moral

A Quote by Octave Mirbeau on obligation, respect, institutions, fashion, convention, moral, social, foundation, contradiction, formality, conflict, intolerable, poisoned, wound, powers, and personality

You're obliged to pretend respect for people and institutions you think absurd.  You live attached in a cowardly fashion to moral and social conventions you despise, condemn, and know lack all foundation.  It is that permanent contradiction between your ideas and desires and all the dead formalities and vain pretenses of your civilization which makes you sad, troubled and unbalanced.  In that intolerable conflict you lose all joy of life and all feeling of personality, because at every moment they suppress and restrain and check the free play of your powers.  That's the poisoned and mortal wound of the civilized world. 

Octave Mirbeau

Source: Torture Garden

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Mr. on meek, the meek, inherit, the earth, parable, moral, pollution, greed, and mr prophet

 

It has been written that the meek shall inherit the earth. What has not been written is that they shall inherit it after the greedy and the selfish have already polluted the air, fouled the water and poisoned the food chain.  The actual moral of the parable is stand up for yourself, for our planet and for all who dwell here.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Mr. Prophet

Contributed by: Mr.

A Quote by Thomas Paine on money, fiat currency, fraud, credit, value, debase, moral, and wealth

Paper money is like dram-drinking, it relieves for a moment by deceitful sensation, but gradually diminishes the natural heat, and leaves the body worse than it found it. Were not this the case, and could money be made of paper at pleasure, every sovereign in Europe would be as rich as he pleased. But the truth is, that it is a bubble and the attempt vanity. Nature has provided the proper materials for money: gold and silver, and any attempt of ours to rival her is ridiculous….

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Source: http://www.mises.org/story/2942

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Thomas Paine on money, fiat currency, fraud, credit, value, debase, and moral

If anything had or could have a value equal to gold and silver, it would require no tender law; and if it had not that value it ought not to have such a law; and, therefore, all tender laws are tyrannical and unjust and calculated to support fraud and oppression.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Source: http://www.mises.org/story/2942

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Thomas Paine on money, fiat currency, fraud, credit, value, debase, and moral

One of the evils of paper money is that it turns the whole country into stock jobbers. The precariousness of its value and the uncertainty of its fate continually operate, night and day, to produce this destructive effect. Having no real value in itself it depends for support upon accident, caprice, and party; and as it is the interest of some to depreciate and of others to raise its value, there is a continual invention going on that destroys the morals of the country.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Source: http://www.mises.org/story/2942

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Lao Tzu on virtuous, vice, forced morality, and moral

The more prohibitions you have, the less virtuous people will be. Try to make people moral, and you lay the groundwork for vice.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Peter Cajander on system, ideology, moraliy, moral, and ethics

No system is moral, only people are.

Peter Cajander

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by G. Edward Griffin on money, fraud, debt, banks, and moral

When banks place credits into your account, they are merely pretending to lend you money. In reality, they have nothing to lend. Even the money that non-indebted depositors have placed with them was originally created out of nothing in response to someone else's loan. So what entitles the banks to collect rent on nothing? It is immaterial that men everywhere are forced by law to accept these nothing certificates in exchange for real goods and services. We are talking here not about what is legal, but what is moral.

Edward Griffin

Source: The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by unknown on hopi, moral, governance, process, business, and society

If you don't have a moral question in your governing process, then you don't have a process that's gonna survive.

unknown

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9piIziXU9RE

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf on truth, righteousness, and moral

"The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it."

Norman Schwarzkopf (1934 -)

Contributed by: Lion

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