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100 Good Moral Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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To be in good moral condition requires at least as much training as to be in good physical condition.Jawaharlal Nehru Good Moral Sayings By Jawaharlal Nehru: To be in good moral condition requires at least as much training as to be
Sportsmanship is the ethical and moral dimension of sports. It is demonstrated by a number of attributes and attitudes such as fair play, respect for the rules and traditions of the sport and various traits of good character including integrity (abiding by the letter and spirit of the rules and concepts of honor); demonstrated respect for others including teammates, opponents, officials and spectators; accountability, self-control, and graciousness in victory and defeat.Michael Josephson Good Moral Sayings By Michael Josephson: Sportsmanship is the ethical and moral dimension of sports. It is demonstrated by a number
Ethical religion affirms the continuity of progress toward moral perfection. It affirms that the spiritual development of the human race cannot be prematurely cut off, either gradually or suddenly; that every stone of offence against which we stumble is a stepping-stone to some greater good:;; that, at the end of days, if we choose to put it so, or, rather, in some sphere beyond the world of space and time, all the rays of progress will be summed and centred in a transcendent focus.Felix Adler Good Moral Sayings By Felix Adler: Ethical religion affirms the continuity of progress toward moral perfection. It affirms that the spiritual
I've even come to a conclusion that would get me blackballed from ever setting foot in liberal education circles again. That is this: colonialism wasn't 100 percent evil. More like 96 percent evil. Sometimes the colonizing culture actually made moral improvements in the native culture. I came to this conclusion while reading about the abolition of the Indian custom of widow burning. In pre-British India, a man's widow was burned alongside his corpse. The British colonialists put a stop to that. So yes, they criminally oppressed an entire people. But like a robber who fills up the ice trays while he steals the TV, they did a smidgeon of good.A. J. Jacobs Good Moral Sayings By A. J. Jacobs: I've even come to a conclusion that would get me blackballed from ever setting foot
Lots of people use good character and moral standing as a brand name. They know it's what people like, they want people to like them, so they wear it as one would wear a quality brand shirt. Putting it on in the morning and taking it off at the end of the day. Saying all the things they know people want to hear. If they were the very last person on Earth, there would be no reason for them to be of good character, because nobody would see it.C. JoyBell C. Good Moral Sayings By C. JoyBell C.: Lots of people use good character and moral standing as a brand name. They know
Imagine a world in which people told lies as a matter of principle, where lying was regarded as a good and moral thing to do. In such a world, lying itself would cease to have any meaning. Lying needs a presumption of truth for its very definition. If a moral principle is something we should wish everybody to follow, lying cannot be a moral principle because the principle itself would break down in meaninglessness. Lying, as a rule for life, is inherently unstable. More generally, selfishness, or free-riding parasitism on the goodwill of others, may work for me as a lone selfish individual and give me personal satisfaction. But I cannot wish that everybody would adopt selfish parasitism as a moral principle, if only because then I would have nobody to parasitize.Richard Dawkins Good Moral Sayings By Richard Dawkins: Imagine a world in which people told lies as a matter of principle, where lying
This is a moral universe, which means that despite all the evidence that seems to be to the contrary, there is no way that evil and injustice and oppression and lies can have the last word ... that is what has upheld the morale of our people, to know that in the end good will prevail.Desmond Tutu Good Moral Sayings By Desmond Tutu: This is a moral universe, which means that despite all the evidence that seems to
I'm with Milton and the Rolling Stones: I don't find the Devil an unsympathetic character. But in any case, my fiction is populated as much by people who do good as it is by those who do bad. I'm interested in imaginatively accommodating as much of the human as possible, for which you need both moral extremes and everything in between.Glen Duncan Good Moral Sayings By Glen Duncan: I'm with Milton and the Rolling Stones: I don't find the Devil an unsympathetic character.
Good moral character is not something that we can achieve on our own. We need a culture that supports the conditions under which self-love and friendship flourish.Aristotle. Good Moral Sayings By Aristotle.: Good moral character is not something that we can achieve on our own. We need
Playing a bad guy is always a freeing experience, because you don't have the same envelope of restrictions as you have playing a good guy. Good guys restrain themselves; they kind of have their moral fiber cut out for them in varying degrees.John Travolta Good Moral Sayings By John Travolta: Playing a bad guy is always a freeing experience, because you don't have the same
The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.Jeff Cooper Good Moral Sayings By Jeff Cooper: The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own.
Lewis Richardson wrote that his quest to analyze peace with numbers sprang from two prejudices. As a Quaker, he believed that "the moral evil in war outweighs the moral good, although the latter is conspicuous." As a scientist, he thought there was too much moralizing about war and not enough knowledge. "For indignation is so easy and satisfying a mood that it is apt to prevent one from attending to any facts that oppose it. If the reader should object that I have abandoned ethics for the false doctrine that 'tout comprendre c'est tout pardonner' [to understand all is to forgive all], I can reply that it is only a temporary suspense of ethical judgment, made because 'beaucoup condamner c'est peu comprendre' [to condemn much is to understand little]." (p. 200)Steven Pinker Good Moral Sayings By Steven Pinker: Lewis Richardson wrote that his quest to analyze peace with numbers sprang from two prejudices.
