Morality Quotes

 A drug is neither moral nor immoral - it's a chemical compound. The compound itself is not a menace to society until a human being treats it as if consumption bestowed a temporary license to act like an asshole. 
Author: Frank Zappa
Nationality: American
b. 21 December 1940  - d. 4 December 1993
  
 A law is something which must have a moral basis, so that there is an inner compelling force for every citizen to obey. 
Author: Chaim Azriel Weizman
Nationality: Russian
b. 27 November 1874  - d. 9 November 1952
  
 A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers, and pressures - and that is the basis of all human morality. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality. 
Author: Milan Kundera
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
b. December 1929
  
 A patriot without religion in my estimation is as great a paradox as an honest Man without the fear of God. Is it possible that he whom no moral obligations bind, can have any real Good Will towards Men? Can he be a patriot who, by openly vicious conduct, is undermining the very bonds of Society? The Scriptures tell us 'righteousness exalteth a Nation'. 
Author: Abigail Adams
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1744  - d. 28 October 1818
  
 A perveted, confused or defective moral sense is yet reverently to be handled, after the manner of the Redeemer, Who would not quench the smoking flax or break the bruised reed. 
Author: Herbert Hensley Henson
Nationality: English
b. December 1863  - d.  December 1947
  
 A picture of human life such as a great artist can give, surprises even the trivial and the selfish into that attention to what is apart from themselves, which may be called the raw material of moral sentiment. 
Author: George Eliot
Nationality: English
b. 22 November 1819  - d. 22 December 1880
  
 A Scotchman must be a very sturdy moralist who does not love Scotland better than truth. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 A thousand creeds and battle cries, A thousand warring social schemes, A thousand new moralities And twenty thousand, thousand dreams. 
Author: Alfred Noyes
Nationality: English
b. 16 September 1880  - d. 28 June 1958
  
 A woman can look both moral and exciting. if she also looks as if it was quite a struggle. 
Author: Edna Ferber
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1885  - d. 16 April 1968
  
 Abortion is a worse moral scandal than priests sexually abusing young people. 
Author: Dr. George Pell
Nationality: Australian
b. 08 June 1941
  
 America is not a mere body of traders; it is a body of free men. Our greatness is built upon our freedom is moral, not material. We have a great ardor for gain; but we have a deep passion for the rights of man. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 And who are the greater criminals - those who sell the instruments of death, or those who buy them and use them? 
Author: Robert Emmet Sherwood
Nationality: American
b. 4 April 1896  - d. 14 November 1955
  
 Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere. 
Author: G. K. Chesterton
Nationality: English
b. 29 May 1874  - d. 16 June 1936
  
 Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation, all which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, though religion were not; but superstition dismounts all these, and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men...the master of superstition is the people; and arguments are fitted to practice, in a reverse order. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Bad taste is a species of bad morals. 
Author: Christian Nestell Bovee
Nationality: American
b. December 1820  - d.  December 1904
  
 Because just as good morals, if they are to be maintained, have need of the laws, so the laws, if they are to be observed, have need of good morals. 
Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
Nationality: Italian
b. 3 May 1469  - d. 21 June 1527
  
 Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last. To pluck the mask from the face of the Pharisee, is not to life an impious hand to the Crown of Thorns. 
Author: Charlotte Brontë
Nationality: English
b. December 1816  - d.  December 1855
  
 Corruption of morals is rapid enough in any country without a bounty from government. The Chief Magistrate of the United States should be the last man to accelerate its progress. 
Author: Noah Webster
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1758  - d. 28 April 1843
  
 Cowards can never be moral. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Culture is both an intellectual phenomenon and a moral one. 
Author: Raisa M. Gorbachev
Nationality: Russian
b. 5 January 1932  - d. 20 September 1999
  
 Debasing the moral currency. 
Author: George Eliot
Nationality: English
b. 22 November 1819  - d. 22 December 1880
  
 Degeneracy follows every autocratic system of violence, for violence inevitably attracts moral inferiors. Time has proven that illustrious tyrants are succeeded by scoundrels. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Democracy without morality is impossible. 
Author: Jack Kemp
Nationality: American
b. 13 July 1935
  
 Employment gives health, sobriety and morals. 
Author: Daniel Webster
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1782  - d. 24 October 1852
  
 Enthusiasm is nothing but moral inebriety. 
Author: Lord George Byron
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1788  - d. 19 April 1824
  
 Ethics, too, are nothing but reverence for life. That is what gives me the fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, promoting, and enhancing life, and that destroying, injuring, and limiting life are evil. 
Author: Albert Schweitzer
Nationality: French
b. 14 January 1875  - d. 4 September 1965
  
 Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality. 
Author: Henry Ward Beecher
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1813  - d. 8 March 1887
  
 Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it. 
Author: Lewis Carroll
Nationality: English
b. 27 January 1832  - d. 14 January 1898
  
 Good laws have their origins in bad morals. 
Author: Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius
Nationality: Roman
b. December 395  - d.  December 423
  
 His fall was destined to a barren strand, A petty fortress, and a dubious hand; He left the name, at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 His lack of education is more than compensated for by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy. 
Author: Woody Allen
Nationality: American
b. 1 December 1935
  
 Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; morals, grave; logic And rhetoric, able to contend. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Honor is simply the morality of superior men. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 How many of us have been attracted to reason; first learned to think, to draw conclusions, to extract a moral from the follies of life, by some dazzling aphorism. 
Author: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Nationality: English
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 18 January 1873
  
 I am a bad, wicked man, but I am practicing moral self-purification; I don't eat meat any more, I now eat rice cutlets. 
Author: Vladimir Lenin
Nationality: Russian
b. 22 April 1870  - d. 21 January 1924
  
 I believe the moral losses of expediency always far outweigh the temporary gains. 
Author: Wendell L. Willkie
Nationality: American
b. 18 February 1892  - d. 8 October 1944
  
 I cannot conceive of a personal God who would directly influence the actions of individuals, or would directly sit in judgment on creatures of his own creation. I cannot do this in spite of the fact that mechanistic causality has, to a certain extent, been placed in doubt by modern science. [He was speaking of Quantum Mechanics and the breaking down of determinism.] My religiosity consists in a humble admiratation of the infinitely superior spirit that reveals itself in the little that we, with our weak and transitory understanding, can comprehend of reality. Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments. 
Author: Nathaniel Emmons
Nationality: American   
 I don't know what London's coming to - the higher the buildings the lower the morals. 
Author: Sir Noël Coward
Nationality: English
b. 16 December 1899  - d. 26 March 1973
  
 I have never regarded politics as the arena of morals. It is the arena of interest. 
Author: Aneurin Bevan
Nationality: British
b. 15 November 1897  - d. 6 July 1960
  
 I hope, Marc said at last, that if I loved a man and were going to have this child, that I'd have the pluck to go through with it for my own sake. Not that I think abortion's wrong at all. I don't. Messy, but no different from having your appendix out. I mean no more fundamentally concerned with ethics or morality. Not the thing one invites unless absolutely necessary, of course. There's something primitive about the way everything connected with sex is given an ethical twist. 
Author: Dymphna Cusack
Nationality: Australian
b. 21 September 1902  - d. 19 October 1981
  
 If we ever pass out as a great nation we ought to put on our tombstone, 'America died from a delusion that she has moral leadership'. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 In morals what begins in fear usually ends in wickedness; in religion what begins in fear usually ends in fanaticism. Fear, either as a principle or a motive, is the beginning of all evil. 
Author: Anna Jameson
Nationality: British
b. 17 May 1794  - d. 17 March 1860
  
 In our country, the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State. 
Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Nationality: Russian
b. 11 December 1918  - d. 03 August 2008
  
 In seasons of tumult and discord bad men have most power; mental and moral excellence require peace and quietness. 
Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 56  - d.  December 117
  
 Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health, to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate. 
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nationality: American
b. 4 January 1804  - d. 19 May 1864
  
 It has been my fate in a long life of production to be credited chiefly with the equivocal virtue of industry, a quality so excellent in morals, so little satisfactory in art. 
Author: Margaret Oliphant
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 April 1828  - d. 25 June 1897
  
 It is almost systematically to constitute a natural moral law. Nature has no principles. She furnishes us with no reason to believe that human life is to be respected. Nature, in her indifference, makes no difference between right and wrong. 
Author: Anatole France
Nationality: French
b. 16 April 1844  - d. 12 October 1924
  
 It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 It is easy for a somebody to be modest, but it is difficult to be modest when one is a nobody. 
Author: Jules Renard
Nationality: French
b. 22 February 1864  - d. 22 May 1910
  
 It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 It is long accepted by the missionaries that morality is inversely proportional to the amount of clothing people wore. 
Author: Alex Carey
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1922  - d.  December 1988
  
 It is no longer my moral duty as a human being to achieve an integrated and unitary set of explanations for my thoughts and feelings. 
T.V. Series: Neighbours
Nationality: Australian   
 It is not best to use our morals weekdays, it gets them out of repair for Sunday. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 It is the minority that has stood in the vain of every moral conflict, and achieved all that is noble in the history of the world. 
Author: John B. Gough
Nationality: American   
 It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life-the sick, the needy and the handicapped. 
Author: Hubert Horatio Humphrey
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1911
  
 Last, but by no means least, courage - moral courage, the courage of one's convictions, the courage to see things through. The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle - the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your conscience on the other. 
Author: Douglas MacArthur
Nationality: American
b. 26 January 1880  - d. 5 April 1964
  
 Law is the embodiment of the moral sentiment of the people. 
Author: Sir William Blackstone
Nationality: English
b. 10 July 1723  - d. 14 February 1780
  
 Man is a political animal by nature; he is a scientist by chance or choice; he is a moralist because he is a man. 
Author: Hans Joachim Morgenthau
Nationality: American
b. 17 February 1904  - d. 19 July 1980
  
 Man's chief moral deficiency appears to be not his indiscretions but his reticence. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. 
Author: Milan Kundera
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
b. December 1929
  
 Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals. 
Author: Horace Mann
Nationality: American
b. 4 May 1796  - d. 2 August 1859
  
 Morality is everywhere the same for all men, therefore it comes from God; sects differ, therefore they are the work of men. 
Author: Voltaire
Nationality: French
b. 21 November 1694  - d. 30 May 1778
  
