100 Best Morality Quotes From Religion, Literature, & Politics

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Having morality means to know what is right and what is wrong.

A person who has morality is always on his good behavior towards another. They will never do any harm or wrong towards another.

There are many moral values that one should have. But the five most important moral values are being truthful, inspiring, helpful, kind, and knowing one's own needs. However, morality and immorality run rather close to each other. So people, read up on these quotes below to know every little thing about morality.

If you like this, check out ethics quotes and core values quotes.

Necessary & Famous Quotes About Morality

To live with a sense of morality is what we strive for. Here we have some Nietzsche morality quotes, Socrates morality quotes and Kant quotes on morality, and much more of the best, necessary and most famous of quotes on social morality from many well-known people. Hope you find these quotes helpful.

1. "Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness."

- Immanuel Kant.

2. "Morality is just a fiction used by the herd of inferior human beings to hold back the few superior men."

- Friedrich Nietzsche.

3. "A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true."

- Socrates.

4. "A scientist has no use for the religion of fear and equally little for social or moral religion.

- Albert Einstein.

5. "Morality is only moral when it is voluntary."

- Lincoln Steffens.

6. "A man that has lost moral sense is like a man in battle with both of his legs shot off: he has nothing to stand on."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

7. "The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions."

- Albert Einstein.

8. "The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live."

- Ayn Rand.

9. "Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered."

- Graham Greene.

10. "We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right."

- Ronald Reagan.

11. "Morality is truth in full bloom."

- Victor Hugo.

12. "Morality knows nothing of geographical boundaries, or distinctions of race."

- Herbert Spencer.

13. "To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality."

- John Locke.

14. "Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons."

- Thomas Hardy.

15. "The quality of moral behavior varies in inverse ratio to the number of human beings involved."

- Aldous Huxley.

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

- Aristotle.

17. "Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

18. "Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins."

- Ayn Rand.

19. "Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality."

- Mahatma Gandhi.

20. "Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike."

- Oscar Wilde.

21. "There is nothing divine about morality; it is a purely human affair."

- Alber Einstein.

22. "I think television's become a downright dangerous thing. It has no moral barometer whatsoever. If you want to talk about something that is all about money, just watch the television."

- Tom Petty.

23. "The higher the building the lower the morals."

- Noel Coward.

24. "Children often have a much stronger concept of morality than adults."

- Nina Bawden.

25. "Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God."

- Albert Einstein.

26. "Even if everyone else is not doing good, I alone will. Even if everyone else is doing wrong, I alone will not."

- Gautama Buddha.

27. "People of our type see in morality a purely human matter, albeit the most important in the human sphere."

- Albert Einstein.

28. "Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit."

- Aristotle.

29. "I do not believe in immortality of the individual."

- Albert Einstein.

30. "Compassion is the basis of morality."

- Arthur Schopenhauer.

31. "The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better."

- John Dewey.

32. "The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion."

- Arthur C. Clarke.

Great Bible Quotes About Morality

The Bible teaches us a lot about necessary morality. These religion and morality quotes on truth teaches us how to be morally sound. We hope you like them!

33. "Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry."

- Colossians 3:5.

34. "And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting."

- Romans 1:28.

35. "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil..."

- Isaiah 5:20.

36. "You cannot serve God and money."

- Matthew 6:24.

37. "For this, you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God."

- Ephesians 5:5.

38. "It will be righteousness for us if we are careful to observe all this commandment before the Lord our God, just as He commanded us."

- Deuteronomy 6:25.

39. "So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets."

- Matthew 7:12.

40. "But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh."

- Galatians 5:16.

41. "I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you."

- Matthew 5:43-44.

42. "Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law."

- Romans 13:8.

43. "Do not be deceived: 'Bad company ruins good morals'."

- Corinthians 15:33.

Morality Quotes From Books

Morality quotes are all inspirational.

There have been many books written on the theme of morality. You will find quotes like Huck Finn morality quotes, Hamlet morality quotes, CS Lewis morality quotes and Macbeth morality quotes among them. Some of them will rather get you a very grim portrait of humanity!

44. "Conventionality is not morality."

- Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre'.

45. "That's just the way: a person does a low-down thing, and then he don't want to take no consequences of it. Thinks as long as he can hide it, it ain't no disgrace."

- Mark Twain, 'The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn'.

46. "So far, about morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after."

- Ernest Hemingway, 'Death In The Afternoon'.

47. "This above all: to thine own self be true,

And it must follow, as the night the day,

Thou canst not then be false to any man."

- Polonius, 'Hamlet', Act I, Scene III.

48. "Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality."

- Arthur Schopenhauer, 'The Basis Of Morality'.

49. "There is nothing indulgent about the Moral Law. It is as hard as nails."

- C.S. Lewis.

50. "There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book."

- Oscar Wilde.

51. "My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical,

Shakes so my single state of man

That function is smothered in surmise,

And nothing is but what is not."

- 'Macbeth', Act I, Scene III.

52. "Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo."

- H.G. Wells.