The Chinese government knows that what I am teaching is good and that I am teaching people to have high moral values.Li Hongzhi Good Moral Sayings By Li Hongzhi: The Chinese government knows that what I am teaching is good and that I am
Women are these wonderful mysteries and they excite me on all kinds of levels. Their power over us is, I think, often a moral power as well as a sexual power. I think women, generally speaking, have a better sense of what is whole and good and sensible. The old feminist line, 'Take the toys from the boys' is an extremely sensible observation, you know?Clive Barker Good Moral Sayings By Clive Barker: Women are these wonderful mysteries and they excite me on all kinds of levels. Their
The Christian faith, simply stated, reminds us that our fundamental problem is not moral; rather, our fundamental problem is spiritual. It is not just that we are immoral, but that a moral life alone cannot bridge what separates us from God. Herein lies the cardinal difference between the moralizing religions and Jesus' offer to us. Jesus does not offer to make bad people good but to make dead people alive.Ravi Zacharias Good Moral Sayings By Ravi Zacharias: The Christian faith, simply stated, reminds us that our fundamental problem is not moral; rather,
Three sorts of goods, Aristotle specified, contribute to happiness: goods of the soul, including moral and intellectual virtues and education; bodily goods, such as strength, good health, beauty, and sound senses; and external goods, such as wealth, friends, good birth, good children, good heredity, good reputation and the like.Sissela Bok Good Moral Sayings By Sissela Bok: Three sorts of goods, Aristotle specified, contribute to happiness: goods of the soul, including moral
The moral aspect was merely a concomitant, a coverall for some deeper, almost forgotten purpose. That histoire should be story, lie and history all in one, was of a significance not to be despised. And that a story, given out as the invention of a creative artist, should be regarded as the most effective material for getting at the truth about its author, was also significant. Lies can only be imbedded in truth. They have no separate existence; they have a symbiotic relationship with truth. A good lie reveals more than the truth can ever reveal. To the one, that is, who seeks truth. To such a person there could never be cause for anger or recrimination when confronted with the lie. Not even pain, because all would be patent, naked and revelatory.Henry Miller Good Moral Sayings By Henry Miller: The moral aspect was merely a concomitant, a coverall for some deeper, almost forgotten purpose.
Sadly, the goal of many Christian parents is merely "to raise a good kid." Through moral training and consistent discipline, they might even rear a child of whom they are proud. He may never cause them any real heartache but still not be useful to Christ. His materialism, impatience, impulsiveness, anxiety, stubbornness, or any other fleshly attitudes and actions can disqualify him from usefulness to Christ. In that case, the biblical parenting goal has not been reached, even though the child never got into serious trouble or never seriously embarrassed his parents.Jim Berg Good Moral Sayings By Jim Berg: Sadly, the goal of many Christian parents is merely "to raise a good kid." Through
It is not enough to be nice; you have to be good. We are attracted by nice people; but only on the assumption that their niceness is a sign of goodness.Roger Scruton Good Moral Sayings By Roger Scruton: It is not enough to be nice; you have to be good. We are attracted
Even the suicide desires his own good: he wrongly imagines that he would be better off dead. The moral problem is not that we love ourselves but that we love ourselves the wrong way.J. Budziszewski Good Moral Sayings By J. Budziszewski: Even the suicide desires his own good: he wrongly imagines that he would be better
Christian consciousness experiences itself in a curious sense as LIBERATED TO FAIL, without intolerable damage to self-esteem and without any reduction of moral seriousness. We are free to be inadequate, free to foul things up, and yet affirm ourselves in a more basic sense than the secular moralist or humanistic idealist (who can affirm themselves only on the basis of merits and accomplishments. We are free to choose and deny finite values, free to take constructive guilt upon us and to see it as an inevitable and providentially given aspect of our fallen human condition.
All that we have said leads us to the pinnacle of this good news: In Jesus Christ we need no longer be guilty before God. It is only before our clay-footed gods that we stand guilty!