 Men of integrity, by their existence, rekindle the belief that as a people we can live above the level of moral squalor. We need that belief; a cynical community is a corrupt community. 
Author: John W. Gardner
Nationality: French
b. 8 October 1912  - d. 16 February 2002
  
 Money is indeed the most important thing in the world; and all sound and successful personal and national morality should have this fact for its basis. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Moral and spiritual decay have brought about the demise of more great nations (empires) than any invading enemy force, plague, famine and natural disasters combined. 
Author: Joseph P. Martino
Nationality: American
b. December 1937
  
 Moral conduct, self-restraint, And control of the mind, What else does one need Who perseveres in these? 
Author: Acharya Nagarjuna
Nationality: Indian
b. December 150  - d.  December 250
  
 Moral disarmament is to safeguard the future; material disarmament is to save for the present, that there may be a future to safeguard. 
Author: Elihu Root
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1845  - d. 7 February 1937
  
 Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit.We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo. 
Author: H. G. Wells
Nationality: English
b. 21 September 1866  - d. 13 August 1946
  
 Moralistic is not moral. And as for truth - well, it's like brown - it's not in the spectrum. Truth is so generic. 
Author: Iris Murdoch
Nationality: British
b. 15 July 1919  - d. 08 February 1999
  
 Morality is a private and costly luxury. 
Author: Henry Brooks Adams
Nationality: American
b. 16 February 1838  - d. 27 March 1918
  
 Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 Morality is the best of all devices for leading mankind by the nose. 
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Nationality: German
b. 15 October 1844  - d. 25 August 1900
  
 Morality is the herd-instinct in individuals. 
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Nationality: German
b. 15 October 1844  - d. 25 August 1900
  
 Moralizing and morals are two entirely different things and are always found in entirely different people. 
Author: Don Herold
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1889  - d. 1 June 1966
  
 Morals consist of political morals, commercial morals, ecclesiastical morals, and morals. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 Music is a discipline, and a mistress of order and good manners, she makes the people milder and gentler, more moral and more reasonable. 
Author: Martin Luther
Nationality: German
b. 10 November 1483  - d. 18 February 1546
  
 Music is the only sensual gratification which mankind may indulge in to excess without injury to their moral or religious feelings. 
Author: Joseph Addison
Nationality: English
b. 1 May 1672  - d. 17 June 1719
  
 Nature reacts not only to physical disease, but also to moral weakness; when the danger increases; she gives us greater courage 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right. 
Author: Isaac Asimov
Nationality: Russian
b. 2 January 1920  - d. 6 April 1992
  
 No man, who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives, is left long without proper reward. 
Author: Booker T. Washington
Nationality: American
b. 5 April 1856  - d. 14 November 1915
  
 No one can be perfectly free till all are free: no one can be perfectly moral till all are moral; no one can be perfectly happy till all are happy. 
Author: Herbert Spencer
Nationality: English
b. 27 April 1820  - d. 8 December 1903
  
 None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married. 
Author: Edgar Watson Howe
Nationality: American
b. 3 May 1853  - d. 3 October 1937
  
 Of Chesterfield's Letters: They teach the morals of a whore, and the manners of a dancing master. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 On an occasion of this kind it becomes more than a moral duty to speak one's mind. It becomes a pleasure. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 Once people start on all this Art Goodbye, moralitee! 
Author: Sir Alan Patrick Herbert
Nationality: English
b. 24 September 1890  - d. 11 November 1971
  
 One can buy anything with money except morality. 
Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Nationality: French
b. 28 June 1712  - d. 2 July 1778
  
 One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can. 
Author: William Wordsworth
Nationality: English
b. 7 April 1770  - d. 23 April 1850
  
 One may no more live in the world without picking up the moral prejudices of the world than one will be able to go to hell without perspiring. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. 
Author: John Adams
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1735  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 People look for morals in fiction because there has always been a confusion between fiction and philosophy. 
Author: John Cheever
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1912  - d. 18 June 1982
  
 People talk about the middle of the road as though it were unacceptable. Actually, all human problems, excepting morals, come into the gray areas. Things are not all black and white. There have to be compromises. The middle of the road is all of the usable surface. The extremes, right and left, are in the gutters. 
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1890  - d. 28 March 1969
  
 Perhaps misguided moral passion is better than confused indifference. 
Author: Iris Murdoch
Nationality: British
b. 15 July 1919  - d. 08 February 1999
  
 Personally I incline to think that wherever a situation emerges in which the cohabitation of the husband and wife cannot reasonably or equitably be required, there a prima facie case for divorce must be held to exist. Before one could rightly order these folk to go apart, we must be well assured that they are not in spiritual fact married. In the region of essential morals we cannot stake everything on the presence or absence of the legal certificate. 
Author: Herbert Hensley Henson
Nationality: English
b. December 1863  - d.  December 1947
  
 Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot. By Order of the Literature 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 Pickering: Have you no morals, man? Doolittle: Can't afford them, Governor. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Politics have no relation to morals. 
Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
Nationality: Italian
b. 3 May 1469  - d. 21 June 1527
  
 Propaganda replaces moral philosophy. 
Author: Hans Joachim Morgenthau
Nationality: American
b. 17 February 1904  - d. 19 July 1980
  
 Publicity, publicity, PUBLICITY is the greatest moral factor and force in our public life. 
Author: Joseph Pulitzer
Nationality: American
b. 10 April 1847  - d. 29 October 1911
  
 Really, if the lower orders don't set us a good example, what on earth is the use of them? They seem, as a class, to have absolutely no sense of moral responsibility. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 Scepticism means not intellectual doubt alone, but moral doubt. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 Science cannot resolve moral conflicts, but it can help to more accurately frame the debates about those conflicts. 
Author: John Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. December 1560  - d.  December 1622
  
 So far, about morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after. 
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Nationality: American
b. 21 July 1899  - d. 2 July 1961
  
 Taste: a quality possessed by persons without originality or moral courage. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 The American public demands a sense of legitimacy from and in the presidency. There is more to this than dignity, more than propriety. The president is expected to personify our betterness in an inspiring way, to express in what he does and is, not just what he says, a moral idealism which, in much of the public mind, is the very opposite of politics. 
Author: James David Barber
Nationality: Canadian
b. December 1923  - d. 29 November 2007
  
 The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned. When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy. 
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1890  - d. 28 March 1969
  
 The better one is morally the less aware they are of their virtue. 
Author: James A. Froude
Nationality: English
b. 23 April 1818  - d. 20 October 1894
  
 The Christian doctrine of sin in its classical form offends both rationalists and moralists by maintaining the seemingly absurd position that man sins inevitably and by a fateful necessity but that he is nevertheless to be held responsible for actions which are prompted by an ineluctable inescapable fate. 
Author: Reinhold Niebuhr
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1892  - d. 1 June 1971
  
 The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of the final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy A man does what he must-in spite of personal consequences; in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures-and that is the basis of all morality. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 The flute is not an instrument that has a good moral effect; it is too exciting. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 The foundation of all morality is to have done, once and for all, with lying; to give up pretending to believe that for which there is no evidence, and repeating unintelligible propositions about things beyond the possibilities of knowledge. 
Author: Thomas Henry Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 4 May 1825  - d. 29 June 1895
  
 The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better. 
Author: John Dewey
Nationality: American
b. 20 October 1859  - d. 1 June 1952
  
 The great rule of moral conduct is next to God, respect time. 
Author: Johann Kaspar Lavater
Nationality: Swiss
b. 15 November 1741  - d. 2 January 1801
  
 The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crises maintain their neutrality. 
Author: Dante Alighieri
Nationality: Italian
b. 14 May 1265  - d. 13 September 1321
  
 The man who is admired for the ingenuity of his larceny is almost always rediscovering some earlier form of fraud. The basic forms are all known, have all been practiced. The manners of capitalism improve. The morals may not. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 The man who is not virtuous can never be happy. 
Author: Epicurus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 341  - d.  December 270
  
 The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 The new church will be founded on moral science. Poets, artists, musicians, philosophers, will be its prophet teachers. The noblest literature of the world will be its Bible - love and labor its holy sacraments - and instead of worshiping one savior, we will gladly build an altar in the heart for every one who has suffered for humanity. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development. 
Author: Confucius
Nationality: Chinese
b. 28 September 551  - d.  December 479
  
 The presidency is not merely an administrative office. It is pre-eminently a place of moral leadership. 
Author: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1882  - d. 12 April 1945
  
 The sinews of war are five - men, money, materials, maintenance (food), and morale. 
Author: Bernard Mannes Baruch
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1870  - d. 20 June 1965
  
 The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles. 
Author: Ayn Rand
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1905  - d. 6 March 1982
  
 The things that will destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats not intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, 'I was wrong.' 
Author: Sydney J. Harris
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1917  - d. 08 December 1986
  
 The trouble with Eichmann was precisely that so many were like him, and that the many were neither perverted nor sadistic, that they were, and still are, terribly and terrifyingly normal. From the viewpoint of our legal institutions and of our moral standards of judgment, this normality was much more terrifying than all the atrocities put together. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation, sustained, enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man. 
Author: Charles Sumner
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1811  - d. 11 March 1874
  
 The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion. 
Author: Matthew Arnold
Nationality: English
b. 24 December 1822  - d. 15 April 1888
  
 The work of art may have a moral effect, but to demand moral purpose from the artist is to make him ruin his work. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 There is a violence that liberates, and a violence that enslaves; there is a violence that is moral and a violence that is immoral. 
Author: Benito Mussolini
Nationality: Italian
b. 29 July 1883  - d. 28 April 1945
  
 There is no act more moral between men than that of rule And obedience. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 There is no sterner moralist than pleasure. 
Author: Lord George Byron
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1788  - d. 19 April 1824
  
 There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much destructive feeling as moral indignation, which permits envy or hate to be acted out under the guise of virtue. 
Author: Erich Fromm
Nationality: American
b. 23 March 1900  - d. 18 March 1980
  
 This is a world that is much more uncertain than the past. In the past we were certain, we were certain it was us versus the Russians in the past. We were certain, and therefore we had huge nuclear arsenals aimed at each other to keep the peace. That's what we were certain of. ... You see, even though it's an uncertain world, we're certain of some things. We're certain that even though the 'evil empire' may have passed, evil still remains. We're certain there are people that can't stand what America stands for. ... We're certain there are madmen in this world, and there's terror, and there's missiles and I'm certain of this, too: I'm certain to maintain the peace, we better have a military of high morale, and I'm certain that under this administration, morale in the military is dangerously low. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 This sacred truth - that the greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation. 
Author: Jeremy Bentham
Nationality: English
b. 15 February 1748  - d. 6 June 1832
  
