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Morals Quotes

A moral is something that is learned at the end of a lesson and this could be in the form of a story or event. We’ve all heard moral stories, such as The Hare and The Tortoise, as kids, haven’t we? Implement these morals within us make us ethical and principally sound. Some of them include – honesty is the best policy, better safe than sorry, slow and steady wins the race etc. When implemented, these moral values are what make good people and a good society. Get a preview into these famous ethics/principles quotes!

Thomas Paine

An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.

Vladimir Lenin

There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.

Laurence Sterne

Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.

Charles Kingsley

A man may learn from his Bible to be a more thorough gentleman than if he had been brought up in all the drawing-rooms in London.

Thomas Moore

Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot.

Franklin P. Jones

Nothing makes it easier to resist temptation than a proper bringing-up, a sound set of values - and witnesses.

Horace Mann

Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.

Thomas Paine

Every religion is good that teaches man to be good; and I know of none that instructs him to be bad.

Rita Mae Brown

Morals are private. Decency is public.


I don't want to have to compromise my morals in order to make a living.

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Laurence Sterne

One may as well be asleep as to read for anything but to improve his mind and morals, and regulate his conduct.

Demi Moore

There's this idea that if you take your clothes off, somehow you must have loose morals.

Susan B. Anthony

Whoever controls work and wages, controls morals.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

We are justified in enforcing good morals, for they belong to all mankind; but we are not justified in enforcing good manners, for good manners always mean our own manners.

Dolly Parton

We just seem to have lost all our morals and principles and values these days.

Honoré de Balzac

When law becomes despotic, morals are relaxed, and vice versa.

Robert Louis Stevenson

If your morals make you dreary, depend on it, they are wrong.