Moral Value Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 72 Moral Value Sayings

#1. [Altruism] is a moral system which holds that man has no right to exist for his own sake, that service to others is the sole justification of his existence, and that self-sacrifice is his highest moral duty, value and virtue. This is the moral base of collectivism, of all dictatorships. - Author: Ayn Rand
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#2. Happiness is not synonymous with pleasure. It is, instead, a deeper emotion that originates from within ... Happiness results from a sense of mental and moral contentment with who we are, what we value, and how we invest our time and resources for purposes beyond ourselves. - Author: David Shi
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#3. No leader will fight for values, for principles, if their government is a value-free vacuum. Moral relativism is morally wrong. - Author: Rupert Murdoch
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#4. Society is organized on the principle that any individual who possesses certain social characteristics has a moral right to expect that others will value and treat him in an appropriate way. - Author: Erving Goffman
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#5. Unless they're utterly heartless, people put a certain value on human life. It keeps us from killing each other off for no reason. But for leaders like you and me, a moral high ground is too absolute. There are choices to be made. - Author: Amanda Bouchet
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#6. Thus we find that the unconditioned condition of the goodness of anything is rational nature...To play this role, however, rational nature must itself be something of unconditional value--and end in itself. - Author: Christine M. Korsgaard
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#7. I've always stressed the value of autonomy for intellectual and moral development. Autonomy provides us with a sphere of discretion which we all require. - Author: Brian D'Ambrosio
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#8. Companies' motives to make profit means they neglect inherent social or moral values. - Author: Russell Brand
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#9. No moral value is greater than humanity. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#10. It is the moral element contained in it that alone gives value and dignity to a religion, and only in so far as its teachings serve to stimulate and purify our moral aspirations does it deserve to retain its ascendency over mankind. - Author: Felix Adler
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#11. Criticism occupies the lowest place in the literary hierarchy: as regards form, almost always; and as regards moral value, incontestably. It comes after rhyming games and acrostics, which at least require a certain inventiveness. - Author: Gustave Flaubert
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#12. I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word - politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit. - Author: Fran Lebowitz
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#13. Perhaps the moral ambiguity of money is most plainly evidenced in the popular belief that money itself has value and that the worth of other things or of men is somehow measured in monetary terms, rather than the other way around. - Author: William Stringfellow
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#14. The sad fact is that if you love education, revere the life of the mind, care about the pursuit of truth, think young people need to receive wisdom from their elders, and value moral clarity, the university is the last place you would want to send your 18-year-old. - Author: Dennis Prager
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#15. Swimming has its educational value - mental, moral, and physical - in giving you a sense of mastery over an element, and of power of saving life, and in the development of wind and limb. - Author: Robert Baden-Powell
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#16. The future is very markedly in your hands, its value and its moral standing in the world and among ourselves. If you will take the power you have and use it, I have no fear of the outcome of the future. - Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
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#17. Our society encourages women to place a very high value on maternity as an essential part of female identity, both a high moral calling and the deepest source of satisfaction on earth. It's not easy to redefine motherhood as handing your baby over to a stranger. - Author: Katha Pollitt
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#18. For a universe without moral accountability and devoid of value is unimaginably terrible. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#19. What is the value of any political freedom, but as a means to moral freedom? - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#20. If enjoyment is a value, why is it moral when experienced by others, but immoral when experienced by you? ... Why is it immoral for your to desire, but moral for others to do so? Why is it immoral to produce a value and keep it, but moral to give it away? - Author: John Galt
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#21. Conservatives value economic liberty and moral security, while the liberal values economic security and moral liberty. - Author: Jonah Goldberg
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#22. The Government of the Reich, who regard Christianity as the unshakable foundation of the morals and moral code of the nation, attach the greatest value to friendly relations with the Holy See and are endeavouring to develop them. - Author: Adolf Hitler
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#23. If everyone realized the value of life, the world would be peaceful. The meaning of these words, "Do unto others as you would have them, do unto you," would be understood: It would be practiced. - Author: Ellen J. Barrier
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#24. But to conservatives whose value system gives priority to Moral Strength, the problem of drugs is the personal lack of the moral strength to just say no. It is a problem of personal values, not of social change or drug treatment centers. - Author: George Lakoff
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#25. When war transcends all boundaries, do the legal and moral categories we have relied upon to channel and constrain violence and coercion lose all value? Do we lose the checks and balances essential to preserving individual liberty and the rule of law? Or - Author: Rosa Brooks
