200+ Best Ethics Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Ethics Quotes

We must promote solid traits such as work ethics, a dignified lifestyle, matching actions to rhetoric, performance rather than grandstanding. – Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

He’s always got that positive attitude. He works hard. He doesn’t ask to be treated different or given anything special. Everything that he’s gotten, he’s earned from hard work, and I think he brings the same work ethics into the crew chief job. – Jeff Gordon

A critical factor in its success was that the X developers were willing to give the sources away for free in accordance with the hacker ethic, and able to distribute them over the Internet. – Eric S. Raymond

That a rule, which, in speculation, may seem the most advantageous to society, may yet be found, in practice, totally pernicious and destructive. – David Hume

That’s because there’s an ethics truce. Both parties will deny this, but there is in fact a truce that’s been in existence since 1998. And under the terms of the truce nobody will file a complaint against a member of the other party. – Melanie Sloan

We’re having an ethics session in the first place because of these folks that got in trouble. – Bob Davis

The first and only principle of sexual ethics: the accuser is always in the wrong. – Theodor Adorno

When you teach your students that it’s economically rational to commit crimes where the fines for misconduct are lower than the expected return on the crime, you instill a professional ethic that has no room for morals. – Cory Doctorow

I’m not much into rear window ethics. – Alfred Hitchcock

So I think ethics is the broader thing that’s less focused on prohibitions and is more perhaps looking at principles and questions and ideas about how to live your life. – Peter Singer

It is not new for the older generation to bewail the indolence of the young, and there is a tendency for the latter to maintain much of the older ethic screened by a new semantics and an altered ideology. – David Riesman

Ethics to me is very important. – Al-Waleed bin Talal

What’s troubling is that the Republicans to defend Mr. DeLay are weakening the ethics process. – Barney Frank

will go a long way toward restoring investor confidence in Wall Street. He knows his way around the investment community. He is also a chartered financial analyst. Those people, since I’m one of them also, tend to be more rigorous on ethics issues. That to me is the cherry on the sundae. – John Gavin

Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons. – Thomas Hardy

Fine blunderers in ethics we are, so generally conveying to children the basic impression that pleasantness must be wrong, and right doing unpleasant! – Charlotte Perkins Gilman

What I would like to do is to leave behind a sustainable entity of a set of companies that operate in an exemplary manner in terms of ethics, values and continue what our ancestors left behind. – Ratan Tata

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

Rick Perry is taking his ethics lessons from Tom DeLay. – Chris Bell

I guess maybe another gift I have is a great work ethic. – Vince McMahon

I am not sure whether ethical absolutes exist. But I am sure that we have to act as if they existed or civilization perishes. – Arthur Koestler

Rep. Johnson abused the public trust by using the power of his office to harass an organization which had taken a position with which he disagreed. Such actions are specifically prohibited by federal law and ethics rules and the House ethics committee should immediately commence an investigation into Rep. Johnson’s disgraceful conduct. – Melanie Sloan

Our position is that if state ethics laws have been broken, that’s a serious concern. But we don’t know enough of the facts to comment at this time. – David Kinkade

We follow the ethics of our British friends with some anxiety, – Istvan Gyulai

I developed a really strong work ethic, and I don’t take anything for granted. – Sarah Jessica Parker

We have also set up the national institute for ethics. This institute and also the implementation of the national integrity plan, that will certainly do the follow up that is necessary for this. – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Dare to be honest and fear no labor. – Robert Burns

I think the indictments put this on the national news. But in terms of what the effect is on the race, I think sometimes that gets blown out of proportion. Ethics was already a question in this race. – Mike Malaise

He’s going to have to abide by the canons of judicial ethics, which basically state you never discuss things which might come up before your court in the future, … no matter how much they badger him or say they aren’t going to vote for him. – Orrin Hatch

Great people have great values and great ethics. – Jeffrey Gitomer

Many of the scandals sweeping over Capitol Hill are the product of loose ethics enforcement in Congress. No one is watching because the ethics committees too often act like lap dogs rather than watchdogs. – Frank Clemente

We send them all through McDonald’s. It’s a great place to teach kids the ethics of working. We require them to put half their paycheck in the bank. – Suzy Buchholtz

