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Moral Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Moral

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

Moral authority is never retained by
any attempt to hold on to it.
It comes without seeking and
is retained without effort.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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Increase of material comforts,
it may be generally laid down,
does not in any way whatsoever
conduce to moral growth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll

 

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting
on his past actions and their motives -
of approving of some and disapproving of others.
- Charles Darwin

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

The acceptance of oneself is
the essence of the whole moral problem
and the epitome of a whole outlook on life.
- Carl Jung

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The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

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 hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Compassion is the universal standard of moral living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The moral arc of the universe
bends at the elbow of justice.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The perception of beauty is a moral test.
- Henry David Thoreau

If we are to go forward, we must go back
and rediscover those precious values -
that all reality hinges on moral foundations
and that all reality has spiritual control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Moral power is probably best when it is not used.
The less you use it the more you have.
- Andrew Young

Trust should be the basis for all our moral training.
- Robert Baden-Powell

Our world faces a true planetary emergency.
I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it's a
challenge to the moral imagination.
- Al Gore

The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and
peace are deep-seated and powerful.
They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual.
- Arthur Henderson

Music is a moral law.
It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
- Plato

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders,
and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
- James K. Polk

Nature teaches more than she preaches.
There are no sermons in stones.
It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
- John Burroughs

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally
recognized moral qualities of men.
- Confucius

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

Love is moral even without legal marriage,
but marriage is immoral without love.
- Ellen Key

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's
oldest exercises in moral philosophy;
that is,
the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things.
The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic
feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
- John Stuart Mill

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

As a nuclear power - as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon -
the United States has a moral responsibility to act.
- Barack Obama

To provoke dreams of terror in the slumber of prosperity
has become the moral duty of literature.
- Ernst Fischer

It is easy enough to be moral after a good dinner beside a snug coal fire,
and with our hearts well warmed with fine old port.
- Henry Mayhew

No student of history can fail to see the moral interest of the Middle Ages,
any more than an artist can fail to see their aesthetic interest.
- Goldwin Smith

Vision without power does bring moral elevation but
cannot give a lasting culture.
- Muhammad Iqbal

We not only have a legal obligation to honor our commitments,
we have a moral obligation to provide the coverage
we promised to provide to these people.
- Bob Ney

The quality of moral behavior varies in inverse ratio
to the number of human beings involved.
- Aldous Huxley

History and experience tell us that moral progress
comes not in comfortable and complacent times,
but out of trial and confusion.
- Gerald R. Ford

In short, I'm not sure that the abortion problem can
be solved by legislation.
I think it can only be solved through moral persuasion.
- Tony Campolo

Curious people who have become accustomed to think
that one cannot sustain the moral of the army without
giving it the freedom to shed blood from time to time.
- Moshe Sharett

I was extremely greedy and lost my moral compass.
- Andrew Fastow

The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of
world that it leaves to its children.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

His lack of education is more than compensated for
by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy.
- Woody Allen

You see a moral in them? Do we have morals?
- Joel Coen

The only reason I'm in Hollywood is that I don't have
the moral courage to refuse the money.
- Marlon Brando

The moral and spiritual aspects of both personal and
international relationships have a practical bearing
which so-called practical men deny.
- Henry A. Wallace

The moral world is as little exempt as the physical
world from the law of ceaseless change,
of perpetual flux.
- James G. Frazer

Moralistic is not moral.
And as for truth - well, it's like brown -
it's not in the spectrum.
Truth is so generic.
- Iris Murdoch

Equality of rights means that some people cannot simply
impose obligations on others,
for the moral agency and rights of those others would then be violated.
- Tom G. Palmer

Let us be true: this is the highest maxim of art and of life,
the secret of eloquence and of virtue,
and of all moral authority.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Moral authority has been laid to rest,
world opinion is no more than a game show and the difference
between good and evil is about as relevant as changing channels.
- Ralph Steadman

Lenny Bruce is a very moral man trying to improve the
world and trying to make audiences think.
- Dorothy Kilgallen

America's greatness has been the greatness of a free
people who shared certain moral commitments.
Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.
- John W. Gardner

Turning the other cheek is a kind of moral jiu-jitsu.
- Gerald Stanley Lee

It is essential that we realize once and for all that
man is much more of a sex creature than a moral creature.
The former is inherent, the other is grafted on.
- Emma Goldman

My faith has been the driving thing of my life.
I think it is important that people who are perceived
as liberals not be afraid of talking about moral and community values.
- Marian Wright Edelman

The highest grossing films have great,
moral messages - not dirty, base themes,
so we're trying to get producers to make more of the uplifting movies.
- Morgan Brittany

Our moral, religious, and political traditions are
united in their respect for the dignity of human life.
- Robert Casey

I'm saying that the moral climate within the ruling
class in this country is not that different from the
moral climate within the ruling class of Hitler's Germany.
- David Clennon

Daley may not feel a moral responsibility to eliminate
discrimination but he has a legal obligation to do so.
- Bobby Rush

It is fundamentally important that Grasso resign so
that the New York Stock Exchange can restore its moral authority.
- Phil Angelides

Human models are more vivid and more persuasive than explicit moral commands.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

We have a moral responsibility to protect the earth
and ensure that our children and grandchildren have
a healthy and sustainable environment in which to live.
- Jim Clyburn

So let us call genocide, genocide.
Let us not minimize the deliberate murder of 1.5 million people.
Let us have a moral victory that can shine as a light to all nations.
- Adam Schiff

I profoundly believe it takes a lot of practice to become a moral slob.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them;
their notions of good and evil are the result of the
moral atmosphere they breathe.
- Jean Paul

We would not have our country's vigour exhausted or her moral force abated,
by everlasting meddling and muddling in every quarrel,
great and small, which afflicts the world.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

My exile was not only a physical one,
motivated exclusively by political reasons;
it was also a moral,
social, ideological and sexual exile.
- Juan Goytisolo

Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral
authority and character increase as the importance
of the position increases.
- John Adams

You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters.
The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
- Fran Lebowitz

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

One may no more live in the world without picking up
the moral prejudices of the world than one will be
able to go to hell without perspiring.
- H. L. Mencken

The fundamental issue is the moral issue.
- David Attenborough


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