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Quotes About Ethics And Moral Philosophy

Quotes tagged as "ethics-and-moral-philosophy" (showing 1-30 of 41)
E.A. Bucchianeri
“There has to be a cut-off somewhere between the freedom of expression and a graphically explicit free-for-all.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

Václav Havel
“Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly, over time, gain in political significance.”
Václav Havel

“The greatest ethical test that we're ever going to face is the treatment of those who are at our mercy.”
Lyn White

Linda Fisher Thornton
“Face the complexity involved in making ethical choices.”
Linda Fisher Thornton

“True morals are a priceless thing that possesses the highest value and can never be bought or sold at any cost.”
Abigail Landsbrook

Christopher Rankin
“I got tired of constantly watching shrewd little bullies like you walk around like you mean something, like you’re better than the people that make your life possible, like you were born entitled to run the world. And I should confess, Mr. Bunting, that I don’t think I’ve ever had as much fun as I’ve had helping to destroy your silly little empire.”
Christopher Rankin, Creating Monsters

Aldous Huxley
“In silence, an act is an act is an act. Verbalized and discussed, it becomes an ethical problem ...”
Aldous Huxley, The Genius And The Goddess

Orhan Pamuk
“In a city where men are killing each other like animals just to make it a happier place, who has the right to stop me from killing myself?”
Orhan Pamuk, Snow

Adebowale Ojowuro
“The terrible error in the course of human civilization is undoubtedly the defective judgment that allowed religious authorities usurp the foundation of societal morality, in which all collective ethics of humankind must take a cause. This appalling blunder is comparable only to assigning the leper exclusive franchise to run beauty clinics in the society; this can only lead to cycles upon cycles of common infection syndrome.”
Adebowale Ojowuro, Echoes of Common Sense

Paul    Watson
“If you want to know where you would have stood on slavery before the Civil War, don’t look at where you stand on slavery today. Look at where you stand on animal rights.”
Paul Watson

“if ethics is not the engine of success, in the train of growth, it sure is a guard, with a flag, which may be green, or at times red”
Priyavrat Thareja

Dov Seidman
“Why is your HOW message today more timely than ever?
All progress now depends on How. We have entered the Era of Behavior. Of course our behavior has always mattered, but in today’s world, it matters more than ever and in ways it never has before. We live in a more connected and interdependent world. Yet we tend to speak about the world in amoral terms. The single most profound implication of an increasingly interconnected world is that it has rendered us ethically, if not morally, interdependent.”
Dov Seidman

Kim Stanley Robinson
“It's the love of right lures men to wrong.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, Red Mars

Wendell Berry
“For the thing that troubles us about the industrial economy is that it is not comprehensive enough, that, moreover, it tends to destroy what it does not comprehend, and that it is dependent upon much that it does not comprehend. In attempting to criticize such an economy, we naturally pose against it an economy that does not leave anything out, and we can say without presuming too much that the first principle of the Kingdom of God is that it includes everything; in it, the fall of every sparrow is significant. We are in it, whether we know it or not, and whether we wish to be or not.”
Wendell Berry

Harry Mulisch
“Wie het gedaan heeft, heeft het gedaan en niet iemand anders.”
Harry Mulisch, De aanslag

“Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because, if there be one, he must approve the homage of reason rather than of blindfolded fear. (Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Peter Carr, 10 Aug. 1787, Lower case "g" in "god" retained)”
Max T. Furr

“Intrinsic personal value - the foundation of ethical value - starts when our individual life journeys begin. It ends only with the cessation of our existence.”
John F. Kavanaugh S.J., Who Count as Persons?: Human Identity and the Ethics of Killing

“So, at any rate, it appears. But appearance is not reality.”
Gordon Graham, Eight Theories Of Ethics

“Remember that it is not you who supports the root, but the root supports you.”
Apostle Paul Letter to the Romans

“What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?”
Various

Linda Fisher Thornton
“Leadership responsibility is multidimensional and cannot be described in one or two words. It is personal, interpersonal, environmental and societal.”
Linda Fisher Thornton

“Bobbing and weaving are methods and maneuvers by which we bend ethics, water down morals, and parse down values to serve our agendas.”
Craig D Lounsbrough

Sam Harris
“By wearing cosmetics a woman seeks to look younger or more beautiful than she otherwise would. Honesty doesn't require that she issue a continuous disclaimer: "I see you are looking at my face. Please be aware that I don't look this good first thing in the morning. ”
Sam Harris

Saurabh Gupta
“I charge my clients for my time and expertise, my heart is free.”
Saurabh Gupta

“Without virtue, it is hard to bear the results of good fortune suitably. Those who lack virtue become arrogant and wantonly aggressive when they have these other goods. They think less of everyone else, and do whatever they please. They do this because they are imitating the magnanimous person though they are not really like him.”
Aristotle on the Megalopsychos

Peter Singer
“The animals themselves are incapable of demanding their own liberation, or of protesting against their condition with votes, demonstrations, or bombs. Human beings have the power to continue to oppress other species forever, or until we make this planet unsuitable for living beings. Will our tyranny continue, proving that we really are the selfish tyrants that the most cynical of poets and philosophers have always said we are? Or will we rise to the challenge and prove our capacity for genuine altruism by ending our ruthless exploitation of the species in our power, not because we are forced to do so by rebels or terrorists, but because we recognize that our position is morally indefensible? The way in which we answer this question depends on the way in which each one of us, individually, answers it.”
Peter Singer

Robert Musil
“Die Moral unserer Zeit ist, was immer sonst geredet werden möge, die der Leistung. Fünf mehr oder weniger betrügerische Konkurse sind gut, wenn auf den fünften eine Zeit des Segens und des Segenspendens folgt. Der Erfolg kann alles vergessen machen.”
Robert Musil, The Man Without Qualities

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