65 Morality Quotes On Success In Life

These morality quotes will inspire you. Morality refers to the set of standards that enable people to live cooperatively in groups.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging morality quotes, morality sayings, and morality proverbs.

Best Morality Quotes

  1. “About morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  2. “Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.” ~ Henry David Thoreau , Morality quotes life
  3. “Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.” ~ George Washington
  4. “The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.” ~ Ayn Rand

  5. “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
  6. “The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, ‘I was wrong’.” ~ Sydney J. Harris
  7. “The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.” ~ Albert Einstein
  8. “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” ~ John Adams

  9. “Because power corrupts, society’s demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.” ~ John Adams
  10. “There is nothing divine about morality, it is a purely human affair.” ~ Albert Einstein
  11. “If the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted . . . . If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the Divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws.” ~ Noah Webster
  12. “Compassion is the basis of morality.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

  13. “It is indeed probable that more harm and misery have been caused by men determined to use coercion to stamp out a moral evil than by men intent on doing evil.” ~ Friedrich August von Hayek
  14. “Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.” ~ Alexis de Tocqueville
  15. “Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  16. “The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.” ~ Oscar Wilde

  17. “To set up as a standard of public morality a notion which can neither be defined nor conceived is to open the door to every kind of tyranny.” ~ Simone Weil
  18. “Man would indeeded be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.” ~ Albert Einstein
  19. “A quiet conscience makes one strong!” ~ Anne Frank
  20. “The higher the building the lower the morals.” ~ Noel Coward

  21. “Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales.” ~ Aleister Crowley
  22. “The essence of morality is a questioning about morality; and the decisive move of human life is to use ceaselessly all light to look for the origin of the opposition between good and evil.” ~ Georges Bataille
  23. “Without civic morality communities perish; without personal morality their survival has no value.” ~ Bertrand Russell
  24. “Without freedom there can be no morality.” ~ Carl Jung

  25. “Hard to say what’s right when all I wanna do is wrong.” ~ Prince
  26. “Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  27. “There is no moral precept that does not have something inconvenient about it.” ~ Denis Diderot
  28. “The quality of moral behavior varies in inverse ratio to the number of human beings involved.” ~ Aldous Huxley

  29. “The better one is morally the less aware they are of their virtue.” ~ James Anthony Froude
  30. “Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.” ~ Sigmund Freud
  31. “The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  32. “The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions.” ~ Albert Einstein

  33. “Grub first, then ethics.” ~ Bertolt Brecht , Morality quotes about ethics
  34. “Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character; it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort, and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the burdens of self-restraint.” ~ Lewis H. Lapham
  35. “Morality is the theory that every human act must be either right or wrong, and that 99 % of them are wrong.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  36. “Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

  37. “Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.” ~ Mae West
  38. “Moral power is probably best when it is not used. The less you use it the more you have.” ~ Andrew Young
  39. “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.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  40. “The word morality, if we met it in the Bible, would surprise us as much as the word telephone or motor car.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

  41. “War does not decide who is right but who is left.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  42. “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  43. “It is when a people forget God, that tyrants forge their chains.” ~ Patrick Henry
  44. “Individualism has really the higher aim. Modern morality consists in accepting the standard of one’s age.” ~ Oscar Wilde

  45. “[V]irtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government.” ~ George Washington
  46. “Our whole life is startlingly moral. There is never an instant’s truce between virtue and vice.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  47. “To assert that it is possible to establish peace between men of different nations is simply to assert that man, whatever his ethnical background, his race, religious beliefs, or philosophy, is capable of reason. Two forces within the individual contribute to the development of his conscience and of his morality: reason and sensitivity.” ~ Leon Bourgeois
  48. “Atheistic morality is not impossible, but it will never answer our purpose.” ~ Roswell Dwight Hitchcock

  49. “We have been led to believe that we have come a long way toward world nuclear disarmament. But that is not the case. Our government is not doing all that it could. We must urge our leaders to fulfill the obligations of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The United States must assume world leadership to end once and for all the threat of nuclear war. It is our moral responsibility.” ~ Harrison Ford
  50. “Simplicity is a pleasant thing in children, or at any age, but it is not necessarily admirable, nor is affectation altogether a thing of evil. To be normal, to be at home in the world, with a prospect of power, usefulness, or success, the person must have that imaginative insight into other minds that underlies tact and savoir-faire, morality and beneficence. This insight involves sophistication, some understanding and sharing of the clandestine impulses of human nature. A simplicity that is merely the lack of this insight indicates a sort of defect.” ~ Charles Horton Cooley
  51. “The law given from Sinai was a civil and municipal as well as a moral and religious code; it contained many statutes . . . of universal application-laws essential to the existence of men in society, and most of which have been enacted by every nation which ever professed any code of laws.” ~ John Quincy Adams
  52. “[I]t is impossible that any people of government should ever prosper, where men render not unto God, that which is God’s, as well as to Caesar, that which is Caesar’s.” ~ William Penn

  53. “Without religion, I believe that learning does real mischief to the morals and principles of mankind.” ~ Benjamin Rush
  54. “Morality makes stupid.- Custom represents the experiences of men of earlier times as to what they supposed useful and harmful – but the sense for custom (morality) applies, not to these experiences as such, but to the age, the sanctity, the indiscussability of the custom. And so this feeling is a hindrance to the acquisition of new experiences and the correction of customs: that is to say, morality is a hindrance to the development of new and better customs: it makes stupid.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  55. “Religion is the only solid Base of morals and that Morals are the only possible Support of free governments.” ~ Gouverneur Morris
  56. “Religion and good morals are the only solid foundation of public liberty and happiness.” ~ Samuel Adams

  57. “Suspicious.- To admit a belief merely because it is a custom – but that means to be dishonest, cowardly, lazy! – And so could dishonesty, cowardice and laziness be the preconditions for morality?” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  58. “Realising the healthy international relations can be created only among populations made up of individuals who themselves are healthy and enjoy a measure a independence, the United Nations elaborated a Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the U.N. General Assembly on December 10, 1948.” ~ Albert Einstein
  59. “In talking about human rights today, we are referring primarily to the following demands: protection of the individual against arbitrary infringement by other individuals or by the government; the right to work and to adequate earnings from work; freedom of discussion and teaching; adequate participation of the individual in the formation of his government. These human rights are nowadays recognised theoretically, although, by abundant use of formalistic, legal manoeuvres, they are being violated to a much greater extent than even a generation ago.” ~ Albert Einstein
  60. “The moral sense is as much a part of our constitution as that of feeling, seeing, or hearing.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  61. “Scandal is great entertainment because it allows people to feel contempt, a moral emotion that gives feeling of moral superiority while asking nothing in return.” ~ Jonathan Haidt
  62. “I believe that in this generation those with the courage to enter the conflict will find themselves with companions in every corner of the world.” ~ Robert Kennedy
  63. “Custom alone regulates morals.” ~ Anatole France

  64. “The truth is that people who pull triggers are ultimately responsible, whether they’re following orders or not. An army of people making individual moral choices may be inefficient, but an army of people ignoring their morality is horrifying.” ~ Joel Stein
  65. “Our moral faculties must be placed highest, else they can no more flourish than could a plant growing under the shade and drip of trees.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher

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