Enter one or two keywords to search these Relationship Quotes.

Hint: keep it simple, like life or moving on




Facebook share   Tweet This   Email this

Home  |  Love Quotes  |  Sister Quotes  |  About
Topics:   A-   B-   Ca-   Co-   D-   E-   F-   G-   H-    I-    J-K-L   M-   N-O   Pa-   Pr-   Q-R   Sa-   Sk-   T-   U-V-W-X-Y-Z

Morality Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Morality

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

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

Related topics: Cynical Funny Life Human-Nature Psychology Religion

Compassion is the basis of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Aim above morality.
Be not simply good,
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.
- Albert Schweitzer

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

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

Please sign-up for my free Daily Inspiration email. Thank you, Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

Truth is certainly a branch of morality
and a very important one to society.
- Thomas Jefferson

Morality is the basis of things
and truth is the substance of all morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Morality and its victim, the mother -
what a terrible picture!
Is there indeed anything more terrible,
more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?
- Emma Goldman

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Every young man would do well to remember that all
successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Morality is of the highest importance -
but for us, not for God.
- Albert Einstein

Deterrence itself is not a preeminent value;
the primary values are safety and morality.
- Herman Kahn

Each man must grant himself the emotions that he needs
and the morality that suits him.
- Remy de Gourmont

Irony, I feel, is a very high form of morality.
- Jean Stafford

Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins.
- Ayn Rand

Some people talk of morality, and some of religion,
but give me a little snug property.
- Maria Edgeworth

I learned a lot about morality from fiction,
from movies.
- Rob Morrow

Taste is the only morality.
Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are.
- John Ruskin

The Japanese chose the principle of eternal peace as
the basis of morality for our rebirth after the War.
- Kenzaburo Oe

Morality is a test of our conformity rather than our integrity.
- Jane Rule

For children to take morality seriously they must be
in the presence of adults who take morality seriously.
And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
- William Bennett

There is a tone of morality throughout the rural districts of England,
which is unhappily wanting in the large towns and the
centres of particular manufactures.
- Henry Mayhew

Men are more accountable for their motives,
than for anything else; and primarily,
morality consists in the motives, that is in the affections.
- Archibald Alexander

Every man should follow the bent of his nature in art and letters,
always provided that he does not offend against the
rules of morality and good taste.
- Thomas Edward Brown

I tend to think of action movies as exuberant morality
plays in which good triumphs over evil.
- Sylvester Stallone

To deny the freedom of the will is to make morality impossible.
- James Anthony Froude

None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors.
The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married.
- Edgar Watson Howe

You can't legislate morality.
- Jesse Ventura

One has only as much morality as one has philosophy and poetry.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Religion without morality is a superstition and a curse,
and morality without religion is impossible.
- Mark Hopkins

There can be no such thing, in law or in morality,
as actions to an individual, but permitted to a mob.
- Ayn Rand

The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The moral equation strongly tells everyone who understands freedom,
who understands morality, that Israel is engaging in
a just war in defense of its people and its freedom.
- George Pataki

To say that authority, whether secular or religious,
supplies no ground for morality
is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.
- Joseph Addison

Obscenity is a moral concept in the verbal arsenal of the establishment,
which abuses the term by applying it,
not to expressions of its own morality but to those of another.
- Herbert Marcuse

If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality
of altruism that men have to reject.
- Ayn Rand

The Ten Commandments are the most visible symbol because
these commandments are recognized by Christians and
Jews alike as being the foundation of our system of public morality.
- Pat Robertson

But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one.
Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power.
- James Baldwin

Morality becomes hypocrisy if it means accepting mothers'
suffering or dying in connection with unwanted pregnancies
and illegal abortions and unwanted children.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

I just think people should find the music that helps
them through the day and enjoy that.
I've never felt like, if somebody does or doesn't like what I'm doing,
it's a morality issue.
- Amy Grant

Morality is the custom of one's country and the current feeling of one's peers.
- Samuel Butler

Morality is not only taught; it is caught.
- Neil Kurshan

Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age,
when the sense of curiosity has withered.
- Graham Greene

So always, if we look back, concern for face-to-face morality,
and its modern emphasis on justice as well,
have historically evolved as religious issues.
- Huston Smith

Liberty cannot be established without morality,
nor morality without faith.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Chaperons don't enforce morality; they force immorality to be discreet.
- Judith Martin

I think most of the art now is involved with a denial
of any kind of absolute morality,
or general morality.
- Donald Judd

Honor is simply the morality of superior men.
- H. L. Mencken

Modern societies march towards morality in proportion
as they leave religion behind.
- Paul Bert

Morality which depends upon the helplessness
of a man or woman has not much to recommend it.
Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I believe that a long step toward public morality will
have been taken when sins are called by their right names.
- Billy Sunday

The difference between religion and morality lies simply
in the classical division of things into the divine and the human,
if one only interprets this correctly.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Democracy without morality is impossible.
- Jack Kemp

The essential function of art is moral.
But a passionate, implicit morality,
not didactic.
A morality which changes the blood, rather than the mind.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy,
but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
- Immanuel Kant

Chaperons, even in their days of glory,
were almost never able to enforce morality;
what they did was to force immorality to be discreet.
This is no small contribution.
- Judith Martin

Force always attracts men of low morality.
- Albert Einstein

Morality is a private and costly luxury.
- Henry B. Adams

There is more criticism of puritanism,
and more distance from Christian morality,
than there has been before.
- Susie Bright

Surveillance induced morality: relics of cultural retardation.
- Marc Maron

Morality is only moral when it is voluntary.
- Lincoln Steffens

Rosa Parks was a woman of strength, conviction,
and morality.
Her action on December 1, 1955, to defy the law made
her a leading figure in our nation's civil rights history.
- John Shimkus

As for morality, well that's all tied up with the question of consciousness.
- Roger Penrose

We do not look in our great cities for our best morality.
- Jane Austen

To set up as a standard of public morality a notion
which can neither be defined nor conceived is to open
the door to every kind of tyranny.
- Simone Weil

Morality is a venereal disease.
Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage,
boredom; its tertiary stage, syphilis.
- Karl Kraus


Thank you for visiting: Morality Quotes and Sayings - Quotes about Morality.

Please sign up on the form below to receive
my Free Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes email.

You can also search my large collection of Relationship Quotes and Sayings.

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.

Love and Relationship Quotes


Find Quotes by Author



Read about copyright, terms of use, contact information, and more.