Traditional arguments in favor of diversity often focus on ethics, morality and constitutionality. I wanted to look at the observable effects of diversity on performance.
But when reporters say to me I'm only doing this because it's my job... that's the same abdication of moral responsibility at the thin end of the wedge that in its most extreme and horrific version ends up with others being prepared to stand as a concentration camp guard.
The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.
One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can.
There's always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street.
... there's nothing of any importance in life except how well you do your work. Nothing. Only that. Whatever else you are, will come from that. It's the only measure of human value. All the codes of ethics they'll try to ram down your throat are just so much paper money put out by swindlers to fleece people of their virtues. The code of competence is the only system of morality that's on a gold standard.
I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its Churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world.
Conventionality is not morality.
Just as it is true that a stream cannot rise above its source, so it is true that a national literature cannot rise above the moral level of the social conditions of the people from whom it derives its inspiration.
Past Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas once said, America is fitted by tradition for directing and guiding revolutions. We won our freedom by revolution. ... Great revolutions are the work rather of principles than of bayonets, and are achieved first in the moral and afterwards in the material sphere.
Fear is an acid which is pumped into one's atmosphere. It causes mental, moral and spiritual asphyxiation, and sometimes death death to energy and all growth.
Anarchism ... stands for direct action, the open defiance of, and resistance to, all laws and restrictions, economic, social, and moral.
Now since man is naturally inclined to avoid pain and since labor is pain in itself it follows that men will resort to plunder whenever plunder is easier than work. History shows this quite clearly. And under these conditions, neither religion nor morality can stop it. When, then, does plunder stop It stops when it becomes more painful and more dangerous than labor. It is evident, then, that the proper purpose of law is to use the power of its collective force to stop this fatal tendency to plunder instead of to work. All the measures of the law should protect property and punish plunder.
If federal authorities are using this as an enforcement opportunity, it creates a moral dilemma for us in how do we advise our constituents.
It's basically a morality tale. It's all about morals and values. It just happens to be done topless.
Kings are in the moral order what monsters are in the natural.
Let us rise in the moral power of womanhood; and give utterance to the voice of outraged mercy, and insulted justice, and eternal truth, and mighty love and holy freedom.
We wanted to make a little statement, but it didn't happen. It was all about pride. We didn't want to get blown out on our home court, or on TV. We fought back, but we're not taking any moral victory out of losing to Miami by seven. We wanted to win this game.
The beauty is that Bill Clinton can frame the race better than anyone else. But against that, it makes the moral issue that much more important, and Al Gore wants to make this about economic issues.
Journalism without a moral position is impossible. Every journalist is a moralist. It's absolutely unavoidable.
I've a problem with the word charity because I think that NGOs, as I prefer calling them, really do take the work of moral and social responsibilities that ought to be taken on by governments.
which has worked hard to reach this goal, feels even more the moral duty to support the brave Iraqi government in its efforts for democracy, security and for the social and economic reconstruction of the country.
We are very pleased we are able to move forward and meet today's needs for families in our community. We, as a council, have a moral obligation to the citizens of Leominster.
What's the difference, actually, between believing in a God on one side or the other, Catholic or Protestant It's all the same if you accept it. Much of our morality is based on things completely outmoded. But people are wonderful. There's no harm in them, they're not the problem. It's governments and politics that make wars and do stupid things, and they should be attended to. There's no security in this life.
Once the justices depart, as most of them have, from the original understanding of the principles of the Constitution, they lack any guidance other than their own attempts at moral philosophy, a task for which they have not even minimal skills. Yet when it rules in the name of the Constitution, whether it rules truly or not, the Court is the most powerful branch of government in domestic policy. The combination of absolute power, disdain for the historic Constitution, and philosophical incompetence is lethal.
This is first and foremost a victory for the moral position for which we have fought all along the way.
There are two kinds of sex, classical and baroque. Classical sex is romantic, profound, serious, emotional, moral, mysterious, spontaneous, abandoned, focused on a particular person, and stereotypically feminine. Baroque sex is pop, playful, funny, experimental, conscious, deliberate, amoral, anonymous, focused on sensation for sensation's sake, and stereotypically masculine. The classical mentality taken to an extreme is sentimental and finally puritanical the baroque mentality taken to an extreme is pornographic and finally obscene. Ideally, a sexual relation ought to create a satisfying tension between the two modes (a baroque idea, particularly if the tension is ironic) or else blend them so well that the distinction disappears (a classical aspiration).
Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
He has the moral authority to be able to enforce that. In the absence of this 14th Dalai Lama ... I think the picture would be much more uncertain.
It has been wisely observed by the greatest of modern thinkers that mankind has progressed more rapidly in every other respect than in morality.