 To be in good moral condition requires at least as much training as to be in good physical condition. 
Author: Jawaharial Nehru
Nationality: Indian
b. 14 November 1889  - d. 27 May 1964
  
 To denounce moralizing out of hand is to pronounce a moral judgment. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 To deny the freedom of the will is to make morality impossible. 
Author: James A. Froude
Nationality: English
b. 23 April 1818  - d. 20 October 1894
  
 To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 To have respect for ourselves guides our morals; and to have a deference for others governs our manners. 
Author: Laurence Sterne
Nationality: English
b. 24 November 1713  - d. 18 March 1768
  
 To speak of morals in art is to speak of legislature in sex. Art is the sex of the imagination. 
Author: George Jean Nathan
Nationality: American
b. 14 February 1882  - d. 8 April 1958
  
 To the tune of Tit Willow':- In a little glass house a censor did sit, Singing ban it, O ban it, O ban it, And I said to him, 'Censor, why do you sit, Singing ban it, O ban it, O ban it, Is care for morality really your plan? Or is it because you're a dirty old man Singing ban it, O ban it, O ban it? 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Truth is the secret of eloquence and virtue, the basis of moral Literatureity; it is the highest summit of art and of life. 
Author: Henri-Frédéric Amiel
Nationality: Swiss
b. 27 September 1821  - d. 11 May 1881
  
 Truth-telling and persuasion are better instruments of action in American democracy than lying, control and demagogy as long as citizens respond to 'the better angels of our nature.' The presidency is the seat of power and an engine for policy making, but it is also a moral agent for the articulation of the ideals of American democracy. The character of American governmental institutions and political culture invites presidents to be moral leaders. 
Author: Ervin C. Hargrove
Nationality: American   
 Unity requires a collective moral force, together with a great leader. Ancestors unite the clan, and heaven unites nature. With unity the time is right for great deeds. 
Tome: I Ching
Nationality: Chinese   
 Virtue consisteth of three parts, - temperance, fortitude, and justice. 
Author: Epicurus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 341  - d.  December 270
  
 War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. 
Author: John Stuart Mill
Nationality: English
b. 20 May 1806  - d. 8 May 1873
  
 We are all faced throughout our lives with agonizing decisions and moral choices.Some are on a grand scale, most of these choices are on lesser points, but, we define ourselves by the choices we have made.We are in fact, the sum total of our choices, events unfold, so unpredictably, so unfairly.Human happiness does not seem to have been included in the design of creation, it is only we, with our own capacity to love, that gives meaning to the indifferent universe.And yet, most human beings seem to have the ability to keep trying, and even to find joy from simple things, like, their family, their work, and from the hope that future generations might understand more. 
Author: Woody Allen
Nationality: American
b. 1 December 1935
  
 We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics. 
Author: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1882  - d. 12 April 1945
  
 We know of no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality. 
Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Nationality: English
b. 25 October 1800  - d. 28 December 1859
  
 We need a moral philosophy in which the concept of love, so rarely mentioned now by philosophers, can once again be made central. 
Author: Iris Murdoch
Nationality: British
b. 15 July 1919  - d. 08 February 1999
  
 We should look inward and think about the meaning of our life and its purposes, lest we do it in 20 or 30 years and it's too late. 
Author: Robert Martin Coles
Nationality: American
b. 12 October 1929
  
 We, when we sow the seeds of doubt deeper than the most up-to-date and modish free-thought has ever dreamed of doing, we well know what we are about. Only out of radical skeptics, out of moral chaos, can the Absolute spring, the anointed Terror of which the time has need. 
Author: Thomas Mann
Nationality: German
b. 06 June 1875  - d. 12 August 1955
  
 Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive factor; it is people, not things, that are decisive. The contest of strength is not only a contest of military and economic power, but also a contest of human power and morale. Military and economic power is necessarily wielded by people. 
Author: Mao Tse-Tung
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 1893  - d.  December 1976
  
 Well! some people talk of morality, and some of religion, but give me a little snug property. 
Author: Maria Edgeworth
Nationality: English
b. 1 January 1767  - d. 22 May 1849
  
 What I want to fix your attention on is the vast overall movement towards the discrediting, and finally the elimination, of every kind of human excellence -- moral, cultural, social or intellectual. And is it not pretty to notice how 'democracy' (in the incantatory sense) is now doing for us the work that was once done by the most ancient dictatorships, and by the same methods? The basic proposal of the new education is to be that dunces and idlers must not be made to feel inferior to intelligent and industrious pupils. That would be 'undemocratic.' Children who are fit to proceed may be artificially kept back, because the others would get a trauma by being left behind. The bright pupil thus remains democratically fettered to his own age group throughout his school career, and a boy who would be capable of tackling Aeschylus or Dante sits listening to his coeval's attempts to spell out A CAT SAT ON A MAT. We may reasonably hope for the virtual abolition of education when 'I'm as good as you' has fully had its way. All incentives to learn and all penalties for not learning will vanish. The few who might want to learn will be prevented; who are they to overtop their fellows? And anyway, the teachers -- or should I say nurses? -- will be far too busy reassuring the dunces and patting them on the back to waste any time on real teaching. We shall no longer have to plan and toil to spread imperturbable conceit and incurable ignorance among men. 
Author: C. S. Lewis
Nationality: English
b. 29 November 1898  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 What is a minority? The chosen heroes of this earth have been in a minority. There is not a social, political, or religious privilege that you enjoy today that was not bought for you by the blood and tears and patient suffering of the minority. It is the minority that have stood in the van of every moral conflict, and achieved all that is noble in the history of the world. 
Author: John B. Gough
Nationality: English   
 What is morally wrong cannot be politically right. 
Author: William Gladstone
Nationality: British
b. 29 December 1809  - d. 19 May 1898
  
 What the moral army needs just now is more rank and file and fewer brigadier generals. 
Author: Josh Billings
Nationality: American
b. 20 April 1818  - d. 14 October 1885
  
 What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 When I did have time to worry... it was about the peculiar dynamics of the White House crisis meeting. This has the truly terrible tendancy always to favour the most reckless position, for that is the position that requires the least moral courage. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 When the history of our time is written, what will most amaze posterity is that John Howard's debasement of political debate - for 'the integrity of our national borders' read 'drown, if need be, the foreign scum' - was not cursed roundly from every editorial. That no-one said the obvious, that the ordinary Australian's fear of intruders, like the fear of burglars, can be easily understood, but John Howard's playing on it was morally contemptible. 
Author: Bob Ellis
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1942
  
 When the sun comes up, I have morals again. 
Author: Elaine Boosler
Nationality: American
b. 16 August 1952
  
 Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong. 
Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Nationality: American
b. 14 June 1811  - d. 1 July 1896
  
 Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence. 
Author: David Ben-Gurion
Nationality: Israeli
b. 16 October 1886  - d. 1 December 1973
  
 You have demonstrated at least in my adult lifetime a higher commitment to the kind of moral leadership than I value in public service and public policy than any person that I have ever met. 
Author: Steve Grossman
Nationality: American
b. December 1946
  
 You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do. 
Author: Fran Lebowitz
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1950
  
 You're alive. Do something. The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences. It sounded like this: Look. Listen. Choose. Act. 
Author: Barbara Hall
Nationality: Canadian
b. December 1946
  
 Money motivates neither the best people, nor the best in people. It can move the body and influence the mind, but it cannot touch the heart or move the spirit; that is reserved for belief, principle, and morality. 
Author: Dee W. Hock
Nationality: American
b. December 1929
  
 Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality. 
Author: Frank Patrick Herbert
Nationality: American
b. 8 October 1920  - d. 11 February 1986
  
 Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will be in our troubled world.  
Author: Etty Hillesum
Nationality: Dutch
b. 15 January 1914  - d. 30 November 1943
  
 To lay down our lives for another... the highest moral act possible. 
Author: Wilfred Owen
Nationality: English
b. 18 March 1893  - d. 04 November 1918
  
 Ought we not to ask the media to agree among themselves a voluntary code of conduct, under which they would not say or show anything which could assist the terrorists' morale or their cause while the hijack lasted. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected 
Author: George Washington
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1732  - d. 14 December 1799
  
 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. 
Author: George Washington
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1732  - d. 14 December 1799
  
 My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her. 
Author: George Washington
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1732  - d. 14 December 1799
  
 I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Moral Literatureity is never retained by any attempt to hold on to it. It comes without seeking and is retained without effort. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Morality which depends upon the helplessness of a man or woman has not much to recommend it. Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Morale is a state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope.  
Author: Louis L. Mann
Nationality: Indian   
 Unfortunately, moral beauty in art - like physical beauty in a person - is extremely perishable. It is nowhere so durable as artistic or intellectual beauty. Moral beauty has a tendency to decay very rapidly into sententiousness or untimeliness. 
Author: Susan Sontag
Nationality: American
b. 16 January 1933  - d. 28 December 2004
  
 Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue. 
Author: Edith Wharton
Nationality: American
b. 24 January 1862  - d. 11 August 1937
  
 It is time to effect a revolution in female manners - time to restore to them their lost dignity. It is time to separate unchangeable morals from local manners. 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Nationality: British
b. 27 April 1759  - d. 10 September 1797
  
 Men neglect the duties incumbent on man, yet are treated like demi-gods; religion is also separated from morality by a ceremonial veil, yet men wonder that the world is almost, literally speaking, a den of sharpers or oppressors. 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Nationality: British
b. 27 April 1759  - d. 10 September 1797
  
 I am obliged to believe certain opinions myself. No man's belief will save me except my own. 
Author: Anthony Collins
Nationality: English
b. 21 June 1676  - d. 13 December 1729
  
 I took pleasure when I could. I acted clearly and morally and without regret. I'm very lucky. 
Author: Jeanne Louise Calment
Nationality: French
b. 21 February 1875  - d. 04 August 1997
  
 By exploring the political and moral colorings of discoveries about what makes us tick, we can have a more honest science and a less fearful intellectual milieu. 
Author: Steven Pinker
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 September 1954
  
