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Abraham Lincoln
Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.
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.
Baltasar Gracian
Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.
C.S. Lewis
Human beings, all over the earth, have this curious idea that they ought to behave in a certain way, and can't really get rid of it.
We have a strange illusion that mere time cancels sin. But mere time does nothing either to the fact or to the guilt of a sin.
The Moral Law tells us the tune we have to play: our instincts are merely the keys.
Morality, like numinous awe, is a jump; in it, man goes beyond anything that can be 'given' in the facts of experience.
A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is... A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would hav
Badness is only spoiled goodness.
When a man is getting worse, he understands his own badness less and less. A moderately bad man knows he is not very good: a thoroughly bad man thinks he is all right.
Edmund Burke
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.
Ernest Hemingway
So far, about morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
George Bernard Shaw
A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected.
George Washington
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
GK Chesterton
I say that a man must be certain of his morality for the simple reason that he has to suffer for it.
Henry Mencken
The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught.
Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking.