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Ethics Quotes and Morality Quotes Related to Decision Making

Take a look at a select set of thought provoking ethics quotes and morality quotes related to decision making.

"A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him." - Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965), German-French Philosopher and 1952 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

"Even the most rational approach to ethics is defenseless if there isn't the will to do what is right." - Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918 - 2008), Russian Novelist and Historian, Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970

"Relativity applies to physics, not ethics." - Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Physicist and Nobel Laureate

"A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures - and that is the basis of all human morality." - John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963), 35th President of the United States

"Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful." - Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784), English Author, Poet, and Literary Critic and Writer

"We need timeless principles to steer by in running our organizations and building our personal careers. We need high standards --- the ethics of excellence." - Price Pritchett (1941 - ), American Businessman and Author

"Shelving hard decisions is the least ethical course." - Sir George Adrian Cadbury (1929 - ), Chairman of Cadbury and Cadbury Schweppes for 24 years

"Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity." - W. Clement Stone (1902 - 2002), American Businessman, Philanthropist and Self- Help Book Author

"The most important ingredient we put into any relationship is not what we say or what we do, but what we are. And if our words and our actions come from superficial human relations techniques (the Personality Ethic) rather than from our own inner core (the Character Ethic), others will sense that duplicity. We simply won't be able to create and sustain the foundation necessary for effective interdependence." - Stephen R. Covey (1932 - ), American Author

"The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity." - Zig Ziglar (1926 - ), Motivational Speaker and Author

"Ethics must begin at the top of an organization. It is a leadership issue and the chief executive must set the example." - Edward Hennessy (1933 - ), Philanthropist and Retired Chairman and CEO of AlliedSignal Inc.

"It is curious - curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare." - Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), American Novelist and Journalist

"A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world." - Albert Camus (1913 - 1960), French Author, Philosopher, and Journalist

"The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life." - Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Physicist and Nobel Laureate

"Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people." - Spencer Johnson (1940 - ), American Author, Professional Speaker, Management Expert

"Ethics, too, are nothing but reverence for life. That is what gives me the fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, promoting, and enhancing life, and that destroying, injuring, and limiting life are evil." - Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965), German-French Philosopher and 1952 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

"Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality." - Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965), German-French Philosopher and 1952 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

"As our own species is in the process of proving, one cannot have superior science and inferior morals. The combination is unstable and self-destroying." - Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - ), English Physicist and Science Fiction Author

"Winning is nice if you don't lose your integrity in the process." - Arnold Horshack, Character on "Welcome Back, Kotter" (1975 - 1979) TV series

"Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind." - Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882), American Poet and Essayist

"Ethical living is the indispensable condition of all that is most worthwhile in the world." - Ernest Caldecott, American Professor of Physiology

"Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr., American Author

"Integrity is doing the right thing, even if nobody is watching." - Author Unknown

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