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He who would do good to another must do it in minute particulars: general good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite and flatterer. For art and science cannot exist but in minutely organized particulars. (Quote by - William Blake)

Now the relation which, in the sphere of nature, being and semblance or sensation bear to one another in this antithesis, is the same as that which in ethics exists between good and pleasure or feeling. (Quote by - Friedrich Schleiermacher)

Things change so fast, you can't use 1971 ethics on someone born in 1971. (Quote by - Grace Slick)

Shame and guilt are noble emotions essential in the maintenance of civilized society, and vital for the development of some of the most refined and elegant qualities of human potential, generosity, service, self-sacrifice, unselfishness and duty. (Quote by - Willard Gaylen)

We have two kinds of morality side by side: one which we preach but do not practice, and the other which we practice but seldom preach. (Quote by - Bertrand Russell)

If some great power would agree to make me always think what is true and do what is right, on condition of being some sort of clock and wound up every morning before I got out of bed, I should close instantly with the offer. (Quote by - Thomas Huxley)

Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit. (Quote by - Freda Adler)

Man cannot pretend to be higher in ethics, spirituality, advancement, or civilisation than other creatures, and at the same time live by lower standards than the vulture or hyena. (Quote by - H. Jay Dinsah)

The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings. (Quote by - Albert Schweitzer)

My hope is that people will be repulsed by the character's complete lack of ethics and obsession with consumerism - that's what I was saying about the difference between the character's message and the film's message. (Quote by - Christian Bale)

Straight is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. (Quote by - Bible)

What you get free costs too much. (Quote by - Jean Anouilh)

The ethics of excellence require a sense of perspective. Look at the big picture. If you live for the moment, do you mortgage the future? What happens if you put your reputation at risk and lose the bet? (Quote by - Price Pritchett)

Quality, in its classic Greek sense, how to live with grace and intelligence, with bravery and mercy. (Quote by - Theodore H. White)

Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality. (Quote by - Albert Schweitzer)

Whether gods exist or not, there is no way to get absolute certainty about ethics. Without absolute certainty, what do we do? We do the best we can. (Quote by - Richard Stallman)

Thus Christian humanism is as indispensable to the Christian way of life as Christian ethics and a Christian sociology. (Quote by - Christopher Dawson)

The flea, though he kill none, he does all the harm he can. (Quote by - John Donne)

If a man is good in his heart, then he is an ethical member of any group in society. If he is bad in his heart, he is an unethical member. To me, the ethics of medical practice is as simple as that. (Quote by - Dr. Elmer Hess)

Excellence calls for character integrity fairness honesty a determination to do what's right. High ethical standards, across the board. (Quote by - Price Pritchett)

Of moral purpose I see no trace in Nature. That is an article of exclusively human manufacture, and very much to our credit. (Quote by - Thomas Huxley)

Below the navel there is neither religion nor truth. (Quote by - Italian proverb)

The ethics of excellence are grounded in action - what you actually do, rather than what you say you believe. Talk, as the saying goes, is cheap. (Quote by - Price Pritchett)

That so unlikely an outcome should accrue to a man possessed of such limited talent and so many flaws, and one lacking in a sense of ethics and decency was one of the bitter ironies of history. (Quote by - William Thomas Green Morton)

The technological way of thinking has infected even ethics, which is supposed to be thinking about the good. (Quote by - Leon Kass)


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