Thomas C. Oden Good Moral Sayings By Thomas C. Oden: Christian consciousness experiences itself in a curious sense as LIBERATED TO FAIL, without intolerable damage
Ours is an age where ethics has become obsolete. It is superseded by science, deleted by philosophy and dismissed as emotive by psychology. It is drowned in compassion, evaporates into aesthetics and retreats before relativism. The usual moral distinctions between good and bad are simply drowned in a maudlin emotion in which we feel more sympathy for the murderer than for the murdered, for the adulterer than for the betrayed, and in which we have actually begun to believe that the real guilty party, the one who somehow caused it all, is the victim, and not the perpetrator of the crime.Robert Fitch Good Moral Sayings By Robert Fitch: Ours is an age where ethics has become obsolete. It is superseded by science, deleted
It was scary," she said. "Win was scary." "He also saved your life." "Yes." "It's what Win does. He's good at it - the best I've ever seen. Everything with him is black and white. He has no moral ambiguities. If you cross the line, there is no reprieve, no mercy, no chance to talk your way out of it. You're dead. Period. Those men came to harm you. Win wasn't interested in rehabilitating them. They made their choice. The moment they entered your apartment they were doomed." "It sounds like the theory of massive retaliation," she said. "You kill one of ours, we kill ten of yours." "Colder," Myron said. "Win's not interested in teaching a lesson. He sees it as extermination. They're no more than pestering fleas to him.Harlan Coben Good Moral Sayings By Harlan Coben: It was scary," she said. "Win was scary." "He also saved your life." "Yes." "It's
Men, in so far as they live in obedience to reason necessarily do only such things as are necessarily good for human nature, and consequently for each individual man.Baruch Spinoza Good Moral Sayings By Baruch Spinoza: Men, in so far as they live in obedience to reason necessarily do only such
Babette looked too good for the place tonight, but then goodness is only relative after all ("Steps Going Up" aka "Guillotine" aka "Men Must Die")Cornell Woolrich Good Moral Sayings By Cornell Woolrich: Babette looked too good for the place tonight, but then goodness is only relative after
In religion our only hope is to live a life good enough to require God to bless us, so every instance of sin and repentance is therefore traumatic, unnatural and threatening. Only under great duress do religious people admit they have sinned, because their only hope is their moral goodness.
In the gospel the knowledge of our acceptance in Christ makes it easier to admit that we are flawed, because we know we won't be cast off if we confess the true depths of our sinfulness. Our hope is in Christ's righteousness, not our own, so it is not as traumatic to admit our weaknesses and lapses.
Timothy Keller Good Moral Sayings By Timothy Keller: In religion our only hope is to live a life good enough to require God
The move from scarcity thinking to abundance thinking, from zero-sum competition to one-hundred-sum collaboration, is not just a "nice" or "moral" idea. In the twenty-first century, it's plain good sense. Scarcity says, "I'm going to keep all my ideas to myself and sell more than anyone else." Abundance says, "By mentoring, coaching, and sharing all our best ideas, we're going to create a powerful tide that raises all our ships-and we'll all sell more as a result.Daniel Burrus Good Moral Sayings By Daniel Burrus: The move from scarcity thinking to abundance thinking, from zero-sum competition to one-hundred-sum collaboration, is
The written word is weak. Many people prefer life to it. Life gets your blood going, & it smells good. Writing is mere writing, literature is mere. It appeals only to the subtlest senses - the imagination's vision, & the imagination's hearing - & the moral sense, & the intellect. This writing that you do, that so thrills you, that so rocks & exhilarates you, as if you were dancing next to the band, is barely audible to anyone else.Annie Dillard Good Moral Sayings By Annie Dillard: The written word is weak. Many people prefer life to it. Life gets your blood
Authentic love is obviously something good. When we love we become most fully human. But people often consider themselves loving when actually they are possessive or manipulative. People sometimes treat others as objects to satisfy their own needs. How easy it is to be deceived by the many voices in our society that advocate a permissive approach to sexuality, without regard for modesty, self-respect or the moral values that bring quality into human relationships! This is worship of a false god; instead of bringing life, it brings death.Pope Benedict XVI Good Moral Sayings By Pope Benedict XVI: Authentic love is obviously something good. When we love we become most fully human. But
Law is a process. If there is equality of process for everybody, then that's our definition of justice. Whether or not what is done is right or wrong, you follow the process. And so, the end result is just by definition within that alternative universe that is American law. Most people still operate within a moral universe where principles of good and bad and what is right and wrong in itself, and not just as a result of the process.Francis George Good Moral Sayings By Francis George: Law is a process. If there is equality of process for everybody, then that's our
True character arises from a deeper well than religion. It is the internalization of moral principles of a society, augmented by those tenets personally chosen by the individual, strong enough to endure through trials of solitude and adversity. The principles are fitted together into what we call integrity, literally the integrated self, wherein personal decisions feel good and true. Character is in turn the enduring source of virtue. It stands by itself and excites admiration in others.Edward O. Wilson Good Moral Sayings By Edward O. Wilson: True character arises from a deeper well than religion. It is the internalization of moral
Almost all the moral good which is left among us is the apparent effect of physical evil.Samuel Johnson Good Moral Sayings By Samuel Johnson: Almost all the moral good which is left among us is the apparent effect of
