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He that has not religion to govern his morality, is not a dram better than my mastiff-dog; so long as you stroke him, and please him, and do not pinch him, he will play with you as finely as may be, he is a very good moral mastiff; but if you hurt him, he will fly in your face, and tear out your throat. - John Selden

The aim of morality is to give people a standard of action and a motive to work by which, they will not intensify each person's selfishness, but raise them up above it. - Cecil J. Sharpe

The new so called morality has too often the old immorality condoned. - Lord Shawcross

The biggest threat to our well-being is the absence of moral clarity and purpose. - Rick Shuman

Moral indignation in most cases is, 2% moral, 48% indignation, and 50% envy. - Vittorio De Sica

Mercy to living beings, self restraint, truth, honesty, chastity and contentment, right faith and knowledge, and austerity are but the entourage of morality. - Sila-Prabhrita

Don't be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. - Henry David Thoreau

Moral power is probably best when it is not used. The less you use it the more you have. - Andrew Young

The only immorality is not to do what one has to do when one has to do it. - Jean Anouilh

The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit. - Aristotle

Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right. - Isaac Asimov

I cannot believe that this country cannot come together around some values what these kids need is a moral life... the issue is not ideas, it is conduct. The real question is how we reach these young people morally, and what do we bring to them. - Robert Coles

When we start deceiving ourselves into thinking not that we want something or need something, not that it is a pragmatic necessity for us to have it, but that it is a moral imperative that we have it, then is when we join the fashionable madmen, and then is when the thin whine of hysteria is heard in the land, and then is when we are in bad trouble. - Joan Didion

Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions. - William J. Durant

A man can do what he ought to do; and when he says he cannot, it is because he will not. - Feoude

We may pretend that we're basically moral people who make mistakes, but the whole of history proves otherwise. - Terry Hands

Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality. - William Hazlitt

The end never really justifies the meanness. - E. Duane Hulse

However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue. - Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt

Moral choices do not depend on personal preference and private decision but on right reason and, I would add, divine order. - Basil Hume

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

There are few things more disturbing than to find, in somebody we detest, a moral quality which seems to us demonstrably superior to anything we ourselves possess. It augurs not merely an unfairness on the part of creation, but a lack of artistic judgment. Sainthood is acceptable only in saints. - Pamela Hansford Johnson

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

Morality is the theory that every human act must be either right or wrong, and that 99 % of them are wrong. - H. L. Mencken

In Los Angeles, it's like they jog for two hours a day and then they think they're morally right. That's when you want to choke people, you know? - Liam Neeson


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