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#26. Truth withers when freedom dies, however righteous the authority that kills it; and free individualism uninformed by moral value rots at its core and soon brings about conditions that pave the way for surrender to tyranny. - Author: Frank S. Meyer
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#27. ...fiction is as useful as truth, for giving us matter, upon which to exercise the judgment of value. - Author: G.E. Moore
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#28. The big moment came when it was decided to paint ... Just To Paint. The gesture on the canvas was a gesture of liberation, from Value- political, aesthetic, moral. - Author: Harold Rosenberg
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#29. True morals are a priceless thing that possesses the highest value and can never be bought or sold at any cost. - Author: Abigail Landsbrook
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#30. Pain is a warning," said Anaander Mianaai. "What would happen if you removed all discomfort from your life? No," Mianaai continued, ignoring Seivarden's obvious distress at her words, "I value that moral indignation. I encourage it. - Author: Ann Leckie
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#31. At bottom, the battle has been waged on moral grounds. The country has debated whether a society for which the dignity of the individual is the supreme value can, without a fundamental inconsistency, follow the practice of deliberately putting one of its members to death. - Author: William J. Brennan
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#32. CLOCK, n. A machine of great moral value to man, allaying his concern for the future by reminding him what a lot of time remains to him. - Author: Ambrose Bierce
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#33. Love is the supreme value around which all moral values can be integrated into one ethical system valid for the whole of humanity. - Author: Pitirim Sorokin
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#34. The moral spectacle of capitalism still offends, as does American capitalism's implacable insistence that the market determine value even in the political, intellectual, and artistic spheres. - Author: William Pfaff
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#35. ....it seems to me that a pleasurable Contemplation of Beauty has certainly an immeasurably greater value than mere Consciousness of Pleasure. - Author: G.E. Moore
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#36. Each one of us is not a single person, but contains many persons who have not all the same moral value - Author: Marcel Proust
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#37. But, in history, practical usefulness never determines the moral value of an achievement. Only the person who increases the knowledge humanity has about itself and enhances its creative consciousness permanently enriches humanity. - Author: Stefan Zweig
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#38. Whenever we depart from voluntary cooperation and try to do good by using force, the bad moral value of force triumphs over good intentions. - Author: Milton Friedman
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#39. The needs of a human being are sacred. Their satisfaction cannot be subordinated either to reasons of state, or to any consideration of money, nationality, race, or color, or to the moral or other value attributed to the human being in question, or to any consideration whatsoever. - Author: Simone Weil
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#40. The only moral that is of any value is that which arises inevitably from the whole cast of the author's mind. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#41. Hypocrisy is a value that I think has been embraced by the Republican Party. We get lectured by people all day long about moral values by people who have their own moral shortcomings. - Author: Howard Dean
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#42. As human beings we are all the same. We have this marvelous intelligence, which sometimes creates problems for us, but when influenced by warm-heartedness can be very constructive. In this context we need to appreciate the value of having moral principles. - Author: Dalai Lama
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#43. Think about that for a moment. They died for you. Now take a good look at the life you're living and tell me: Did they do the right thing? - Author: Mira Grant
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#44. Only the pleasure which proceeds from a rational value judgement can be regarded as moral, pleasure, as such, is not a guide to action nor a standard of morality. - Author: Ayn Rand
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#45. The value of art lies in its power to increase our moral force or establish its heightening influence. - Author: Odilon Redon
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#46. If you view yourself as having a value-conferring status in virtue of of your power of rational choice, you must view anyone who has the power of rational choice as having...a value conferring status. - Author: Christine M. Korsgaard
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#47. The $50 note trick - ask who wants it even after stomping on it - moral is, no matter what we do to it it is still worth $50. We as human beings never lose our value either despite feeling down, flat or worthless at times. - Author: John C. Maxwell
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#48. Rather than dividing the world between good and evil, the Left divided the world in terms of economics. Economic classes, not moral values, explained human behavior. Therefore, to cite a common example, poverty, not one's moral value system, or lack of it, caused crime. - Author: Dennis Prager
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#49. The value of art, in Strict Father morality, lies either in its moral value, its entertainment value, its economic value, or its value as a success symbol - a sign of belonging to an elite. All - Author: George Lakoff
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#50. The reason that I think it is a waste of time to engage in moral value judgements about people's violence, is because it doesn't advance by one iota our understanding of either the causes or the prevention of the violent behaviour. - Author: James Gilligan
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#51. Hold value; not price,
carry moral; not pride.
