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Morality Quotes


Famous Quotes & Quotations About Morality:

America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.
~ Alexis de Tocqueville.

You can always trust the Americans. In the end they will do the right thing, after they have eliminated all the other possibilities.
~ Winston Churchill.

Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
~ Edmund Burke.

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
~ G.K. Chesterton.

We have 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.

We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Bad men cannot make good citizens. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience are incompatible with freedom.
~ Patrick Henry.

Children lack morality, but they also lack fake morality.
~ Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960.

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

The fool who has not sense to discriminate between what is good and what is bad is well nigh as dangerous as the man who does discriminate and yet chooses the bad.
~ Theodore Roosevelt.

Cowardice asks the question, "Is it safe?" Expediency asks the question, "Is it politic?" Vanity asks the question, "Is it popular?" But, conscience asks the question, "Is it right?" And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because one's conscience tells one that it is right.
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

I have said repeatedly that America doesn't torture and I'm going to make sure that we don't torture. Those are part and parcel an effort to regain America's moral stature in the world.
~ Barack Obama.

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

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
~ Edmund Burke.

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
~ C.S. Lewis.

On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
~ Siddhartha Buddha.

Sin lies only in hurting other people unnecessarily. All other "sins" are invented nonsense.
~ Robert A. Heinlein.

Sometimes, in a moral struggle, we discover the right thing to do - just as, on some cold day long ago, we discovered mittens pinned to our coat sleeve.
~ Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com.

The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
~ Abigail Van Buren

The most distressing aspect of the world into which you are going is its indifference to the basic issues, which now, as always, are moral issues.
~ Robert Maynard Hutchins.

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