Quotes About Morals

Morals are a set of noble principles that originate in high spirituality and govern human conduct. For this reason, people who neglect spirituality, and therefore lack spiritual values, cannot sustain conduct in accordance with these principles. – M. Fethullah Gulen

Preferring the interests of others over one’s own is high spirituality and liberality. Those who always do good without expecting any return will one day bow before God in wonder and admiration when, unexpectedly, they meet the accumulated results of their considerate nature and all the good they have done. – M. Fethullah Gulen

Quotes About Morals

Just because you are a learned one does not mean that you are truly human. Learned people are freed from carrying the burden of superfluous information and attain greatness to the extent that they serve humanity and set a good example for others through their high morals and virtues. Otherwise, they are no more than people who have wasted their lives. Those with high morals and virtues, even if they lack learning and are as seemingly dense as iron, may  sometimes prove to be useful and valuable as gold. – M. Fethullah Gulen

Never deceive anyone, even if they deceive you. Fidelity and uprightness are two of the highest virtues. Even if following this advice brings you loss, which it usually does, always be faithful and upright. – M. Fethullah Gulen

Morals were once thought of as virtues. Today, morals are regarded as a collection of rules for social behavior. I wish people would behave in accordance with those rules, even though they are not virtuous! – M. Fethullah Gulen

In the past, people would say:
“The principles of good conduct are no longer practiced; we only see them written down in books.”
Today, they say:
“The principles of good conduct are out of date; whatever remains of them is written down in old books.”
Whatever they say, those principles are worth the sacrifice of many new things, even though people try to present them as outdated. – M. Fethullah Gulen

Quotes About Morals

Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing. – Sylvia Plath

The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better. – John Dewey

If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it. – Marcus Aurelius

Heaven grant us patience with a man in love. – Rudyard Kipling

Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics – a rational ethics – as a precondition of rebirth. – Ayn Rand

Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins. – Ayn Rand

He who opens a school door, closes a prison. – Victor Hugo

A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money. – John Ruskin

You can’t be too careful what you tell a child because you never know what he’ll take hold of and spend the rest of his life remembering you by. – Frederick Buechner

We are so bound together that no man can labor for himself alone. Each blow he strikes in his own behalf helps to mold the universe. – Jerome K. Jerome

There is not a moral evil which has not its infallible antidote, nor any moral virtue which has not its spring and sustenance in Jesus Christ and Him crucified. To apprehend Him with every faculty of the mind, and with every affection of the heart, and to grow daily in that apprehension, is to emerge from every thing that enthralls, to surmount all that can contaminate. – Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert

The people are led to find in the productive apparatus the effective agent of thought and action to which their personal thought and action can and must be surrendered. And in this transfer, the apparatus also assumes the role of a moral agent. Conscience is absolved by reification. – Herbert Marcuse

‘Tis all men’s office to speak patience To those that wring under the load of sorrow, But no man’s virtue nor sufficiency To be so moral when he shall endure The like himself. – William Shakespeare

In order for the moral Majority and the mobs to understand Rajneesh, they will have to leave their mob mentality and their morality and become amoral. Right now they are living in the 16th century; it is about time that they grow up and move with the science. And become sophisticated as Rajneesh are. – Ma Anand Sheela

He who steadily observes the moral precepts in which all religions concur, will never be questioned at the gates of heaven as to the dogmas in which they all differ. – Thomas Jefferson

It is so hard for an evolutionary biologist to write about extinction caused by human stupidity. […] Let me then float an unconventional plea, the inverse of the usual argument. […] The extinction of Partula is unfair to Partula . That is the conventional argument, and I do not challenge its primacy. But we need a humanistic ecology as well, both for the practical reason that people will always touch people more than snails do or can, and for the moral reason that humans are legitimately the measure of all ethical questions for these are our issues, not nature’s. – Stephen Jay Gould

