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Our identities have no bodies, so, unlike you, we cannot obtain order by physical coercion. We believe that from ethics, enlightened self-interest, and the commonweal, our governance will emerge. (Quote by - John Perry Barlow)

Mathematics is distinguished from all other sciences except only ethics, in standing in no need of ethics. Every other science, even logic, especially in its early stages, is in danger of evaporating into airy nothingness, degenerating, as the Germans say, into an arachnoid film, spun from the stuff that dreams are made of. There is no such danger for pure mathematics; for that is precisely what mathematics ought to be. (Quote by - Charles Sanders Peirce)

Our moral and ethical responsibility is to protect other species in the spirit of husbandry rather than destroy them in and attitude of conquest. (Quote by - Charles Southwick)

One of the misfortunes of our time is that in getting rid of false shame, we have killed off so much real shame as well. (Quote by - Louis Kronenberger)

Ethical dilemmas have a way of sneaking up on a person. If something smells funny, stay away from it. Or help get rid of it. (Quote by - Price Pritchett)

An improper mind is a perpetual feast. (Quote by - Logan Pearsall Smith)

The modern period adds social ethics to religions agenda, for we now realize that social structures are not like laws of nature. They are human creations, so we are responsible for them. (Quote by - Huston Smith)

Ethics is not definable, is not implementable, because it is not conscious; it involves not only our thinking, but also our feeling. (Quote by - Valdemar W. Setzer)

The so-called new morality has too often the old immorality condoned. (Quote by - Lord Shawcross)

What is morality but immemorial custom? Conscience is the chief of conservatives. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

We need a tougher enforcement program and, most importantly, we need to fix the badly broken ethics system. (Quote by - Marty Meehan)

The simplest and shortest ethical precept is to be served as little as possible and to serve others as much as possible. (Quote by - Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy)

In law, a man is guilty when he violates the rights of another. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so. (Quote by - Immanuel Kant)

A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world. (Quote by - Albert Camus)

You've got to be brave and you've got to be bold. Brave enough to take your chance on your own discrimination, what's right and what's wrong, what's good and what's bad. (Quote by - Robert Frost)

Notice that "I" is at the center of the word "ethical." There is no "they." Achieving the ethics of excellence is our individual assignment. (Quote by - Price Pritchett)

No man is so exquisitely honest or upright in living but that ten times in his life he might not lawfully be hanged. (Quote by - Michel de Montaigne)

My personal philosophy of life is one of ethics. (Quote by - Alva Myrdal)

Our very lives depend on the ethics of strangers, and most of us are always strangers to other people. (Quote by - Bill Moyers)

Live according to the ethics of excellence, and you can always stand proud. Pride - not vanity, but dignity and self-respect - should carry a lot of weight in helping you make decisions. Let pride help you decide. (Quote by - Price Pritchett)

Every man has his moral backside too, which he doesn't expose unnecessarily but keeps covered as long as possible by the trousers of decorum. (Quote by - G. C. Lichtenberg)

A man does not have to be an angel in order to be a saint. (Quote by - Albert Schweitzer)

In any assembly the simplest way to stop transacting business and split the ranks is to appeal to a principle. (Quote by - Jacques Barzun)

Ethics, too, are nothing but reverence for life. This 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. (Quote by - Albert Schweitzer)

I do not believe in the immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern without any superhuman authority behind it. (Quote by - Albert Einstein)


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