Morality Quotes

Dalai Lama XIV

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

Amit Kalantri

Apart from the economic value, money does have high moral value.. Amit Kalantri
Apart from the economic value, money does have high moral value.

Kurt Vonnegut

And yet another moral occurs to me now: Make love when you can. It's good for
And yet another moral occurs to me now: Make love when you can. It's good for you.

Richard Bach

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness.
Listen to it carefully.

Steven J. Carroll

You can always tell the heart of man by what he do, and by what he don't do...

E.A. Bucchianeri

Errors do not cease to be errors simply because they’re ratified into law.

Heather Chapple

Some people that are in charge are usually less intelligent than the people who work under them. The reason why those people are in charge and you aren’t is because you have a conscience.

Mahatma Gandhi

Seven Deadly Sins Wealth without work Pleasure without conscience Science without humanity Knowledge without character Politics
Seven Deadly Sins

Wealth without work
Pleasure without conscience
Science without humanity
Knowledge without character
Politics without principle
Commerce without morality
Worship without sacrifice.

Nirav Sanchaniya

A Writer is Actor, Creator, Director & Producer Of HIS Life. Ask ME anything.

Amit Kalantri

You will miss a normal life while living a successful life, but not as much as the craving for a successful life while you were living a normal life.

Amit Kalantri

If you have money but not love you will somehow manage, but if you don't have both then you are in serious trouble.

Stanisław Lem

We have no need of other worlds. We need mirrors. We don't know what to do with other worlds. A single world, our own, suffices us; but we can't accept it for what it is.

Isidor Isaac Rabi

To me, science is an expression of the human spirit, which reaches every sphere of human culture. It gives an aim and meaning to existence as well as a knowledge, understanding, love, and admiration for the world. It gives a deeper meaning to morality and another dimension to esthetics.

Nenia Campbell

All lines are gray in the dark.

A.J. Darkholme

We stay the same as we've always been, keeping to the path we've walked our whole lives. Paths that carry so much importance and perceived stability that we are utterly convinced it is the only one to walk – that anyone not walking it with us is being misled.

A.J. Darkholme

Like tiny gods, all that we say and do holds a power so great that any one of us in any given moment can be responsible for the birth of a new civilization or the collapse of our own.

Alain De Botton

Pegging your contentment to the overall state of the world rather than of your own life: the basis of morality, or a sort of madness?

Stefan Molyneux

Evil ethicists are the holocaust of humanity; if philosophy can be the instant sunlight to their endless vampirism, it will save more lives than all the doctors who have ever lived.

Jim Butcher

You know how confusing the whole good-evil concept is for me.. Jim Butcher
You know how confusing the whole good-evil concept is for me.

Charlotte Brontë

Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last.

Ashly Lorenzana

Never try to do anything that is outside of who you are. A forced smile is a sign of what feels wrong in your heart, so recognize it when it happens. Living a lie will reduce you to one.

Immanuel Kant

Two things fill the mind with ever-increasing wonder and awe, the more often and the more intensely the mind of thought is drawn to them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.

Ashly Lorenzana

Never do anything that you can't admit doing, because if you are that ashamed of whatever it is, it's probably wrong.

Craig Ferguson

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with telling the truth. I know it isn’t fashionable.

Frank Herbert

My father once told me that respect for truth comes close to being the basis for all morality. 'Something cannot emerge from nothing,' he said. This is profound thinking if you understand how unstable 'the truth' can be.

Terry Goodkind

If something is wrong, it matters not if a thousand men are for it; you must still oppose it. If something is just, no amount of popular outcry should stay you from your course.

Brittany DeLaBarrera

You can't be spontaneous within reason.

G.K. Chesterton

I say that a man must be certain of his morality for the simple reason that he has to suffer for it.

Thomas Merton

Consequently, the truth of God lives in our souls more by the power of superior moral courage than by the light of an eminent intelligence. Indeed, spiritual intelligence itself depends on the fortitude and patience with which we sacrifice ourselves for the truth, as it is communicated to our lives concretely in the providential will of God

Oscar Wilde

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.


I have gained this by philosophy … I do without being ordered what some are constrained to do by their fear of the law.

Fulton J. Sheen

Too many people get credit for being good, when they are only being passive. They are too often praised for being broadminded when they are so broadminded they can never make up their minds about anything.