Here is the crisis of the times as I see it: We talk about problems, issues, policies, but we don’t talk about what democracy means what it bestows on us the revolutionary idea that it isn’t just about the means of governance but the means of dignifying people so they become fully free to claim their moral and political agency. – Bill Moyers

Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected. – George Washington

The extinction of Partula is unfair to Partula . That is the conventional argument, and I do not challenge its primacy. But we need a humanistic ecology as well, both for the practical reason that people will always touch people more than snails do or can, and for the moral reason that humans are legitimately the measure of all ethical questions for these are our issues, not nature’s. – Stephen Jay Gould

Who now reads Cowley? if he pleases yet, His moral pleases, not his pointed wit. – Alexander Pope

He who is void of virtuous Attachments in private Life, is, or very soon will be void of all Regard for his Country. There is seldom an Instance of a Man guilty of betraying his Country, who had not before lost the Feeling of moral Obligations in his private Connections. – Samuel Adams

The weakest man is the one who is able to correct his moral defects, but doesn’t take action. – Ali Ibn Abi Talib

A moral coward, you see, is simply someone who has read the fine print on the back of his Birth Certificate and seen the little clause which says “You can’t win.” – Kyril Bonfiglioli

There is iconoclasm in the excessively intellectual, and they delight in destroying their dearest moral or sentimental idols, the better to prove their strength. – Paul Bourget

A story with a moral appended is like the bill of a mosquito. It bores you, and then injects a stinging drop to irritate your conscience. – O. Henry

Suspending moral judgment is not the immorality of the novel; it is its morality. The morality that stands against the ineradicable human habit of judging instantly, ceaselessly, and everyone; of judging before, and in the absence of, understanding. From the view­point of the novel’s wisdom, that fervid readiness to judge is the most detestable stupidity, the most pernicious evil. – Milan Kundera

Quotes About Morals

To maintain this state of things we make all our achievements in science and technology serve organised mass murder; we educate our youth into uniformed killers, deliver the people to the soulless tyranny of a bureaucracy, put men from the cradle to the grave under police supervision, erect everywhere jails and penitentiaries, and fill every land with whole armies of informers and spies. Should not such “order,” from whose infected womb are born eternally brutal power, injustice, lies, crime and moral rottennesslike poisonous germs of destructive plagues gradually convince even conservative minds that it is order too dearly bought? – Rudolf Rocker

On reflection, moral judgment in the arts appears rather as a tribute to their power to influence emotion and possibly conduct. And reflecting further on what some critics do today, one sees that a good many have merely shifted the ground of their moralism, transferring their impulse of righteousness to politics and social issues. – Jacques Barzun

For me personally and for most other Americans, this commitment to peace and diplomacy does not imply a blind or total pacifism. There are times when war is justified, and for many centuries the moral criteria for violence have been carefully delineated. – Jimmy Carter

Setting aside the fact that coercion and guidance can never succeed in producing virtue, they manifestly tend to weaken power; and what are tranquil order and outward morality without true moral strength and virtue? Moreover, however great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue. – Wilhelm Von Humboldt

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.

The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them. – Joseph Story

moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts. – Aristotle

We like to have a point of view in our stories, not an obvious moral, but a worthwhile theme. …All we are trying to do is give the public good entertainment. That is all they want. – Walt Disney

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

In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so. – Immanuel Kant

In statesmanship get formalities right, never mind about the moralities. – Mark Twain

An adult is a child who has more ethics and morals. – Shigeru Miyamoto

I don’t want to do anything that violates my own personal code of ethics and morals. – Michael Moore

I think the ethics and morals of genetic engineering are very complicated. It intrigues me. – Roger Spottiswoode

I have my ethics and morals. I have my anchor point of what is right and wrong in real life, but I’m not afraid to entertain any and every aspect of personality in relationship to creating a character. – Corin Nemec

Games are a trigger for adults to again become primitive, primal, as a way of thinking and remembering. An adult is a child who has more ethics and morals, that’s all. I am not creating a game. I am in the game. The game is not for children, it is for me. It is for an adult who still has a character of a child. – Shigeru Miyamoto