 Why are empirical questions about how the mind works so weighted down with political and moral and emotional baggage? 
Author: Steven Pinker
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 September 1954
  
 Post-Watergate morality, by which anything left private is taken as presumptive evidence of wrongdoing. 
Author: Charles Krauthammer
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1950
  
 No virtue is safe that is not enthusiastic. 
Author: Sir John Robert Seeley
Nationality: English
b. December 1834  - d. 13 January 1895
  
 There is no such thing as a moral dress. It's people who are moral or immoral. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly, over time, gain in political significance. 
Author: Václav Hável
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
b. 05 October 1936
  
 I have to introduce levels of intelligence on both sides and in each protagonist, which very probably do not pertain. I have to introduce levels of moral doubt, self-doubt, which may not pertain. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 We found nothing grand in the history of the Jews nor in the morals inculcated in the Pentateuch. I know of no other books that so fully teach the subjection and degradation of woman. 
Author: Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Nationality: American
b. 12 November 1815  - d. 26 October 1902
  
 If we allow public funds to be used to support our relatively benign, morally grounded schools, we will have to allow those public funds to be used for any type of private school. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 Be these people either Conservatives or Socialists, Yellows or Reds, the most important thing is - and that is the point I want to stress - that all of them are right in the plain and moral sense of the word. 
Author: Dr. Karel Capek
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
b. 9 January 1890  - d. 25 December 1938
  
 On the surface we all act like we all love each other and we're free and easy, and actually we're far more moralistic than any other society I've ever lived in. 
Author: Kathy Acker
Nationality: American
b. 18 April 1947  - d. 30 November 1997
  
 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. 
Author: Sir Salman Rushdie
Nationality: English
b. 19 June 1947
  
 That goes against what I believe morally. That's adultery, and if I'm accused of that, no, that's not right. I have two kids who see that and remember that and judge me. It didn't happen, and it's not to be reported that way. 
Author: Nicole Kidman
Nationality: Australian
b. 20 June 1967
  
 Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction. 
Author: President Barack Hussein Obama
Nationality: American
b. 4 August 1961
  
 The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis. 
Author: Dante Alighieri
Nationality: Italian
b. 14 May 1265  - d. 13 September 1321
  
 The person is always happy who is in the presence of something they cannot know in full. A person as advanced far in the study of morals who has mastered the difference between pride and vanity. 
Author: Nicolas Chamfort
Nationality: French
b. 6 April 1741  - d. 13 April 1794
  
 Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice. 
Author: Thomas Aquinas
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1225  - d. 7 March 1274
  
 The perception of beauty is a moral test. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 It is remarkable that among all the preachers there are so few moral teachers.  
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 To say that Literatureity, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction. 
Author: Joseph Addison
Nationality: English
b. 1 May 1672  - d. 17 June 1719
  
 Let us be true: this is the highest maxim of art and of life, the secret of eloquence and of virtue, and of all moral Literatureity. 
Author: Henri-Frédéric Amiel
Nationality: Swiss
b. 27 September 1821  - d. 11 May 1881
  
 What we must look for here is, firstly, religious and moral principles; secondly, gentlemanly conduct; thirdly, intellectual ability. 
Author: Thomas Arnold
Nationality: English
b. 13 June 1795  - d. 12 June 1842
  
 The accumulation of wealth is a process which is of itself morally neutral. True, as Christianity teaches, riches bring temptations. But then so does poverty. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 We want a society where people are free to make choices, to make mistakes, to be generous and compassionate. This is what we mean by a moral society; not a society where the state is responsible for everything, and no one is responsible for the state. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 States are not moral agents, people are, and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 There is no surer mark of the absence of the highest moral and intellectual qualities than a cold reception of excellence.  
Author: Philip James Bailey
Nationality: English
b. 22 April 1816  - d. 6 September 1902
  
 Let religion become the basis and reality of your life and your actions, but let it be the pure and single-minded religion of divine reason and divine love, and not that religion which strove to disassociate itself from everything that makes up the substance and life of truly moral existence. Look at Christ, my dear friend; His life was divine through and through, full of self-denial, and He did everything for mankind, finding His satisfaction and His delight in the dissolution of His material being. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 The true artist doesn't substitute immorality for morality. On the contrary, he always substitutes a finer morality for a grosser one. 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 There's always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street. 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 O the stale old dogs who pretend to guard the morals of the masses, how smelly they make the great back-yard wetting after everyone that passes. 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 For Mr Howard to get to the high moral ground, he would first need to climb out of the volcanic hole he had dug for himself over the last decade. It is like one of those diamond mine holes in South Africa. They are about a mile underground. He would have to come a mile up to get to even equilibrium let alone have any contest in morality with Kevin Rudd. 
Author: Paul Keating
Nationality: Australian
b. 18 January 1944
  
 To what extent is any given man morally responsible for any given act? We do not know.  
Author: Alexis Carrel
Nationality: French
b. 28 June 1873  - d. 5 November 1944
  
 Physical courage, which despises all danger, will make a man brave in one way; and moral courage, which despises all opinion, will make a man brave in another. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence, the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves. 
Author: Grover Cleveland
Nationality: American
b. 18 March 1837  - d. 24 June 1908
  
 On this connection there was also the point that I was anxious to prove that spiritual progress did not depend on religious or moral codes, but was like any other science. Magick would yield its secrets to the infidel and the libertine, just as one does not have to be a churchwarden in order to discover a new kind of orchid. There are, of course, certain virtues necessary to the Magician; but they are of the same order as those which make a successful chemist. 
Author: Aleister Crowley
Nationality: British
b. 12 October 1875  - d. 1 December 1947
  
 Observe decorum, and it will open a path to morality. 
Author: Mason Cooley
Nationality: American
b. December 1927  - d. 25 July 2002
  
 The higher the moral tone, the more suspect the speaker. 
Author: Mason Cooley
Nationality: American
b. December 1927  - d. 25 July 2002
  
 I never held Negroes to be inherently inferior. The statement in Marriage and Morals refers to environmental conditioning. I have had it withdrawn from subsequent editions because it is clearly ambiguous. 
Author: Bertrand Russell
Nationality: British
b. 18 May 1872  - d. 2 February 1970
  
 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. 
Author: Simone Weil
Nationality: French
b. 3 February 1909  - d. 24 August 1943
  
 Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 We would not have our country's vigour exhausted or her moral force abated, by everlasting meddling and muddling in every quarrel, great and small, which afflicts the world. 
Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1850  - d. 9 November 1924
  
 It seems to me that socialists today can preserve their position in academic economics merely by the pretense that the differences are entirely moral questions about which science cannot decide. 
Author: F. A. von Hayek
Nationality: Austrian
b. 8 May 1899  - d. 23 March 1992
  
 Our moral traditions developed concurrently with our reason, not as its product. 
Author: F. A. von Hayek
Nationality: Austrian
b. 8 May 1899  - d. 23 March 1992
  
 I have a hard time with morals. All I know is what feels right, what's more important to me is being honest about who you are. Morals I get a little hung up on. 
Author: Brad Pitt
Nationality: American
b. 18 December 1963
  
 Bush is morally a universalist. For instance, he says the freedom is good, the same thing is good, all over the world. So in that sense he's a universalist.  
Author: Peter Singer
Nationality: Australian   
 My work is based on the assumption that clarity and consistency in our moral thinking is likely, in the long run, to lead us to hold better views on ethical issues. 
Author: Peter Singer
Nationality: Australian   
 It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral. 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Nakedness is uncomely, as well in mind as body, and it addeth no small reverence to men's manners and actions if they be not altogether open. Therefore set it down: That a habit of secrecy is both politic and moral. 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 When law becomes despotic, morals are relaxed, and vice versa. 
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Nationality: French
b. 20 May 1799  - d. 18 August 1850
  
 All universal moral principles are idle fancies. 
Author: Marquis de Sade
Nationality: French
b. 2 June 1740  - d. 2 December 1814
  
 I would always encourage people of any age not to be so quick to follow other people's truths but to search and follow your own moral code and live by your own integrity, and mostly just be brave. 
Author: Jewel
Nationality: American
b. 23 May 1974
  
 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. 
Author: Blaise Pascal
Nationality: French
b. 19 June 1623  - d. 19 August 1662
  
 We like security: we like the pope to be infallible in matters of faith, and grave doctors to be so in moral questions so that we can feel reassured. 
Author: Blaise Pascal
Nationality: French
b. 19 June 1623  - d. 19 August 1662
  
 One might call habit a moral friction - something that prevents the mind from gliding over things but connects it with them and makes it hard for it to free itself from them. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 Every man has his moral backside which he refrains from showing unless he has to and keeps covered as long as possible with the trousers of decorum. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 As the few adepts in such things well know, universal morality is to be found in little everyday penny-events just as much as in great ones. There is so much goodness and ingenuity in a raindrop that an apothecary wouldn't let it go for less than half-a-crown. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 I will not become a Napoleon nor an Alexander, and labour for my own ambition; but I will labour for freedom and for the moral well-being of man. 
Author: Lajos Kossuth
Nationality: Hungarian
b. 19 September 1802  - d. 20 March 1894
  
 There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel 
Author: Vladimir Lenin
Nationality: Russian
b. 22 April 1870  - d. 21 January 1924
  
 But black people fall for that same argument, and they go around talking about law breakers. We did not make the laws in this country. We are neither morally nor legally confined to those laws. Those laws that keep them up, keep us down. 
Author: H. Rap Brown
Nationality: American
b. 4 October 1943
  
 Literature should not be suppressed merely because it offends the moral code of the censor.  
Author: William O. Douglas
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1898  - d. 19 January 1980
  