One reason why it has become harder to promote the beneficial side of emotions such as anger is that the moral vocabulary of good and bad has been replaced by the self-help lexicon of positive and negative thinking.Julian Baggini Good Moral Sayings By Julian Baggini: One reason why it has become harder to promote the beneficial side of emotions such
...one could argue that it is reasonable to suppose that cultures that have provided the horizon of meaning for large numbers of human beings, of diverse characters and temperaments, over a long period of time - that have, in other words, articulated their sense of the good, the holy, the admirable - are almost certain to have something that deserves our admiration and respect, even if it is accompanied by much that we have to abhor and reject... We need only a sense of our own limited part in the whole human story to accept [this] presumption. It is only arrogance, or some analogous moral failing, that can deprive us of this.Charles Taylor Good Moral Sayings By Charles Taylor: ...one could argue that it is reasonable to suppose that cultures that have provided the
Natural good is' so intimately connected with moral good, and natural evil with moral evil, that I am as certain as if I heard a voice from heaven proclaim it, that God is on the side of virtue. He has learnt much, and has not lived in vain, who has practically discovered that most strict and necessary connection, that does and will ever exist between vice and misery, and virtue and happiness.Charles Caleb Colton Good Moral Sayings By Charles Caleb Colton: Natural good is' so intimately connected with moral good, and natural evil with moral evil,
Beware of the good Nazi ... Because they compared themselves by the standard they themselves created. Each, in his own eyes, was a good Nazi, a moral Nazi, a decent Nazi, a religious Nazi, and a Nazi no worse than the next. For by seeing themselves in their own eyes, they become blind. But their judgement would come in the form of destruction, and their sins would be exposed before the world ... You can never judge yourself by your own standards and your own righteousness, but only in the light of His righteousness.Jonathan Cahn Good Moral Sayings By Jonathan Cahn: Beware of the good Nazi ... Because they compared themselves by the standard they themselves
To be sure, a good work of art can and will have moral consequences, but to demand of the artists moral intentions, means ruiningtheir craft.Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Good Moral Sayings By Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe: To be sure, a good work of art can and will have moral consequences, but
In a world where so much seems to be hidden by the smoke of falsity and moral degeneration, we Americans must grasp firmly the ideals which have made this country great. We must reaffirm the basic human values that have guided our forefathers. A revival of old-fashioned patriotism and a grateful acknowledgment of what our country has done for us would be good for all our souls.Manton S. Eddy Good Moral Sayings By Manton S. Eddy: In a world where so much seems to be hidden by the smoke of falsity
So there is nothing inherently subversive about pleasure. On the contrary, as Karl Marx recognized, it is a thoroughly aristocratic creed. The traditional English gentleman was so averse to unpleasurable labour that he could not even be bothered to articulate properly. Hence the patrician slur and drawl, Aristotle believed that being human was something you had to get good at through constant practice, like learning Catalan or playing the bagpipes; whereas if the English gentleman was virtuous, as he occasionally deigned to be, his goodness was purely spontaneous. Moral effort was for merchants and clerksTerry Eagleton Good Moral Sayings By Terry Eagleton: So there is nothing inherently subversive about pleasure. On the contrary, as Karl Marx recognized,
I think it a moral duty," she said. "If one inherits the privilege of wealth, or of education or good family, one must use that privilege wisely. Men speak of progress like a machine, an engine that rolls forward without human direction, pulling everyone with it. But that isn't true. If you read the newspapers" - the critical, adventurous, daring newspapers, not the conservative rags that her uncle favored - "it's easy to see that many get left behind. Many, in fact, get crushed.Meredith Duran Good Moral Sayings By Meredith Duran: I think it a moral duty," she said. "If one inherits the privilege of wealth,
A moral argument about whether censorship is good or bad deteriorates quickly into accusations about who is more or less patriotic, moral, pious, and so on.Rebecca MacKinnon Good Moral Sayings By Rebecca MacKinnon: A moral argument about whether censorship is good or bad deteriorates quickly into accusations about
At the bitter end of an era of liberation - women's lib, kids' lib, animal lib, and everything-but-ethics lib - America has apparently been liberated from its moral foundations. But for too many, the good life has become a living hell.Billy Graham Good Moral Sayings By Billy Graham: At the bitter end of an era of liberation - women's lib, kids' lib, animal
The natural world is a gift that we have the obligation to treasure and use carefully. It is our moral responsibility to protect it from damage, and to pass it on to our heirs in good condition. To do less is to dishonor the Giver and the gift.Frederick Victor Grey Wymark Good Moral Sayings By Frederick Victor Grey Wymark: The natural world is a gift that we have the obligation to treasure and use
I really do think of it in moral terms. I think that we can't kid ourselves that the storytelling impulse is innocent and does nothing but bring good to the world.Lynn Coady Good Moral Sayings By Lynn Coady: I really do think of it in moral terms. I think that we can't kid
You might have good, moral efforts of working hard and earning money in order to help feed the poor or something along those lines - and then you get the money you've been seeking and you see and feel and taste how sweet it is and you only want more and more and more for ... yourself.
Money corrupts its own intentions.
