Quotes tagged with morality (103 quotes found)

Oscar Wilde
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
books  reading  morality  # 238
Oscar Wilde
Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.
books  writing  reading  morality  # 755
Noël Coward
It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Compassion is the basis of morality.
compassion  morality  morals  # 2162
Oscar Wilde
Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.
philosophy  morality  # 2918
Henry Adams
Morality is a private and costly luxury.
Private  morality  Luxury  # 5441
Archibald Alexander
Men are more accountable for their motives, than for anything else; and primarily, morality consists in the motives, that is in the affections.
men  morality  Consists  # 9161
Eric Alterman
Philosophers and theologians have argued for centuries over the morality of targeted assassinations - a technique that the Israelis use with some frequency - without ever reaching anything approaching consensus.
Use  morality  Centuries  # 11508
Jane Austen
We do not look in our great cities for our best morality.
Great  best  morality  # 20624
Julian Baggini
Indeed, without emotion it seems unlikely we can even have morality.
Seems  emotion  morality  # 23316
James Baldwin
But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one. Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power.
power  Longer  morality  # 24958
J. G. Ballard
Morality covers our conduct, not what goes on inside our heads.
Goes  Inside  morality  # 25462
Robert Ballard
I mean, technology is amoral. It has no morality.
Technology  Mean  morality  # 25522
Gary Bauer
In the continuing debate over the morality of enhanced interrogation, an essential consideration is often overlooked: intent.
Often  morality  essential  # 30653