150 Total Quotes

Ethics Quotes

Albert Schweitzer
The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
Albert Schweitzer
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D.H. Lawrence
Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar.
D.H. Lawrence
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Mark Twain
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
Mark Twain
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Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
Spencer Johnson
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In civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics.
Earl Warren
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We should teach general ethics to both men and women, but sexual relationships themselves must not be policed. Sex, like the city streets, would be risk-free only in totalitarian regimes.
Camille Paglia
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Oliver Goldsmith
Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.
Oliver Goldsmith
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John Adams
I am persuaded there is among the mass of our people a fund of wisdom, integrity, and humanity which will preserve their happiness in a tolerable measure
John Adams
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Albert Einstein
Relativity applies to physics, not ethics
Albert Einstein
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The Society of Professional Journalists in their code of ethics says that journalists should avoid conflicts of interest real or perceived. Clearly it would be a conflict of interest for anyone acting in a journalism capacity to simultaneously be serving as a public servant.
Al Tompkins
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Albert Schweitzer
Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.
Albert Schweitzer
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Susan Sontag
The standard that a society should actually embody its own professed principles is a utopian one, in the sense that moral principles contradict the way things really are --- and always will be. How things really are --- and always will be --- is neither all-evil nor all-good but deficient, inconsistent, inferior. Principles invite us to do something about the morass of contradictions in which we function morally. Principles invite us to clean up our act; to become intolerant of moral laxity and compromise and cowardice and the turning away from what is upsetting: that secret gnawing of the heart that tells us that what we are doing is not right, and so counsels us that we'd be better off just not thinking about it.
Susan Sontag
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Calamity is the test of integrity.
Samuel Richardson
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Issac Asimov
Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.
Issac Asimov
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Our very lives depend on the ethics of strangers, and most of us are always strangers to other people.
Bill Moyers
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Immanuel Kant
In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.
Immanuel Kant
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Ovid Ovid,
No man can purchase his virtue too dear, for it is the only thing whose value must ever increase with the price it has cost us. Our integrity is never worth so much as when we have parted with our all to keep it.
Ovid Ovid,
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You are already of consequence in the world if you are known as a man of strict integrity
Grenville Kleiser
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Many of the most important issues in medical ethics today - from genetic testing and stem cell research to the humane treatment of prisoners of war - are directly affected by the experiences of medicine leading up to and during the Holocaust. Physicians need to explore these issues without getting caught up in political agendas or the results can be something we never intended and cause great harm.
Alan Wells
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It seems to me the number one vaccine policy question has as much to do with ethics as science.
Arthur Caplan
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[The presentations will focus on the role Nazi medical practices played in the development of medical ethics and the lessons today's physicians have learned from the period leading up to the Holocaust. The series is jointly funded by the AMA Institute for Ethics, the AMA Foundation, the Museum's Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies and host institutions. The series will visit medical schools and selected universities across the country over the next year.] Many of the most important issues in medical ethics today - from genetic testing and stem cell research to the humane treatment of prisoners of war - are directly affected by the experiences of medicine leading up to and during the Holocaust, ... Physicians need to explore these issues without getting caught up in political agendas or the results can be something we never intended and cause great harm.
Alan Wells
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Albert Schweitzer
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.
Albert Schweitzer
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Albert Schweitzer
Let me give you a definition of ethics: It is good to maintain and further life it is bad to damage and destroy life.
Albert Schweitzer
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
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Poor countries must give an example of honesty, of ethics, so that we truly deserve the solidarity from millions and millions of people who would like to contribute but sometimes are not sure their money will go where it should go,
Luiz Inacio
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Albert Schweitzer
Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.
Albert Schweitzer
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Albert Camus
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Albert Camus
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Even the most rational approach to ethics is defenseless if there isn't the will to do what is right
Alexander Solzhenitsyn
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In the New Testament, religion is grace and ethics is gratitude.
Thomas Erskine
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If you look at ethics from that point of view, that's a pretty high population of people. You have to assume that [a fraction of] the people you're interviewing are lying.
Allan Schweyer
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