Quotes About Morality

“Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”

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-Oscar Wilde

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”

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-Oscar Wilde

“It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.”

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-Noël Coward

“Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”

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-Oscar Wilde

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”

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-Oscar Wilde

“It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.”

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-Noël Coward

“Compassion is the basis of morality.”

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-Arthur Schopenhauer

“Compassion is the basis of morality.”

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-Arthur Schopenhauer

“Compassion is the basis of morality.”

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-Arthur Schopenhauer

“The Seven Social Sins are:

Wealth without work.
Pleasure without conscience.
Knowledge without character.
Commerce without morality.
Science without humanity.
Worship without sacrifice.
Politics without principle.

From a sermon given by Frederick Lewis Donaldson in Westminster Abbey, London, on March 20, 1925.”

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-Frederick Lewis Donaldson

“Compassion is the basis of morality.”

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-Arthur Schopenhauer
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