Antonio Gramsci

The point of modernity is to live a life without illusions while not becoming disillusioned

Eliezer Yudkowsky

There is no justice in the laws of nature, no term for fairness in the equations of motion. The Universe is neither evil, nor good, it simply does not care. The stars don't care, or the Sun, or the sky.

But they don't have to! WE care! There IS light in the world, and it is US!

Kahlil Gibran

He who wears his morality but as his best garment were better naked.
The wind and the sun will tear no holes in his skin.

Stefan Molyneux

Forgiveness is created by the restitution of the abuser; of the wrongdoer. It is not something to be squeeeeeezed out of the victim in a further act of conscience-corrupting abuse.


Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.

Arthur Conan Doyle

There is a danger there - a very real danger to humanity. Consider, Watson, that the material, the sensual, the worldly would all prolong their worthless lives. The spiritual would not avoid the call to something higher. It would be the survival of the least fit. What sort of cesspool may not our poor world become?

Augustine Of Hippo

Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.

Friedrich Nietzsche

It is a self-deception of philosophers and moralists to imagine that they escape decadence by opposing it. That is beyond their will; and, however little they acknowledge it, one later discovers that they were among the most powerful promoters of decadence.

Immanuel Kant

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.

Hunter S. Thompson

Across the board... Not junkies or freaks, but people who were just as comfortable with drugs like weed, booze, or coke as we are - and we're not weird, are we? Hell no, we're just overworked professionals who need to relax now and then, have a bit of the whoop and the giggle, right?

John Fraser

There is a common tendency to turn off one's imagination at certain points and refuse to contemplate the possibility of having to do certain things and cope with the attendant moral problems. The things simply get done by the social machine, and one can keep one's clear conscience and one's moral indignation unsullied.

Charles Baxter

Ethics is a dream.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Popular medicine and popular morality belong together and ought not to be evaluated so differently as they still are: both are the most dangerous pseudo-sciences.


A man must not be without shame, for the shame of being without shame is shamelessness indeed.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Dove la moralità è troppo forte l'intelletto perisce.

Nenia Campbell

What was it about us, as humans, that drove us to make apologies for beautiful things?

Hunter S. Thompson

Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent.

Donita K. Paul

There can be as many wrong reasons to do the right thing as there are stars in the sky. There might even be more than one legitimate right reason. But there is never a right reason to do the wrong thing. Not ever.

E.A. Bucchianeri

... what you think is right isn't the same as knowing what is right.

E.A. Bucchianeri

If you boil it down, just because someone else does the wrong thing we are not exempt from doing what’s right.

Ken Wilson

In the deepest, most central place of our being, we don't want to cross God and our not wanting to is the beginning of wisdom.

Wayne Gerard Trotman

To dispense knowledge without moral guidance would be grossly irresponsible.

Idries Shah

From the beginning, from the age of Adam to the time of kingship: from the powerful,
From the beginning, from the age of Adam to the time of kingship: from the powerful, pardon: from the poor, sins.

Jeremy Bentham

Create all the happiness you are able to create; remove all the misery you are able to remove. Every day will allow you, -will invite you to add something to the pleasure of others, -or to diminish something of their pains.

Robert G. Ingersoll

Justice is the only worship.
Love is the only priest.
Ignorance is the only slavery.
Happiness is the only good.
The time to be happy is now,
The place to be happy is here,
The way to be happy is to make others so.
Wisdom is the science of happiness.

Fulton J. Sheen

Why are those who are notoriously undisciplined and unmoral also most contemptuous of religion and morality? They are trying to solace their own unhappy lives by pulling the happy down to their own abysmal depths.

Immanuel Kant

The death of dogma is the birth of morality.

Aravind Adiga

You ask 'Are you a man or a demon?' Neither, I say. I have woken up, and the rest of you are sleeping, and that is the only difference between us.

Sam Harris

We read the Golden Rule and judge it to be a brilliant distillation of many of our ethical impulses. And then we come across another of God’s teachings on morality: if a man discovers on his wedding night that his bride is not a virgin, he must stone her to death on her father’s doorstep (Deuteronomy 22:13-21).

Sam Harris

In the year 2006, a person can have sufficient intellectual and material resources to build a nuclear bomb and still believe that he will get seventy-two virgins in Paradise.

Yann Martel

The main battlefield for good is not the open ground of the public arena but the small clearing of each heart. Meanwhile, the lot of widows and homeless children is very hard, and it is to their defense, not God's, that the self-righteous should rush.

Barry Unsworth

The mind is constituted to accept the god of the more powerful. If you have to choose between the god of the slave owner and the god of the enslaved, naturally you will choose the former . . .

