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There's no question that as science, knowledge and technology advance, that we will attempt to do more significant things. And there's no question that we will always have to temper those things with ethics.
As for money and prestige, if one has an opportunity to make money and/or advance their position or place in life, there can be a lot to weigh and consider, such as responsibilities, goals and objectives, etc. We all make choices, deal with our sense of priorities, principles, ethics, morals, balancing, juggling, making compromises... or not! Ha!
Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.
More often there's a compromise between ethics and expediency.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
B. R. Ambedkar
Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs, doctrines - these are of trifling import. All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.
My hope is that people will be repulsed by the character's complete lack of ethics and obsession with consumerism - that's what I was saying about the difference between the character's message and the film's message.
I gravitate toward the law, I think, certainly more times than not, because it's our best mechanism for legislating human behavior, and morality, and ethics.
David E. Kelley
That's a central part of philosophy, of ethics. What do I owe to strangers? What do I owe to my family? What is it to live a good life? Those are questions which we face as individuals.
In just about every area of society, there's nothing more important than ethics.
In civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics.
Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.
Ethics are more important than laws.
Our very lives depend on the ethics of strangers, and most of us are always strangers to other people.
Islam, the third in historical sequence of the ethical monotheistic religions of the Near East, was very successful in establishing its monotheism, but had only very moderate success in spreading its version of Jewish and Christian ethics to the Arabs.
If you have religious faith, very good, you can add on secular ethics, then religious belief, add on it, very good. But even those people who have no interest about religion, okay, it's not religion, but you can train through education.
Ethics are not necessarily to do with being law-abiding. I am very interested in the moral path, doing the right thing.
I maintain the importance of an absolute prohibition against torture, while acknowledging that even absolute prohibitions can sometimes be broken. If that is a contradiction, it is a contradiction that ethics has to embrace, or else it becomes like glass: hard, clear, but fatally inflexible.
Even putting aside the Judeo-Christian morality upon which the Constitution and our nation's culture are based, the notion of forced euthanasia would contradict the long-held body of medical ethics to which all American doctors must adhere.
Sherwin B. Nuland
My father was a Tuskegee Airmen captain in the Air Force and a very strong personality. He believed in fairness and ethics and living up to the commitments you make to others. He ultimately became a judge, and he would talk to me over and over about how important it is to be fair.
John W. Rogers, Jr.
I think the ethics and morals of genetic engineering are very complicated. It intrigues me.
Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics - a rational ethics - as a precondition of rebirth.
I am fully aware that everybody has a right to succeed, and success should be with ethics.
Medicine rests upon four pillars - philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics.
Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique.
James MacGregor Burns
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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