morality

A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on cowardice, death, morality, religion, and resolution

Sir, he [Bolingbroke] was a scoundrel and a coward: a scoundrel for charging a blunderbuss against religion and morality; a coward, because he had not resolution to fire it off himself, but left half a crown to a beggarly Scotsman to draw the trigger at his death.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. ii. Chap. i. 1754.

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A Quote by Samuel Gompers on crime, danger, morality, people, reflection, and welfare

Doing for people what they can and ought to do for themselves is a dangerous experiment. In the last analysis, the welfare of the workers depends upon their own initiative. Whatever is done under the guise of philanthropy or social morality which in any way lessens initiative is the greatest crime that can be committed against the toilers. Let social busybodies and professional "public morals experts" in their fads reflect upon the perils they rashly invite under this pretense of social welfare.

Samuel Gompers (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on drinking, morality, pain, and pleasure

Morality turns on whether the pleasure precedes or follows the pain. Thus it is immoral to get drunk because the headache comes after the drinking, but if the headache came first, and the drunkenness afterwards, it would be moral to get drunk.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

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A Quote by Roswell Dwight Hitchcock on atheism, impossibility, morality, and purpose

Atheistic morality is not impossible, but it will never answer our purpose.

Roswell Dwight Hitchcock (1817 - 1887)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on cheerfulness, duty, life, men, morality, and vices

Gentleness and cheerfulness, these come before all morality: they are the perfect duties. If your morals make you dreary, depend on it they are wrong. I do not say, 'give them up,' for they may be all you have; but conceal them like a vice, lest they should spoil the lives of better men

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Richard G. Scott on body, challenge, decisions, destruction, difficulty, failure, generations, intelligence, life, mind, morality, overcoming, persuasion, problems, seriousness, success, trust, and world

The world is like a jungle, with dangers that can harm or mutilate your body, enslave or destroy your mind, or decimate your morality. It was intended that life be a challenge, not so that you would fail, but that you might succeed through overcoming. You face on every hand difficult but vitally important decisions. There is an array of temptations, destructive influences, and camouflaged dangers, the like of which no previous generation has faced. I am persuaded that today no one, no matter how gifted, strong, or intelligent, will avoid serious problems without seeking the help of the Lord. . . . Trust in the Lord. He knows what He is doing. He already knows of your problems. And He is waiting for you to ask for help.

Richard G. Scott (1924 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1989, p. 36. , © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Reginald Horace Blyth on acceptance, appreciation, courage, creation, freedom, humor, loneliness, love, mind, morality, and simplicity

These are some of the characteristics of the state of mind which the creation and appreciation of haiku demand: Selflessness, Loneliness, Grateful Acceptance, Wordlessness, Non-intellectuality, Contradictoriness, Humor, Freedom, Non-morality, Simplicity, Materiality, Love, and Courage.

Reginald Horace Blyth (1898 - 1964)

Source: Haiku, Volume 1, Section 2, p. 154-

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on divorce, morality, and religion

The fatal trait of the times is the divorce between religion and morality.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on adoption, attitude, morality, and people

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt toward people whom we personally dislike.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on ability, discipline, learning, morality, principles, time, and truth

Man can learn self-discipline without becoming ascetic; he can be wise without waiting to be old; he can be influential without waiting for status. Man can sharpen his ability to distinguish between matters of principle and matters of preference, but only if we have a wise interplay between time and truth, between minutes and morality.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: The Smallest Part, p. 51., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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