Wise Quotes, Wisdom Sayings

Instruction does much, but encouragement everything.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A cousin is someone whose smile helps when the roads are rough and long.

Nothing in this world is good or bad. Our thinking makes it so. A knife is good when a surgeon uses it to save a life & bad when a terrorist uses it to kill.

Submitted by: RVM

Boys come and go, but a man will stay. It takes wisdom to distinguish that man from a crowd of boys.

Submitted by: Tahi R

Without ethics, man has no future. This is to say, mankind without them cannot be itself. Ethics determine choices and actions and suggest difficult priorities.
– John Berger

Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.
– Potter Stewart

A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Albert Camus

A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
– Baltasar Gracian

He is not wise to me who is wise in words only, but he who is wise in deeds.
– St. Gregory

I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it.
Albert Einstein


Morality is not just any old topic in psychology but close to our conception of the meaning of life. Moral goodness is what gives each of us the sense that we are worthy human beings.
– Steven Pinker

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Samuel Johnson

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

A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him.
Albert Schweitzer

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