Cole Ryan Good Moral Sayings By Cole Ryan: You might have good, moral efforts of working hard and earning money in order to
The biggest difference between Jesus Christ and ethical and moral teachers who have been deified by man. Is that these moralists came to make bad people good. Jesus came to make dead people live!Ravi Zacharias Good Moral Sayings By Ravi Zacharias: The biggest difference between Jesus Christ and ethical and moral teachers who have been deified
The accidental balance on the side of Progress was far slighter and infinitely more complex and delicate in its adjustments than the people of that time suspected; but that did not alter the fact that it was an effective balance. They did not realize that this age of relative good fortune was an age of immense but temporary opportunity for their kind. They complacently assumed a necessary progress towards which they had no moral responsibility. They did not realize that this security of progress was a thing still to be won or lost, and that the time to win it was a time that passed. They went about their affairs energetically enough, and yet with a curious idleness towards those threatening things. No one troubled over the real dangers of mankind.H.G.Wells Good Moral Sayings By H.G.Wells: The accidental balance on the side of Progress was far slighter and infinitely more complex
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, which Smith published in 1776, is the most important book ever written about capitalism and its moral ramifications. Though The Wealth of Nations is in good part about commerce, it was not written for businessmen or merchants. A book focused on the analysis of market processes motivated by self-interest, it was written by one of the most admired philosophers of the Enlightenment, a former professor of logic, rhetoric, jurisprudence, and moral philosophy, in order to influence politicians and rouse them to pursue the common good.Jerry Z. Muller Good Moral Sayings By Jerry Z. Muller: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, which Smith published
Many expressions in the New Testament come naturally to the lips of all Protestants, and it furnishes the most pregnant and practical texts. There is no harmless dreaming, no wise speculation in it, but everywhere a substratum of good sense. It never reflects, but it repents. There is no poetry in it, we may say, nothing regarded in the light of beauty merely, but moral truth is its object. All mortals are convicted by its conscience.Henry David Thoreau Good Moral Sayings By Henry David Thoreau: Many expressions in the New Testament come naturally to the lips of all Protestants, and
And those characters [in a fairy tale] dwell in a moral world, whose laws are as clear as the law of gravity. That too is a great advantage of the folk tale. It is not a failure of imagination to see the sky blue. It is a failure rather to be weary of its being blue- and not to notice how blue it is. And appreciation of the subtler colors of the sky will come later. In the folk tale, good is good and evil is evil, and the former will triumph and later will fail. This is not the result of the imaginative quest. It is rather its principle and foundation. It is what will enable the child later on to understand Macbeth, or Don Quixote, or David Copperfield.Anthony Esolen Good Moral Sayings By Anthony Esolen: And those characters [in a fairy tale] dwell in a moral world, whose laws are
My father's moral inculcations were at all times mainly those of the Socratici viri; justice, temperance (to which he gave a very extended application), veracity, perseverance, readiness to encounter pain and especially labour, regard for the public good; estimation of persons according to their merits, and of things according to their intrinsic usefulness; a life of exertion, in contradiction to one of self-indulgent sloth. These and other moralities he conveyed in brief sentences, uttered as occasion arose, of grave exhortation, or stern reprobation and contempt.John Stuart Mill Good Moral Sayings By John Stuart Mill: My father's moral inculcations were at all times mainly those of the Socratici viri; justice,
The teacher who would be true to his mission and accomplish the most good, must give prominence to moral as well as intellectual instruction.Sheldon Jackson Good Moral Sayings By Sheldon Jackson: The teacher who would be true to his mission and accomplish the most good, must
And doing so you can recreate yourself and you can also come up with something that is not only original and creative and artistic, but also maybe even decent, or moral if I can use words like that, or something that's like basically good.Lester Bangs Good Moral Sayings By Lester Bangs: And doing so you can recreate yourself and you can also come up with something
Where students talk about being independent and on their own, you will find them practicing the most rigid conformity in dress, in speech, in moral attitudes, and in thinking. Sometimes they follow fashion at the expense of integrity. They dread to be alone. They do not want to stand out or be different. They want to conform. After they graduate from college, many of these young people want nothing more than a good job with a big firm, and a home somewhere in suburbia. But they don't find security.Billy Graham Good Moral Sayings By Billy Graham: Where students talk about being independent and on their own, you will find them practicing
Cautionary Moral: Don't let your heart overrule your head.Kris Waldherr Good Moral Sayings By Kris Waldherr: Cautionary Moral: Don't let your heart overrule your head.
Multitudes of people who expect to go to Heaven will go to a Hell of torment. Thousands of "good" people, "moral" people, church members, even church workers - yes, and, alas, even prophets, priests and preachers - will find themselves lost when they expected to be saved, condemned when they expected approval, cast out of Heaven when they expected to be received into eternal bliss. That is the explicit meaning of the words of our Lord ... (see: Matt 7:21-23.]John R. Rice Good Moral Sayings By John R. Rice: Multitudes of people who expect to go to Heaven will go to a Hell of
Without man there would be no evil. But there was also no good, nothing moral built over the world of fact. Humans were responsible for it all.Karl Marlantes Good Moral Sayings By Karl Marlantes: Without man there would be no evil. But there was also no good, nothing moral
If somebody has an extreme amount of wealth and is not using it for some good purpose, only for their own enjoyment or satisfaction, then clearly there's a moral failing in the world in which we live.Peter Singer Good Moral Sayings By Peter Singer: If somebody has an extreme amount of wealth and is not using it for some
I don't tend to think in terms of a moral authority - be a good boy, do good things - more in terms of what feels right.John Cusack Good Moral Sayings By John Cusack: I don't tend to think in terms of a moral authority - be a good
I rejected any approach which begins with the question 'What do modern children like?' I might be asked, 'Do you equally reject the approach which begins with the question "What do modern children need?"--in other words, with the moral or didactic approach?' I think the answer is Yes. Not because I don't like stories to have a moral: certainly not because I think children dislike a moral. Rather because I feel sure that the question 'What do modern children need?' will not lead you to a good moral. If we ask that question we are assuming too superior an attitude It would be better to ask 'What moral do I need?' for I think we can be sure that what does not concern us deeply will not deeply interest our readers, whatever their age. But it is better not to ask the questions at all. Let the pictures tell you their own moral.C.S. Lewis Good Moral Sayings By C.S. Lewis: I rejected any approach which begins with the question 'What do modern children like?' I
As a society we can't live without moral considerations. We do have to protect the public good. And markets are not designed to do that, so we need a political process.George Soros Good Moral Sayings By George Soros: As a society we can't live without moral considerations. We do have to protect the
But you can't argue that the world isn't in an unhealthy moral state."
