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  • Will Durant
    Will Durant
    American writer, historian, and philosopher 1885-1981
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    A statesman cannot afford to be a moralist.
  • Walter Lippmann
    Walter Lippmann
    American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974
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    The disesteem into which moralists have fallen is due at bottom to their failure to see that in an age like this one the function of the moralist is not to exhort men to be good but to elucidate what the good is. The problem of sanctions is secondary.
  • Walter Lippmann
    Walter Lippmann
    American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974
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    Ages when custom is unsettled are necessarily ages of prophecy. The moralist cannot teach what is revealed; he must reveal what can be taught. He has to seek insight rather than to preach.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Boredom is therefore a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
    Source: The Conquest of Happiness (1930)
  • Quentin Crisp
    Quentin Crisp
    English writer and actor 1908-1999
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    Of course I lie to people. But I lie altruistically - for our mutual good. The lie is the basic building block of good manners. That may seem mildly shocking to a moralist - but then what isn t?
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    There is no sterner moralist than pleasure.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure.
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