The best companion and helper is admirable morals.
I have always had the greatest contempt for novels written with a purpose. Fiction should render, not draw morals. But?I sinned against my gods to the extent of saying that I was goingto the level of the light vouchsafed meto write a work that should have for its purpose the obviating of all future wars.
Sportsmanship, next to the Church, is the greatest teacher of morals.
They teach the morals of a whore, and the manners of a dancing master.
Why then, if these books for children must be retained, as they will be, should not the bible regain the place it once held as a school book? Its morals are pure, its examples captivating and noble. The reverence for the sacred book, that is thus early impressed, lasts long; and, probably, if not impressed in infancy, never takes firm hold of the mind.fisher ames
Let's be perfectly clear, shall we. The fox is not a little orange puppy dog with doe eyes and a waggly tail. It's a disease-ridden wolf with the morals of a psychopath and the teeth of a great white shark.jeremy clarkson
Myth does not set out to give lessons in natural science any more than in morals or sociology.françois-bernard mâche
Love is the extremely difficult realisation that something other than oneself is real. Love, and so art and morals, is the discovery of reality.iris murdoch
What good men most biologists are, the tenors of the scientific world — temperamental, moody, lecherous, loud-laughing, and healthy. Your true biologist will sing you a song as loud and off-key as will a blacksmith, for he knows that morals are too often diagnostic of prostatitis and stomach ulcers. Sometimes he may proliferate a little too much in all directions, but he is as easy to kill as any other organism, and meanwhile he is very good company, and at least he does not confuse a low hormone productivity with moral ethics.john steinbeck
A group of politicians deciding to dump a President because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday.russell baker
I am interested in the creativity of the criminal attitude because I recognize in it the existence of a special condition of crazy creativity. A creativity without morals fired only by the energy of freedom and the rejection of all codes and laws. For freedom rejects the dictated roles of the law and of the imposed order and for this reason is isolated.joseph beuys
Of course poets have morals and manners of their own, and custom is no argument with them.thomas hardy
If this is the degree of inflation planned for in advance, the real outcome is indeed likely to be such that most of those who will retire at the end of the century will be dependent on the charity of the younger generation. And ultimately not morals but the fact that the young supply the police and the army will decide the issue: concentration camps for the aged unable to maintain themselves are likely to be the fate of an old generation whose income is entirely dependent on coercing the young.friedrich hayek
When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned.herbert hoover
“Do you mean to say that the morals of your party will be offended?” said Madame Goesler, almost laughing.Anthony Trollope
Most men are individuals no longer so far as their business, its activities, or its moralities are concerned. They are not units but fractions; with their individuality and independence of choice in matters of business they have lost all their individual choice within the field of morals.
Experience is no more transferable in morals than in art.james anthony froude
Whatever may be the case in a Court of morals, there is no legal obligation on the vendor to inform the purchaser that he is under a mistake, not induced by the act of the vendor.
I think the old, sound, and honest maxim that "you shall not do evil that good may come," is applicable in law as well as in morals .
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.ernest hemingway
O ye! who teach the ingenious youth of nations, Holland, France, England, Germany or Spain, I pray ye flog them upon all occasions, It mends their morals, never mind the pain.lord byron
A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within. The essential causes of Rome’s decline lay in her people, her morals, her class struggle, her failing trade, her bureaucratic despotism, her stifling taxes, her consuming wars.will durant
We must be free or die, who speak the tongue That Shakespeare spake; the faith and morals hold Which Milton held.william wordsworth
Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure... are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free government.
Men rarely (if ever) manage to dream up a god superior to themselves. Most gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child.robert a. heinlein