"Wouldn't think of it dearest. People lie, cheat, rape, swindle, kill, maim, torture and destroy. Bad thing. People also pop into bed together and cosy up. Good thing. If we think fucking is a sign of moral decay then we're a little bit stupid-stupid, aren't we?
Stephen Fry Good Moral Sayings By Stephen Fry: But you can't argue that the world isn't in an unhealthy moral state.""Wouldn't think of
I think my heart is quite selfish. If I followed my heart, I would not be a good person. But I have moral principles. I have to sit down and reflect.Jo Nesbo Good Moral Sayings By Jo Nesbo: I think my heart is quite selfish. If I followed my heart, I would not
If we believe men have any personal rights at all, then they must have an absolute moral right to such a measure of good health as society can provide.Thurston Clarke Good Moral Sayings By Thurston Clarke: If we believe men have any personal rights at all, then they must have an
I believe strongly in an author's moral responsibility. But his first obligation is to write good books.Orhan Pamuk Good Moral Sayings By Orhan Pamuk: I believe strongly in an author's moral responsibility. But his first obligation is to write
Without man and his potential for moral progress, the whole of reality would be a mere wilderness, a thing in vain, and have no final purpose.Immanuel Kant Good Moral Sayings By Immanuel Kant: Without man and his potential for moral progress, the whole of reality would be a
He asked me whether I had seen the movie 'The Color Purple.' I said no she hadn't. And Bobby said, 'Well, it's a terrible picture. They don't make good, decent, moral pictures nowadays.'Tommy Bond Good Moral Sayings By Tommy Bond: He asked me whether I had seen the movie 'The Color Purple.' I said no
The purpose of man's creation is that he do good in the world, not substitute
himself for God and think that he can make and unmake the moral law at his own
convenience and for his own selfish and narrow ends. This is the difference between
physical laws and the moral law - the one is to be used and put to service; the other
must be obeyed and served. For God says
Fazlur Rahman Good Moral Sayings By Fazlur Rahman: The purpose of man's creation is that he do good in the world, not substitutehimself
God gives out good gifts of wisdom, talent, beauty, and skill 'graciously'
that is, in a completely unmerited way. He casts them across all humanity, regardless of religious conviction, race, gender, or any other attribute to enrich, brighten, and preserve the world.
Timothy Keller Good Moral Sayings By Timothy Keller: God gives out good gifts of wisdom, talent, beauty, and skill 'graciously'that is, in a
The division into whig and tory is founded in the nature of men; the weakly and nerveless, the rich and the corrupt, seeing more safety and accessibility in a strong executive; the healthy, firm, and virtuous, feeling confidence in their physical and moral resources, and willing to part with only so much power as is necessary for their good government; and, therefore, to retain the rest in the hands of the many, the division will substantially be into Whig and Tory.Thomas Jefferson Good Moral Sayings By Thomas Jefferson: The division into whig and tory is founded in the nature of men; the weakly
Moral vanity is the snare of good people.Margaret Deland Good Moral Sayings By Margaret Deland: Moral vanity is the snare of good people.
Education and morals make the good man, the good statesman, the good ruler.Aristotle. Good Moral Sayings By Aristotle.: Education and morals make the good man, the good statesman, the good ruler.
