Browse quotes about morality and being moral.

There’s no grays, only white that’s got grubby. I’m surprised you don’t know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.”

“It’s a lot more complicated than that-“

“No. It ain’t. When people say things are more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.”

“Oh, I’m sure there are worse crimes-“

“But they starts with thinking about people as things…”

April 29, 2015 Terry Pratchett , ,

If you have to look along the shaft of an arrow from the wrong end, if a man has you at his mercy, then hope like hell that man is an evil man. Because the evil like power, power over people, and they want to see you in fear. They want you to know you are going to die. So they’ll talk. They’ll gloat. They’ll watch you squirm. They’ll put off the murder like another man will put off a good cigar. So hope like hell your captor is an evil man. A good man will kill you with hardly a word.

April 29, 2015 Terry Pratchett

You have the effrontery to be squeamish, it thought at him. But we were dragons. We were supposed to be cruel, cunning, heartless, and terrible. But this much I can tell you, you ape –the great face pressed even closer, so that Wonse was staring into the pitiless depths of his eyes – we never burned and tortured and ripped one another apart and called it morality.

April 28, 2015 Terry Pratchett

I believe the only reality is how we treat each other. The morality comes from the absence of any grander scheme, not from the presence of any grander scheme.

December 17, 2014 Joss Whedon

I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won’t.

November 14, 2014 Mark Twain

A man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.

October 17, 2014 Albert Einstein

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.

October 6, 2014 Dante

Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people.

January 13, 2014 Aleister Crowley

Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.

October 21, 2013 Nietzsche

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.