A Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin on change, destruction, ethics, heroism, joy, life, mystery, myth, poets, reason, and religion

True myths may serve for thousands of years as an inexhaustible source of intellectual speculation, religious joy, ethical inquiry, and artistic renewal. The real mystery is not destroyed by reason. The fake one is. You look at it and it vanishes. You look at the Blonde Hero--really look--and he turns into a gerbil. But you look at Apollo, and he looks back at you. The poet Rilke looked at a statue of Apollo about fifty years ago, and Apollo spoke to him. "You must change your life," he said. When the true myth rises into consciousness, that is always its message. You must change your life.

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929 -)

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A Quote by unknown on ethics, evil, good, and heart

The line between good and evil passes not between principalities and powers, but oscillates within the human heart. And even the most rational approach to ethics is defenseless if there isn't the will to do what is right.


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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on circumstances, ethics, faith, generosity, interest, men, and nations

I have but one system of ethics for men and for nations-to be grateful, to be faithful to all engagements and under all circumstances, to be open and generous, promoting in the long run even the interests of both.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on ethics


The only thing a man can take beyond this lifetime is his ethics.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on ethics, evolution, goals, life, and violence

Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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A Quote by Ted E. Brewerton on communication, darkness, ethics, language, speech, truth, and words

If we are not most careful with our thoughts and speech, the words we use will use us. Language has its own ethics, and one who communicates truth is like a bright light in the darkness.

Ted E. Brewerton (1925 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1983, p. 73., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on ethics, experience, and good

I have found little that is "good" about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think. Letter (9 October 1918)

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

Source: Letter (9 October 1918)

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A Quote by Ross Baker on achievement, agreement, defense, ethics, good, justice, laws, needs, obligation, principles, and truth

It is evident that most attorneys and legal scholars feel that their ethical obligation to put forth their best defense of a client is the highest principle in law. Agreed, it is a high principle. However, should it be a higher principle than what the system is supposed to achieve - namely, justice? Of course not. If the ethic of a good defense insists on obscuring or hiding truth, it needs to be re-evaluated, because it is then immoral.

Ross Baker

Source: Letter to The Wall Street Journal

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A Quote by Richard Milhouse Nixon on country, ethics, people, problems, and time

I'd like to see people, instead of spending so much time on the ethical problem, get after the problems that really affect the people of this country

Richard Nixon (1913 - 1994)

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A Quote by Price Pritchett, Ph.D. on agreement, behavior, certainty, day, ethics, honor, jobs, life, needs, rest, rules, songs, value, and war

"You, who are on the road, must have a code that you can live by-"* You'll find universal agreement on the value of a behavior code, on the need for some sort of ethical system. Even the crooks count on "honor among thieves," and countries actually wage war according to certain rules. On the job and in the rest of our day-to-day living, we each need a "code for the road." *Crosby, Stills & Nash in a hit song.

Price Pritchett

Source: The Ethics of Excellence

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