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15 of the best book quotes about morals
  1. #1
    “And the moral of that is—‘Be what you would seem to be’—or, if you’d like it put more simply—‘Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise.’”
  2. #2
    “And the moral of that is—’Oh, ‘tis love, ‘tis love, that makes the world go round!’”
    “Somebody said,” Alice whispered, “that it’s done by everybody minding their own business!”
    “Ah well! It means much the same thing,” said the Duchess, digging her sharp little chin into Alice’s shoulder as she added, “and the moral of that is—‘Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of themselves.’”
  3. #3
    “Right is right, and wrong is wrong, and a body ain’t got no business doing wrong when he ain’t ignorant and knows better.”
  4. #4
    “What’s the use you learning to do right when it’s troublesome to do right and ain’t no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same?”
  5. #5
    “Tut, tut, child!” said the Duchess. “Everything’s got a moral, if only you can find it.”
  6. #6
    “A chastity or honesty or mercy which yields to danger will be chaste or honest or merciful only on conditions. Pilate was merciful till it became risky.”
  7. #7
    “Before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself.”
  8. #8
    “If I didn’t care about doing right and didn’t feel uncomfortable doing wrong, I should get on capitally.”
    author
    Louisa May Alcott
    book
    Little Women
    character
    Jo
    concept
    Morals
  9. #9
    “I do not wish any reward but to know I have done the right thing.”
  10. #10
    “Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
  11. #11
    “Dehumanizing and holding people accountable are mutually exclusive...Challenging ourselves to live by higher standards requires constant diligence and awareness.”
  12. #12
    “All right then, I’ll go to hell”
  13. #13
    “The instrument through which you see God is your whole self. And if a man’s self is not kept clean and bright, his glimpse of God will be blurred.”
  14. #14
    “The sincere wish to be good is half the battle.”
  15. #15
    “Much of our work now is more a matter of “rehumanizing.” That starts in the same place dehumanizing starts--with words and images...We must never tolerate dehumanization--the primary instrument of violence that has been used in every genocide recorded throughout history. When we engage in dehumanizing rhetoric or promote dehumanizing images, we diminish our own humanity in the process...[it] says volumes about who we are and the degree to which we’re operating in our integrity.”
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