 The religion that approaches the nearest of all others to true deism, in the moral and benign part thereof, is that professed by the Quakers. Though I revere their philanthropy, I cannot help smiling at[their conceit. If the taste of a Quaker had been consulted at the Creation, what a silent and drab-colored Creation it would have been! Not a flower would have blossomed its gaieties, nor a bird been permitted to sing. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 How different is Christianity to the pure and simple profession of Deism! The true Deist has but one Deity, and his religion consists in contemplating the power, wisdom, and benignity of the Deity in his works, and in endeavoring to imitate him in everything moral, scientifical, and mechanical. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 As soon as we lose the moral basis, we cease to be religious. There is no such thing as religion over-riding morality. Man, for instance, cannot be untruthful, cruel or incontinent and claim to have God on his side. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Several letters have been received by me asking me to declare my views about the Arab-Jew question in Palestine and persecution of the Jews in Germany. It is not without hesitation that I venture to offer my views on this very difficult question. My sympathies are all with the Jews. I have known them intimately in South Africa. Some of them became life-long companions. Through these friends I came to learn much of their age-long persecution. They have been the untouchables of Christianity. But my sympathy does not blind me to the requirements of justice. The cry for the national home for the Jews does not make much appeal to me. The sanction for it is sought in the Bible and the tenacity with which the Jews have hankered after return to Palestine. Why should they not, like other peoples of the earth, make that country their home where they are born and where they earn their livelihood? Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French. It is wrong and inhuman to impose the Jews on the Arabs. What is going on in Palestine today cannot be justified by any moral code of conduct. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves. 
Author: Leon Trotsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 7 November 1879  - d. 21 August 1940
  
 My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute. 
Author: Ayn Rand
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1905  - d. 6 March 1982
  
 To eat steak rare - represents both a nature and a morality. 
Author: Roland Barthes
Nationality: French
b. 12 November 1915  - d. 25 March 1980
  
 Whenever I see a photograph of some sportsman grinning over his kill, I am always impressed by the striking moral and aesthetic superiority of the dead animal to the live one. 
Author: Edward Abbey
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1927  - d. 14 March 1989
  
 We become strong, I feel, when we have no friends upon whom to lean, or to look to for moral guidance. 
Author: Benito Mussolini
Nationality: Italian
b. 29 July 1883  - d. 28 April 1945
  
 The accumulation of numbers always augments in some measure moral corruptions, and the consequences to health of the various vices incident thereto, are well known. 
Author: William Falconer
Nationality: Scottish
b. December 1732  - d.  December 1769
  
 I'm a man of limits: forever physically, emotionally, morally and artistically on the brink of plunging into the abyss. Yet I manage to keep my balance and possess presence of mind. 
Author: Christian Morgenstern
Nationality: German
b. 6 May 1871  - d. 31 March 1914
  
 If the poet has pursued a moral objective, he has diminished his poetic force. 
Author: Charles Pierre Baudelaire
Nationality: French
b. 9 April 1821  - d. 21 August 1867
  
 Psychoanalysis is out, under a therapeutic disguise, to do away entirely with the moral faculty in man. 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 The essential function of art is moral. But a passionate, implicit morality, not didactic. A morality which changes the blood, rather than the mind. 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 The statesman must think in terms of the national interest, conceived as power among other powers. The popular mind, unaware of the fine distinctions of the statesman's thinking, reasons more often than not in the simple moralistic and legalistic terms of absolute good and absolute evil. 
Author: Hans Joachim Morgenthau
Nationality: American
b. 17 February 1904  - d. 19 July 1980
  
 We should insist on gay marriage. We should regard it as scandalous that two people could claim to love each other and not want to sanctify their love with marriage and fidelity. It's going to be up to conservatives to make the important, moral case for marriage, including gay marriage. 
Author: David Brooks
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1961
  
 To seduce a woman famous for strict morals, religious fervor and the happiness of her marriage: what could possibly be more prestigious?  
Author: Christopher Hampton
Nationality: British
b. 26 January 1946
  
 My position concerning God is that of an agnostic. I am convinced that a vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a law-giver, especially a law-giver who works on the basis of reward and punishment. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Throughout our history two strands have coexisted uneasily; a dominant strand of democratic humanism and a lesser but durable strand of intolerant Puritanism. There has been a tendency through the years for reason and moderation to prevail as long as things are going tolerably well or as long as our problems seem clear and finite and manageable. But... when some event or leader of opinion has aroused the people to a state of high emotion, our puritan spirit has tended to break through, leading us to look at the world through the distorting prism of a harsh and angry moralism. 
Author: James William Fulbright
Nationality: American
b. 9 April 1905  - d. 9 February 1995
  
 To read the Bible without horror, we must undo everything that is tender, sympathizing and benevolent in the heart of man...[1] It is a duty incumbent on every true Deist, that he vindicate the moral justice of God against the calumnies of the Bible. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 Israel doesn't "give up" anything by abandoning religious expansionism in the West Bank and Gaza. It does itself a favor, because it confronts the internal clerical and chauvinist forces which want to instate a theocracy for Jews, and because it abandons a scheme which is doomed to fail in the worst possible way. The so-called "security" question operates in reverse, because as I may have said already, only a moral and political idiot would place Jews in a settlement in Gaza in the wild belief that this would make them more safe. Of course this hard-headed and self-interested solution of withdrawal would not satisfy the jihadists. But one isn't seeking to placate them. One is seeking to destroy and discredit them. At the present moment, they operate among an occupied and dispossessed and humiliated people, who are forced by Sharon's logic to live in a close yet ghettoised relationship to the Jewish centers of population. Try and design a more lethal and rotten solution than that, and see what you come up with. 
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Nationality: English American
b. 13 April 1949  - d. 15 November 2011
  
 Some people talk of morality, and some of religion, but give me a little snug property. 
Author: Maria Edgeworth
Nationality: English
b. 1 January 1767  - d. 22 May 1849
  
 If only for the sake of elegance, I try to remain morally pure. 
Author: Marcel Proust
Nationality: French
b. 10 July 1871  - d. 18 November 1922
  
 We become moral when we are unhappy. 
Author: Marcel Proust
Nationality: French
b. 10 July 1871  - d. 18 November 1922
  
 All the preparations of reason, therefore, in what may be called pure philosophy, are in reality directed to those three problems only - God, the soul, and freedom. However, these three elements in themselves still hold independent, proportional, objective weight individually. Moreover, in a collective relational context; namely, to know what ought to be done: if the will is free, if there is a God, and if there is a future world. As this concerns our actions with reference to the highest aims of life, we see that the ultimate intention of nature in her wise provision was really, in the constitution of our reason, directed to moral interests only. 
Author: Immanuel Kant
Nationality: German
b. 22 April 1724  - d. 12 February 1804
  
 Two things fill the mind with ever-increasing wonder and awe, the more often and the more intensely the mind of thought is drawn to them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me. 
Author: Immanuel Kant
Nationality: German
b. 22 April 1724  - d. 12 February 1804
  
 Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness. 
Author: Immanuel Kant
Nationality: German
b. 22 April 1724  - d. 12 February 1804
  
 Apart from moral conduct, all that man thinks himself able to do in order to become acceptable to God is mere superstition and religious folly. 
Author: Immanuel Kant
Nationality: German
b. 22 April 1724  - d. 12 February 1804
  
 He who has made great moral progress ceases to pray. 
Author: Immanuel Kant
Nationality: German
b. 22 April 1724  - d. 12 February 1804
  
 As to Jesus of Nazareth, my Opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the System of Morals and his Religion, as he left them to us, the best the world ever saw or is likely to see; but I apprehend it has received various corrupt changes, and I have, with most of the present Dissenters in England, some Doubts as to his divinity; tho' it is a question I do not dogmatize upon, having never studied it, and I think it needless to busy myself with it now, when I expect soon an Opportunity of knowing the Truth with less Trouble. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 But satire, ever moral, ever new, Delights the reader and instructs him, too. She, if good sense refine her sterling page, Oft shakes some rooted folly of the age. 
Author: Nicholas Boileau-Despréaux
Nationality: French
b. December 1636  - d.  December 1711
  
 On the part of Somerset, the case which we gave notice should be decided, this day, the Court now proceeds to give its opinion. The state of slavery is of such a nature, that it is incapable of being introduced on any reasons, moral or political; but only positive law, which preserves its force long after the reasons, occasion, and time itself from whence it was created, is erased from memory: it's so odious, that nothing can be suffered to support it but positive law. Whatever inconveniences, therefore, may follow from a decision, I cannot say this case is allowed or approved by the law of England; and therefore the black must be discharged. 
Author: Lord William Murray Mansfield
Nationality: English
b. 2 March 1705  - d. 20 March 1793
  
 Man is an evasive beast, given to cultivating strange notions about himself. He is humiliated by his simian ancestry, and tries to deny his animal nature, to persuade himself that he is not limited by its weaknesses nor concerned in its fate. And this impulse may be harmless, when it is genuine. But what are we to say when we see the formulas of heroic self-deception made use of by unheroic self-indulgence? What are we to say when we see asceticism preached to the poor by fat and comfortable retainers of the rich? What are we to say when we see idealism become hypocrisy, and the moral and spiritual heritage of mankind twisted to the knavish purposes of class-cruelty and greed? What I say is - Bootstrap-lifting! 
Author: Upton Sinclair
Nationality: American
b. 20 September 1878  - d. 25 November 1968
  
 It is impossible for us, with our limited means, to attempt to educate the body of the people. We must at present do our best to form a class who may be interpreters between us and the millions whom we govern; a class of persons, Indian in blood and colour, but English in taste, in opinions, in morals, and in intellect. To that class we may leave it to refine the vernacular dialects of the country, to enrich those dialects with terms of science borrowed from the Western nomenclature, and to render them by degrees fit vehicles for conveying knowledge to the great mass of the population. 
Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Nationality: English
b. 25 October 1800  - d. 28 December 1859
  
 To punish public outrages on morals and religion is unquestionably within the competence of rulers. But when a government, not content with requiring decency, requires sanctity, it oversteps the bounds which mark its proper functions. And it may be laid down as a universal rule that a government which attempts more than it ought will perform less. 
Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Nationality: English
b. 25 October 1800  - d. 28 December 1859
  
 Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul. 
Author: George Bancroft
Nationality: American
b. 3 October 1800  - d. 17 January 1891
  
 Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale. 
Author: Elsa Schiaparelli
Nationality: French
b. 10 September 1890  - d. 13 November 1973
  
 I'm for morality, but morality goes beyond sex to human freedom and social justice. We as clergy know so very little to speak with authority on the Panama Canal or superiority of armaments. Evangelists cannot be closely identified with any particular party or person. We have to stand in the middle in order to preach to all people, right and left. I haven't been faithful to my own advice in the past. I will be in the future. 
Author: Billy Graham
Nationality: American
b. 7 November 1918
  
 I look upon it as a Point of Morality, to be obliged by those who endeavour to oblige me. 
Author: Sir Richard Steele
Nationality: Irish
b. 12 March 1672  - d. 1 September 1729
  
