Moral Theory Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 26 Moral Theory Quotes

#1. Only a tiny percentage of people in the world care about moral theory in the sense I have been discussing, whereas 100 percent of the people in the world like stories. Most moral insights come from stories, but it is the special virtue of the philosopher to organize those insights - Author: Anonymous
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#2. I think that novels are tools of thought. They are moral philosophy with the theory left out, with just the examples of the moral situations left standing. - Author: Jill Paton Walsh
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#3. We have here the fundamental problem of ethics, the crux of the theory of moral conduct. What is justice? -shall we seek righteousness, or shall we seek power? -is it better to be good, or to be strong? - Author: Will Durant
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#4. Ask me not, 'Are you rightwing,' but ask me 'Are you a committed believer in individual freedom, the values of the enlightenment?' Then, yeah, if being rightwing means believing Adam Smith was right, both in the 'Wealth of Nations' and the 'Theory of Moral Sentiments,' then I'm rightwing. - Author: Niall Ferguson
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#5. All history is the experimental refutation of the theory of the so-called moral order of things. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#6. The devil sends disillusionment to such people who have the desire to do something for God - Author: Sunday Adelaja
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#7. The theory that if wages go up, employment goes down isn't a physical law like F=MA. It's a moral law, like 'Bedtime is 9:00 P.M.' - Author: Nick Hanauer
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#8. The principle of universality is not a 'theory'. Just moral truism. - Author: Noam Chomsky
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#9. But Adam Smith was a philosopher as well as well as an economist, famous in his time as much for his Theory of Moral Sentiments as for The Wealth of Nations. And as he understood so well, society is more than the sum of its individual parts. - Author: Paul Ormerod
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#10. The fundamental religious objection to the theory of evolution is not scientific but moral. [Fundamentalists believe that] evolutionary theory must be opposed because it leads to rampant immorality, on both the personal and political scales. The basic cause of this immorality is atheism. - Author: Elizabeth S. Anderson
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#11. The content of scientific theory itself offers no moral foundation for the personal conduct of life. - Author: Albert Einstein
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#12. Adam Smith is misread as being amoral precisely because people don't read his first book, because they don't read 'The Theory of Moral Sentiments.' - Author: P. J. O'Rourke
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#13. Science in England, in America, is jealous of theory, hates the name of love and moral purpose. There's revenge for this humanity.What manner of man does science make? The boy is not attracted. He says, I do not wish to be such a kind of man as my professor is. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#14. He proceeded on the theory that confinement within the walls of the prison was punishment. That the law never intended to confine prisoners within the prison. From a moral point of view, it was putting the prisoner in double jeopardy. Actually it was a double punishment. - Author: Lewis E. Lawes
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#15. I'm not a prophet. I'm a destiny-changer. It's all right to prophesy, but the best thing to do is change things, if you've got the power. - Author: Sun Ra
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#16. Egoism holds, therefore, is that each man's happiness is the sole good--that a number of different things are each of them the only good thing there is--an absolute contradiction! No more complete and thorough refutation of any theory could be desired. - Author: G.E. Moore
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#17. I try to construct a theory of how a moral person should live in these circumstances, and how such a person should love. - Author: Charles Bowden
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#18. Conservatives understand that the power that binds our republic together is fierce independence held high on the shoulders of compassion. - Author: Allen West
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#19. No matter what theory of the origin of government you adopt, if you follow it out to its legitimate conclusions it will bring you face to face with the moral law. - Author: Henry Van Dyke
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#20. Everything you'll ever need to know is within you; the secrets of the universe are imprinted on the cells of your body. - Author: Dan Millman
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#21. The theory that music has a depraving effect on morals has now been abandoned to the old women of both sexes. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
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#22. And behind all this human movement the ocean bobbed and folded and slid, for nothing could keep still, not people, not water, not time. - Author: Ian McEwan
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#23. The individualism of current economic theory is manifest in the purely self-interested behavior it generally assumes. It has no real place for fairness, malevolence, and benevolence, nor for the preservation of human life or any other moral concern. - Author: Herman E. Daly
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#24. We cannot but think there is something like a fallacy in Mr. Buckle's theory that the advance of mankind is necessarily in the direction of science, and not in that of morals. - Author: James Russell Lowell
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#25. Astronomers have been bewildered by the theory of an expanding universe, but there is no less expansion in the moral infinite of the universe of man. As far as the frontiers of science are pushed back, over the extended arc of these frontiers one will hear the poet's hounds on the chase. - Author: Saint-John Perse
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#26. The theory that holds "good blood" or "bad blood" as a moral-intellectual criterion , can lead to nothing but torrents of blood in practice. - Author: Ayn Rand
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