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The person is always happy who is in the presence of something they cannot know in full. A person as advanced far in the study of morals who has mastered the difference between pride and vanity.

I cannot believe that this country cannot come together around some values what these kids need is a moral life... the issue is not ideas, it is conduct. The real question is how we reach these young people morally, and what do we bring to them.
Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase.
The higher the building the lower the morals.
Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people.
Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales.
Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African or Asian or European: they are good or bad.
A set of rules laid out by professionals to show the way they would like to act if it was profitable.
Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions.
A man can do what he ought to do; and when he says he cannot, it is because he will not.
The better one is morally the less aware they are of their virtue.
Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.
It is safe to say that no other superstition is so detrimental to growth, so enervating and paralyzing to the minds and hearts of the people, as the superstition of Morality.
Morality and expediency coincide more than the cynics allow.
Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality.
The end never really justifies the meanness.
However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.
Morality is always the product of terror; its chains and strait-waistcoats are fashioned by those who dare not trust others, because they dare not trust themselves, to walk in liberty.
The foundation of morality is to have done, once and for all, with lying
For morality life is a war, and the service of the highest is a sort of cosmic patriotism which also calls for volunteers.
There are few things more disturbing than to find, in somebody we detest, a moral quality which seems to us demonstrably superior to anything we ourselves possess. It augurs not merely an unfairness on the part of creation, but a lack of artistic judgment. Sainthood is acceptable only in saints.
The immorality of men triumphs over the amorality of women.
Morality is a venereal disease. Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage, boredom; its tertiary stage, syphilis.
The great rule of moral conduct is next to God, respect time.
There's always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street.
Every man has his moral backside which he refrains from showing unless he has to and keeps covered as long as possible with the trousers of decorum.
There is nothing so bad but it can masquerade as moral.
To give a man full knowledge of morality, I would send him to no other book than the New Testament.
Morality without religion is only a kind of dead reckoning -- an endeavor to find our place on a cloudy sea by measuring the distance we have run, but without any observation of the heavenly bodies.
Might was the measure of right.
In the ocean of baseness, the deeper we get, the easier the sinking.
We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality.
Time is the great equalizer in the field of morals.
Let the public mind become corrupt, and all efforts to secure property, liberty, or life by the force of laws written on paper will be as vain as putting up a sign in an apple orchard to exclude canker worms.
The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught.
In Los Angeles, it's like they jog for two hours a day and then they think they're morally right. That's when you want to choke people, you know?
No author can be as moral as his work and no preacher as pious as his sermons.
The greater part of humanity is too much harassed and fatigued by the struggle with want, to rally itself for a new and sterner struggle with error.
He that has not religion to govern his morality, is not a dram better than my mastiff-dog; so long as you stroke him, and please him, and do not pinch him, he will play with you as finely as may be, he is a very good moral mastiff; but if you hurt him, he will fly in your face, and tear out your throat.

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