 A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.  
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 He's a man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 I have to live for others and not for myself: that's middle-class morality. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Religion works under the guise of morality but that its tenets generally have nothing to do with morality. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 An immoral person is one who harms others through activities such as murder or rape. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Couldn't we just get together and agree on the few basic Commandments that are laws? Like 'I won't slaughter you, and don't take my shit. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Religion without morality is a superstition and a curse, and morality without religion is impossible. 
Author: Mark Hopkins
Nationality: American
b. 1 September 1813  - d. 29 March 1878
  
 If you have standards, moral standards, you have to want to make them prevail, and at the very least you have to argue in their favor. Now, show me where libertarians have argued in some comprehensive way for a set of moral standards. I don't think morality can be decided on the private level. I think you need public guidance and public support for a moral consensus. The average person has to know instinctively, without thinking too much about it, how he should raise his children. 
Author: Irving Kristol
Nationality: American
b. 22 January 1920
  
 People need religion. It's a vehicle for a moral tradition. A crucial role. Nothing can take its place. 
Author: Irving Kristol
Nationality: American
b. 22 January 1920
  
 Business ethics, in any civilization, is properly defined by moral and religious traditions, and it is a confession of moral bankruptcy to assert that what the law does not explicitly prohibit is therefore morally permissible. 
Author: Irving Kristol
Nationality: American
b. 22 January 1920
  
 Neo-conservatives are unlike old conservatives because they are utilitarians, not moralists, and because their aim is the prosperity of post-industrial society, not the recovery of a golden age. 
Author: Irving Kristol
Nationality: American
b. 22 January 1920
  
 It seems to me that this is theoretically right, for whatever the question under discussion - whether religious, philosophical, political, or economic; whether it concerns prosperity, morality, equality, right, justice, progress, responsibility, cooperation, property, labor, trade, capital, wages, taxes, population, finance, or government - at whatever point on the scientific horizon I begin my researches, I invariably reach this one conclusion: The solution to the problems of human relationships is to be found in liberty. 
Author: Frederic Bastiat
Nationality: French
b. 30 June 1801  - d. 24 December 1850
  
 Customs form us all, our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed beliefs; are consequences of our place of birth. 
Author: Aaron Hill
Nationality: English
b. 10 February 1685  - d. 8 February 1750
  
 A great gulf, however, has been opened between man's material advance and his social and moral progress, a gulf in which he may one day be lost if it is not closed or narrowed. 
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 Each man must grant himself the emotions that he needs and the morality that suits him. 
Author: Remy de Gourmont
Nationality: French
b. 4 April 1858  - d. 27 September 1915
  
 Since I have an aversion to movies in which people say grace at the dinner table not to the practice but to how movies use it to establish the moral strength of a household, the opening night montage of Sunday-night supper in one home after another in Waxahachie, Texas in 1935 = a whole community saying grace - made me expect the worst. 
Author: Pauline Kael
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1919  - d. 3 September 2001
  
 We are all murderers and prostitutes - no matter to what culture, society, class, nation one belongs, no matter how normal, moral, or mature, one takes oneself to be. 
Author: R. D. Laing
Nationality: Scottish
b. 7 October 1927  - d. 23 August 1989
  
 The Church is in crisis today not because it failed to adjust its teaching and practices to the sexual revolution, but because it tried both to be true to its teachings and to keep in step with an immoral age, which is an impossibility. The way for the Church to restore its lost moral authority is to retrace its steps. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 Today, in too many of our schools our children are being robbed of their innocence. Their minds are being poisoned against their Judeo-Christian heritage, against America's heroes and against American history, against the values of faith and family and country. Eternal truths that do not change from the Old and New Testament have been expelled from our public schools, and our children are being indoctrinated in moral relativism, and the propaganda of an anti-Western ideology. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 Someone's values are going to prevail. Why not ours? Whose country is it, anyway? Whose moral code says we may interfere with a man's right to be a practicing bigot, but must respect and protect his right to be a practicing sodomite? 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 It was Wilsonism, liberal interventionism, not 'isolationism,' that created the moral-political swamp in which fascism, Hitlerism, and Stalinism were spawned. Unable to deal with the truth - that their own heroes produced the disasters that may yet ring down the curtain on Western Civilization - the blind children of Wilson now scapegoat Pius XII and America First. Do those attacking me realize they are defending the policies that produced World War II and virtual annihilation of the Jewish population of Europe? While the West is busy erecting Holocaust museums, it has failed to study the history that produced it. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 Though Hitler was indeed racist and anti-Semitic to the core, a man who without compunction could commit murder and genocide, he was also an individual of great courage, a soldier's soldier in the Great War, a political organizer of the first rank, a leader steeped in the history of Europe, who possessed oratorical powers that could awe even those who despised him. Hitler's success was not based on his extraordinary gifts alone. His genius was an intuitive sense of the mushiness, the character flaws, the weakness masquerading as morality that was in the hearts of the statesmen who stood in his path. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 The memory of war weighs undiminished upon the people's minds. That is because deeper than material wounds, moral wounds are smarting, inflicted by the so-called peace treaties. Material loss can be made up through renewed labor, but the moral wrong which has been inflicted upon the conquered peoples, in the peace dictates, leaves a burning scar on the people's conscience. The Versailles Dictate cannot be an eternal document, because not only its economic, but also its spiritual and moral premises are wrong. 
Author: Hjalmar Schacht
Nationality: German
b. 22 January 1877  - d. 3 June 1970
  
 Of all the modern economic theories, the economic system of Marxism is founded on moral principles, while capitalism is concerned only with gain and profitability. Marxism is concerned with the distribution of wealth on an equal basis and the equitable utilization of the means of production. It is also concerned with the fate of the working classes - that is, the majority - as well as with the fate of those who are underprivileged and in need, and Marxism cares about the victims of minority-imposed exploitation. For those reasons the system appeals to me, and it seems fair. I just recently read an article in a paper where His Holiness the Pope also pointed out some positive aspects of Marxism. 
Author: Dalai Lama
Nationality: Tibetan
b. December 1935
  
 Fame is morally neutral 
Author: Ed Murrow
Nationality: American
b. 25 April 1908  - d. 27 April 1965
  
 Religions always have some intellectual or ideological framework, whether myth or theological doctrine; some morality or code of behaviour, whether barbaric or ethically rationalized; and some mode of ritualized or symbolic expression, in the form of ceremonial or celebration, collective devotion or thanksgiving, or religious art. 
Author: Sir Julian Sorrell Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 22 June 1887  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 To say that God is ultimate reality is just semantic cheating, as well as being so vague as to become effectively meaningless... Today the god hypothesis has ceased to be scientifically tenable, has lost its explanatory value and is becoming an intellectual and moral burden to our thought. It no longer convinces or comforts, and its abandonment often brings a deep sense of relief. 
Author: Sir Julian Sorrell Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 22 June 1887  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 Many people assert that this abandonment of the god hypothesis means the abandonment of all religion and all moral sanctions. This is simply not true. But it does mean, once our relief at jettisoning an outdated piece of ideological furniture is over, that we must construct some thing to take its place. 
Author: Sir Julian Sorrell Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 22 June 1887  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 No Dilettantism in this Mahomet, it is a business of Reprobation and Salvation with him, of Time and Eternity: he is in deadly earnest about it! Dilettantism, hypothesis, speculation, a kind of amateur-search for truth, toying and coquetting with truth: this is the sorest sin. The root of all other imaginable sins. It consists in the heart and soul of the man never having been open to Truth, "living in a vain show." Such a man not only utters and produces falsehoods, but is himself a falsehood. The rational moral principle, spark of the Divinity, is sunk deep in him, in quiet paralysis of life-death. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 We will not praise Mahomet's moral precepts as always of the superfinest sort; yet it can be said that there is always a tendency to good in them; that they are the true dictates of a heart aiming towards what is just and true. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 Enjoying things which are pleasant; that is not the evil: it is the reducing of our moral self to slavery by them that is. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 But what could be more important than your happiness? It's said that an authoritarian moral code is necessary to protect society. But who is society? Isn't it just a large group of people, all of whom have differing ideas concerning how one should live? And if an individual is required to give up his own happiness, of what value is society to him? 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television. 
Author: Rita Mae Brown
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1944
  
 We hope that the Archdiocese does not file for bankruptcy. We think it would be a form of moral bankruptcy if they do exercise these options. We look forward to the Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Bernard Law to explain to a bancruptcy judge why he lives in a palatial mansion while over 450 clients lie wounded on a battlefield. 
Author: Roderick MacLeish
Nationality: American   
 A full belly to the labourer was, in my opinion, the foundation of public morals and the only source of real public peace 
Author: William Cobbett
Nationality: English
b. 9 March 1763  - d. 18 June 1835
  
 He reduced everything to politics; he was also unalterably of the Left. His line may have been unpopular or unfashionable, but he followed it unhesitatingly; in fact it was an obsession. He could not blow his nose without moralising on conditions in the handkerchief industry. 
Author: Cyril Connolly
Nationality: English
b. 10 September 1903  - d. 26 November 1974
  
 The Americans are almost ignorant of the art of music, one of the most elevating, innocent and refining of human tastes, whose influence on the habits and morals of a people is of the most beneficial tendency. 
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Nationality: American
b. 15 September 1789  - d. 14 September 1851
  
 Even a woman who has the soul of a pirate, at least pirate morals, even a woman who ... has constraints to heterosexual marriage, even a woman who is a freak in our society needs a home. The only characteristic freaks share is our knowledge that we don't fit in. 
Author: Kathy Acker
Nationality: American
b. 18 April 1947  - d. 30 November 1997
  
 As we look over the list of the early leaders of the republic, Washington, John Adams, Hamilton, and others, we discern that they were all men who insisted upon being themselves and who refused to truckle to the people. With each succeeding generation, the growing demand of the people that its elective officials shall not lead but merely register the popular will has steadily undermined the independence of those who derive their power from popular election. The persistent refusal of the Adamses to sacrifice the integrity of their own intellectual and moral standards and values for the sake of winning public office or popular favor is another of the measuring rods by which we may measure the divergence of American life from its starting point. 
Author: James Truslow Adams
Nationality: American
b. 18 October 1878  - d. 18 May 1949
  
 It would not be too much to say that if all drinking of fermented liquors could be done away, crime of every kind would fall to a fourth of its present amount, and the whole tone of moral feeling in the lower order might be indefinitely raised. 
Author: Charles Buxton
Nationality: English
b. 18 November 1823  - d. 10 August 1871
  
