Quotes by morality
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
Civilization depends on morality.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
English writer 1874-1936
Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
American writer 1924-1987
But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one. Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.
English writer 1904-
Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.
American conservative political commentator and attorney 1984-
'Noah' doesn't merely get the story wrong; like all Biblical adaptations, it's bound to do that (although some aspects of the film are out and out ridiculous). It gets the morality of the story wrong, and in the process turns God into Gaia and morality into radical deep green environmentalism.
John F. Kennedy
American politician 1917-1963
A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers - and this is the basis of all human morality.
Tsjech writer and criticus 1929-
A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality.
American poet and essayist 1899-1979
A poem may be an instance of morality, of social conditions, of psychological history; it may instance all its qualities, but never one of them alone, nor any two or three; never less than all.
W. Winwood Reade
British historian, explorer, and philosopher 1838-1875
A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality.
Greek philosopher 469 BC - 399 BC
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.
Russian journalist and political thinker 1812-1870
All religions have based morality on obedience, that is to say, on voluntary slavery. That is why they have always been more pernicious than any political organization. For the latter makes use of violence, the former - of the corruption of the will.
American singer-songwriter 1935-
And there was a real shedding of the old dogma, like boundaries of morality were being broken down and everybody was into the new party mode of just loving on each other. Which destroyed thousands of us. I lost 16 of my personal friends through that lifestyle.
G. C. Lichtenberg
German writer and physicist 1742-1799
As the few adepts in such things well know, universal morality is to be found in little everyday penny-events just as much as in great ones. There is so much goodness and ingenuity in a raindrop that an apothecary wouldn't let it go for less than half-a-crown...
American director and screenwriter 1955-
But the imposition of morality onto science, - where it does not belong - has become rampant in recent years.
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