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    The horse had a fly-net over its head and ears. It looked down on the paving-stones with the empty disappointed expression of an old moral theologian. Whenever the guide spat between his shoes, the horse shook his head in disapproval.

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    The knife will only hurt for a moment. Then your choice will be made, and it will all be over.

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    The man who pursues moral ends with unmoral means is involved in a contradiction of motives, and nullifies the object at which he aims, since he denies it by his actions.

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    The moral purpose of every human life should be to attain happiness through service to humanity.

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    The pity is that the public will demand and find a moral in my book, or worse they may take it in some serious way, and on the honour of a gentleman, there is not one single serious word in it.

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    the passage on dignity is an addendum to the formula of autonomy: ‘act only so that the will could regard itself as at the same time giving universal law through its maxim’ (G IV 434). Kant raises the question of why a morally good being abides by this formula. His answer (in brief) is because morality has an elevated worth (i.e. only moral dictates are categorical).

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    The philosophers make still another objection: "What you gain in rigour," they say, "you lose in objectivity. You can rise toward your logical ideal only by cutting the bonds which attach you to reality. Your science is infallible, but it can only remain so by imprisoning itself in an ivory tower and renouncing all relation with the external world. From this seclusion it must go out when it would attempt the slightest application.

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    The police do a great job of shafting the general public.

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    The principles that shape our virtues as a society define the collective social richness of those that are committed to live by their virtues.

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    The Principles Of The Kingdom Of God Are Sealed Are Sealed Into Your Moral Awareness

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    The only thing more powerful than words - is the Author who chooses them.

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    The question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but "Can they suffer?

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    The pleasure derived from listening to the vices of others does not make us wiser nor does it make us any more virtuous. It only makes the vices more acceptable. People start believing that they can lower their moral standards because others are doing the same. There is great frustration in the society due to half truths and false stories spread by media.

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    There's something immoral about abandoning your common sense in matters of social importance.

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    There is nothing morally wrong with buying stolen goods, unless you know that they were stolen.

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    There is something splendid about innocence; but what is bad about it, in turn, is that it cannot protect itself very well and is easily seduced. Because of this, even wisdom - which otherwise consists more in conduct than in knowledge - still needs science, not in order to learn from it but in order to provide access and durability for its precepts.

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    The survivor spoke to us though, or tried to. Mumbling through that matted brown beard of his, pale as death itself. I can’t say now if it was weakness from his wounds or what it was – but we struggled to understand him. In fact we got nothing intelligible from him at all then. He seemed afraid, like any dying man probably would be, but he did seem more terrified than any dying man I’ve seen before – and I’ve seen a few in my time. Let me tell you, Corsair or not, he grabbed whatever hand would hold his, and clenched it so tight his knuckles turned white! He kept fading out as we carried him on the stretcher board the medics brought with them. Looking back, I think he tried to warn us, poor bastard. He tried to tell us to leave him behind and go, but we wouldn’t listen. We thought we were better than the Corsairs, remember? We thought we would be all moral and upright and try to help him. ‘Don’t say I didn’t warn you.’ were the last words he said before losing consciousness. At least, those that we could make out. At the end of it all, he was right – as it turned out, we couldn’t even help ourselves.

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    The task of the moral philosopher-thinker is to support and strengthen the voice of human conscience, to recognize what is good or what is bad for people, whether they are good or bad for society in a period of evolution. May be a "voice crying in the wilderness", but only if that voice remains lively and uncompromising, it is possible to transform the desert into fertile land.

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    They say that it’s hard for men to agree. You’d be surprised how easy it is—when both parties hold as their moral absolute that neither exists for the sake of the other and that reason is their only means of trade.

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    They make you settle for second best." That's what I like about the movies. There's always some minor character standing round to tell you the moral, just in case you're too dumb to figure it out for yourself. "You never get what you want.

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    To have been possessed by something so awful and so alien, and then the next morning wake up from it, remember what happened, and realize what I had done, with a clear mind and all my essential moral and ethical feelings intact at that moment, [I was] absolutely horrified that I was capable of doing something like that.

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    Though I myself am an atheist, I openly profess religion in the sense just mentioned, that is, a nature religion. I hate the idealism that wrenches man out of nature; I am not ashamed of my dependency on nature; I openly confess that the workings of nature affect not only my surface, my skin, my body, but also my core, my innermost being, that the air I breathe in bright weather has a salutary effect not only on my lungs but also on my mind, that the light of the sun illumines not only my eyes but also my spirit and my heart. And I do not, like a Christian, believe that such dependency is contrary to my true being or hope to be delivered from it. I know further that I am a finite moral being, that I shall one day cease to be. But I find this very natural and am therefore perfectly reconciled to the thought.

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    Toda nuestra vida es sorprendentemente moral. No hay un instante de tregua entre la virtud y el vicio.

