Monday, May 02, 2005

Morality Quotes

Our morality seems to be only a check on the ultimate domination of force, just as our politeness is a check on the impulse of every pig to put his feet in the trough.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Children lack morality, but they also lack fake morality.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960 We have two kinds of morality side by side:  one which we preach but do not practice and another which we practice but seldom preach.  ~Bertrand Russell The world of empirical morality consists for the most part of nothing but ill will and envy.  ~Goethe Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.  ~Graham Greene Why should moral distinction be made between death by the spirochete and death by the streptococcus?  ~Martin H. Fischer What is morality in any given time or place?  It is what the majority then and there happen to like, and immorality is what they dislike. 


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