We are constantly railing against the passions; we ascribe to them all of man’s afflictions, and we forget that they are also the source of all his pleasures … But what provokes me is that only their adverse side is considered … and yet only passions, and great passions, can raise the soul to great things. Without them there is no sublimity, either in morals or in creativity. Art returns to infancy, and virtue becomes small-minded.
The best companion and helper is admirable morals.ali ibn abi talib
Ten men have failed from defect in morals, where one has failed from defect in intellect.horace mann
A fop? In this brave, licentious age To bring his musty morals on the stage? Rhime us to reason? and our lives redress In metre, as Druids did the savages.
The morals of a baboon and the guts of a butterfly.truman capote
O tempora, o mores! What times! what morals!
She was neither clear-sighted nor accurate; and in her attempts to describe morals, manners, and even facts, was unable to avoid the pitfalls of exaggeration.Anthony Trollope
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.ernest hemingway
Can my fond heart, on such a feeble proof,Embrace a faith, abhorred by him I love?I see too plainly custom forms us all;Our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed belief,Are consequences of our place of birth:Born beyond Ganges, I had been a Pagan;In France, a Christian; I am here a Saracen :'Tis but instruction, all! Our parents' handWrites on our heart the first faint characters,Which time, re-tracing, deepens into strength,That nothing can efface, but death or Heaven.aaron hill
The American war is over; but this far from being the case with the American revolution. On the contrary, nothing but the first act of the drama is closed. It remains yet to establish and perfect our new forms of government, and to prepare the principles, morals, and manners of our citizens for these forms of government after they are established and brought to perfection.benjamin rush
Wherever God's word is circulated, it stirs the hearts of the people, it prepares for public morals. Circulate that word, and you find the tone of morals immediately changed. It is God peaking to man.matthew simpson
Poetry has historically been allied with religion and morals; it has served the purpose of penetrating the mysterious depths of things.john dewey
We must be free or die, who speak the tongue That Shakespeare spake; the faith and morals hold Which Milton held.william wordsworth
The issue is not that morals be applied to public policy, it's that conservatives bring public policy to spheres of our lives where it should not enter.barney frank
Time is the great legalizer, even in the field of morals.h. l. mencken
Whereas Freud was for the most part concerned with the morbid effects of unconscious repression, Jung was more interested in the manifestations of unconscious expression, first in the dream and eventually in all the more orderly products of religion and art and morals.Lewis Mumford
I've got two daughters, nine years old and six years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby.Barack Obama
I don't know what London's coming to the higher the buildings the lower the morals.
An aphorism is a speculative principle either in science or morals, which is presented in a few words to the understanding:;; it is the substance of a doctrine, and many aphorisms may contain the abstract of a science
Avarice is to the intellect what sensuality is to the morals
My experience through life has convinced me that, while moderation and temperance in all things are commendable and beneficial, abstinence from spiritous liquors is the best safeguard of morals and health.
Pythagoras was a teacher of the purest system of morals ever propounded to man.
morals: They’re nothing but a coded survival instinct!theodore sturgeon
If I shout:Ideal, Ideal, IdealKnowledge, Knowledge, Knowledge,Boomboom, Boomboom, BoomboomI have recorded fairly accurately Progress, Law, morals, and all the other magnificent qualities that various very intelligent people have discussed in so many books.tristan tzara