33 Quotes About Having Good Morals

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Science has been used in many circumstances to explain and answer the unknowns of this world. Science is also used as an authority in shaping our moral issues and values, defining what qualifies as a good life. These quotes about having good morals are encouraging and inspirational to read.

“As is well known, all collectors are prepared to steal or murder if it is a question of getting another piece for their collection; but this does not lower their moral character in the least.”

“Certain elements of today’s ecological crisis reveal its moral character. First among these is the indiscriminate application of advances in science and technology.”

“Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.”

“Don’t let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth – don’t let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.”

“Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live.”

“Good moral character is the first essential in a man.”

“High moral character is not a precondition for great moral accomplishments.”

“His readiness to undergo persecutions for his beliefs, the high moral character of the men who believed in him and looked up to him as leader, and the greatness of his ultimate achievement – all argue his fundamental integrity.”

“I could never think well of a man’s intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.”

“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.”

“I never come back home with the same moral character I went out with; something or other becomes unsettled where I had achieved internal peace; some one or other of the things I had put to flight reappears on the scene.”

“I tend to think that good and evil exist and that the quantity in each of us is unchangeable. The moral character of people is set, fixed until death.”

“It is time to effect a revolution in female manners – time to restore to them their lost dignity. It is time to separate unchangeable morals from local manners.”

“Love and marriage are wonderful arenas in which to place a character. We are most likely to risk our morals and beliefs while in love. Betrayal gives tremendous insights into a character as well.”

“Morals are built on religious faith. Virtue is built on morality and influences a culture.”

“Morals are private. Decency is public.”

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

“One must say bluntly that it is an unattractive sight when, with a view to smearing the Soviet people, leaders of such a country as the United States resort to what almost amounts to obscenities alternating with hypocritical preaching about morals and humanism.”

“Our very sense of situation is now articulated by the camera’s interventions. The omnipresence of cameras persuasively suggests that time consists of interesting events, events worth photographing.”

“Politics have no relation to morals.”

“Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.”

“Telling the truth … is not solely a matter of moral character; it is also a matter of correct appreciation of real situations and of serious reflection upon them.”

“The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.”

“The mere holding of slaves, therefore, is a condition having per se nothing of moral character in it, any more than the being a parent, or employer, or ruler.”

“The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.”

“There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.”

“To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.”

“To point out the importance of circumspection in your conduct, it may be proper to observe that a good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life.”

“Unless the will is free, man has no freedom; and if he has no freedom he is not a moral agent, that is, he is incapable of moral action and also of moral character.”

“We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us.”

“We pass our values, ideas and moral character on to our children, but we do that knowing that our children are going to revise our knowledge and reshape their values.”

“What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.”

“When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned.”

Having good human values helps to define our morals and foundational beliefs.

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