All that I know surely about morality and the obligations of man, I owe to football.Albert Camus: 1957 'What I owe to Football', in France Football. In his youth, Camus kept goal for the Oran football club in Algiers.
We know of no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality.1st Baron: 1828 In the Edinburgh Review.
We do not look in great cities for our best morality.jane austen: 1814 Mansfield Park, ch.9.
Si la morale de Cle opa" t re e u" t e te moins courte, la face du monde aurait change . Son nez n'en serait pas devenu plus long. If Cleopatra's morality had been less short, the face of the world would have been altered. Her nose would not thereby have grown longer.Comte de properly Isidore Ducasse Lautre amont: 1870 Poe sies, pt.2.
Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion.To attack the first isnottoassail the last.To pluck the mask from the face of the Pharisee, is not to lift an impious hand to the Crown of Thorns.charlotte brontë: 1848 Jane Eyre (2nd edn), preface.
Hygiene is the corruption of medicine by morality.H(enry) L(ouis) Mencken: 1922 Prejudices.
Dr Johnson's morality was as English an article as a beefsteak.Nathaniel Hawthorne: 1863 Our Old Home.
As my poor father used to say In1863, Once people start on all this Art Goodbye, moralitee!SirA(lan) P(atrick) Herbert: 1930 'Lines for a Worthy Person'.
Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science.Blaise Pascal: c.1654-1662 Pense es, no.23.
What marriage is to morality, a properly conducted licensed liquor traffic is to sobriety.Mark pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens Twain: 1895 Quotedin AlbertBigelow Paine (ed) MarkTwain's Notebook (1935), ch.23.
Herren-Moral und Sklaven-Moral. Master morality and slave morality.FriedrichWilhelm Nietzsche: 1886 Jenseits von Gut und Bo« se (Beyond Good and Evil), section 260 (translated by R J Hollingdale).
Moralit a« t ist Herden-Instinkt im Einzelnen. Morality is herd instinct in the individual.FriedrichWilhelm Nietzsche: 1882 Die fro« hliche Wissenschaft ( The Gay Science), section116 (translated by W Kaufmann).
Morality is nothing other than the advantage of the stronger party.Quoted in Plato Republic, 338b (translated by RobinWaterfield, 1993).
The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality touched with emotion.Matthew Arnold: 1873 Literature and Dogma, ch.1.
Morality Weighs heavily on me like unwilling sleep.john keats: 1817 'On Seeing the Elgin Marbles'.
Money is indeed the most important thing in the world: and all sound and successful personal and national morality should have this fact for its basis.George Bernard Shaw: 1880 The Irrational Knot, preface.
Two qualities essential for the artist: moralityand perspective.Denis Diderot: 1776-81 Pense es de tache e s sur la peinture.
Whatever isfunny issubversive, every joke isultimatelya custard pie A dirty joke is not, of course, a serious attack uponmorality, but it is a sort of mental rebellion, a momentary wish that things were otherwise.George pseudonym of Eric Arthur Blair Orwell: 1942 'The Art of Donald McGill'.
The so-called new morality is too often the old immorality condoned.George Bernard Shaw: 1963 In the Observer,17 Jul.
The preservation of health is a duty.Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.Herbert Spencer: 1861Education, ch.4.
When someone says,'It isgood business', you may be sure it is bad morality.Robin Skelton: 1991A Devious Dictionary.
La vraie e loquence se moque de l'e loquence, la vraie morale se moque de la morale. True eloquence has no time foreloquence, true morality has no time for morality.Blaise Pascal: c.1654-1662 Pense es, no.4 (translated byA Krailsheimer).
Religion blushing veils her sacred fires, And unawares Morality expires.Alexander Pope: 1742 The Dunciad, bk.4, l.649-50.
I'm one of theundeserving poorup agen middle-class moralityall the time What is middle-class morality? Just an excuse for never giving me anything.George Bernard Shaw: 1913 Alfred Doolittle. Pygmalion, act 2.
What ismorality inany given time or place? It iswhat the majority thenand therehappento like, and immorality is what they dislike.Alfred North Whitehead: 1941 Conversation, 30 Aug. Collected in Dialogues (1954).