The main cause of the ineffectiveness of British propaganda is that those directing it seem to have lost their own belief in the peculiar values of English civilization or to be completely ignorant of the main points on which it differs from that of other people. The Left intelligentsia indeed, have so long worshiped foreign gods that they seem to have become almost incapable of seeing any good in the characteristic English institutions and traditions. That the moral values on which most of them pride themselves are largely the product of the institutions they are out to destroy, these socialists cannot, of course, admit.Friedrich Hayek Good Moral Sayings By Friedrich Hayek: The main cause of the ineffectiveness of British propaganda is that those directing it seem
Nobody is good or bad. They are either strong or weak. Strong people stick to their morals, no matter what the trials and tribulations. Weak people, many a times, do not even realise how low they have fallen.Amish Tripathi Good Moral Sayings By Amish Tripathi: Nobody is good or bad. They are either strong or weak. Strong people stick to
But whether it truly exists or not, humans need the idea of Hell, whether it be to scare us into a moral life, comfort the smug ones who believe everyone else is going there, or simply to remind us that the actions of our lives, good or ill, live beyond those lives themselves, and the accounting of them may occur past the day we ourselves happen to stop.John Scalzi Good Moral Sayings By John Scalzi: But whether it truly exists or not, humans need the idea of Hell, whether it
Now if you have proofs to bring forward, bring them forward, and your moral discourse as well; if you have no enthymemes, then fall back upon moral discourse: after all, it is more fitting for a good man to display himself as an honest fellow than as a subtle reasoner.Aristotle. Good Moral Sayings By Aristotle.: Now if you have proofs to bring forward, bring them forward, and your moral discourse
We must truly listen to each other, respecting our essential brotherhood and the courage of those who try to speak, however they may differ from us in professional standing or religious belief or moral vision. We must speak and listen patiently, with good humor, with real expectation, and our dialogue can serve both truth and charity.Eugene England Good Moral Sayings By Eugene England: We must truly listen to each other, respecting our essential brotherhood and the courage of
If moral statements are about something, then the universe is not quite as science suggests it is, since physical theories, having said nothing about God, say nothing about right or wrong, good or bad. To admit this would force philosophers to confront the possibility that the physical sciences offer a grossly inadequate view of reality. And since philosophers very much wish to think of themselves as scientists, this would offer them an unattractive choice between changing their allegiances or accepting their irrelevance.David Berlinski Good Moral Sayings By David Berlinski: If moral statements are about something, then the universe is not quite as science suggests
This is the very heart of true morality
not to struggle, not to fight with any weapons, for one's self alone
but to struggle and to fight for the common interest, to wield the power of brain and good right arm if need be for one's family, for the ordered community of life, for the state, for moral principles, humanity, and the common good.
Joseph Alexander Leighton Good Moral Sayings By Joseph Alexander Leighton: This is the very heart of true moralitynot to struggle, not to fight with any
There are so many intellectual and moral angels battling for rationalism, good citizenship, and pure spirituality; so many and such eminent ones, so very vocal and authoritative! The poor devil in man needs all the support and advocacy he can get. The artist is his natural champion. When an artist deserts to the side of the angels, it is the most odious of treasons.Aldous Huxley Good Moral Sayings By Aldous Huxley: There are so many intellectual and moral angels battling for rationalism, good citizenship, and pure
It was if the charming theatrical curtain had dropped away and I saw him for the first time as he really was: not the benign old sage, the indulgent and protective good-parent of my dreams, but ambiguous, a moral neutral, whose beguiling trappings concealed a being watchful, capricious, and heartless.Donna Tartt Good Moral Sayings By Donna Tartt: It was if the charming theatrical curtain had dropped away and I saw him for
Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself.Benjamin Franklin Good Moral Sayings By Benjamin Franklin: Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself.
He may be incensed, said Dizzy. I've never doubted the old parson's faith, but it has no place in politics. Good God, just imagine if each man allowed himself to be swayed by moral compunctions; we'd never get a damned thing accomplished in Parliament.Carol K. Carr Good Moral Sayings By Carol K. Carr: He may be incensed, said Dizzy. I've never doubted the old parson's faith, but it
An earthly immortality belongs to a great and good character. History embalms it; it lives in its moral influence, in its authority, in its example, in the memory of the words and deeds in which it was manifested; and as every age adds to the illustrations of its efficacy, it may chance to be the best understood by a remote posterity.Edward Everett Good Moral Sayings By Edward Everett: An earthly immortality belongs to a great and good character. History embalms it; it lives
If we follow the traces of our own actions to their source, they intimate some understanding of the good life. This understanding may be hard to articulate; bringing it more fully into view is the task of moral inquiry. Such inquiry may be helped along by practical activities in company with others, a sort of conversation in deed. In this conversation lies the potential of work to bring some measure of coherence to our lives.Matthew B. Crawford Good Moral Sayings By Matthew B. Crawford: If we follow the traces of our own actions to their source, they intimate some
A very good case can be made, on moral as well as economic grounds, for a system in which the individual is required to stand on his own feet, not to lean on the state for handouts. Character, resourcefulness, capacity are formed and developed in struggle with obstacles, not in waiting passively for benefits from outside.William Henry Chamberlin Good Moral Sayings By William Henry Chamberlin: A very good case can be made, on moral as well as economic grounds, for
However, we must try to see, and the best place to begin may be with the fact that the family farm is not the only good thing that is failing among us. The family farm is failing because it belongs to an order of values and a kind of life that are failing. We can only find it wonderful, when we put our minds to it, that many people now seem willing to mount an emergency effort to "save the family farm" who have not yet thought to save the family or the community, the neighborhood schools or the small local businesses, the domestic arts of household and homestead, or cultural and moral tradition - all of which are also failing, and on all of which the survival of the family farm depends.Wendell Berry Good Moral Sayings By Wendell Berry: However, we must try to see, and the best place to begin may be with
A book must have moral purpose to be any good. Why, I don't know.Alan Furst Good Moral Sayings By Alan Furst: A book must have moral purpose to be any good. Why, I don't know.