Politics and ethics belong to different worlds. – Adam Michnik

We see things like reciprocity which are fairly central to our view of ethics. But if you’re talking about a set of worked-out rules on what we are supposed to do then, yes, it is a human product. – Peter Singer

Morality is only moral when it is voluntary. – Lincoln Steffens

Activity is not output. – Andy Grove

Altruism demands that an individual serve others, but doesn’t stipulate whether those others should be one’s family, or the homeless, or society as a whole. Collectivism states that, in politics, society comes first and the individual must obey. Collectivism is the application of the altruist ethics to politics. – Andrew Bernstein

He has it all broad experience, high ethics, keen intellect and a deep passion for Ohio and all Ohioans. … I think my selection of Lee Fisher should send a signal to our opponents and to all the people of this great state that we are serious about winning this election and giving Ohio back to Ohioans. – Ted Strickland

One concept corrupts and confuses the others. I am not speaking of the Evil whose limited sphere is ethics; I am speaking of the infinite. – Jorge Luis Borges

Jewish tradition and ethics require us to treat the sensitivity of others as we would ask others to treat the dignity of the Jewish dead. It is difficult to understand how a project to glorify and strengthen tolerance is conducted with blatant intolerance. – Reuven Rivlin

I never met a winner who had a work ethic. Not somebody who says I have so much talent that naturally I won. – Arnold Palmer

Whenever I’m not sure about something, the ethics of something, the question I ask myself is, ‘What would Murrow have done? What would Murrow say?’ It seems strange after all these years that I still have him as a kind of symbol and an emblem to live by, but I do. – Daniel Schorr

Nothing can be accomplished by logic and ethics. – Anton Chekhov

There are rules and ethics that companies have to follow and should not breach. – Hiroshi Okuda

The problem is, they don’t want to enforce the ethics rules, and they don’t have any interest in enforcing ethics rules. – Melanie Sloan

As long as someone else controls your history the truth shall remain just a mystery – Ben Harper

Even at school I studied ethics instead of religion. – Ville Valo

His work with labor relations, and his values and ethics of leadership are exceptional. – Ron Beck

It is hardly respectable to be good nowadays. – Edith Sitwell

The jury had down right contempt for punk rock grass roots ethics. – Jello Biafra

We’re looking at the code of ethics and the code for advertising vehicles for this particular complaint. – Hilary Souter

I think it’s totally inappropriate for the assistant state attorney to comment on the morality or ethics of the circumstances. Her job is to review whether or not a crime has been committed – period. – John Trevena

Let unswerving integrity be your watchword. – Baruch Spinoza

I guess the painkillers wipe out your memory along with your ethics. – Keith Olbermann

It is disappointing that the ethics commission punted on this issue rather than requiring strict disclosure of attorney referral fees. – Craig McDonald

We were wondering why the ethics committee was being held up for more than a year. Now we may know the reason. – Ron Bonjean

A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people. – B. R. Ambedkar

Whether they’re able to do under the ethics statute or not, it’s a plain conflict of interest. – Janet Howard

All ethical people strive to choose right over easy when confronted by situations that force them to choose one or the other. – Derrick Bell

My personal conviction is that science is concerned wholly with truth, not with ethics. – Arthur Keith

There are enough people that cared about ethics and integrity that Mr. DeLay was unable to go forward. – Tom Campbell

Hunting is about ethics and character. If you have good character you will become a good hunter. – Bobby Harper

The act of willing this or that, of choosing among various courses of conduct, is central in the realm of ethics. – Corliss Lamont

My personal philosophy of life is one of ethics – Alva Myrdal

Casual hikers with no experience of Leave No Trace (environmentally conscious outdoor ethics) are more likely to have an impact on one single place. That’s the main reason for the ridge runners. – Brian King

The American work ethic is something to be admired. Our workforce, regardless of position, works hard to produce the best product and serve customers to the best of their ability. – Leonard Boswell

Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life. – Albert Schweitzer

The science of morality is about maximizing psychological and social health. It’s really no more inflammatory than that. – Sam Harris

Universities should be about more than developing work skills. They must also be about producing civic-minded and critically engaged citizens – citizens who can engage in debate, dialogue and bear witness to a different and critical sense of remembering, agency, ethics and collective resistance. – Henry Giroux

