An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Everywhere, the ethical predicament of our time imposes itself with an urgency which suggests that even the question, "Have we anything to eat?" will be answered not in material but in ethical terms.


Hugo Ball (1886-1927, German Dadaist poet)


In the final analysis, ethics is less about what we do, and more about who we are.


Wayne R. Bills (American communication consultant and professional speaker)


I think it's unethical to take money for poor quality performance.


Alvin Burger (American businessman, founder of 'bugs' Burger Bug Killers, Inc.)


The character ethic, which I believe to be the foundation of success, teaches that there are basic principles of effective living, and that people can only experience true success and enduring happiness as they learn and integrate these principles into their basic character.


Stephen R. Covey (1932-, American speaker, trainer, author of "The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People")


Those who cultivate moral confusion for profit should understand this: we will name their names and shame them as they deserve to be shamed.


Bob Dole (1923-, American politician,)


Evangelical faith without Christian ethics is a travesty on the gospel.


V. Raymond Edman


Nothing that is morally wrong can be politically right.


William E. Gladstone (1809-1888, British liberal Prime Minister, statesman)


Non-cooperation with evil is a sacred duty.


Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948, Indian political, spiritual leader)


It horrifies me that ethics is only an optional extra at Harvard Business School.


Sir John Harvey (1863-1944, British actor-manager)


Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar.


D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930, British author)


We're given a code to live our lives by. We don't always follow it, but it's still there.


Gary Oldman (1958-, British-born American actor)


Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics -- a rational ethics -- as a precondition of rebirth.


Ayn Rand (1905-1982, Russian philosopher, author, "Atlas Shrugged")


Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.


Bertrand Russell (1872-1970, British philosopher, mathematician, essayist)


I say statecraft is soulcraft. Just as all education is moral education because learning conditions conduct, most legislation is moral legislations because it conditions the action and the thought of the nation in broad and important spheres in life.


George F. Will (1941-, American political columnist)


Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.


George Washington (1732-1799, American President (1st))


No artist has ethical sympathies. An ethical sympathy in an artist is an unpardonable mannerism of style.


Oscar Wilde (1856-1900, British author, wit)


Actually, there is only one "first question" of government, and it is "How should we live?" or "What kind of people do we want our citizens to be?"


George F. Will (1941-, American political columnist)


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