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Definition of Ethics

Ethics

  1. The science of human duty; the body of rules of duty drawn from this science; a particular system of principles and rules concerting duty, whether true or false; rules of practice in respect to a single class of human actions; as, political or social ethics; medical ethics.

Ethics Quotations

Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.
Potter Stewart

In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.
Immanuel Kant

Without ethics, man has no future. This is to say, mankind without them cannot be itself. Ethics determine choices and actions and suggest difficult priorities.
John Berger

A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Albert Camus

Apart from values and ethics which I have tried to live by, the legacy I would like to leave behind is a very simple one - that I have always stood up for what I consider to be the right thing, and I have tried to be as fair and equitable as I could be.
Ratan Tata
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Ethics Translations

ethics in Dutch is ethiek, zedenkunde, zedenleer
ethics in German is Ethik, Sittenlehre
ethics in Italian is etica, etica
ethics in Norwegian is etikk
ethics in Swedish is etik
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