A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on cowardice and morality

Cowards can never be moral.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on vegan, compassion, love, spirituality, morality, ethics, truth, justice, environment, ecology, god, and enlightenment

All of us cherish our beliefs. They are, to a degree, self-defining. When someone comes along who challenges our belief system as insufficiently well-based - or who, like Socrates, merely asks embarrassing questions that we haven't thought of, or demonstrates that we've swept key underlying assumptions under the rug - it becomes much more than a search for knowledge. It feels like a personal assault.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

Source: The Demon-Haunted World

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A Quote by Howard F. Lyman on vegan, compassion, truth, justice, kindness, morality, ethics, eco, and planet

Howard Lyman

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.

Howard Lyman

Source: Howard Lyman

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on god, beliefs, morality, and virtue

People erect a concept of morality, of virtue, of holiness upon this false view of things; they ground good conscience upon faulty vision; they argue that no OTHER sort of vision has value anymore, once they have made theirs sacrosanct with the names of "God," "salvation" and "eternity."

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: The Anti-Christ, Pages: 26

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A Quote by Ven Payutto on meditation, economics, development, and morality

With meditation, we gain perspective on our motivations: we sharpen our awareness and strengthen free will. Thus, when it comes to making economic decisions, decision about our livelihood and consumption, we can better resist compulsions driven by fear, craving, and pride and choose instead a moral course that aims at true well-being. In this way, we begin to see how mental factors form the basis of all economic matters, and we realize that the development of this kind of mental discernment leads the way to true economic and human development.

Ven Payutto

Source: Buddhist Economics: A Middle Way for the Market Place

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on ethics and morality

Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Johnathan Haidt on morality, psychology, and selfishness

 But the most important lesson I have learned in my twenty years or research on morality is that nearly all people are morally motivated.  Selfishness is a powerful force, particularly in the decisions of individuals, but whenever groups of people come together to make a sustained effort to change the world, you can bet that they are pursuing a vision of virtue, justice, or sacredness.

Johnathan Haidt

Source: Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom Why the Meaningful Life Is Closer Than You Think, Pages: 242

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on science, technology, future, and morality

The rapid progress true science now makes occasions my regretting sometimes that I was born so soon. It is impossible to imagine the Height to which may be carried, in a thousand years, the Power of Man over Matter...Agriculture may diminish its Labour and double its Produce; all Diseases may, by sure means, be prevented or cured, not even excepting that of Old Age, and our Lives lengthened at pleasure even beyond the antediluvian Standard. O that moral Science were in as fair a way of Improvement, that Men would cease to be Wolves to one another, and that human Beings would at length learn what they now improperly call Humanity.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Jimmy Carter on peace, politics, morality, spirituality, confrontations, honesly, reconciliation, difference, diversity, and jimmy carter

“One of the most basic principles for making and keeping peace within and between nations. . . is that in political, military, moral, and spiritual confrontations, there should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation of differences before resorting”

Jimmy Carter (1924 -)


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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on capitalism, communism, freedom, government, morality, and libertarianism

If you give the government the right to determine the consumption of the human body, to determine whether one should smoke or not smoke, drink or not drink, there is no good reply you can give to people who say, "More important than the body is the mind and the soul, and man hurts himself much more by reading bad books, by listening to bad music and looking at bad movies. Therefore it is the duty of the government to prevent people from committing those faults.

And, as you know, for many hundreds of years governments and authorities velieved that it was their duty.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Economic Policy: Thoughts for Today and Tomorrow, Pages: 22

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