Connexions Quotations

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Morality Quotes

Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind.
- Albert Schweitzer

Do something for somebody everyday for which you do not get paid.
- Albert Schweitzer

Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong.
- Muhammed Ali

He who would do good to another, must do it in Minute Particulars, General Good is the plea of the scoundrel hypocrite & flatterer.
- William Blake

Heroes are not giant statues framed against a red sky. They are people who say: This is my community, and it is my responsibility to make it better.
- Studs Terkel

The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who, in a time of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
- Dante

I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer

If someone tells you he is going to make ‘a realistic decision,’ you immediately understand that he has resolved to do something bad.
- Mary McCarthy

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
- Desmond Tutu

If you can understand that your struggle is also somebody else’s struggle, or that your different concerns and problems are part of the same struggle, the potential is created for a stronger more effective movement. The working class movement has slogan: ‘An injustice to one is an injustice to all.’ If that is your approach you understand that solidarity, co-operation, mutual support, whatever you want to call it, is at one and the same time a duty to your fellow human beings and an act of rational self-interest.
- Ulli Diemer

In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.
- Jesus

Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to cast a stone.
- Jesus

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
- Dalai Lama XIV

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
- Joseph Joubert

The physical threat posed by climate change represents a crisis that is not only material but also profoundly spiritual at its core because it challenges us to think seriously about the future of the human race and what it means to be a human being.
- Grace Lee Boggs

Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
- Jesus

Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.
- Henry James

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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To learn more about Morality, explore the Connexions Subject Index Morality page, the Moral Blindness page, and the Double Standards page.