the highest possible
good in a world the final object of all our conduct.
- Paul Ricoeur

With the monstrous weapons man already has,
humanity is in danger of being trapped in this world
by its moral adolescents.
- Omar N. Bradley

Literature has to serve as a moral control of politics.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

To provoke dreams of terror in the slumber of prosperity
has become the moral duty of literature.
- Ernst Fischer

Poverty must be reduced not only for reasons of moral and justice,
but also of security.
- Anna Lindh

Beauty, whether moral or natural, is felt,
more properly than perceived.
- David Hume

The idea of winning a doctor's degree gradually assumed
the aspect of a great moral struggle,
and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me.
- Elizabeth Blackwell

One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man,
Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can.
- William Wordsworth

Of moral purpose I see no trace in Nature.
That is an article of exclusively human manufacture
and very much to our credit.
- Thomas Huxley


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