Ethics Quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”Albert Camus” float=”none” width=”100%”]A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Albert Einstein” float=”none” width=”100%”]Relativity applies to physics, not ethics.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Albert Einstein” float=”none” width=”100%”]The real problem is in the hearts and minds of men. It is not a problem of physics but of ethics. It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil from the spirit of man.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Albert Schweitzer” float=”none” width=”100%”]A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist, and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Albert Schweitzer” float=”none” width=”100%”]Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Albert Schweitzer” float=”none” width=”100%”]Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Albert Schweitzer” float=”none” width=”100%”]Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Albert Schweitzer” float=”none” width=”100%”]I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. I can do no other than to have compassion for all that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Albert Schweitzer” float=”none” width=”100%”]Let me give you a definition of ethics: It is good to maintain and further life it is bad to damage and destroy life.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Albert Schweitzer” float=”none” width=”100%”]The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Alexander Solzhenitsyn” float=”none” width=”100%”]Even the most rational approach to ethics is defenseless if there isn’t the will to do what is right.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Aristotle” float=”none” width=”100%”]Neither by nature. then, nor contrary to nature do the virtues arise in us; nature gives us the capacity to receive them. and this capacity is brought to maturity by habit.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Aristotle” float=”none” width=”100%”]The end of this science (ethics) is not knowledge but action.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Aristotle” float=”none” width=”100%”]The good of man is the active exercise of his soul’s faculties in conformity with excellence or virtue.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Aristotle” float=”none” width=”100%”]Virtue is a state apt to exercise deliberate choice, being in the relative mean, determined by reason , and as a man of practical wisdom would determine…In respect of fears and confidence or boldness, the Mean state is Courage.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ayn Rand” float=”none” width=”100%”]Ethics is a code of values which guide our choices and actions and determine the purpose and course of our lives.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Bertrand Russell” float=”none” width=”100%”]Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”BILL MOYERS” float=”none” width=”100%”]Our very lives depend on the ethics of strangers, and most of us are always strangers to other people.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Billy Graham” float=”none” width=”100%”]The secret of the power of Christianity is not in its ethics. It is not in Christian ideas or philosophy…the secret of Christianity is found…in the Lord Jesus Christ.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”C.S. Lewis” float=”none” width=”100%”]Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Camus” float=”none” width=”100%”]A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Carol Gilligan” float=”none” width=”100%”]The blind willingness to sacrifice people to truth, however, has always been the danger of ethics abstracted from life.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Derrick Bell” float=”none” width=”100%”]All ethical people strive to choose “right” over “easy” when confronted by situations that force them to choose one or the other.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Edward Hennessy” float=”none” width=”100%”]Ethics must begin at the top of an organization. It is a leadership issue and the chief executive must set the example.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Emily Post” float=”none” width=”100%”]Nothing is less important than which fork you use. Etiquette is the science of living. It embraces everything. It is ethics. It is honor.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Felix Adler” float=”none” width=”100%”]To care for anyone else enough to make their problems one’s own, is ever the beginning of one’s real ethical development.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Francisco Luis Gomes” float=”none” width=”100%”]Ethics is the science of duties, and it’s principles, perceived by reason, and revealed to us by conscience.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Gary Oldman” float=”none” width=”100%”]We’re given a code to live our lives by. We don’t always follow it, but it’s still there.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Harvey Mackay” float=”none” width=”100%”]Ethical decisions ensure that everyone’s best interests are protected. When in doubt, don’t.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Henry Paulson” float=”none” width=”100%”]In just about every area of society, there’s nothing more important than ethics.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Herbert Spencer” float=”none” width=”100%”]Absolute morality is the regulation of conduct in such a way that pain shall not be inflicted.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Immanuel Kant” float=”none” width=”100%”]I am never to act otherwise than so that I could also will that my maxim should become a universal law.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Immanuel Kant” float=”none” width=”100%”]In law, a man is guilty when he violates the rights of another. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”James Cagney” float=”none” width=”100%”]Ethics! Ethics! Who got ethics? Who’s got ethics? Am I a gentleman or ain’t I?[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”James Macgregor Burns” float=”none” width=”100%”]Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jane Addams” float=”none” width=”100%”]Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jerry Pournelle” float=”none” width=”100%”]In any ethical situation, the thing you want least to do is probably the right action.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Atkinson” float=”none” width=”100%”]Ethics are not necessarily to do with being law-abiding. I am very interested in the moral path, doing the right thing.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Berger” float=”none” width=”100%”]Without ethics, man has no future. This is to say, mankind without them cannot be itself. Ethics determine choices and actions and suggest difficult priorities.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Carroll” float=”none” width=”100%”]The real task is not to rid life of ethics but to rid ethics of its ideological content.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Fletcher Moulton” float=”none” width=”100%”]Ethics is obedience to the unenforceable.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Knoll” float=”none” width=”100%”]Any tool can be used for good or bad. It’s really the ethics of the artist using it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Judy Sheindlin” float=”none” width=”100%”]You don’t teach morals and ethics and empathy and kindness in the schools. You teach that at home, and children learn by example.