Morality Quotes: Reflective Sayings about Ethical Conduct
The measure of a man’s character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out. – Thomas Babbington Macaulay
Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but of how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness. – Immanuel Kant
Goodness is about character ? integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people. – Dennis Prager
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives?of approving of some and disapproving of others. – Charles Darwin
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character. – Stephen Covey
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society. – Theodore Roosevelt
From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that we are here for the sake of each other – above all for those upon whose smile and well-being our own happiness depends. – Albert Einstein
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. – Mark Twain
What lies in our power to do, lies in our power not to do. – Aristotle
Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do. – Potter Stewart
The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go. – Steve Maraboli
Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace. – Oscar Wilde
Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you. – Unknown
Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness. – Immanuel Kant
Compassion is the basis of morality. – Arthur Schopenhauer
Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African or Asian or European: they are good or bad. -Denis Diderot
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury. – John Stuart Mill
Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much of life. So aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something – Henry David Thoreau
The only moral that is of any value is that which arises inevitably from the whole cast of the author’s mind. – Virginia Woolf
Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what’s right. – Isaac Asimov
Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality. – Mahatma Gandhi
Moral authority comes from following universal and timeless principles like honesty, integrity, treating people with respect. – Stephen Covey
Relativity applies to physics, not ethics. – Albert Einstein
For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program. – Bob Wells
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. – Mark Twain
Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself. – Viktor E. Frankl
Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality of those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change. – Robert F. Kennedy
Principles aren’t principles when they pick and choose when to apply them. – Brandon Sanderson
The greatest gift of life is the ability to think. What distinguishes us from animals is our ability to understand the difference between right and wrong. Morality is a curse and a blessing.
Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.
Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality.
Human morality is a key to the doorway called integrity.
Morality is the supreme illusion of love to bind upon what reality continually defines.
The morality of men comes from their perceptions; goodness comes from the heart.
Morality is doing what is right regardless of what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told regardless of what is right.
The struggle between good and evil is the primal disease of the mind.
Morality is the art of making life beautiful, deeply meaningful, and significantly profound.
Morality, like art, means a drawing a line someplace.
The measure of a man’s character is his morality.
Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but of how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
Many people like to think they’re ‘colorblind’ when it comes to morality, but the truth is, our perceptions are always colored by our values.
Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice.
One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.
Morality is more than just the herd instinct in individuals.
Morality is the best of all devices for leading mankind by the nose.
Morality is the thing upon which your happiness hinges. It’s both the key to and the key in the lock of happiness.
Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless.
Morality is perception, not a set of rigid rules. It’s a living, breathing interplay of cause and effect.