quotes tagged with 'morals'
Author: Lord Acton, Source: Unknown
Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.
Author: John Stuart Mill, Source: Unknown
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
Author: President John Taylor, Source: The Gospel Kingdom, sel. G. Homer Durham , 277
We ought to foster education and intelligence of every kind; cultivate literary tastes, and men of literary and scientific talent should improve that talent; and all should magnify the gifts which God has given unto them. … If there is anything good and praiseworthy in morals, religion, science, or anything calculated to exalt and ennoble man, we are after it. But with all our getting, we want to get understanding, and that understanding which flows from God.
Author: John Maynard Keynes, Source: unknown
It is a mistake to think businessmen are more immoral than politicians.
Next to family and Church, the community probably has the most powerful influence on an individual's moral sensibilities. The moral standards of a community determine the nature of the entertainment allowed and the types of magazines and books sold in the community. In fact, U.S. courts of law use prevailing community standards to judge whether or not materials are pornographic.Author: ?, Source: Preparing Children for their Community Roles, Ensign Aug 1988. p 59. (Handbook for Families)
...If we choose to overlook or ignore our community responsibilities, we may well be abdicating control of the influences on our families to others. Our standards and values can be an influence for good in our community-but only when we become involved and share that influence.
When Mother Teresa was asked to join in a march against war, will you be there? She said no. But if you will have a march for peace I will be there. A war on terrorism is feeding the very monster, terrorism, that we are trying to ameliorate. What we have got to do is flip it over. Ernest Holmes had a wonderful saying - "Wouldn't it be wonderful if a group of people arrived on earth that were for something and against nothing." Be for peace, not against war.Author: Dr. Michael Bechwith - author of "The Secret", Source: http://www.backyardprofessor.com/the_backyard_professor/2007/0...
The miracles of modern technology have brought efficiency into our lives in ways not dreamed of a generation ago, yet with this new technology has come a deluge of new challenges to our morals and our values. Some tend to rely more on technology than on theology. I hasten to add that scientific knowledge, the marvels of communication, and the wonders of modern medicine have come from the Lord to enhance His work throughout the world.... But Satan, of course, is aware of this great progress in technology and likewise takes advantage of it for his purposes, which are to destroy and despoil. He delights in the pornography on the Internet and the sleaze in many of our movies and television shows. He has even engineered some of his own satanic messages into some of our modern music.Author: James E. Faust, Source: http://beta.lds.org/portal/site/LDSOrg/menuitem.b12f9d18fae655...