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Definition of Moralist


  1. One who moralizes; one who teaches or animadverts upon the duties of life; a writer of essays intended to correct vice and inculcate moral duties.
  2. One who practices moral duties; a person who lives in conformity with moral rules; one of correct deportment and dealings with his fellow-creatures; -- sometimes used in contradistinction to one whose life is controlled by religious motives.

Moralist Quotations

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.
Alan Watts

Journalism without a moral position is impossible. Every journalist is a moralist. It's absolutely unavoidable.
Marguerite Duras

Boredom is... a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
Bertrand Russell

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.
Henry Miller

Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure.
Lord Byron
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Moralist Translations

moralist in Dutch is moralist, zedenmeester
moralist in French is moraliste
moralist in German is Tugendrichter
moralist in Spanish is moralista
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