Ethic Quotes

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Will Durant
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the World's Greatest Philosophers

Robert Rodríguez
“When given an opportunity, deliver excellence and never quit.”
Robert Rodriguez, Rebel Without a Crew, or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker with $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player

Ted Koppel
“Aspire to decency. Practice civility toward one another. Admire and emulate ethical behavior wherever you find it. Apply a rigid standard of morality to your lives; and if, periodically, you fail ­ as you surely will ­ adjust your lives, not the standards.”
Ted Koppel

“This is God's universe and he is the master gardener of all. If we were to eliminate all colors in his garden,then what would be a rainbow with only one color? Or a garden with only one kind of flower? Why would the Creator create a vast assortment of plants, ethnicities, and animals, if only one beast or seed is to dominate all of existence?”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Aldo Leopold
“A land ethic, then, reflects the existence of an ecological conscience, and this in turn reflects a conviction of individual responsibility for the health of the land. Health is the capacity of the land for self-renewal. Conservation is our effort to understand and preserve this capacity.”
Aldo Leopold

“​Who gets to Live? You or Your Rules?”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

Aldo Leopold
“The evolution of a land ethic is an intellectual as well as emotional process.”
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There

Richard Matheson
“He took the woman from her bed, pretending not to notice the question posed in his mind: Why do you always experiment on women? He didn't care to admit that the inference had any validity. She just happened to be the first one he's come across, that was all. What about the man in the living room, though? For God's sake! he flared back. I'm not going to rape the woman!
Crossing your fingers, Neville? Knocking on wood?
He ignored that, beginning to suspect his mind of harboring an alien. Once he might have termed it conscience. Now it was only an annoyance. Morality, after all, had fallen with society. He was his own ethic.
Makes a good excuse, doesn't it, Neville? Oh, shut up.”
Richard Matheson, I Am Legend

Harvey Pekar
“My parents' work ethic amazed me. How could they put in such long hours, day after day?
Part of the reason was to keep the family going - to keep me going. I realized that, although we had different values derived from different cultures and wouldn't agree on certain issues, they were good people, incredible people, and I loved and respected them.”
Harvey Pekar, The Quitter

“Paul Chehade is dedicated to serves the unfortunate, regardless of a person's religion, race, ethnicity, or gender, as a demonstration of God's unconditional love for all people, helping communities worldwide.
Ethical junction making choices easy.”
Paul Chehade

Peter Høeg
“There is a pleasant firmness of tone when one is in harmony with oneself. Even when it's a weak ethic one is resonating with.”
Peter Høeg, The Quiet Girl

“The whole book is about how we should try to find rules other people can't reasonably reject, and then he ends it by saying, "The search for how to find these rules will go on forever." I proposed a rule that Chidis shouldn't be allowed to leave because it would make Eleanors sad. And I could do this forever, zip you around the universe showing you cool stuff... and I'd still never find the justification for getting you to stay. Because it's a selfish rule. I owe it to you to let you go.”
The Good Place

“...a vida humana é convívio. Para o ser humano, viver é conviver. É justamente na convivência, na vida social e comunitária, que o ser humano se descobre e se realiza enquanto um ser moral e ético.”
Kátia Rocha, Ética e Cidadania no Setor Público

Max Gladstone
“One gets carried away when one feels one’s dinner companion has made an inexcusable moral error.”
Max Gladstone, Three Parts Dead

“We are strangers in this world, and the body is the tomb of the soul, and yet we must not seek to escape by self-murder; for we are the chattels of God who is our herdsman, and without his command we have no right to make our escape. In this life, there are three kinds of men, just as there are three sorts of people who come to the Olympic Games. The lowest class is made up of those who come to buy and sell, the next above them are those who compete. Best of all, however, are those who come simply to look on. The greatest purification of all is, therefore, disinterested science, and it is the man who devotes himself to that, the true philosopher, who has most effectually released himself from the 'wheel of birth.”
John Burnet, Early Greek Philosophy

Simone de Beauvoir
“He made of his sexuality an ethic; he expressed this ethic in works of literature. It is by this deliberate act that Sade attains a real originality.”
Simone de Beauvoir, Must We Burn Sade?

“Your values are personal, but they are not private. They bleed out in the life you live and lead.”
Daniel Taotua