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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

Having George W. Bush giving a lecture on business ethics is like having a leper give you a facial, it just doesn't work!
Robin Williams

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

History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested interests have never been known to have willingly divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them.
B. R. Ambedkar

Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
Thomas A. Edison
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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