be of compassion; not selfishness,
humble in your approach to live and
loving with your gift to share. - Author: Nikki Rowe
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#52. The first principle of value that we need to rediscover is this: that all reality hinges on moral foundations. In other words, that this is a moral universe, and that there are moral laws of the universe just as abiding as the physical laws. (from "Rediscovering Lost Values") - Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
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#53. Anything that becomes a cult, or a mass movement, loses its moral and spiritual value. The crusade has to be personal, individual. As soon as it becomes collective it loses its purpose. - Author: Rosamond Lehmann
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#54. The right for the right's sake is the motto which everyone should take for his own life. With that as a standard of value we can descend into our hearts, appraise ourselves, and determine in how far we already are moral beings, in how far not yet. - Author: Felix Adler
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#55. Taxes are a universal burden in moral as well as in civil life. There is not a pleasure, social or otherwise, which is not assessed by fate at its full value! - Author: Alfred De Musset
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#56. I am glad that the life of pandas is so dull by human standards, for our efforts at conservation have little moral value if we preserve creatures only as human ornaments; I shall be impressed when we show solicitude for warty toads and slithering worms. - Author: Stephen Jay Gould
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#57. A scientist shouldn't be asked to judge the economic and moral value of his work. All we should ask the scientist to do is find the truth and then not keep it from anyone. - Author: Harmony Korine
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#58. I propose to create a Civilian Conservation Corps to be used in simple work ... More important, however, than the material gains will be the moral and spiritual value of such work. - Author: Franklin D. Roosevelt
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#59. Altruism declares that any action taken for the benefit of others is good, and any action taken for one's own benefit is evil. Thus the beneficiary of an action is the only criterion of moral value - and so long as that beneficiary is anybody other than oneself, anything goes. - Author: Ayn Rand
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#60. The value of a canvas depends almost entirely on your mental attitude, not on your moral attitude; depends on what kind of a man you are, the way you observe. - Author: Charles Webster Hawthorne
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#61. This is pluralism: not a synonym of relativism, but rather an antonym. Pluralism accepts the moral reality of different kinds of truth, but rejects the idea that they can all be placed on a single scale, measured by a single value. - Author: Timothy Snyder
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#62. Reliable scientific knowledge is value free and has no moral or ethical value. Science tells us how the world is ... Dangers and ethical issue arise only when science is applied as technology. - Author: Lewis Wolpert
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#63. Many smart folks seem to think that if you just get your metaphors and messages right, you'll win. That if you start describing what you favor as a 'moral value' - 'affordable health care is a moral value' etc., - then you'll appeal to red-state voters. - Author: Eric Liu
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#64. Is it any more moral to dilute the value of the purchasing power of the money you hold in your wallet than it is for the farmer to dilute the milk supply with water? - Author: Ron Paul
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#65. We have come to think of taking offence as a fundamental right. We value very little more highly than our rage, which gives us, in our opinion, the moral high ground. From this high ground we can shoot down at our enemies and inflict heavy fatalities. - Author: Salman Rushdie
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#66. The moral faculties are generally and justly esteemed as of higher value than the intellectual powers. - Author: Charles Darwin
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#67. The budgets we work on in Congress are more than just fiscal documents; they are a reflection of our moral values as well. In choosing where to spend money, members of Congress choose what priorities they value. - Author: Tim Walz
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#68. Like language, a code of manners can be used with more or less skill, for laudable or for evil purposes, to express a great variety of ideas and emotions. In itself, it carries no moral value, but ignorance in use of this tool is not a sign of virtue. - Author: Judith Martin
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#69. Charity is from person to person; and it loses half, far more than half, its moral value when the giver is not brought into personal relation with those to whom he gives. - Author: James Anthony Froude
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#70. Within each such social group, a feeling of solidarity prevails, a compelling need to work together and a joy in doing so that represent a high moral value. - Author: Christian Lous Lange
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#71. The morality of the 21st century will depend on how we respond to this simple but profound question: Does every human life have equal moral value simply and merely because it is human? - Author: Wesley J. Smith
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#72. I think the personal satisfaction of doing good in the community and increasing value and holding true to the Hippocratic oath and being able to provide services to those that are in need is very strong moral reason to provide services for the underserved. - Author: Raul Ruiz
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