Robert W. Cox

Saying that you are moral because you believe in a god is like saying you are an economist because you play monopoly.

Thomas Merton

Conscience is the light by which we interpret the will of God in our own lives.

Serina Hernandez

Sometimes I just need to be alone with what I believe in.

Brent Weeks

Every act intends some good.

Theodore Roosevelt

To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.

Martin Luther King Jr.

I became convinced that noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good.

Albert Einstein

A man's ethical behaviour should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.

Gary L. Francione

People need to be educated so that they can make intelligent moral choices

C.S. Lewis

we (modern society) make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.

C.S. Lewis

the difference between the old and the new education being) in a word, the old was a kind of propagation - men transmitting manhood to men; the new is merely propaganda.

Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot

Morality in the general is well enough known by men, but the particular refinements of virtue are unknown by most persons; thus the majority of parents, without knowing it and without intending it, give very bad examples to their children.

Mahatma Gandhi

The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles."

(Young India, 22 October 1925)

Christopher Hitchens

We keep on being told that religion, whatever its imperfections, at least instills morality. On every side, there is conclusive evidence that the contrary is the case and that faith causes people to be more mean, more selfish, and perhaps above all, more stupid.

Charlotte Brontë

Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigour ... If at my convenience I might break them, what would be their worth?

Terry Pratchett

What have I always believed?
That on the whole, and by and large, if a man lived properly, not according to what any priests said, but according to what seemed decent and honest inside, then it would, at the end, more or less, turn out all right.

Joseph Campbell

All religions are true but none are literal.

Albert Camus

From the moment that man submits God to moral judgment, he kills Him his own heart.

Carl Sagan

Your religion assumes that people are children and need a boogeyman so they'll behave. You want people to believe in God so they'll obey the law. That's the only means that occurs to you: a strict secular police force, and the threat of punishment by an all-seeing God for whatever the police overlook. You sell human beings short.


A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.

Chris Hedges

We are enjoined to love our neighbor, not our tribe.

Khushwant Singh

Morality is a matter of money. Poor people cannot afford to have morals. So they have religion.

Fulton J. Sheen

The wicked fear the good, because the good are a constant reproach to their consciences. The ungodly like religion in the same way that they like lions, either dead or behind bars; they fear religion when it breaks loose and begins to challenge their consciences.

Lindsey Brown

If religion is the cornerstone of morality, how come I so often find myself explaining why I don’t hate god to someone who’s expressed hatred for atheists, scientists, feminists, gays, intellectuals, and all other forms of infidels?

Idries Shah

Day and Night
The night is long: do not shorten it by sleep. The day is fair: do not darken it with wrongdoing.

Unarine Ramaru

The house you built can cave you in if you didn't do it right.

Rachel Carson

By acquiescing in an act that causes such suffering to a living creature, who among us is not diminished?

G.K. Chesterton

Culture, like science, is no protection against demons.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

To learn that it's easier to be told by others what to think and believe than it is to think for yourself.

Stephen Jay Gould

Science tries to record and explain the factual character of the natural world, whereas religion struggles with spiritual and ethical questions about the meaning and proper conduct of our lives. The facts of nature simply cannot dictate correct moral behavior or spiritual meaning.

David L Lloyd

Before aligning the body to the future, the mind has to straighten out from the impairment or religion.

David L Lloyd

In the future system, you will decide how your bodies look and feel, but only til then will you have the choice.

John Steinbeck

And now they were weary and frightened because they had gone against a system they did not understand and it had beaten them. They knew that the team and the wagon were worth much more. They knew the buyer man would get much more, but they didn't know how to do it. Merchandising was a secret to them.

Trevor D. Richardson

We’ve been so busy with these things we let ourselves think actually mattered, but they don’t. There’s no such thing as the right career, or morality, or destiny, or fate. There’s only life. And whether you honor it or ignore it. It’s ironic, but in trying to find God we’ve been ignoring life.

Travis Culliton

I do not judge the individual based on their belief. If I were to, then I would, undoubtedly, be no better than the (religious) system that I frown upon.

Travis Culliton

...atheism leaves no room for excuses...

Travis Culliton

Nothing in any religious teachings goes beyond Humanism, unless you add the supernatural...Make believe is the only difference between being human and being religious.

Neal Shusterman

The good Lord wouldn't have put it in your heart if it wasn't right.

Oscar Wilde

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.

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