53. "Morality is the thing upon which your friends smile, and immorality is the thing upon which they frown."

- Elbert Hubbard.

54. "The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame."

- Oscar Wilde.

55. "Morality is a burglar's tool whose merit lies in never being left behind at the scene of the crime."

- Karl Kraus.

Morality Quotes From Movies

Here's some quotes on morality from all kinds of movies.

56. "Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could, they didn't stop to think if they should."

- Malcolm, 'Jurassic Park'.

57. "I think morals are good for you, I love morals, and the moral of this story is: 'If you're walkin' on eggs, don't hop'."

- 'Blue Thunder'.

58. "Pickering: Have you no morals, man?

Doolittle: Nah. Nah, can't afford 'em, guv'nor. Neither could you, if you was as poor as me."

- 'My Fair Lady'.

59. "Dr. Watson: Being men of no moral fiber whatsoever, they can't resist helping themselves to a new pair of shoes.

Sherlock Holmes: Do you think they have these in brown?"

- 'Without A Clue'.

60. "Teddy Daniels: I thought God gave us moral order.

Warden: There's no moral order at all. There's just this: can my violence conquer yours?"

- 'Shutter Island'.

61. "He's a high-tech genius whose morals make Muammar Kadafi look like Mother Teresa!"

- Max Reisler, 'Cube²: Hypercube'.

62. "When morals decline and good men do nothing, evil flourishes."

- J. Edgar Hoover, 'J. Edgar'.

63. "I'll save the grain of sand falling from the hands of providence for my morality lessons."

- Nicole Horner, 'Diabolique'.

64. "Elle: I have dubious morals, you know.

Lui: What do you call 'having dubious morals'?

Elle: Being dubious about other people's morals."

- 'Hiroshima Mon Amour'.

65. "A moral victory which compels the enemy to recognize the moral superiority of his opponent and his own impotence was won by the Russians at Borodino."

- Narrator, 'War And Peace, Part III: The Year 1812'.

Quotes About Morality And Ethics

Morality cannot be there if there are simply no ethics in a person. Below are a few age-old ethics quotes that are absolutely perfect.

66. "All men alike stand condemned, not by alien codes of ethics, but by their own, and all men therefore are conscious of guilt."

- C. S. Lewis.

67. "My personal philosophy of life is one of ethics."

- Alva Myrdal.

68. "A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world."

- Albert Camus.

69. "Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for co-operation with oneself."

- Bertrand Russell.

70. "Ethics or simple honesty is the building blocks upon which our whole society is based."

- Kerry Stokes.

71. "Any tool can be used for good or bad. It's really the ethics of the artist using it."

- John Knoll.

72. "All the dry ethics of the world turn to dust because apart from God they are lifeless."

- Mahatma Gandhi.

73. "Even the most rational approach to ethics is defenseless if there isn't the will to do what is right."

- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

74. "Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar."

- D. H. Lawrence.

75. "Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique."

- James MacGregor Burns.

76. "If ethics are poor at the top, that behavior is copied down through the organization."

- Robert Noyce.

77. "Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do."

- Potter Stewart.

78. "Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics - a rational ethics - as a precondition of rebirth."

- Ayn Rand.

79. "Whether we believe in God or karma, ethics is the foundation of every religion."

- Dalai Lama.

80. "In law, a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics, he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so."

- Immanuel Kant.

81. "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Mahatma Gandhi.

Great Quotes About Honor

Morality quotes are very wise.

Honor and morality go hand in hand. So, below are a few honor quotes that are simply appropriate.

82. "When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead!"

- John Greenleaf Whittier.

83. "Honor is like an island, rugged and without a beach; once we have left it, we can never return."

- Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux.

84. "You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor."

- Aristotle.

85. "Bring love and peace and happiness and beautiful lives into the world in my honor."

- Aron Ralston.

86. "It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them."

- Mark Twain.

87. "Wherever I look, I see signs of the commandment to honor one's parents and nowhere of a commandment that calls for the respect of a child."

- Alice Miller.

88. "Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself."

- Lois McMaster Bujold.

89. "Act well your part: there all the honor lies."

- Alexander Pope.

90. "No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave."

- Calvin Coolidge.

Quotes On Integrity

Lastly, we have quotes about integrity, without which one simply cannot have morality. These age-old quotes will often help you.

91. "You shall not, for the sake of one individual, change the meaning of principle and integrity."

- Jane Austen.

92. "Integrity is keeping a commitment even after circumstances have changed."

- David Jeremiah.

93. "If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters."

- Alan K. Simpson.

94. "Integrity gives you real freedom because you have nothing to fear since you have nothing to hide."

- Zig Ziglar.

95. "A building has integrity, just like a man, and just as seldom."

- Ayn Rand.

96. "Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching."

- C. S. Lewis.

97. "Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you."

- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

98. "Integrity is a life where your beliefs and intentions are aligned with your words and actions."

- Stephen Lovegrove.

99. "Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful."

- Samuel Johnson.

100. "Integrity is the essence of everything successful."

- R. Buckminster Fuller.

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