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“Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.”
“Moral excellence is an ornament for personal beauty; righteous conduct, for high birth; success for learning; and proper spending for wealth.”
“Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.”
“Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle”
“The fatal trait of the times is the divorce between religion and morality.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins.”
“Force always attracts men of low morality, and I believe it to be an invariable rule that tyrants of genius are succeeded by scoundrels.”
“Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.”
“If you start to think about your physical or moral condition, you usually find that you are sick”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“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.”
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