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The attainment of an ideal is often the beginning of a disillusion. (Quote by - Stanley Baldwin)

Moralizing and morals are two entirely different things and are always found in entirely different people. (Quote by - Don Herold)

To denounce moralizing out of hand is to pronounce a moral judgment. (Quote by - H.l. Mencken)

Morality, when vigorously alive, sees farther than intellect, and provides unconsciously for intellectual difficulties. (Quote by - James Anthony Froude)

The disesteem into which moralists have fallen is due at bottom to their failure to see that in an age like this one the function of the moralist is not to exhort men to be good but to elucidate what the good is. The problem of sanctions is secondary. (Quote by - Walter Lippmann)

No mere man since the Fall, is able in this life perfectly to keep the Commandments. (Quote by - Book of Common Prayer)

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. (Quote by - Albert Schweitzer)

Morality without religion is only a kind of dead reckoning,--an endeavor to find our place on a cloudy sea by measuring the distance we have run, but without any observation of the heavenly bodies. (Quote by - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions. (Quote by - William J. Durant)

We may pretend that we're basically moral people who make mistakes, but the whole of history proves otherwise. (Quote by - Terry Hands)

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. (Quote by - Robert Coles)

The principles we live by, in business and in social life, are the most important part of happiness. (Quote by - Harry Harrison)

The Bearings of this observation lays in the application on it. (Quote by - Charles Dickens)

I find the doctors and the sages Have differ'd in all climes and ages, And two in fifty scarce agree On what is pure morality. (Quote by - Thomas Moore)

We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality. (Quote by - Thomas Babington Macaulay)

When we start deceiving ourselves into thinking not that we want something or need something, not that it is a pragmatic necessity for us to have it, but that it is a moral imperative that we have it, then is when we join the fashionable madmen, and then is when the thin whine of hysteria is heard in the land, and then is when we are in bad trouble. (Quote by - Joan Didion)

I'm one of the undeserving poor . . . up ugen middle-class morality all the time . . . . What is middle-class morality? Just an excuse for never giving me anything. (Quote by - Thomas Moore)

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. (Quote by - Ernest Hemingway)

The American elite is almost beyond redemption. . . . Moral relativism has set in so deeply that the gilded classes have become incapable of discerning right from wrong. Everything can be explained away, especially by journalists. Life is one great moral mush--sophistry washed down with Chardonnay. The ordinary citizens, thank goodness, still adhere to absolutes. . . . It is they who have saved the republic from creeping degradation while their "betters" were derelict. (Quote by - Charles Dickens)

Everywhere, the ethical predicament of our time imposes itself with an urgency which suggests that even the question "Have we anything to eat?" will be answered not in material but in ethical terms. (Quote by - Hugo Ball)

Evangelical faith without Christian ethics is a travesty on the gospel. (Quote by - V. Raymond Edman)

Principle, particularly moral principal, can never be a weathervane, spinning around this way and that with the shifting winds of expediency. Moral principle is a compass forever fixed and forever true. And that is as important in business as it is in the classroom. (Quote by - Edward R. Lyman)

Morality is of the highest importance--but for us, not for God. (Quote by - Charles Dickens)

A man can do what he ought to do; and when he says he cannot, it is because he will not. (Quote by - Feoude)

Humanity has every reason to place the proclaimers of high moral standards and values above the discoverers of objective truth. What humanity own to personalities like Buddha, Moses, and Jesus ranks for me higher than all the achievements the inquiring constructive mind. (Quote by - Charles Dickens)


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