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To care for anyone else enough to make their problems one's own, is ever the beginning of one's real ethical development. (Quote by - Felix Adler)

While we are guarding the country, we must accept being the guardian of the finest ethics. The country needs it and we must do it. (Quote by - Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.)

Even the most rational approach to ethics is defenseless if there isn't the will to do what is right (Quote by - Alexander Solzhenitsyn)

Science cannot stop while ethics catches up - and nobody should expect scientists to do all the thinking for the country (Quote by - Elvin Stackman)

This world is white no longer, and it will never be white again. (Quote by - James Baldwin)

We see things like reciprocity which are fairly central to our view of ethics. But if you're talking about a set of worked-out rules on what we are supposed to do then, yes, it is a human product. (Quote by - Peter Singer)

Change is one thing, progress is another. "Change" is scientific, "progress" is ethical; change is indubitable, whereas progress is a matter of controversy. (Quote by - Bertrand Arthur William Russell )

Let me give you a definition of ethics: It is good to maintain and further life it is bad to damage and destroy life. (Quote by - Albert Schweitzer)

There are ten commandments, right? Well, it's like an exam. You get eight out of ten, you're just about top of the class. (Quote by - Mordecai Richler)

The only people who should really sin are the people who can sin with a grin. (Quote by - Ogden Nash)

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist, and shrinks from injuring anything that lives. (Quote by - Albert Schweitzer)

Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life. (Quote by - Albert Schweitzer)

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death. (Quote by - Albert Einstein)

There is a concept that is the corrupter and destroyer of all others. I speak not of Evil, whose limited empire is that of ethics; I speak of the infinite. (Quote by - Jorge Luis Borges)

Relativity applies to physics, not ethics (Quote by - Albert Einstein)

Only that which does not teach, which does not cry out, which does not condescend, which does not explain, is irresistible. (Quote by - William Butler Yeats)

There's been a sea change in our focus on corporate ethics. We've made more progress in the last three years than the previous 30. (Quote by - Steve Odland)

Some of you read with me 40 years ago a portion of Aristotle's Ethics, a selection of passages that describe his idea of happiness. You may not remember too well. (Quote by - Charles Van Doren)

Let me give you the definition of ethics: it is good to maintain life and to further life. It is bad to damage and destroy life. And this ethic, profound and universal, has the significance of a religion. It is religion. (Quote by - Albert Schweitzer)

In statesmanship get formalities right, never mind about the moralities. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

You're born with intelligence, but not with ethics. (Quote by - Massad Ayoob)

What's troubling is that the Republicans to defend Mr. DeLay are weakening the ethics process. (Quote by - Barney Frank)

Now here is a departure from the first principle of true ethics. Here we find ideas of moral wrong and moral right associated with something else than beneficial action. The consequent is, we lose sight of the real basis of morals, and substitute a false one. (Quote by - Francis Wright)

If your morals make you dreary, depend on it they are wrong. (Quote by - Robert Louis Stevenson)

But when we get enough people who don't care, and who don't accept personal responsibility for high ethical standards, our organization gets the "M" disease. Mediocrity. Anybody in the place can be a carrier. By the same token, every individual can carry the cure: the ethics of excellence. (Quote by - Price Pritchett)


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