morality

A Quote by Joseph Addison on cruelty, fear, honesty, morality, power, and privacy

An honest private man often grows cruel and abandoned when converted into an absolute prince. Give a man power of doing what he pleases with impunity, you extinguish his fear, and consequently overturn in him one of the great pillars of morality.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: The Spectator.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by John Ruskin on morality

Taste is the only morality. . . . Tell me what you like and I'll tell you what you are.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by John Ruskin on morality and religion

There are many religions, but there is only one morality.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by John Quincy Adams on history, knowledge, morality, and virtue

In what light soever we regard the Bible, whether with reference to revelation, to history, or to morality, it is an invaluable and inexhaustible mine of knowledge and virtue.

John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by John Adams on authority, belief, cruelty, god, heaven, ignorance, knowledge, management, mankind, morality, nature, people, persuasion, pleasure, power, religion, rules, shame, timidity, and wine

They even persuaded mankind to believe, faithfully and undoubtingly, that God Almighty had entrusted them with the keys of heaven, whose gates they might open and close at pleasure; with a power of dispensation over all the rules and obligations of morality; with authority to license all sorts of sins and crimes; with a power of deposing princes and absolving subjects from allegiance; with a power of procuring or withholding the rain of heaven and the beams of the sun; with the management of earthquakes, pestilence, and famine; nay, with the mysterious, awful, incomprehensible power of creating out of bread and wine the flesh and blood of God himself. All these opinions they were enabled to spread and rivet among the people by reducing their minds to a state of sordid ignorance and staring timidity, and by infusing into them a religious horror of letters and knowledge. Thus was human nature chained fast for ages in a cruel, shameful, and deplorable servitude to him and his subordinate tyrants, who, it was foretold, would exalt himself above all that was called God and that was worshipped.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: Dissertation on the Canon and the Feudal Law, 1765.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by John Adams on government, happiness, morality, people, and reason

As the happiness of the people is the sole end of government, so the consent of the people is the only foundation of it, in reason, morality, and the natural fitness of things.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Jimmy Carter on america, books, character, conscience, funerals, humanity, knowledge, morality, pleasure, politics, presidency, principles, sacrifice, science, vices, wealth, and worship

According to Gandhi, the seven sins are wealth without works, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, and politics without principle. President Carter told of finding "The Seven Sins" engraved on the wall of Gandhi's memorial. President JIMMY CARTER, eulogy at funeral services for former Vice President Hubert Humphrey, St. Paul, Minnesota, January 16, 1978. - Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Jimmy Carter 1978, book 1, p. 80.

Jimmy Carter (1924 -)

Source: Funeral service, Hubert Humphrey, MN, 1/16/78

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Clive Staples (Jack) Lewis on christianity, conceit, devil, evil, god, greed, humility, lies, mind, morality, opposites, pride, teachers, vices, and virtue

The vice I am talking about is Pride or Self-Conceit: and the virtue opposite to it, in Christian morals, is called Humility. You may remember, when I was talking about sexual morality, I warned you that the centre of Christian morals did not lie there. Well, now we have come to the centre. According to Christian teachers, the essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride. Unchastity, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere flea-bites in comparison: it was through Pride that the devil became the devil: Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind.

Jack Lewis (1898 - 1963)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Immanuel Kant on happiness and morality

Morality is not really the doctrine of how to make ourselves happy but of how we are to be worthy of happiness.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Henry Huxley on heart and morality

Veracity is the heart of morality.

Thomas Huxley (1825 - 1895)

Source: Universities, Actual & Ideal

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content