109+ Best Moral Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational moral quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Moral Quotes

Bad company ruins good morals. — I Corinthians

Morality knows nothing of geographical boundaries, or distinctions of race. — Herbert Spencer

Morality begins at the point of a gun. — Mao Zedong

We are so bound together that no man can labor for himself alone. Each blow he strikes in his own behalf helps to mold the universe. — Jerome K. Jerome

Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

The test of morality of a society is what it does with it’s children. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you. — Walt Whitman

Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end. — Immanuel Kant

Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life. — Albert Einstein

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

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. — Nathaniel Hawthorne

The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better. — John Dewey

Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something. — Henry David Thoreau

Each day provides its own gifts. — Marcus Aurelius

Morality is a burglar’s tool whose merit lies in never being left behind at the scene of the crime. — Karl Kraus

Morality is of the highest importance – but for us, not for God. — Albert Einstein

Only the ideas that we really live have any value. — Herman Hesse

The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money. — Thomas Jefferson

A man that has lost moral sense is like a man in battle with both of his legs shot off: he has nothing to stand on. — Henry Ward Beecher

Moral courage is higher and a rarer virtue than physical courage. — William Slim

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. — Jim Rohn

The best way to teach morality is to make it a habit with children. — Aristotle

Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing. — Sylvia Plath

It is always the simple that produces the marvelous. — Amelia Barr

Light tomorrow with today. — Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings. — Gustave Flaubert

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict. — Martin Luther King Jr.

Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other. — Mark Twain

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. — Aesop

Children often have a much stronger concept of morality than adults. — Nina Bawden

Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people. — Aleister Crowley

All universal moral principles are idle fancies. — Marquis de Sade

Morality may keep you out of jail, but it takes the blood of Jesus Christ to keep you out of hell. — Charles Spurgeon

Morality is a private and costly luxury. — Henry B. Adams

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

Even if everyone else is not doing good. I alone will. Even if everyone else is doing wrong, I alone will not. — unknown

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

If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it. — Meditations , Marcus Aurelius

The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs. — John Dewey

Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them. — Napoleon Bonaparte

Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. So aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something. — Henry David Thoreau

Morality is truth in full bloom. — Victor Hugo

Morality is how you go about getting what you want without screwing anybody to get it. — Henry David Thoreau

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. — E. E. Cummings

Heaven grant us patience with a man in love. — Rudyard Kipling

I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle. — Pride and Prejudice , Jane Austen

The higher the buildings, the lower the morals.The higher the buildings, the lower the morals. — Albert Einstein

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. — Joseph Campbell

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right! — Isaac Asimov

Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered. — Graham Greene

Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they’ve got nothing to lose. — Robin Williams

Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine. — Sigmund Freud

Wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it. Right is right even if no one is doing it. — unknown

True champions aren’t always the ones that win, but those with the most guts. — Mia Hamm

Food first, then morality. — Bertolt Brecht

Compassion is the basis of morality. — Arthur Schopenhauer

Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality. — Mahatma Gandhi

The quality of moral behavior varies in inverse ratio to the number of human beings involved. — Aldous Huxley

A No. pencil and a dream can take you anywhere. — Joyce Meyer

It’s so easy for a kid to join a gang, to do drugs… we should make it that easy to be involved in football and academics. — Snoop Dogg

The only immorality is not to do what one has to do when one has to do it. — Jean Anouilh

I arise full of eagerness and energy, knowing well what achievement lies ahead of me. — Zane Grey

Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power. — J. G. Holland

Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace. — Oscar Wilde

An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot. — Common Sense , Thomas Paine

The love received is the love that is saved. — Eddie Vedder

Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike. — Oscar Wilde

It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do. — Elbert Hubbard

You can’t be too careful what you tell a child because you never know what he’ll take hold of and spend the rest of his life remembering you by. — Frederick Buechner

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination. — Earl Nightingale

Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins. — Ayn Rand

Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality. — Malala Yousafzai

The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile. — Bertrand Russell

Unless we discover actual truth, morality is up for grabs. — Pamela Christian

Morality, like numinous awe, is a jump; in it, man goes beyond anything that can be ‘given’ in the facts of experience. — C.S. Lewis

Every religion is good that teaches man to be good; and I know of none that instructs him to be bad. — Thomas Paine

A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money. — John Ruskin

If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings. — Brian Tracy

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

I dwell in possibility. — Emily Dickinson

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. — Aristotle

There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right. — Ronald Reagan

The power of imagination makes us infinite. — John Muir

Do not depend upon the morality of a person until you have seen him behave while in anger. — Umar

Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly. — Thomas Jefferson

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. — Bertrand Russell

There is no such thing as morality or immorality in thought. There is immoral emotion. — Oscar Wilde

Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics – a rational ethics – as a precondition of rebirth. — Ayn Rand

The Moral Law tells us the tune we have to play: our instincts are merely the keys. — C.S. Lewis

But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought. — 98 , George Orwell

An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it. — George Bernard Shaw

To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality. — John Locke

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf. — Rabindranath Tagore

The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live. — Ayn Rand

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. — Maya Angelou

Integrity is the essence of everything successful. — R. Buckminster Fuller

I think television’s become a downright dangerous thing. It has no moral barometer whatsoever. If you want to talk about something that is all about money, just watch the television. — Tom Petty

It’s easy enough to preach morality on a full belly. — Erwin Sylvanus

States are not moral agents, people are, and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions. — Noam Chomsky

Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality. — Henry Ward Beecher

Morality is the thing upon which your friends smile, and immorality is the thing upon which they frown. — Elbert Hubbard

The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying, ‘Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.’ She’s got a baseball bat and yelling, ‘You want a piece of me?’ — Robin Williams

When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome. — Wilma Rudolph

A man of great common sense and good taste – meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage. — Caesar and Cleopatra , George Bernard Shaw

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. — Mahatma Gandhi

I think that passion and love and pain are all bearable, and they go to make love beautiful. — Robert Plant

He who opens a school door, closes a prison. — Victor Hugo

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others. — Pericles

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