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Ethics Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Ethics

Please enjoy these Ethics Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Compassion, in which all ethics must take root,
can only attain its full breadth and depth
if it embraces all living creatures
and does not limit itself to mankind.
- Albert Schweitzer

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The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

I have been committed to carrying out my duties...
in accordance with both the letter and spirit of all
applicable rules of ethics and canons of conduct.
- Samuel Alito

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

 

Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure
the inner perfection of his own personality.
- Albert Schweitzer

Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.
- Albert Schweitzer

Let me give you a definition of ethics:
It is good to maintain and further life
it is bad to damage and destroy life.
- Albert Schweitzer

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I can do no other than be reverent
before everything that is called life.
I can do no other than to have compassion
for all that is called life.
That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics.
- Albert Schweitzer

Things change so fast, you can't use 1971 ethics on someone born in 1971.
- Grace Slick

So the next thing I assume I'll be hearing from Republicans,
they want to change rules some way, as they do on the
House when you get a problem with ethics,
they just change the rules.
- Harry Reid

My personal conviction is that science is concerned wholly with truth,
not with ethics.
- Arthur Keith

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

Our very lives depend on the ethics of strangers,
and most of us are always strangers to other people.
- Bill Moyers

As we enter into the 110th Congress,
it is imperative that we address ethics reforms needed
to make this institution run correctly.
- Jo Ann Davis

The jury had down right contempt for punk rock grass roots ethics.
- Jello Biafra

My personal philosophy of life is one of ethics.
- Alva Myrdal

Nothing is less important than which fork you use.
Etiquette is the science of living.
It embraces everything.
It is ethics.
It is honor.
- Emily Post

According to the new ethics, virtue is not restrictive but expansive,
a sentiment and even an intoxication.
- Irving Babbitt

In my book I specifically discussed the structural
nature of injustice and offered Nine Touchstones of
Goddess ethics as an alternative to the Ten Commandments of Biblical religion.
- Carol P. Christ

In literature as in ethics, there is danger,
as well as glory, in being subtle.
Aristocracy isolates us.
- Charles Baudelaire

In civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics.
- Earl Warren

Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs,
doctrines - these are of trifling import.
All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.
- Henry Miller

Given what the media have put the country through this past decade,
it must come as a surprise to most Americans that the
press has a code of ethics.
- Roger Mudd

Ethically, I think pretty much every code of ethics
for doctors suggests that they should not be in an interrogation room,
particularly if there's anything coercive or abusive going on.
- Jane Mayer

Some of you read with me 40 years ago a portion of Aristotle's Ethics,
a selection of passages that describe his idea of happiness.
You may not remember too well.
- Charles Van Doren

The technological way of thinking has infected even ethics,
which is supposed to be thinking about the good.
- Leon Kass

Having George W. Bush giving a lecture on business
ethics is like having a leper give you a facial,
it just doesn't work!
- Robin Williams

There is a concept that is the corrupter and destroyer of all others.
I speak not of Evil, whose limited empire is that of ethics;
I speak of the infinite.
- Jorge Luis Borges

In many ways, our campaign this year will be the same as last time:
We're still going to focus on fixing up basics and
cleaning up ethics at City Hall.
- Laura Miller

While we are guarding the country, we must accept being
the guardian of the finest ethics.
The country needs it and we must do it.
- Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.

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

Ethics in government has always been important to me.
- Chris Bell

Even at school I studied ethics instead of religion.
- Ville Valo

I think ethics is always there; it's not always a very
thoughtful or reflective ethics.
- Peter Singer

I was raised with those principals and values and ethics
that came out of the men and women that served.
But this generation doesn't quite know;
they haven't been tested.
- Jack Scalia

Some men don't gel when it comes to work -
you have different work ethics,
different opinions, different points of views,
different methods of filmmaking - and we didn't gel.
- Antoine Fuqua

Live one day at a time emphasizing ethics rather than rules.
- Wayne Dyer

Nothing gets a bigger laugh than when you refer to
things like ethics or human rights.
- Ron Silver

Broad tolerance in the matter of beliefs is necessarily
a part of the new ethics.
- Lafcadio Hearn

Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have
a right to do and what is right to do.
- Potter Stewart

More often there's a compromise between ethics and expediency.
- Peter Singer

We need a tougher enforcement program and,
most importantly, we need to fix the badly broken ethics system.
- Marty Meehan

The involuntary character of psychiatric treatment
is at odds with the spirit and ethics of medicine itself.
- Kate Millett

One concept corrupts and confuses the others.
I am not speaking of the Evil whose limited sphere is ethics;
I am speaking of the infinite.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do
not change with the calendar.
- David Herbert Lawrence

I guess the painkillers wipe out your memory along with your ethics.
- Keith Olbermann

Now it's time to focus on basics for people in our neighborhoods...
and real ethics reform at City Hall.
- Laura Miller

Grub first, then ethics.
- Bertolt Brecht

Thus Christian humanism is as indispensable to the
Christian way of life as Christian ethics and a Christian sociology.
- Christopher Dawson

This House cannot function without an open,
accountable, and independent ethics process;
and the molestation of that process by the majority
is an abuse of power that cannot stand.
- Louise Slaughter

According to our Christian ethics, we're supposed to love God,
love each other and help take care of the poor.
It is immoral to charge somebody making $5,000 an income tax.
- Bob Riley

Whether gods exist or not, there is no way to get absolute certainty about ethics.
Without absolute certainty, what do we do? We do the best we can.
- Richard Stallman

The first and only principle of sexual ethics:
the accuser is always in the wrong.
- Theodor Adorno

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

Excellent, there's nothing quite like a blunt object
to reinforce proper administration ethics.
- Simon Travaglia

You do not know our culture, our ethics,
or the unwritten codes that already provide our society
more order than could be obtained by any of your impositions.
- John Perry Barlow

I've handled colour as a man should behave.
You may conclude that I consider ethics and aesthetics as one.
- Josef Albers

In the New Testament, religion is grace and ethics is gratitude.
- Thomas Erskine

The act of willing this or that, of choosing among
various courses of conduct,
is central in the realm of ethics.
- Corliss Lamont

Medicine rests upon four pillars - philosophy,
astronomy, alchemy, and ethics.
- Paracelsus

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

I don't think there's anything in the compromise that
means that there's a clash of ethics.
- Peter Singer

Non-violence leads to the highest ethics,
which is the goal of all evolution.
Until we stop harming all other living beings,
we are still savages.
- Thomas A. Edison

Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management
and politics to mere technique.
- James MacGregor Burns

The key factor is whether the agent is a member of
the Association of Authors' Representatives,
which screens its members and requires them to uphold a Canon of Ethics.
- Richard Curtis

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

The novel is a penetrating study of morals and ethics.
- Bille August

In my time, we served with noble and ethical leaders:
Gerry Ford,
Bob Michael, John Rhodes, men of impeccable honesty.
We didn't have anybody locked up for a violation of ethics.
- Pete McCloskey

I am closer to a European viewpoint of the world than an American one.
My ethics and ideals are based on European concepts.
- Bianca Jagger

There's been a sea change in our focus on corporate ethics.
We've made more progress in the last three years than the previous 30.
- Steve Odland

Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.
- Jane Addams


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