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Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
Indigestion is charged by God with enforcing morality on the stomach.
Morality is the theory that every human act must be either right or wrong, and that 99 % of them are wrong.
H. L. Mencken
Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
The time has come for all evangelists to practice full financial disclosure. The world is watching how we walk and how we talk. We must have the highest standards of morality, ethics and integrity if we are to continue to have influence.
Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales.
How often I have found that we grow to maturity not by doing what we like, but by doing what we should. How true it is that not every 'should' is a compulsion, and not every 'like' is a high morality and true freedom.
Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people.
The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
Arthur C. Clarke
Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science.
Taste is the only morality. Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are.
We do not look in our great cities for our best morality.
Morality is the custom of one's country and the current feeling of one's peers.
He was as great as a man can be without morality.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Teach a child what is wise, that is morality. Teach him what is wise and beautiful, that is religion!
Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality.
The 'morality of compromise' sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.
The more highly public life is organized the lower does its morality sink.
E. M. Forster
I believe that a long step toward public morality will have been taken when sins are called by their right names.
To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality.
To set up as a standard of public morality a notion which can neither be defined nor conceived is to open the door to every kind of tyranny.
The number, the industry, and the morality of the priesthood, and the devotion of the people have been manifestly increased by the total separation of the church from the state.
A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence, the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves.
A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality.
To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.
Morality without religion is only a kind of dead reckoning - an endeavor to find our place on a cloudy sea by measuring the distance we have run, but without any observation of the heavenly bodies.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The acceptance that all that is solid has melted into the air, that reality and morality are not givens but imperfect human constructs, is the point from which fiction begins.
Where there is politics or economics, there is no morality.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
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