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All sects differ, because they come from men; morality is everywhere the same, because it comes from God
Voltaire
An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only comfortable
George Bernard Shaw
Because just as good morals, if they are to be maintained, have need of the laws, so the laws, if they are to be observed, have need of good morals
Niccolo Machiavelli
Christian morality prefers remorse to precede lust, and then lust not to follow
Karl Kraus
For over two thousand years it has been the custom among earnest moralists to decry happiness as something degraded and unworthy
Bertrand Russell
Genuine morality is preserved only in the school of adversity; a state of continuous prosperity may easily prove a quick sand to virtue
Friedrich von Schiller
His morality is all sympathy, just what morality should be
Oscar Wilde
I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
Ernest Hemingway
I never did, or countenanced, in public life, a single act inconsistent with the strictest good faith; having never believed there was one code of morality for a public, and another for a private man
Thomas Jefferson
Immorality: the morality of those who are having a better time
Henry Louis Mencken
Is it less dishonest to do what is wrong because it is not expressly prohibited by written law? Let us hope our moral principles are not yet in that stage of degeneracy.
Thomas Jefferson
It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
Henry David Thoreau
It's morally wrong to allow a sucker to keep his money.
W. C. Fields
Men are qualified for civil liberties in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their appetites: in proportion as their love of justice is above their rapacity
Edmund Burke
Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.
Aristotle
Moral sentences appear ostentatious and tumid, when they have no greater occasions than the journey of a wit to his home town: yet such pleasures and such pains make up the general mass of life; and as nothing is little to him that feels it with gre
Samuel Johnson
Morality is a venereal disease. Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage, boredom; its tertiary stage, syphilis.
Karl Kraus
Morality is contraband in war.
Mahatma Gandhi
Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God.
Albert Einstein
Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.
Oscar Wilde
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