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Definition of Morality

Morality

  1. The relation of conformity or nonconformity to the moral standard or rule; quality of an intention, a character, an action, a principle, or a sentiment, when tried by the standard of right.
  2. The quality of an action which renders it good; the conformity of an act to the accepted standard of right.
  3. The doctrines or rules of moral duties, or the duties of men in their social character; ethics.
  4. The practice of the moral duties; rectitude of life; conformity to the standard of right; virtue; as, we often admire the politeness of men whose morality we question.
  5. A kind of allegorical play, so termed because it consisted of discourses in praise of morality between actors representing such characters as Charity, Faith, Death, Vice, etc. Such plays were occasionally exhibited as late as the reign of Henry VIII.
  6. Intent; meaning; moral.

Morality Quotations

There's always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street.
D. H. Lawrence

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.
Karl Rahner

Morality is not just any old topic in psychology but close to our conception of the meaning of life. Moral goodness is what gives each of us the sense that we are worthy human beings.
Steven Pinker

Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales.
Aleister Crowley

Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
George Washington
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Morality Translations

morality in Dutch is zedelijkheid, moraliteit
morality in French is vertu
morality in German is Sittlichkeit, Moral
morality in Portuguese is virtude
morality in Spanish is moralidad
morality in Swedish is sedlighet, moral
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