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Objective Morality Quotes


"Subjectivity is objective." - Woody Allen

"Morality binds and blinds." - Jonathan Haidt

"Morality binds and blinds. It binds us into teams ... but thereby makes us go blind to objective reality." - Jonathan Haidt

"Morality binds and blinds. It binds us into teams... but thereby makes us go blind to objective reality." - Jonathan Haidt

"Morality is contraband in war." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Objectivity? I've always had an objective." - Jessica Mitford

"Live with the objective of being happy." - Anne Frank

"The State is the absolute reality and the individual himself has objective existence, truth and morality only in his capacity as a member of the State." - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

"Human beings function better if they are deceived by their genes into thinking that there is a disinterested objective morality binding upon them, which all should obey." - E O Wilson

"I don't pretend to be objective. There is no such thing as being an objective journalist." - Jeremy Scahill

"Veracity is the heart of morality." - Thomas Huxley

"It's a morality that keeps humans human." - Shimon Peres

"Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent." - Hunter S Thompson

"Morality, too, is a question of time." - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"The only absolute morality is absolute stagnation." - Samuel Butler

"Morality is largely a matter of geography." - Elbert Hubbard

"Morality is a contraband in war." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Force always attracts men of low morality." - Albert Einstein

"Compassion is the basis of morality." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"Morality is the weakness of the brain." - Arthur Rimbaud

"Fear is the mother of morality." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"I shall endeavor to enliven morality with wit, and to temper wit with morality." - Joseph Addison

"Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The true meaning of religion is thus, not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion." - Matthew Arnold

"Commerce is against morality. Morality is going to lose every time." - Robin Day

"Morality will perform all this; and Morality is the fruit of Illumination." - Adam Weishaupt

"Religion without morality is a superstition and a curse, and morality without religion is impossible." - Mark Hopkins

"In whatever position you find yourself, determine first your objective." - Ferdinand Foch

"Anybody who pretends to be objective isn't realistic." - William Klein

"Movies, by nature, are not subjective, they're objective." - Stephen Chbosky

"An objective truth and individual reason are feared above all." - Jimmy Johnson

"I see only my objective - the obstacles must give way." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Alleviating poverty would be the Bank's overarching objective." - Lewis Thompson Preston

"The objective is to do things well in London." - Dayron Robles

"I have a kind of objective luxury about my career." - Martin Short

"Whoever considers morality the main objective of human existence, seems to me like a person who defines the purpose of a clock asnot going wrong. The first objective for a clock, is, however, that it does run; not going wrong is an additional regulative function. If not a watch's greatest accomplishment were not going wrong, unwound watches might be the best." - Franz Grillparzer

"Morality begins at the point of a gun." - Mao Zedong

"Modesty is the proof that morality is sexy." - Wendy Shalit

"Morality is seldom a safe guide for human conduct." - Penelope Fitzgerald

"Despotic power is always accompanied by corruption of morality." - Lord Acton

"The common vice of democracy is disregard for morality." - Lord Acton

"All I know of morality I learned from football" - Albert Camus

"All true religion must stand on true morality." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Christianity is not about morality. It's about reality." - Henry Cloud

"fishing teaches a stern morality; inculcates a remorseless honesty." - Virginia Woolf

"Know that morality is a curb, not a spur." - Joseph Joubert

"Politeness induces morality. Serenity of manners requires serenity of mind." - Julia Ward Howe

"He could smell her morality, the sweet rot of corruption" - Cassandra Clare

"The highest expression of all morality is: Be!" - Otto Weininger

"Religion blushing, veils her sacred fires, And unawares Morality expires." - Alexander Pope

"I've no objection to morality, except that it's obsolete." - Brian Aldiss

"I mean, technology is amoral. It has no morality." - Robert Ballard

"Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"I'm leery of legislative solutions to what is morality." - Louis V Gerstner Jr

"Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality." - Albert Schweitzer

"Observe decorum, and it will open a path to morality." - Mason Cooley

"Rigour is to the mathematician what morality is to men." - Andre Weil

"I do not value religion chiefly for its morality." - Leon Wieseltier

"Chaperons don't enforce morality; they force immorality to be discreet." - Judith Martin