A business is seldom if ever built up except on lines of strictest integrity. – Andrew Carnegie

Nothing gets a bigger laugh than when you refer to things like ethics or human rights. – Ron Silver

Broad tolerance in the matter of beliefs is necessarily a part of the new ethics. – Lafcadio Hearn

In civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics. – Earl Warren

Rick’s intelligence, ethics and leadership capabilities combined with his experience both inside Gateway and outside of Gateway make him the only logical choice as my successor, – Ted Waitt

Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there. – Sydney J. Harris

The only possible ethic is to do what one wants to do. – William S. Burroughs

It is the unspoken ethic of all magicians to not reveal the secrets. – David Copperfield

Our policies have not changed. Congressman Blunt requires staff to attend regular ethics briefings and to adhere to the same strict policy to which he adheres. – Jessica Boulanger

The highest ethical duty is often to discard the outmoded ethics of the past. – Corliss Lamont

When people ask me about what I learned from martial arts, I don’t talk about favorite punches or kicks, or about fights won or lost. I talk about learning self-discipline, about ethics and manners and benevolence and fairness. – Jonathan Maberry

I don’t have Bob Torricelli’s experience. I haven’t had my office raided by the F.B.I. I don’t have the Senate ethics committee plowing through a file from the U.S. attorney’s office. – Carlton Forrester

I don’t think there’s anything in the compromise that means that there’s a clash of ethics. – Peter Singer

You don’t carry in your countenance a letter of recommendation. – Charles Dickens

Justice will overtake fabricators of lies and false witnesses. – Heraclitus

Rep. Jefferson’s conduct shows a blatant disregard for the rule of law and the integrity of the House of Representatives. We urge a member of the House to ignore the long-standing ethics truce and file CREW’s complaint with the House Ethics Committee today. – Melanie Sloan

The novel is a penetrating study of morals and ethics. – Bille August

A highly developed stock exchange cannot be a club for the cult of ethics. – Max Weber

In just about every area of society, there’s nothing more important than ethics. – Henry Paulson

I think there is a potential for backlash from the open-source community against companies that do not play according to the aspirations or ethics of that community. – Geoffrey Moore

I am here today to publicly apologize to the people of the state of Ohio for my failure to provide complete financial disclosure statements to the Ohio Ethics Commission as mandated by law, … I accept total responsibility for my mistake, and I’m sorry. – Bob Taft

I don’t have a good work ethic. I have a real casual relationship with hours. – Janeane Garofalo

If we really believe in ethics in government, and in ‘peace, order and good government,’ as our Constitution refers to, then this strikes to the very heart of the matter, and Canadians should care. – David Mitchell

If you want to find out how strong a company’s ethics are, don’t listen to what its people say, watch what they do. – Elizabeth Warren

We’ll focus on Wal-Mart snafus and screw-ups because our audience believes they shed light on Wal-Mart’s corporate ethics and culture. – Tracy Sefl

I can learn about a client’s ethics by watching how he handles shooting over a limit or not. – Bill Swisher

There is no perfect justice, just as there is no absolute in ethics. But there is perfect injustice, and we know it when we see it. – Alan Dershowitz

Personally, I have nothing against work, particularly when performed, quietly and unobtrusively, by someone else. I just don’t happen to think it’s an appropriate subject for an ‘ethic.’ – Barbara Ehrenreich

Our client’s doctors’ behavior goes against established medical ethics and violates California civil rights law. – Jennifer Pizer

An improper mind is a perpetual feast. – Logan Pearsall Smith

Journalism is based on a code of conduct and professional ethics that clearly exclude telephone espionage but the concept of express permission of the parties could be used unfairly against the media if, for example, a source later retracts. – Reporters Borders

Good are the Ethics, I wis; good absolute, not for me, though; / Good, too, Logic, of course; in itself, but not in fine weather. – Arthur Clough

There are about the same number of ethics issues in both parties. But when you’re the majority party you get disproportionately more scrutiny. – Tom Cole

Jerry very much wanted to have somebody who was sitting around his table advising us on the day-to-day stuff. We had no ethics person for the whole city staff, right down to the grass roots. – Ronne Froman