 All of them perceived that American Democracy did not imply any equality of wealth, but did demand a wholesome sameness of thought, dress, painting, morals, and vocabulary. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 It is not a snobbish rich-man's college, devoted to leisurely nonsense. It is the property of the people of the state, and what they want - or what they are told they want - is a mill to turn out men and women who will lead moral lives, play bridge, drive good cars, be enterprising in business, and occasionally mention books, though they are not expected to have time to read them. It is a Ford Motor Factory, and if its products rattle a little, they are beautifully standardized, with perfectly interchangeable parts. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 They've worked out elaborate charts classifying all intellectual occupations and interests, with the methods and materials and tools, and especially the goals - the aims, the ideals, the moral purposes - that are suited to each of them. Really tremendous! Why, a musician or an engineer, for example, could look at his chart and tell accurately whether he was progressing fast enough, at his age, and if not, just what his trouble was, and the remedy. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 We like to have a point of view in our stories, not an obvious moral, but a worthwhile theme. All we are trying to do is give the public good entertainment. That is all they want. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 Deeds rather than words express my concept of the part religion should play in everyday life. I have watched constantly that in our movie work the highest moral and spiritual standards are upheld, whether it deals with fable or with stories of living action. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 I have no doubt whatever that most people live, whether physically, intellectually, or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being - we all have reservoirs of life to draw upon of which we do not dream. 
Author: William James
Nationality: American
b. 11 January 1842  - d. 26 August 1910
  
 I believe that censorship grows out of fear, and because fear is contagious, some parents are easily swayed. Book banning satisfies their need to feel in control of their children's lives. This fear is often disguised as moral outrage. They want to believe that if their children don't read about it, their children won't know about it. And if they don't know about it, it won't happen. 
Author: Judy Sussman Blume
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1938
  
 Today, it's not only language and sexuality - the usual reasons given for banning my books - that will land a book on the censors' hit list. It's Satanism, New Age-ism and a hundred other isms, some of which would make you laugh if the implications weren't so serious. Books that make kids laugh often come under suspicion; so do books that encourage kids to think, or question authority; books that don't hit the reader over the head with moral lessons are considered dangerous. 
Author: Judy Sussman Blume
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1938
  
 At the University of Natal in Durban, I was told the church to which most of the white population belongs teaches apartheid as a moral necessity. A questioner declared that few churches allow black Africans to pray with the white because the Bible says that is the way it should be, because God created Negroes to serve. "But suppose God is black", I replied. "What if we go to Heaven and we, all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior, and God is there, and we look up and He is not white? What then is our response?" There was no answer. Only silence 
Author: Robert F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 20 November 1925  - d. 6 June 1968
  
 Moral courage is higher and a rarer virtue than physical courage. 
Author: William J. Slim
Nationality: British
b. 6 August 1891  - d. 14 December 1970
  
 I am not a political person. My involvement in the Free Speech Movement is religious and moral. I don't know what made me get up and give that first speech. I only know I had to. 
Author: Mario Savio
Nationality: American
b. 8 December 1942  - d. 6 November 1996
  
 The success of any great moral enterprise does not depend upon numbers. 
Author: William Garrison
Nationality: American
b. 12 December 1805  - d. 24 May 1879
  
 It is unfortunate for all that no moral issue has ever been clearer. Any attempt to plea-bargain with outlaws and renegades will only be at the expense of honor, decency and self-respect. The Serbs, are two-dimensional people with a craving for simplicity and an ideology so basic it can be understood without effort. They need enemies, not friends, to focus their two-dimensional ideas. Life for them is a simple tune, never an orchestration, or even a pleasant harmony. Animals make use of their resources with far greater felicity than these retorted creatures, whose subscription to the human race is well in arrears. 
Author: Peter Ustinov
Nationality: English
b. 16 April 1921  - d. 28 March 2004
  
 "Beginning with a critique of my own limbs, which she said, justly enough, were nothing to write home about, this girl went on to dissect my manners, morals, intellect, general physique, and method of eating asparagus with such acerbity that by the time she had finished the best you could say of Bertram was that, so far as was known, he had never actually committed murder or set fire to an orphan asylum." "The boy is the father of the man." "What are you talking about?" "I'm talking about this Glossop." "I thought you said something about somebody's father." "I said the boy was the father of the man." "What boy?" "The boy Glossop." "He hasn't got a father." "I never said he had. I said he was the father of the boy - or, rather, of the man." "What man?" 
Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1881  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 About the life and sayings of Jesus there is a stamp of personal originality combined with profundity of insight in the very first rank of men of sublime genius of whom our species can boast. When this pre-eminent genius is combined with the qualities of probably the greatest moral reformer and martyr to that mission who ever existed on earth, religion cannot be said to have made a bad choice in pitching upon this man as the ideal representative and guide for humanity. 
Author: John Stuart Mill
Nationality: English
b. 20 May 1806  - d. 8 May 1873
  
 I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic - on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg - or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronising nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to. 
Author: C. S. Lewis
Nationality: English
b. 29 November 1898  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crisis maintain their neutrality. 
Author: Famous Misquotations
Nationality: English   
 I have something to say to the religionist who feels atheists never say anything positive: You are an intelligent human being. Your life is valuable for its own sake. You are not second-class in the universe, deriving meaning and purpose from some other mind. You are not inherently evil - you are inherently human, possessing the positive rational potential to help make this a world of morality, peace and joy. Trust yourself.  
Author: Dan Barker
Nationality: American
b. 25 June 1949
  
 The next time believers tell you that 'separation of church and state' does not appear in our founding document, tell them to stop using the word 'trinity.' The word 'trinity' appears nowhere in the bible. Neither does Rapture, or Second Coming, or Original Sin. If they are still unfazed (or unphrased), by this, then add Omniscience, Omnipresence, Supernatural,Transcendence, Afterlife, Deity, Divinity, Theology, Monotheism, Missionary, Immaculate Conception, Christmas, Christianity, Evangelical, Fundamentalist, Methodist, Catholic, Pope, Cardinal, Catechism, Purgatory, Penance, Transubstantiation, Excommunication, Dogma, Chastity, Unpardonable Sin, Infallibility, Inerrancy, Incarnation, Epiphany, Sermon, Eucharist, the Lord's Prayer, Good Friday, Doubting Thomas, Advent, Sunday School, Dead Sea, Golden Rule, Moral, Morality, Ethics, Patriotism, Education, Atheism, Apostasy, Conservative (Liberal is in), Capital Punishment, Monogamy, Abortion, Pornography, Homosexual, Lesbian, Fairness, Logic, Republic, Democracy, Capitalism, Funeral, Decalogue, or Bible. 
Author: Dan Barker
Nationality: American
b. 25 June 1949
  
 Even if it is true that all cultures share a common morality, why does this prove a supreme intelligence? After all, don't we humanists sometimes claim that there is a common thread of humanistic values running through history across cultural and religious lines? 
Author: Dan Barker
Nationality: American
b. 25 June 1949
  
 The Theatre of Cruelty has been created in order to restore to the theatre a passionate and convulsive conception of life, and it is in this sense of violent rigour and extreme condensation of scenic elements that the cruelty on which it is based must be understood. This cruelty, which will be bloody when necessary but not systematically so, can thus be identified with a kind of severe moral purity which is not afraid to pay life the price it must be paid. 
Author: Antonin Artaud
Nationality: French
b. 4 September 1896  - d. 4 March 1948
  
 This realistic image, however, does not catch at all what really is, but what should not be - death and misery - what should not exist, from our moral and humanistic point of view. And at the same time making an aesthetic and commercial, perfectly immoral use and abuse of this misery. Images that actually testify, behind their pretended "objectivity", of a deep denial of the real, and of an equal denial of the image - assigned to present what does not even want to be represented, assigned to the rape of the real by burglary. 
Author: Jean Baudrillard
Nationality: French
b. 29 July 1929  - d. 6 March 2007
  
 There is no moral difference between a Stealth bomber and a suicide bomber. They both kill innocent people for political reasons. 
Author: Tony Benn
Nationality: British
b. 3 April 1925
  
 The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation. 
Author: Jeremy Bentham
Nationality: English
b. 15 February 1748  - d. 6 June 1832
  
 A soldier whose business is murder as a fine art, a diplomat whose calling is based on deception and secretiveness, a politician whose very life consists in compromises with his conscience, a business man whose aim is personal profit within the limits allowed by a lenient law - such may be excused if they set patriotic deception above common everyday decency and perform services as spies. They merely accept the code of morality to which modern society still conforms. Not so the scientist. The very essence of his life is the service of truth. We all know scientists who in private life do not come up to the standard of truthfulness, but who, nevertheless, would not consciously falsify the results of their researches. It is bad enough if we have to put up with these, because they reveal a lack of strength of character that is liable to distort the results of their work. A person, however, who uses science as a cover for political spying, who demeans himself to pose before a foreign government as an investigator and asks for assistance in his alleged researches in order to carry on, under this cloak, his political machinations, prostitutes science in an unpardonable way and forfeits the right to be classed as a scientist. 
Author: Franz Boas
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1858  - d. 21 December 1942
  
 The U.S. is really beyond reason now. It is beyond our imagining to know what they are going to do next and what they are prepared to do. There is only one comparison: Nazi Germany. Nazi Germany wanted total domination of Europe and they nearly did it. The U.S. wants total domination of the world and is about to consolidate that. Blair sees himself as a representative of moral rectitude. He is actually a mass murderer. But we forget that - we are as much victims of delusions as Americans are. 
Author: Harold Pinter
Nationality: English
b. 10 October 1930  - d. 24 December 2008
  
 The government of the US has no moral authority to elect itself as the judge over human rights in Cuba, where there has not been a single case of disappearance, torture or extra-judicial execution since 1959, and where despite the economic blockade, there are levels of health, education and culture that are internationally recognised. 
Author: Harold Pinter
Nationality: English
b. 10 October 1930  - d. 24 December 2008
  
 The punters know that the horse named Morality rarely gets past the post, whereas the nag named Self-interest always runs a good race. 
Author: Gough Whitlam
Nationality: Australian
b. 11 July 1916
  
 Man has in his hands a lot of violent weapons. He doesn't have the moral standards to go with them. 
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911  - d. 24 February 1986
  
