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Journalism without a moral position is impossible. Every journalist is a moralist. It's absolutely unavoidable.
The moralist is the person who tells people that they ought to be unselfish, when they still feel like egos, and his efforts are always and invariably futile.
Boredom is... a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
If I am against the condition of the world, it is not because I am a moralist - it is because I want to laugh more.
Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure.
To the moralist prostitution does not consist so much in the fact that the woman sells her body, but rather that she sells it out of wedlock.
A statesman cannot afford to be a moralist.
As the ancient commander addressed his soldiers before battle, so should the moralist speak to men in the struggle of the era.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Don't make me into this airy-fairy, moralist, idealist because I'm not.
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.
But what sin is to the moralist and crime to the jurist so to the scientific man is ignorance.
Someone like Einstein was quite clearly a moralist, and he had a very highly developed political vision and was very spiritual in his way, and there are many biologists and physicists of the first order who are like that.
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