I have a work ethic. If I say I’m going to do something, I do it. – Viggo Mortensen

Politics is about ethics and morality, openly or not openly. – Aleksandar Hemon

Most Tories seem to think that ‘ethics’ is a county near Middlesex – John Prescott

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold. – Aristotle

I didn’t believe it at first. The league shouldn’t have to have a rule for something like this. It is called ethics and integrity. – John W. Gardner

Lots of things that smell are legal. But if a candidate is putting an emphasis on ethics, then he has an obligation that the spirit of the law be adhered to, not just the letter. – Larry Sabato

More often there’s a compromise between ethics and expediency. – Peter Singer

People don’t understand that when I grew up, I was never the most talented. I was never the biggest. I was never the fastest. I certainly was never the strongest. The only thing I had was my work ethic, and that’s been what has gotten me this far. – Tiger Woods

There is no ethics in general. There are only-eventually-ethics of processes by which we treat the possibilities of a situation. – Alain Badiou

Menendez is the undisputed party boss in Hudson County, and we’re going to be talking a lot about ethics reform. – Jill Hazelbaker

Respect is what we owe; love, what we give. – Philip James Bailey

In high school ethics, they went around and asked what everyone thought their classmates were qualified to do. For me, everyone said actress. But to me it was very much if it happens, it happens. – Amanda Schull

I’ve handled colour as a man should behave. You may conclude that I consider ethics and aesthetics as one. – Josef Albers

He’s following right in his brother’s footsteps. There is a similarity in the fact that their work ethics are the same and any time you get somebody with a little talent that wants to work as hard as they do, then they’re going to be successful. The fact that his time has continued to drop every meet shows the commitment that he’s got. He’s working hard in practice. – Rick Rachel

I think he’s been undermined both on his ethics proposals and his property-tax plan. What the summer has shown is that he has no credibility on either. – Tom Shea

Economics and ethics have little in common. – Agnes Repplier

English country life is more like Chekhov than The Archers or Thomas Hardy or even the Updike ethic with which it is sometimes compared. – Jane Gardam

We believe we will see improvement in the ethics and integrity of city government, – Richard Daley

The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason. – David Hume

It is a question of sporting ethics rather than a question of crime and criminality. – Jacques Rogge

When I’m doing something I love, I can lose sleep. I can go and go and go and go. My work ethic is pretty intense. But when it comes to doing something that I don’t love every day, I’m not very good at it. That’s called work, and I don’t like work that much. – Queen Latifah

An act has no ethical quality whatever unless it be chosen out of several all equally possible. – William James

Most of these accusations by the Ethics Commission are a direct result of failing to maintain proper record keeping. – Jack Cardetti

I think it’s very hard in this day and age to raise little girls with morals, ethics and values, and them knowing that they are precious creations and that they are important. – Angie Harmon

I have a high standard for the ethics of a Supreme Court justice, … These were very questionable transactions, and the volume of work done on this was substantial — in the millions of dollars. – Norm Coleman

Religion without morality is a superstition and a curse, and morality without religion is impossible. – Mark Hopkins

Forrester wanted to be seen as the candidate of ethics reform. I think that’s slipped away. – David Rebovich

In literature as in ethics, there is danger, as well as glory, in being subtle. Aristocracy isolates us. – Charles Baudelaire

Most of this council believes a stronger ethics code will go a long way toward promoting transparency in Marietta government. – Councilman Pearlberg

It doesn’t bring an end to the ethics issue. – John Pitney

If you don’t have an ethic of conservation, you basically have a license to drive a Hummer through the Amazon. – Thomas Friedman

My friends, I have violated no law, no regulation, no code of ethics and no House rule, … I am innocent and I will prove it. – Tom DeLay

I am fully aware that everybody has a right to succeed, and success should be with ethics. – Sharad Pawar

There has been a decline in ethics and we’ve got to turn it around, – Eliot Spitzer

Righteousness is easy in retrospect. – Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

I believe this provision of the bill does not set the bar high enough for PSC commissioners, who should be held to the highest ethical standards, … I strongly encourage the members of the Public Service Commission — who I know share in this belief — to move forward with efforts to amend their code of ethics . . . to ensure that this provision of the bill is not misused. – Jeb Bush