"I learned a lot about morality from fiction, from movies." - Rob Morrow

"Thou shalt free thyself from convention, from everyday morality." - Karen Horney

"Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"I'm not saying that atheists can't act morally or have moral knowledge. But when I ascribe virtue to an atheist, it's as a theist who sees the atheist as conforming to objective moral values. The atheist, by contrast, has no such basis for morality. And yet all moral judgments require a basis for morality, some standard of right and wrong." - William A Dembski

"Art is not and never has been subordinate to moral values. Moral values are social values; aesthetic values are human values. Morality seeks to restrain the feelings; art seeks to define them by externalizing them, by giving them significant form. Morality has only one aim - the ideal good; art has quite another aim - the objective truth... art never changes." - Herbert Read

"The morality of work is the morality of slaves, and the modern world has no need of slavery." - Bertrand Russell

"Compulsion precedes morality, indeed morality itself is compulsion for a time, to which one submits for the avoidance of pain." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Master-morality and Slave-morality." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"I don't start with a design objective, I start with a communication objective. I feel my project is successful if it communicates what it is supposed to communicate." - Mike Davidson

"No value is higher than self-esteem, but you've invested it in counterfeit securities-and now your morality has caught you in a trap where you are forced to protect your self-esteem by fighting for the creed of self-destruction. The grim joke is on you: that need of self-esteem, which you're unable to explain or to define, belongs to my morality, not yours; it's the objective token of my code, it is my proof within your own soul." - Ayn Rand

"Morality is a biological adaptation no less than are hands and feet and teeth . . . Considered as a rationally justifiable set of claims about an objective something, [ethics] is illusory. I appreciate that when somebody says, 'Love thy neighbor as thyself,' they think they are referring above and beyond themselves . . . Nevertheless, . . . such reference is truly without foundation. Morality is just an aid to survival and reproduction, and any deeper meaning is illusory . . ." - Michael Ruse

"How can you construct a morality if there's no morality inherent in the way things are? You might be able to delude yourself into thinking you had 'created' a morality, but that's all it would be, an illusion." - John Lennox

"Make rest a necessity, not an objective. Only rest long enough to gather strength." - Jim Rohn

"You must keep your mind on the objective, not on the obstacle." - William Randolph Hearst

"Only when I follow my love for my objective is it I myself who act." - Rudolf Steiner

"Every documentary is subjective. It's a total lie to say there are objective documentaries." - Pirjo Honkasalo

"The indoctrination is so deep that educated people think they"re being objective." - Noam Chomsky

"My objective is to satisfy [my] audience so they come back the next day." - Rush Limbaugh

"The first word I would remove from the folklore of journalism is the word objective." - W Eugene Smith

"As a producer you can be more objective about the songs because you didn't write them." - Eric Bachmann

"There is a tendency to seek an objective account of everything before admitting its reality." - Thomas Nagel

"I tell my students to try early in life to find an unattainable objective." - George Wald

"A purely objective viewpoint does not exist in the cosmos or in politics." - Howard Fineman

"I was a lousy journalist. I could never be objective. Sometimes I invented the whole story." - Isabel Allende

"In a difficult and uncertain environment, Renault remains on track to meet its 2012 objective." - Carlos Ghosn

"My first objective is to invest, and if I have anything spare, then I spend." - Shiv Khera

"Many people who have watched 'Pieta' have said my filmmaking has become more objective." - Kim Kiduk

"I don't really believe that documentary is objective reality and fiction is all illusion." - Mike Mills

"Slowly but surely, we are acquiring that famous culture of democracy, which is our objective." - Paul Biya

"Nationalizing businesses, nationalizing banks, is not a solution for the democratic party, it's the objective." - Rush Limbaugh

"But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one. Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power." - James A Baldwin

"I'm one of the undeserving poor... up ugen middle-class morality all the time... What is middle-class morality? Just an excuse for never giving me anything." - George Bernard Shaw

"That's what I mean by "Western morality," is the lack of morality. There is none. People are out for themselves, and they'll stab you in the back." - Cass Mccombs

"True morality makes fun of morality." - Blaise Pascal

"Morality which depends upon the helplessness of a man or woman has not much to recommend it. Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts." - Mahatma Gandhi

"But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one. Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power." - James Baldwin