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    Thus, we knew at the onset of the sexual revolution back in 1968 that this day of disease and promiscuity would come. It is here, and what we do with our situation will determine how much we and our children will suffer in the future. God created the moral basis for the universe before He made the heavens and the earth. His concept of right and wrong was not an afterthought that came along with the Ten Commandments. No, it was an expression of God’s divine nature and was in force before “the beginning.

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    To inspire is to lead through a selfless compassionate character, which displays moral integrity as a path for all…

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    Trust the moral. Remember the mistake

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    We are unique not by comparison but by compassion (the moral of my book The Cheetah and the Snail)

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    Vi que todos los seres tienen una fatalidad de dicha: la acción no es la vida, sino una forma de malgastar una fuerza, un enervamiento. La moral es la debilidad del cerebro.

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    We have complete choice as individuals: the only decisions we can take are our own. And yet so many species use the state of being an individual as an excuse for inaction, helplessness and irresponsibility.No situation is so overwhelming that action is pointless. Targassat of Surang.

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    We don’t have the moral right to be nobody

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    We could sum up thre entire message of this book in the following way; leaders stand for something - vision. Leaders stand on something - values.

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    What I am recommending to the unmarried person, therefore, comes straight out of the Word: Stay out of bed unless you there alone! I know that advice is difficult to put into practice today. But I didn't make the rules. I'm just passing them along. God's moral laws are not designed to oppress us or deprive us of pleasure. They are there to protect us from the devastation of sin, including disease, heartache, divorce, and spiritual death. Abstinence before marriage and fidelity afterward is the Creator's own plan, and no one has devised a way to improve on it.

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    We often do, in the right way, something that is wrong.

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    Well, you have said that you were quite certain I was not a serious anarchist. Does this place strike you as being serious?" "It does seem to have a moral under all its gaiety," assented Syme; "but may I ask you two questions? You need not fear to give me information, because, as you remember, you very wisely extorted from me a promise not to tell the police, a promise I shall certainly keep. So it is in mere curiosity that I make my queries. First of all, what is it really all about? What is it you object to? you want to abolish Government?" "To abolish God!" said Gregory, opening the eyes of a fanatic. "We do not only want to upset a few despotisms and police regulations; that sort of anarchism does exist, but it is a mere branch of the Nonconformists. We dig deeper and we blow you higher. We wish to deny all those arbitrary distinctions of vice and virtue, honour and treachery, upon which mere rebels base themselves. The silly sentimentalists of the French Revolution talked of the Rights of Man! We hate Rights and we hate Wrongs. We have abolished Right and Wrong." "And Right and Left," said Syme with a simple eagerness. "I hope you will abolish them too. They are much more troublesome to me.

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    We would not be ashamed of doing some of the things we do in private, if the number of sane human beings who do them in public were large enough.

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    Achieving the right to basic education for all is thus one of the biggest moral challenges of our times.

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    When a moral man speaks, listen. But when immoral men speak, toss away their words like bad fruit. Truth will never shine from a heart filled with corruption and lies.

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    When he really wanted to get juicy, he would write in Latin. Remember? I was seventeen before I realised that immissio penis in os meant sticking it in the mouth.” “And immissio penis in anum, those who practiced that, he called us moral imbeciles and moral depravities, certain barbarous races devoid of morality. I grew up in constant fear!

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    Working out that I am not Mizuko has been an important step towards feeling better. If I have hit on a moral, it is this: the body is our natural barrier. There were lines I should not have crossed, and I did so without permission. I was looking always for correspondences, but meaning is found through difference.

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    Working in dysfunctional companies was an excruciating experience.

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    You will miss a normal life while living a successful life, but not as much as the craving for a successful life while you were living a normal life.

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    Abhorrence of apartheid is a moral attitude, not a policy.

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    Ability may get you to the top, nut it takes chracter to keep you there - mental, moral, and physical.

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    Accepting evolution does not force us to jettison our morals and ethics, and rejecting evolution does not ensure their constancy.

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    A child gets moral notions from the fairy-tales he delights in, as do his elders from tale and verse.

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    A civilized society must count animals as worthy of moral consideration and ethical treatment. The question is not, Can they reason? nor Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?

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    Addiction has the capacity to disconnect the human will and nullify moral agency. It can rob one of the power to decide.

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    A drug is neither moral nor immoral - it's a chemical compound. The compound itself is not a menace to society until a human being treats it as if consumption bestowed a temporary license to act like an asshole.

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    You are a cesspit if moral filth.

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    Your soul is different than your body. the soul is the real identity. you keep on believing in your name as your identity but the eternal truth is that your soul is your real identity. Just like you discard your clothes to get new one; you need to leave your one incarnation to get another. Don't get limited by your only birth. Your soul is ageless and immortal.