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ludwig Wittgenstein” float=”none” width=”100%”]Ethics and aesthetics are one.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mahatma Gandhi” float=”none” width=”100%”]For the morals, ethics and religion are convertible terms. A moral life, without reference to religion is like a house built upon sand. And religion, divorced from morality, is like ‘sounding brass, good only for making a noise and breaking heads.'[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mahatma Gandhi” float=”none” width=”100%”]To say what offends another is against ethics and certainly against spirituality if the saying is not required in the interest of truth.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Manisha Paliwal” float=”none” width=”100%”]Ethics is a mass of moral principles or set of values about what is right or wrong, true or false, fair or unfair, proper or improper, what is right is ethical and what is wrong is unethical.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Manisha Paliwal” float=”none” width=”100%”]Ethics is thus said to be the science of conduct. As a matter of fact, it deals with certain standard human conduct and morals.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mark Twain” float=”none” width=”100%”]Right is right, and wrong is wrong, and a body ain’t got no business doing wrong when he ain’t ignorant and knows better.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Martin Cohen” float=”none” width=”100%”]Ethics is not about platitudes, let alone tautologies, logic or mathematics, but about difficult choices – dilemmas.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Martine Batchelor” float=”none” width=”100%”]The more you practice the three trainings of ethics, meditation, and wisdom, the more difficult it will become for you to act in a way that is contrary to an ethical, compassionate attitude. Ethics arise naturally out of contemplating the three trainings.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Maya Angelou” float=”none” width=”100%”]The needs of a society determines its ethics.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”McCormick Study” float=”none” width=”100%”]As long as success, personal gain, and competing with one’s neighbor and corporations are the rule, ethics will never find a place.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mehmet Murat ildan” float=”none” width=”100%”]If you are not rising with ethics, you will sink with every rise![/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Michael Josephson” float=”none” width=”100%”]Character is ethics in action.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Michael Josephson” float=”none” width=”100%”]Ethics is not a description of what people do; it’s a prescription for what we all should do.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Michael Josephson” float=”none” width=”100%”]Ethics is not about the way things are, it’s about the way they ought to be.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Oscar Wilde” float=”none” width=”100%”]The sphere of art and the sphere of ethics are absolutely distinct and separate.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Patrick Dixon” float=”none” width=”100%”]Strong ethics keep corporations healthy . Poor ethics make companies sick. Values are the immune system of every organisation.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Peter F. Drucker” float=”none” width=”100%”]There is only one ethics, one set of rules of morality, one code: That of individual behavior in which the same rules apply to everyone alike.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Peter Singer” float=”none” width=”100%”]Ethics is inescapable.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Potter Stewart” float=”none” width=”100%”]Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Price Pritchett” float=”none” width=”100%”]You can’t put someone else in charge of your morals. Ethics is a personal discipline.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Price Pritchett” float=”none” width=”100%”]Your ethical muscle grows stronger every time you choose right over wrong.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Priyavrat Thareja” float=”none” width=”100%”]If ethics is not the engine of success, in the train of growth, it sure is a guard, with a flag, which may be green, or at times red.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ralph Waldo Emerson” float=”none” width=”100%”]The world is full of judgment-days and into every assembly that a man enters, in every action he attempts, he is gauged and stamped.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Robert Byron” float=”none” width=”100%”]Some of the old ethics will disappear with the old gods, but new gods will create new ethical values, and new ethical values in turn will create new conceptions of deity.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Robert Noyce” float=”none” width=”100%”]If ethics are poor at the top, that behavior is copied down through the organization.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Shaw” float=”none” width=”100%”]The nation’s morals are like its teeth, the more decayed they are the more it hurts to touch them.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Socrates” float=”none” width=”100%”]The understanding of mathematics is necessary for a sound grasp of ethics.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Swami Vivekananda” float=”none” width=”100%”]Ethics come from the attainment of freedom, renunciation, which comes only when the individual attain a superior strength.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Swami Vivekananda” float=”none” width=”100%”]Supreme oneness is the rationale of all ethics and morality. Ethics cannot be derived from the mere sanction to any personage. Some eternal principle of truth has the sanction of ethics. Where is the eternal sanction to be found except in the only infinite reality that exists in you and us and in all, in the self, in the soul?[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”The Josephson Institute of Ethics” float=”none” width=”100%”]Ethics is about how we meet the challenge of doing the right thing, when that will cost more than we want to pay.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Thomas Paine” float=”none” width=”100%”]Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as to possess.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Valdemar W. Setzer” float=”none” width=”100%”]Ethics is not definable, is not implementable, because it is not conscious; it involves not only our thinking, but also our feeling.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Warren E. Burger” float=”none” width=”100%”]Ours is a sick profession marked by incompetence, lack of training, misconduct, and bad manners. Ineptness, bungling, malpractice, and bad ethics can be observed in courthouses all over this country every day…these incompetents have a seeming unawareness of the fundamental ethics of the profession.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Wayne Dyer” float=”none” width=”100%”]Live one day at a time emphasizing ethics rather than rules.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Wayne Dyer” float=”none” width=”100%”]Live one day at a time emphasizing ethics rather than rules.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Wayne R. Bills” float=”none” width=”100%”]In the final analysis, ethics is less about what we do, and more about who we are.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Wynton Marsalis” float=”none” width=”100%”]Ethics are more important than laws.[/wpsm_quote]