Mankind has many things that it never knew before. What I can tell you is that human moral values are no longer good.Li Hongzhi Good Moral Sayings By Li Hongzhi: Mankind has many things that it never knew before. What I can tell you is
The human race has reached a turning point. Man has opened the secrets of nature and mastered new powers. If he uses them wisely, he can reach new heights of civilization. If he uses them foolishly, they may destroy him. Man must create the moral and legal framework for the world which will insure that his new powers are used for good and not for evil.Harry S. Truman Good Moral Sayings By Harry S. Truman: The human race has reached a turning point. Man has opened the secrets of nature
Among all the many great transitions that have marked the evolution of Western civilisation ... there has been only one - the triumph of Christianity - that can be called in the fullest sense a "revolution": a truly massive and epochal revision of humanity's prevailing vision of reality, so pervasive in its influence and so vast in its consequences as to actually have created a new conception of the world, of history, of human nature, of time, and of the moral good.David Bentley Hart Good Moral Sayings By David Bentley Hart: Among all the many great transitions that have marked the evolution of Western civilisation ...
It is interesting that it is not the getting of any sort of knowledge that God has forbidden, but, specifically, the knowledge of the difference between good and evil-that is, abstract and moral judgments, which, if they reside anywhere, reside in the neocortex.Carl Sagan Good Moral Sayings By Carl Sagan: It is interesting that it is not the getting of any sort of knowledge that
Is it not manifest that our academic institutions should have a wider scope; that they should not be timid and keep the ruts of the last generation, but that wise men thinking for themselves and heartily seeking the good of mankind, and counting the cost of innovation, should dare to arouse the young to a just and heroic life; that the moral nature should be addressed in the school-room, and children should be treated as the high-born candidates of truth and virtue?Ralph Waldo Emerson Good Moral Sayings By Ralph Waldo Emerson: Is it not manifest that our academic institutions should have a wider scope; that they
There is an idea abroad among moral people that they should make their neighbors good. One person I have to make good: Myself. But my duty to my neighbor is much more nearly expressed by saying that I have to make him happy if I may.Robert Louis Stevenson Good Moral Sayings By Robert Louis Stevenson: There is an idea abroad among moral people that they should make their neighbors good.
Communism has never concealed the fact that it rejects all absolute concepts of morality. It scoffs at any consideration of "good" and "evil" as indisputable categories. Communism considers morality to be relative, to be a class matter. Depending on circumstances and the political situation, any act, including murder, even the killing of hundreds of thousands, could be good or could be bad. It all depends on class ideology. And who defines this ideology? The whole class cannot get together to pass judgment. A handful of people determine what is good and what is bad. But I must say that in this respect Communism has been most successful. It has infected the whole world with the belief in the relativity of good and evil. Today, many people apart from the Communists are carried away by this idea.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Good Moral Sayings By Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: Communism has never concealed the fact that it rejects all absolute concepts of morality. It
Not one idiot in a thousand has been entirely refractory to treatment, not one in a hundred has not been made more happy and healthy; more than thirty per cent have been taught to conform to social and moral law, and rendered capable of order, of good feeling, and of working like the third of a man; more than forty per cent have become capable of the ordinary transactions of life under friendly control, of understanding moral and social abstractions, of working like two-thirds of a man.Edouard Seguin Good Moral Sayings By Edouard Seguin: Not one idiot in a thousand has been entirely refractory to treatment, not one in
How can you hope to recognize good and evil for what they truly are if you have no belief in a moral authority greater than yourself?Ted Dekker Good Moral Sayings By Ted Dekker: How can you hope to recognize good and evil for what they truly are if
In this world laws are written for the lofty aim of "the common good" and then acted out in life on the basis of the common greed. In this world irrationality clings to man like his shadow so that the right things get done for the wrong reasons?afterwards, we dredge up the right reasons for justification. It is a world not of angels but of angles, where men speak of moral principles but act on power principles; a world where we are always moral and our enemies always immoral; a world where "reconciliation" means that when one side gets the power and the other side gets reconciled to it.Saul Alinsky Good Moral Sayings By Saul Alinsky: In this world laws are written for the lofty aim of "the common good" and
Much advice on writing has the tone of moral counsel, as if being a good writer will make you a better person. Unfortunately for cosmic justice, many gifted writers are scoundrels, and many inept ones are the salt of the earth. But the imperative to overcome the curse of knowledge may be the bit of writerly advice that comes closest to being sound moral advice: always try to lift yourself out of your parochial mindset and find out how other people think and feel. It may not make you a better person in all spheres of life, but it will be a source of continuing kindness to your readers.Steven Pinker Good Moral Sayings By Steven Pinker: Much advice on writing has the tone of moral counsel, as if being a good
Being moral and disciplined is hard work. Being wicked requires no effort at all -- one merely indulges every desire and impulse, no matter how hurtful or immoral. By claiming to be born wicked, Rockton ensures that he doesn't have to struggle to be good. He can just protest that he can't help himself.Sabrina Jeffires Good Moral Sayings By Sabrina Jeffires: Being moral and disciplined is hard work. Being wicked requires no effort at all --