… the self respect of individuals ought to make them demand of their leaders conformity with an agreed-upon code of ethics and moral conduct. – Mary Barnett Gilson

The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life. – Albert Einstein

The time is always right to do what is right. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Relativity applies to physics, not ethics. – Albert Einstein

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

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

A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world. – Albert Camus

The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity. – Zig Ziglar

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

A man’s ethical behaviour should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death. – Albert Einstein

What is moral is what you feel good after. – Ernest Hemingway

Man would indeeded be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death. – Albert Einstein

Don’t be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. – Henry David Thoreau

Quotes About Morals

Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself. – Bertrand Russell

If ethics are poor at the top, that behavior is copied down through the organization. – Robert Noyce

The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. – Albert Einstein

Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life. – Albert Einstein

Morality is the custom of one’s country and the current feeling of one’s peers. – Samuel Butler

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

Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Even the most rational approach to ethics is defenseless if there isn’t the will to do what is right. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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

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

I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it. – Albert Einstein

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. – Henry Ford

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. – Samuel Johnson

When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier. – Roy E. Disney

Our value is the sum of our values. – Joe Batten

If you don’t stick to your values when they are being tested, they’re not values, they’re hobbies. – Job Stewart

Good moral values are mostly molded from a place where love, faith, and hope exist. – Arsenio V. Manalo Jr

Peace of mind produces right values, right values produce right thoughts. Right thoughts produce right actions. – Mark Richardson

Never compromise your values. – Steve Maraboli

Your attitude is an expression of your values and expectations. – Zabid Abas

Open your arms to change but don’t let go of your values. – Dalai Lama

I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated, and helping those in need. To me those are traditional values. – Ellen Degeneres

Great people have great values and great ethics. – Jeffrey Gitomer

Living with integrity means behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. – Barbara De Angelis

Our mission and core values drive our culture and are the foundation of our practice. We measure each decision against these standards. – Chris Hanslik

If we lose our human values by having everything mechanized, then machines will dictate our lives. – Dalai Lama

Your personal core values define who you are. – Tony Hsieh

Values are like fingerprints. Nobodies are the same but you leave them all over everything you do. – Elvis Presley

Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situations that threaten your peace of mind, self-respect, values, morals or self-worth. – Anonymous

When values, thoughts, feelings, and actions are in alignment, a person becomes focused and character is strengthened. – John C. Maxwell

Simple old-fashioned values come from a sense of community are the key to a great society. I believe we all have that sense from childhood memories when life was simple. It’s those memories that should drive us to reflect on our values. – Lindsay Fox

The cultivation of human values alone is education. – Sathya Sai Baba

Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny. – Mahatma Gandhi

I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values, and follow my own moral compass, then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own. – Michelle Obama

A mission statement is not something you write overnight but fundamentally, your mission statement becomes your constitution, the solid expression of your vision and values. It becomes the criterion by which you measure everything else in your life. – Stephen Covey

Quotes About Morals

Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love, and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention. – Deepak Chopra

I had chosen to use my work as a reflection of my values. – Sidney Poitier

Good values are like a magnet – they attract good people. – John Wooden

Real values can have meaning to man only when he steps on to the spiritual path, a path where negative emotions have no use. – Sai Baba

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values. – Ayn Rand

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values. – Frances Hesselbein

Your core values are the deeply held beliefs that authentically describe your soul. – John C. Maxwell

Define your priorities, know your values and believe in your purpose. Only then can you effectively share yourself with others. – Les Brown

Live your days on the positive side of life, in tune with your most treasured values. And in each moment you’ll have much to live for. – Ralph Marston

You don’t have to live a lie. Living a lie will mess you up. It will send you into depression. It will warp your values. – Gilbert Baker

I never wanted to be on any billionaires list. I never define myself by net worth. I always try to define myself by my values. – Howard Schultz

Values reflect what is important to the way you live and work. – Anonymous

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