I think these revelations should matter to voters because I think ethics should count for something in a public servant. – Dan Mclaughlin

The best cinema is about ethics. – Alexander Payne

We are in contact with both sides of the issue and we feel strongly that hearing from both sides is the best way to develop policy, We support legislation from a myriad of sources if we feel it is sound public policy. In fact, as we speak we are reviewing legislation from the Ethics Commission and we’ll likely support some of it. – Peter Ragone

There is no excuse for failing to declare one’s business interests. It is simply a matter of filling out a form. Failure to do so constitutes either negligence or an attempt to conceal a possible conflict of interest or even contempt for the Parliamentary ethics process. Either way, there must be consequences. – Douglas Gibson

Morality, like language, is an invented structure for conserving and communicating order. And morality is learned, like language, by mimicking and remembering. – Jane Rule

He’s been trying to cover up his record on ethics reform throughout this process. – Larry Smar

He who has a true idea, knows at that same time that he has a true idea, nor can he doubt concerning the truth of the thing. – Baruch Spinoza

He made ethics a major deal and he’s going to be held to account for any indications that his administration is not highly ethical and associates of his have made use of the relationship with him and others in the administration. – Mike Lawrence

I have been committed to carrying out my duties … in accordance with both the letter and spirit of all applicable rules of ethics and canons of conduct. – Samuel Alito

I think the Ethics Commission didn’t give proper consideration to the investigation previously done by the deputy city manager, which concluded that he acted within the discretion given to him as chief of police in both instances. – Mark Herron

Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith. – Alexis de Tocqueville

The blind willingness to sacrifice people to truth, however, has always been the danger of an ethics abstracted from life. – Carol Gilligan

Whenever your life touches mine, you make me stronger of weaker… there is no escape… people drag others or lift others up. – Booker T. Washington

Being good is good business – Anita Roddick

Our very lives depend on the ethics of strangers, and most of us are always strangers to other people. – Bill Moyers

We have classes on Tuesday and Thursday. They are general in nature so we can include people who have signed up for the business program, even though we don’t have a business program yet, there are some people who wanted to get a jump on the program. We have one course on Tuesday night, which is a leadership course and one course on Thursday night, which is an Issues in Professional Ethics course. And we have about 25 in each one of those courses, as well. – Chuck D.

Too many moralists begin with a dislike of reality. – Clarence Day

I saw no problem in the beginning or throughout the process. Obviously there was no problem because the ethics committee approved the arrangement. – Bill Lipinski

Given that Karl Rove is still reporting for work every day with his security clearance, I’m sure the American people will see these so-called ethics classes for the cheap political stunt that they are. If President Bush were truly serious about restoring ethics ? not to mention his own credibility ? he would have no problem keeping his word to fire anyone involved in the CIA leak scandal, starting with Karl Rove. – Karen Finney

Winning’s a difficult thing to start for a program that has lost a lot in recent years. It’s hard to break tradition and hopefully we’ll accomplish that soon. We need to bring our practice ethics to the game. – J. C. Watts

We urge a clear and strict code of ethics with sanctions so that elected officials and special interests know what lines cannot be crossed. – Pete Maysmith

Here in the West, our word is our bond and a promise and a handshake mean something. This is President Bush’s second nomination to replace a Western justice with one from the East Coast. I think we need more Western common sense and ethics on the Supreme Court, not less. – Jon Tester

The question is not about me but about the process and the ethics, – Lance Armstrong

Over the last decade, he has continued to have discussions on it, and most recently constitutional questions have been raised about outsiders looking at the ethics process. – Jo Maney

He can’t mention ethics because he has failed to keep his promises. – Edwin Eisendrath

We know what we did was right and fine and within ethics rules, and we wanted a stamp of approval from the Ethics Committee. – John Ensign

According to the new ethics, virtue is not restrictive but expansive, a sentiment and even an intoxication. – Irving Babbitt

I think it’s a novel approach to the ethics issue. It is sort of a way to lobby for a bill that now receives so much lobbying pressure from the other direction. – Russell Johnson

Upon becoming aware of my failure to disclose these activities, I promptly notified the Ohio Ethics Commission, – Bob Taft

