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    Surely if we have learned anything from the history of morals it is that the thing to do with a moral quandary is not to hide it.

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    Suspending moral judgment is not the immorality of the novel; it is its morality.

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    Systems of morals are only a sign-language of the emotions.

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    Taking responsible steps to reduce poverty is not merely a moral imperative but an economic one.

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    Teaching is been seen as kind of a moral calling and not as an intellectual job.

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    Tell the truth as you understand it. If you're a writer, you have a moral obligation to do this. And it is a revolutionary act - truth is always subversive.

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    That I can't relate to today's music or morals doesn't make either necessarily bad. Just different. I leave the judgements to others.

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    That human behavior is more influenced by things outside of us than inside. The situation is the external environment. The inner environment is genes, moral history, religious training.

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    That Newt Gingrich or any mainstream Republican has the nerve to look down from what they perceive as their moral mountaintop at anyone is laughable.

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    That's the problem with having a moral code. We want to destroy the jerkish part of the jerks, but we want to save the human being underneath.

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    That we occasionally violate our own stated moral code does not imply that we are insincere in espousing that code.

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    That which is right is different for each one of us in each situation. There isn't a moral code that I or anyone can lay down that will tell you what your dharma is.

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    The aim of the liar is simply to charm, to delight, to give pleasure. He is the very basis of civilized society.

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    The balance of private good and general welfare is at the bottom of civilized morals but the morals of the Heroic Age are founded on individuality, and on nothing else.

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    The beauty of the animal form is in exact proportion to the amount of moral and intellectual virtue expressed by it.

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    The best laws cannot make a constitution work in spite of morals; morals can turn the worst laws to advantage. That is a commonplace truth, but one to which my studies are always bringing me back. It is the central point in my conception. I see it at the end of all my reflections.

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    The best things in life are clean living, good works, and big saphires. And not in that order.

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    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.

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    The challenge is to resist circumstances. Any idiot can be happy in a happy place, but moral courage is required to be happy in a hellhole.

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    The Congressional Black Caucus is a moral fraud. It's amazing how many people are afraid of saying that

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    The content of scientific theory itself offers no moral foundation for the personal conduct of life.

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    The constants that I look for are a love of light and a determination to trace some moral chain of being.

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    The cure for false theology is motherwit. Forget your books and traditions, and obey your moral perceptions at this hour.

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    The day knowledge was preferred to wisdom and mere usefulness to beauty. . . . Only a moral revolution -- not a social or a political revolution -- only a moral revolution would lead man back to his lost truth.

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    The deeper we look, the more we shall be convinced that the one thing wanting, which we must strive to acquire before all others, is strength strength physical, strength mental, strength moral, but above all strength spiritual which is the one inexhaustible and imperishable source of all the others. If we have strength everything else will be added to us easily and naturally.

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    The defense of morals is the battle-cry which best rallies stupidity against change.

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    The development that produces great art is a moral and not an aesthetic development.

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    The drinking of wine seems to me to have a moral edge over many pleasures and hobbies in that it promotes love of one's neighbor.

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    The ecological crisis is a moral issue.

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    The egoist ... destroys the universal importance accorded to moral law by showing that life independent of it is possible. Secondly, and even more intolerably to the pious, he manages to do so with shameless enjoyment.

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    The essence of the free press is the reliable, reasonable and moral nature of freedom.

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    That which does not correspond to the truth or to the moral norm possesses, objectively, no right either to existence or to propagation or to action.

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    That which is selfish is immoral, and that which is unselfish is moral.

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    The American elite ... is almost beyond redemption. Moral relativism has set in so deeply that the gilded classes have become incapable of discerning right from wrong. Everything can be explained away, especially by journalists. Life is one great moral mush -- sophistry washed down with Chardonnay.

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    The artist should preach nothing-not even his own autonomy. His art should speak its own truth, and in so doing it will be in harmony with every other kind of truth- moral, metaphysical, mystical.

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    The bad things are that our financing of health care is really a moral morass. It is a moral morass in the sense that it signals to the doctors and hospitals that human beings have different values depending on their income status.

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    The best companion and helper is admirable morals.

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    The best laws cannot make a constitution work in spite of morals; morals can turn the worst laws to advantage.

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    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.

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    The Civil War was started over economic issues, not slavery. The War was not popular in the North until the issue of slavery was added at a later time to turn it into a moral crusade.

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    The combination of physical strength and moral sincerity combined with tenderness of heart is exactly what is wanted in a husband.--Ameila Peabody

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    The consideration that human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected will always continue to prompt me to promote the former by inculcating the practice of the latter.

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    The cult of moral grayness is a revolt against moral values.

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    The Declaration of Independence has established certain moral confines, and governs in a manner consistent with the spirit under which our nation was founded: Love God; love thy neighbor as thyself.

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    The difficulty of looking at a system like natural selection if you have any sort of moral sense yourself, is almost what makes it beautiful.

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    The distemper of which, as a community, we are sick, should be considered rather as a moral than a political malady.

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    The essential trait in the moral consciousness, is the control of some feeling or feelings by some other feeling or feelings.

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    The finest and most beautiful ideas on morals and manners have been swept away before our times, and nothing is left for us but to glean after the ancients and the ablest amongst the moderns.

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    The flute is not an instrument that has a good moral effect - it is too exciting.

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    The free market opens the way for men to operate at their moral best, and all observation confirms that the poor fare better under these circumstances than when the way is closed, as it is under socialism.