Friday, 21 September 2012

Ethics / Morals

A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world. - Albert Camus

Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do. - Potter Stewart

Ethics is not definable, is not implementable, because it is not conscious; it involves not only our thinking, but also our feeling. - Valdemar W. Setzer

History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested interests have never been known to have willingly divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them. - B. R. Ambedkar

In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so. - Immanuel Kant

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo. - H. G. Wells

Morality is doing right, no matter what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told, no matter what is right. - Unknown

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike. - Oscar Wilde

Morality is the custom of one’s country and the current feeling of one’s peers. Cannibalism is moral in a cannibal country. - Samuel Butler

Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what’s right. - Isaac Asimov

No moral system can rest solely on authority. - A. J. Ayer

The genuine moral progress of an individual is the result of efforts which he himself initiates. - Henry N. Gerguson

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. - Mahatma Gandhi

True morality consists, not in following the beaten track, but in finding out the true path for ourselves and in fearlessly following it. - Mahatma Gandhi

What is moral is what you feel good after. - Ernest Hemingway

What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like and immorality is what they dislike. - Alfred North Whitehead

Without civic morality, communities perish; without personal morality their survival has no value. - Bertrand Russell

Without ethics, man has no future. This is to say, mankind without them cannot be itself. Ethics determine choices and actions and suggest difficult priorities. - John Berger

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