"I think most of the art now is involved with a denial of any kind of absolute morality, or general morality." - Donald Judd

"I believe in pursuing my own morality. That is all I have ever stuck by. It is my own morality that really matters." - Jonathan King

"Morality in Europe today is herd-morality" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Morality consists of suspecting other people of not being legally married." - George Bernard Shaw

"Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality." - U Thant

"When wrongs are pressed because it is believed they will be borne, resistance becomes morality." - Thomas Jefferson

"One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion." - Arthur C Clarke

"The foundation of morality is to have done, once and for all, with lying." - Thomas Huxley

"Morality is the best of all devices for leading mankind by the nose." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Morality, when formal, devours." - Albert Camus

"An important species of pleasure, and therewith the source of morality, arises out of habit." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Morality and ethics are nothing but footballs, wherewith people, strong people play to win points." - Theodore Dreiser

"Individualism has really the higher aim. Modern morality consists in accepting the standard of one's age." - Oscar Wilde

"Without the errors which lie in the assumption of morality, man would have remained an animal." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Action is the only reality; not only reality, but morality as well." - Abbie Hoffman

"Do what you do as well as you possibly can. That's Buddhist morality." - Brad Warner

"I regard morality and ideology as the chief cause of human misery." - Robert Anton Wilson

"To enjoy and give enjoyment, without injury to yourself or others; this is true morality." - Nicolas Chamfort

"Food first, then morality." - Bertolt Brecht

"The morality of customs,the spirit of the laws, produces the man emancipated from the law." - Gilles Deleuze

"The foundations of national morality must be laid in private families." - John Adams

"One has only as much morality as one has philosophy and poetry." - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

"If you are doing something for reward or punishment, you do not have morality." - Penn Jillette

"Morality was probably the invention of unattractive men. Whom else does it benefit really" - Manu Joseph

"The best way to teach morality is to make it a habit with children." - Aristotle

"Like heterosexuality, faith in immaterial realities is popularly considered essential to individual morality." - Wendy Kaminer

"The new so called morality has too often the old immorality condoned." - Hartley William Shawcross

"Tis substantially true that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government." - George Washington

"Dr. Johnson's morality was as English an article as a beefsteak." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Those who would tread politics and morality apart will never understand the one or the other." - John Morley

"Money, not morality, is the principle of commerce and commercial nations." - Thomas Jefferson

"There is no pestilence in a state like a zeal for religion, independent of morality." - Jeremy Bentham

"Morality in government begins with officials using words as honestly as possible to describe the truth." - David Gergen

"Morality is always higher than law and we cannot forget this ever." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"Those who speak against the great do not usually speak from morality, but from envy." - Walter Savage Landor

"Civilization depends on morality." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Morality is not respectability." - George Bernard Shaw

"There is nothing which strengthens faith more than the observance of morality." - Joseph Addison

"Whatever others think or do, lower not your standard of purity, morality and love of God." - Swami Vivekananda

"Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life." - Albert Einstein

"Aim above morality. If you apply that to life, then youre bound to live life fully." - Ruth Gordon

"My morality and faith are choices. My sexual orientation however isn't." - Anthony Venn-Brown

"Let us with Caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion." - George Washington

"Only Atheists have morals, the religious have reward and punishment. That's not morality, that's sucking up." - Penn Jillette

"I don't believe in morality. I'm a disciple of Bernard Shaw." - George Bernard Shaw

"Gossip is charming! History is merely gossip. But scandal is gossip made tedious by morality." - Oscar Wilde

"What I know most surely about morality and the duty of man I owe to sport." - Albert Camus

"The artist's morality lies in the force and truth of his description." - Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly

"Morality turns on whether the pleasure precedes or follows the pain." - Samuel Butler

"Our system of morality is a body of imperfect social generalizations expressed in terms of emotion." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"The essence of morality is the subjugation of nature in obedience to social needs." - John Morley

"I'm a man of honour, a truthful person, a gentleman of absolute morality." - Silvio Berlusconi

"To me God is truth and love, God is ethics and morality, God is fearlessness." - Mahatma Gandhi

"To observe morality is to attain mastery over our mind and our passions." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I have to live for others and not for myself; that's middle-class morality." - George Bernard Shaw



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