 The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for. 
Author: Maureen Dowd
Nationality: American
b. 14 January 1952
  
 As my poor father used to say In 1863, Once people start on all this Art Goodbye, moralitee! 
Author: Sir Alan Patrick Herbert
Nationality: English
b. 24 September 1890  - d. 11 November 1971
  
 If honor were profitable, everybody would be honorable. 
Author: Sir Thomas More
Nationality: English
b. 07 February 1478  - d. 06 July 1535
  
 People do these things to other people. Not just in Nazi concentration camps and in Abu Ghraib when it was run by Saddam Hussein. Americans, too, do them when they have permission. When they are told or made to feel that those over whom they have absolute power deserve to be mistreated, humiliated, tormented. They do them when they are led to believe that the people they are torturing belong to an inferior, despicable race or religion. For the meaning of these pictures is not just that these acts were performed, but that their perpetrators had no sense that there was anything wrong in what the pictures show. 
Author: Susan Sontag
Nationality: American
b. 16 January 1933  - d. 28 December 2004
  
 Soldiers now pose, thumbs up, before the atrocities they commit, and send off the pictures to their buddies and family. What is revealed by these photographs is as much the culture of shamelessness as the reigning admiration for unapologetic brutality. Ours is a society in which secrets of private life that, formerly, you would have given nearly anything to conceal, you now clamor to get on a television show to reveal. 
Author: Susan Sontag
Nationality: American
b. 16 January 1933  - d. 28 December 2004
  
 Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs, doctrines - these are of trifling import. All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm. 
Author: Henry Miller
Nationality: American
b. 26 December 1891  - d. 07 June 1980
  
 Our moral and economic system is based on individual responsibility. It’s based on the idea that people have to live with the consequences of their decisions. This makes them more careful deciders. This means that society tends toward justice - people get what they deserve as much as possible. 
Author: David Brooks
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1961
  
 The nation’s economy is not just the sum of its individuals. It is an interwoven context that we all share. To stabilize that communal landscape, sometimes you have to shower money upon those who have been foolish or self-indulgent. The greedy idiots may be greedy idiots, but they are our countrymen. And at some level, we’re all in this together. If their lives don’t stabilize, then our lives don’t stabilize. 
Author: David Brooks
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1961
  
 Scientology, how about that? You hold on to the tin cans and then this guy asks you a bunch of questions, and if you pay enough money you get to join the master race. How's that for a religion? 
Author: Frank Zappa
Nationality: American
b. 21 December 1940  - d. 4 December 1993
  
 Virtue hidden hath no value. 
Author: Claudian
Nationality: Greek   
 I cannot believe that this country cannot come together around some values what these kids need is a moral life... the issue is not ideas, it is conduct. The real question is how we reach these young people morally, and what do we bring to them.  
Author: Robert Martin Coles
Nationality: American
b. 12 October 1929
  
 Americans once expected parents to raise their children in accordance with the dominant cultural messages. Today they are expected to raise their children in opposition to them. Once the chorus of cultural values was full of ministers, teachers, neighbors, leaders. They demanded more conformity, but offered more support. Now the messengers are violent cartoon characters, rappers and celebrities selling sneakers. Parents are considered "responsible" only if they are successful in their resistance. That's what makes child-raising harder. It's not just that American families have less time with their kids; it's that we have to spend more of this time doing battle with our own culture. 
Author: Ellen Holz Goodman
Nationality: American
b. 11 April 1941
  
 More and more American pharmacists are refusing to fill prescriptions for birth control because of their personal moral objections. Hey, you know what would really teach us a lesson? If you took off your pretend doctor jacket and got another job. ... Now, of course, I know the other side is saying, yes, but this is a moral issue. Yeah, but the problem is, not everyone gets their morals from the same book. You go by the book that says slavery is okay but sex is wrong until after marriage, at which point it becomes a blessed sacrament between a husband and the wife who is withholding it. In conclusion, let me say to all the activist pharmacists out there, the ones who think sex is bad probably because sex with them always is. Fellas, a pharmacist is not a law-giver, not even a doctor. In the medical pecking order, you rank somewhere in between a chiropractor and a tree surgeon. You don't answer to a law above the laws of men. You work for Sav-On. The doctors are the ones who make medical decisions because they went to medical school, whereas you were transferred from the counter where people drop off film. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 The more I studied the Bible, however, I had to admit that the prosperity message did not line up with the tenor of Scripture. My heart was crushed to think that I led so many people astray. I was appalled that I could have been so wrong, and I was deeply grateful that God had not struck me dead as a false prophet! 
Author: Jim Bakker Bakker Bakker
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1940
  
 You can`t fake it when you`re alone with God, you know. 
Author: Jim Bakker Bakker Bakker
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1940
  
 Why should I apologize because God throws in crystal chandeliers, mahogany floors, and the best construction in the world? 
Author: Jim Bakker Bakker Bakker
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1940
  
 When you put your total faith in God, no matter what happens, to a person who`s a true believer, if you die, you know you`re going to heaven to be with God. 
Author: Jim Bakker Bakker Bakker
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1940
  
 When I first went to prison, I was even questioning where, God, where are you? 
Author: Jim Bakker Bakker Bakker
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1940
  
 To try to raise a son from inside the prison walls is a very difficult thing. But I want to say to the world my son at 16 was the one who tried the most to get me out of prison. 
Author: Jim Bakker Bakker Bakker
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1940
  
 They`ve all been through bad things. So bad things happen to people. They happen to all the great men of God. 
Author: Jim Bakker Bakker Bakker
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1940
  
 They put chains on me; they chained my waist, my legs. Put me in the back of a squad car, and I literally blacked out. I didn`t even - there`s whole pieces missing. 
Author: Jim Bakker Bakker Bakker
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1940
  
 The box got bigger, the outside, the buildings. And all that we were doing. I had to raise about $1 million every two days just to stay alive. 
Author: Jim Bakker Bakker Bakker
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1940
  
 So you can`t lose serving God, and that all things work together for good. 
Author: Jim Bakker Bakker Bakker
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1940
  
 Oh, I was never a businessman. I was a visionary, a dreamer. 
Author: Jim Bakker Bakker Bakker
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1940
  
 My original sentence. It`s like a death sentence. In fact, at one point, I would have rather had a death sentence than 45 years sentenced in prison. 
Author: Jim Bakker Bakker Bakker
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1940
  
 My dream became bigger and bigger. And the box got bigger than the message, than the Gospel. 
Author: Jim Bakker Bakker Bakker
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1940
  
 Most of you are so young you don`t know who I am, and that`s good. 
Author: Jim Bakker Bakker Bakker
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1940
  
 It`s not listed in the Bible, but my spiritual gift, my specific calling from God, is to be a television talk-show host, 
Author: Jim Bakker Bakker Bakker
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1940
  
 It was dripping and, you know, and there was a whole line of cameras and microphones. I felt like - you remember the honor guards, only it was a dishonor guard. 
Author: Jim Bakker Bakker Bakker
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1940
  
 In the book of Colossians, it talks about that because of what Christ did, we are pure. We are without judgment on ourselves. And only through him can we do something like this. 
Author: Jim Bakker Bakker Bakker
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1940
  
 I write about it in the book and, you know, explain that. But that was the technicality that actually got my sentence reduced - that Alan Dershowitz used to have my sentence - it came down eventually to eight years.  
Author: Jim Bakker Bakker Bakker
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1940
  
 I think - there`s always going to be a percentage of people who maybe aren't as good as others. 
Author: Jim Bakker Bakker Bakker
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1940
  
 I feel like God has forgiven me of so much, that I will forgive everyone who has hurt us. 
Author: Jim Bakker Bakker Bakker
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1940
  
 I don`t think you ever know, until it was over, until the very last. But near the last months, it was getting more and more strenuous. 
Author: Jim Bakker Bakker Bakker
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1940
  
 I don`t know, examination I guess. And then they put the jump suit back on me again. I went through the compound - I remember somebody shouting, Jim don`t let them break you. 
Author: Jim Bakker Bakker Bakker
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1940
  
 I called the doctor, during writing the book, the psychiatrist who treated me at that time, Dr. Jackson. And I said, Dr. Jackson, whole pieces are missing. I don`t understand what happened to me. 
Author: Jim Bakker Bakker Bakker
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1940
  
 God`s forgiveness is the only thing. And, well, I take full responsibility for the adultery. It was my fault and, you know, no matter what went on, the man has to take responsibility; and I do. 
Author: Jim Bakker Bakker Bakker
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1940
  
 As I see with Lori`s testimony, you say what good could come out of all these abortions and all what she's been through? But she has been a part of a new Bible for women, a mentoring Bible. 
Author: Jim Bakker Bakker Bakker
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1940
  
 And he`s writing a book right now that`s going to be a little bit stronger than my book. But he really went through hell to get me out of prison. 
Author: Jim Bakker Bakker Bakker
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1940
  
 And God knows I needed to be forgiven. So I had to forgive everybody. And then God - as I read in the word, you`re supposed to pray for your enemies. Try that one on.  
Author: Jim Bakker Bakker Bakker
Nationality: American
b. 02 January 1940
  
 "It is also crucial to bear in mind the interconnection between the Decalogue... and its modern obverse, the celebrated 'Human Rights'. As the experience of our post-political liberal-permissive society amply demonstrates, Human Rights are ultimately, at their core, simply Rights to violate the Ten Commandments. 'The right to privacy' - the right to adultery, in secret, where no one sees me or has the right to probe my life. 'The right to pursue happiness and to possess private property' - the right to steal (to exploit others). 'Freedom of the press and of the expression of opinion' - the right to lie. 'The right of free citizens to possess weapons' - the right to kill. And, ultimately, 'freedom of religious belief' - the right to worship false gods." 
Author: Slavoj Žižek
Nationality: Slovenian
b. 21 March 1949
  
 Compassion is the basis of all morality. 
Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
Nationality: German
b. 22 February 1788  - d. 21 September 1860
  
 Science searches for relations which are thought to exist independently of the searching individual. This includes the case where man himself is the subject. Or the subject of scientific statements may be concepts created by ourselves, as in mathematics. Such concepts are not necessarily supposed to correspond to any objects in the outside world. However, all scientific statements and laws have one characteristic in common: they are “true or false” - adequate or inadequate. Roughly speaking, our reaction to them is “yes or “no.” 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  




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