45 Quotes About Morals

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Having a strict moral code can influence the way we handle situations and are influenced by the world. These quotes about morals capture the codes we establish for yourselves and the standards to set for others.

“A moral system valid for all is basically immoral.”

“Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.”

“But maybe that isn’t possible. Maybe the mind of the majority is always the healthy mind, simply by virtue of its numbers.”

“But understanding will always require some effort. You probably wouldn’t admire a friend who was good at everything if it cost her no effort.”

“Chasing a person doesn’t give you value or build values in you. You earn your value by chasing morality and practicing dignity.”

“Compassion is the basis of morality.”

“Creation and destruction are the two ends of the same moment. And everything between the creation and the next destruction is the journey of life.”

“Do not be deceived: bad company corrupts good morals.”

“Do you really mean to tell me the only reason you try to be good is to gain God’s approval and reward, or to avoid his disapproval and punishment?”

“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.”

“Errors do not cease to be errors simply because they’re ratified into law.”

“Fashion is neither moral or immoral, but it is for rebuilding the morale.”

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children.”

“How can one be well…when one suffers morally?”

“I believe that children in this country need a more robust literary diet than they are getting. It does not hurt them to read about good and evil, love and hate, life and death.”

“I cannot give up on my values and beliefs for the sake of respecting someone else’s values and morals.”

“I learned from him that often contradiction is the clearest way to truth.”

“If no set of moral ideas were truer or better than any other, there would be no sense in preferring civilised morality to savage morality.”

“If one should desire to know whether a kingdom is well governed, if its morals are good or bad, the quality of its music will furnish the answer.”

“Morality was probably the invention of unattractive men. Whom else does it benefit really.”

“My ‘morals’ were sound, even a bit puritanic, but when a hidebound old deacon inveighed against dancing I rebelled.”

“Never concede to evil…. When we concede to evil, even in a small way, we feed it, and it grows stronger.”

“Not that I haven’t leaped up into the blinding light of competence now and then. It’s sustaining the altitude that defeats me.”

“One of the biggest contradictions in self-proclaimed open-mindedness is to say that we’re all one but when a true bigot comes around tell him we’re all different.”

“Only sometimes when we pick and choose among the rules we discover later that we have set aside something precious in the process.”

“People need a moral code, to help them make decisions. All this bio-yogurt virtue and financial self-righteousness are just filling the gap in the market.”

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

“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.”

“Some of the most evil human beings in the world are psychiatrists. Not all psychiatrists. Some psychiatrists are selfless, caring people who really want to help.”

“Sometimes carrying the burden of an upsetting truth, and hiding it, is actually a gift you give to someone else. You bear that burden, so they don’t have to, in a situation where telling them will change nothing.”

“The answer is that there is no good answer. So as parents, as doctors, as judges, and as a society, we fumble through and make decisions that allow us to sleep at night–because morals are more important than ethics, and love is more important than law.”

“The best morals kids get from any book is just the capacity to empathize with other people, to care about the characters and their feelings.”

“The first principle of value that we need to rediscover is this: that all reality hinges on moral foundations.”

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that the more helpless a creature the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of humankind.”

“The innocence of children is what makes them stand out as a shining example to the rest of Mankind.”

“There can be as many wrong reasons to do the right thing as there are stars in the sky. There might even be more than one legitimate right reason. But there is never a right reason to do the wrong thing. Not ever.”

“There is no justice in the laws of nature, no term for fairness in the equations of motion. The Universe is neither evil, nor good, it simply does not care. The stars don’t care, or the Sun, or the sky.”

“There is no such thing as moral phenomena, but only a moral interpretation of phenomena.”

“Those with a moral deficit put on a good show, and sleep like a baby.”

“To see evil and call it good, mocks God. Worse, it makes goodness meaningless. A word without meaning is an abomination, for when the word passes beyond understanding the very thing the word stands for passes out of the world and cannot be recalled.”

“Truth has nothing to do with the conclusion, and everything to do with the methodology.”

“Understanding comes hard to persons of high rank who are accustomed to phony lifestyles that involve no daily work.”

“What one thinks is right is not always the same as what others think is right; no one can be always right.”

“Whenever governments adopt a moral tone – as opposed to an ethical one – you know something is wrong.”

“Young people are moving away from feeling guilty about sleeping with somebody to feeling guilty if they are *not* sleeping with someone.”

Science helps us to shape moral issues and human values as we go on and use science as a means of determining right and wrong.

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