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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 | ( Greek philosopher of Athens ) | 469 - 399 BC | Morality
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.
~ George Bernard Shaw | ( Irish writer. ) | 1856-1950 | Morality
quotes Division : Irish writers   
     
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 | ( American naturalist ) | 1817-1862 | Morality
quotes Division : Naturalists   
     
Don't be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so.
~ Henry David Thoreau | ( American naturalist ) | 1817-1862 | Morality
quotes Division : Naturalists   
     
Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.
~ Oliver Goldsmith | ( Irish writer ) | 1728-1774 | Morality
quotes Division : Irish writers   
     
Every man has his moral backside which he refrains from showing unless he has to and keeps covered as long as possible with the trousers of decorum.
~ Georg C. Lichtenberg | ( German scientist ) | 1742-1799 | Morality
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality.
~ William Hazlitt | ( British essayist. ) | 1778-1830 | Morality
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
For morality life is a war, and the service of the highest is a sort of cosmic patriotism which also calls for volunteers.
~ William James | ( American philosopher and psychologist. ) | 1842-1910 | Morality
quotes Division : Psychotherapists   
     
I never come back home with the same moral character I went out with; something or other becomes unsettled where I had achieved internal peace; some one or other of the things I had put to flight reappears on the scene.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca | ( Roman philosopher and playwright. ) | 4 BC-65 | Morality
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
I saw that all beings are fated to happiness: action is not life, but a way of wasting some force, an enervation. Morality is the weakness of the brain.
~ Arthur Rimbaud | (French poet and adventurer. ) | 1854-1891 | Morality
quotes Division : French poets   
     
If your morals make you dreary, depend upon it they are wrong. I do not say ''give them up,'' for they may be all you have; but conceal them like a vice, lest they should spoil the lives of better and simpler people.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson | ( Scottish essayist, poet and novelist. ) | 1850-1895 | Morality
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
In the ocean of baseness, the deeper we get, the easier the sinking.
~ James Russell Lowell | (American poet, critic and editor. ) | 1819-1891 | Morality
quotes Division : Critics   
     
It is almost systematically to constitute a natural moral law. Nature has no principles. She furnishes us with no reason to believe that human life is to be respected. Nature, in her indifference, makes no difference between right and wrong.
~ Anatole France | ( French writer. ) | 1844-1924 | Morality
quotes Division : French Authors and Writers   
     
Let the public mind become corrupt, and all efforts to secure property, liberty, or life by the force of laws written on paper will be as vain as putting up a sign in an apple orchard to exclude canker worms.
~ Horace Mann | ( U.S. educator. ) | 1796-1859 | Morality
quotes Division : Educators   
     
Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
~ George Washington | (First President of the USA. ) | 1732-1799 | Morality
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.
~ Sigmund Freud | ( Austrian neurologist and fhysician. ) | 1856-1939 | Morality
quotes Division : Psychotherapists   
     
Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.
~ Aristotle | (Greek philosopher and polymath ) | 384 BC - 322 BC | Morality
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
~ H. G. Wells | (British-born american Author. ) | 1866-1946 | Morality
quotes Division : American writers   
     
Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless.
~ Martin Luther King Jr. | ( American black leader. ) | 1929-1968 | Morality
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.
~ Graham Greene | ( English writer. ) | 1904-1991 | Morality
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
Morality is a private and costly luxury.
~ Henry Brooks Adams | (American journalist ) | 1838-1918 | Morality
quotes Division : Journalists   
     

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