I have limited expectations for both the House and Senate ethics committees. – Craig Holman

When you get someone in a position like that where he is deliberately using his own initiative to alter the words of very experienced scientists, that is clearly going beyond the bounds of ethics, and certainly going beyond the bounds of his job description. – Garth Jowett

Across professions, consistency is a direct product of work ethic. – Harsha Bhogle

When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil. – Max Lerner

Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do. – Potter Stewart

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has never been a party to an ethics truce and has always said that individual members have the right to file a complaint. – Jennifer Crider

I’m proud to be associated with the value system at Berkshire Hathaway; I think you’ll make more money in the end with good ethics than bad. – Charlie Munger

I’m a peaceful person once work ethic is established. – Shirley MacLaine

Goodness is beauty in the best estate. – Christopher Marlowe

Failure to do so constitutes either negligence or an attempt to conceal a possible conflict of interest or even contempt for the Parliamentary ethics process. Either way, there must be consequences. – Douglas Gibson

Christianity is the only system of faith which combines religious beliefs with corresponding principles of morality. It builds ethics on religion. – Austin Phelps

The experience of previous years leads to one conclusion: there is one morality in politics and another for economy. In the years since 1989, the morality of the economy has fully prevailed over the ethics of politics and democracy. – Alexis Tsipras

If a work of art is rich and vital and complete, those who have artistic instincts will see its beauty, and those to whom ethics appeal more strongly than aesthetics will see its moral lesson. It will fill the cowardly with terror, and the unclean will see in it their own shame. – Oscar Wilde

A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel’s only morality. – Milan Kundera

Apart from values and ethics which I have tried to live by, the legacy I would like to leave behind is a very simple one – that I have always stood up for what I consider to be the right thing, and I have tried to be as fair and equitable as I could be. – Ratan Tata

Joe represented a lot of what was good and decent about the sport. You don’t see that today. He was a craftsman. It really is too bad. You don’t see those ethics anymore. Without Joe DiMaggio, perhaps they are dead forever. – Jim Murray

If you deny that any principles of conduct at all are common to and admitted by all men who try to behave reasonably – well, I don’t see how you can have any ethics or any ethical background for law. – Frederick Pollock

With ethics being what they are today, even the appearance of impropriety is enough to force someone to step aside, – Jack Stone

Taste is the only morality. Tell me what you like and I’ll tell you what you are. – John Ruskin

The ethic of conviction and the ethic of responsibility are not opposites. They are complementary to one another. – Max Weber

Things change so fast, you can’t use 1971 ethics on someone born in 1971. – Grace Slick

If you put yourself in a place where you’re having to work at understanding something, then you keep yourself awake to all possible choices. How the body will look like in the future, the ethics of the body: those are questions that really fascinate me. Let’s get the dialogue going. – Wayne McGregor

I will not surrender responsibility for my life and my actions. – Enoch Powell

The technological way of thinking has infected even ethics, which is supposed to be thinking about the good. – Leon Kass

Where there is politics or economics, there is no morality. – Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

I maintain the importance of an absolute prohibition against torture, while acknowledging that even absolute prohibitions can sometimes be broken. If that is a contradiction, it is a contradiction that ethics has to embrace, or else it becomes like glass: hard, clear, but fatally inflexible. – Julian Baggini

For my own part, I abandon the ethics of duty to the Hegelian critique with no regrets; it would appear to me, indeed, to have been correctly characterized by Hegel as an abstract thought, as a thought of understanding. – Paul Ricoeur

Whether gods exist or not, there is no way to get absolute certainty about ethics. Without absolute certainty, what do we do? We do the best we can. – Richard Stallman

Nobody owes anybody a living, but everybody is entitled to a chance. – Jack Dempsey

Here’s the final word from a giant of American jurisprudence on the methods, motives and ethics of Ken Starr. – Jim Jordan

So isn’t it ironic that Newt Gingrich is attempting to put his ethic problems behind him with a plan that requires a whole new investigation by the ethics committee? – David Bonior

whose deep love of country constantly guided her work ethics as evidenced by the high standards of professionalism and toughness she exuded as a public servant. – Ramon Magsaysay

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