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  • #1
    Criss Jami
    “It is never ridicule, but a compliment, that knocks a philosopher off his feet. He is already positioned for every possible counter-attack, counter-argument, and retort...only to find a big bear hug coming his way.”
    Criss Jami, Killosophy

  • #2
    Vasily Grossman
    “He sensed Death with a depth and clarity of which only small children or great philosophers are capable, philosophers who are themselves almost childlike in the power and simplicity of their thinking.”
    Vasily Grossman, Life and Fate

  • #3
    Mark Twain
    “Right is right, and wrong is wrong, and a body ain’t got no business doing wrong when he ain’t ignorant and knows better.”
    Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • #4
    Iain Banks
    “The point is, there is no feasible excuse for what are, for what we have made of ourselves. We have chosen to put profits before people, money before morality, dividends before decency, fanaticism before fairness, and our own trivial comforts before the unspeakable agonies of others”
    Iain M. Banks, Complicity

  • #5
    Edmond Rostand
    “I have a different idea of elegance. I don't dress like a fop, it's true, but my moral grooming is impeccable. I never appear in public with a soiled conscience, a tarnished honor, threadbare scruples, or an insult that I haven't washed away. I'm always immaculately clean, adorned with independence and frankness. I may not cut a stylish figure, but I hold my soul erect. I wear my deeds as ribbons, my wit is sharper then the finest mustache, and when I walk among men I make truths ring like spurs.”
    Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac

  • #6
    Albert Camus
    “There can be no question of holding forth on ethics. I have seen people behave badly with great morality and I note every day that integrity has no need of rules”
    Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays

  • #7
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Morality is neither rational nor absolute nor natural. World has known many moral systems, each of which advances claims universality; all moral systems are therefore particular, serving a specific purpose for their propagators or creators, and enforcing a certain regime that disciplines human beings for social life by narrowing our perspectives and limiting our horizons.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #8
    D.A. Carson
    “In the moral realm, there is very little consensus left in Western countries over the proper basis of moral behavior. And because of the power of the media, for millions of men and women the only venue where moral questions are discussed and weighed is the talk show, where more often than not the primary aim is to entertain, even shock, not to think. When Geraldo and Oprah become the arbiters of public morality, when the opinion of the latest media personality is sought on everything from abortion to transvestites, when banality is mistaken for profundity because [it's] uttered by a movie star or a basketball player, it is not surprising that there is less thought than hype. Oprah shapes more of the nation's grasp of right and wrong than most of the pulpits in the land. Personal and social ethics have been removed from the realms of truth and structures of thoughts; they have not only been relativized, but they have been democratized and trivialized.”
    D.A. Carson, The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism

  • #9
    Doreen Valiente
    “Therefore, let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honor and humility, mirth and reverence within you.”
    Doreen Valiente, Charge of the Goddess: The Mother of Modern Witchcraft

  • #10
    Alice Bag
    “My sexuality is not an inferior trait that needs to be chaperoned by emotionalism or morality.”
    Alice Bag

  • #11
    Adlai E. Stevenson II
    “It is often easier to fight for one’s principles than it is to live up to them.”
    Adlai E. Steveson

  • #12
    C.S. Lewis
    “While we are actually subjected to them, the 'moods' and 'spirits' of nature point no morals. Overwhelming gaiety, insupportable grandeur, sombre desolation are flung at you. Make what you can of them, if you must make at all. The only imperative that nature utters is, 'Look. Listen. Attend.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

  • #13
    Margherita Hack
    “Us atheist people, we believe we have to act properly and honestly for a moral principle and not because we expect an award in Paradise.”
    Margherita Hack

  • #14
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “I became convinced that noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good.”
    Martin Luther King Jr., The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • #15
    Albert Einstein
    “A man's ethical behaviour should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #16
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Virtue is under certain circumstances merely an honorable form of stupidity: who could be ill-disposed toward it on that account? And this kind of virtue has not been outlived even today. A kind of sturdy peasant simplicity, which, however, is possible in all classes and can be encountered only with respect and a smile, believes even today that everything is in good hands, namely in the "hands of God"; and when it maintains this proportion with the same modest certainty as it would that two and two make four, we others certainly refrain from contradicting. Why disturb THIS pure foolishness? Why darken it with our worries about man, people, goal, future? And even if we wanted to do it, we could not. They project their own honorable stupidity and goodness into the heart of things (the old God, deus myops, still lives among them!); we others — we read something else into the heart of things: our own enigmatic nature, our contradictions, our deeper, more painful, more mistrustful wisdom.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will to Power

  • #17
    “There is a difference between what is wrong and what is evil. Evil is committed when clarity is taken away from what is clearly wrong, allowing wrong to be seen as less wrong, excusable, right, or an obligatory commandment of the Lord God Almighty.

    Evil is bad sold as good, wrong sold as right, injustice sold as justice. Like the coat of a virus, a thin veil of right can disguise enormous wrong and confer an ability to infect others.”
    John Hartung

  • #18
    Donita K. Paul
    “There can be as many wrong reasons to do the right thing as there are stars in the sky. There might even be more than one legitimate right reason. But there is never a right reason to do the wrong thing. Not ever.”
    Donita K. Paul, DragonKnight

  • #19
    Plato
    “Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.”
    Plato

  • #20
    Alexander Pope
    “Men, some to business take, some to pleasure take; but every woman is at heart a rake”
    Alexander Pope, Moral Essays

  • #21
    Augustine of Hippo
    “Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.”
    Augustine of Hippo

  • #22
    Groucho Marx
    “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”
    Groucho Marx

  • #23
    I love mankind ... it's people I can't stand!!
    I love mankind ... it's people I can't stand!!”
    Charles Schultz, The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 5: 1959-1960

  • #24
    Charles M. Schulz
    “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.”
    Charles M. Schulz

  • #25
    Alexandre Dumas fils
    “The difference between genius and stupidity is: genius has its limits.”
    Alexandre Dumas-fils

  • #26
    Jim Henson
    “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.”
    Miss Piggy

  • #27
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #28
    Mark Twain
    “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.”
    Mark Twain

  • #29
    “Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.”
    Paul Terry

  • #30
    Terry Pratchett
    “The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.”
    Terry Pratchett, Diggers



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