Quotes: morality

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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Civilization depends on morality.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one. Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power.
  • John F. Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy
    American politician 1917-1963
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    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.
  • Milan Kundera
    Milan Kundera
    Tsjech writer and criticus 1929-
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    A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality.
  • Allen Tate
    Allen Tate
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    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
    W. Winwood Reade
    British historian, explorer, and philosopher 1838-1875
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    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.
  • Socrates
    Socrates
    Greek philosopher 469 BC - 399 BC
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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.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.
  • Alexander Herzen
    Alexander Herzen
    Russian journalist and political thinker 1812-1870
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    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.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    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...
  • Charlotte Brontë
    Charlotte Brontë
    British Novelist 1816-1855
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    Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last.
  • Charlotte Brontë
    Charlotte Brontë
    British Novelist 1816-1855
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    Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last. To pluck the mask from the face of the Pharisee is not to lift an impious hand to the Crown of Thorns.
  • Jack Kemp
    Jack Kemp
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    Democracy without morality is impossible.
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