48 Ethics Quotes

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

 

  • Live one day at a time emphasizing ethics rather than rules. – Wayne Dyer

 

  • The real task is not to rid life of ethics but to rid ethics of its ideological content. – John Carroll

 

  • Your ethical muscle grows stronger every time you choose right over wrong. – Price Pritchett

 

  • Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life. – Albert Schweitzer

 

  • The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings. – Albert Schweitzer

 

  • Our very lives depend on the ethics of strangers, and most of us are always strangers to other people. – Bill Moyers

 

  • Ethical decisions ensure that everyone’s best interests are protected. When in doubt, don’t. – Harvey Mackay

 

  • Relativity applies to physics, not ethics. – Albert Einstein

 

  • The needs of a society determines its ethics. – Maya Angelou

 

  • In the final analysis, ethics is less about what we do, and more about who we are. – Wayne R. Bills

 

  • Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar. – Albert Schweitzer

 

  • Ethics is inescapable. – Peter Singer

 

  • Ethics is obedience to the unenforceable. – John Fletcher Moulton

 

  • Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics. – Jane Addams

 

  • Ethics is not about the way things are, it’s about the way they ought to be. – Michael Josephson

 

  • If you are not rising with ethics, you will sink with every rise!. – Mehmet Murat ildan

 

  • Ethics are more important than laws. – Wynton Marsalis

 

  • In just about every area of society, there’s nothing more important than ethics. – Henry Paulson

 

  • In law, a man is guilty when he violates the rights of another. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so. – Immanuel Kant

 

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

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  • Ethics is about how we meet the challenge of doing the right thing, when that will cost more than we want to pay. – Unknown

 

  • There is only one ethics, one set of rules of morality, one code: That of individual behavior in which the same rules apply to everyone alike. – Peter F. Drucker

 

  • Strong ethics keep corporations healthy . Poor ethics make companies sick. Values are the immune system of every organisation. – Patrick Dixon

 

  • Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality. – Albert Schweitzer

 

  • Let me give you a definition of ethics: It is good to maintain and further life it is bad to damage and destroy life. – Albert Schweitzer

 

  • Ethics is not a description of what people do; it’s a prescription for what we all should do. – Michael Josephson

 

  • The real problem is in the hearts and minds of men. It is not a problem of physics but of ethics. It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil from the spirit of man. – Albert Einstein

 

  • Ethics is a code of values which guide our choices and actions and determine the purpose and course of our lives. – Ayn Rand

 

  • Ethics must begin at the top of an organization. It is a leadership issue and the chief executive must set the example. – Edward Hennessy

 

  • You can’t put someone else in charge of your morals. Ethics is a personal discipline. – Price Pritchett

 

  • 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 in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself. – Bertrand Russell

 

  • To care for anyone else enough to make their problems one’s own, is ever the beginning of one’s real ethical development. – Felix Adler

 

  • Ethics is not about platitudes, let alone tautologies, logic or mathematics, but about difficult choices – dilemmas. – Martin Cohen

 

  • Ethics and aesthetics are one. – Ludwig Wittgenstein

 

  • Ethics are not necessarily to do with being law-abiding. I am very interested in the moral path, doing the right thing. – John Atkinson

 

  • We’re given a code to live our lives by. We don’t always follow it, but it’s still there. – Gary Oldman

 

  • Character is ethics in action. – Michael Josephson

 

  • Ethics is not definable, is not implementable, because it is not conscious; it involves not only our thinking, but also our feeling. – Valdemar W. Setzer

 

  • Even the most rational approach to ethics is defenseless if there isn’t the will to do what is right. – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

 

  • Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique. – James Macgregor Burns

 

  • Ethics is the science of duties, and it’s principles, perceived by reason, and revealed to us by conscience. – Francisco Luis Gomes

 

  • I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. I can do no other than to have compassion for all that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics. – Albert Schweitzer

 

  • If ethics is not the engine of success, in the train of growth, it sure is a guard, with a flag, which may be green, or at times red. – Priyavrat Thareja

 

  • A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist, and shrinks from injuring anything that lives. – Albert Schweitzer

 

  • If ethics are poor at the top, that behavior is copied down through the organization. – Robert Noyce

 

  • In any ethical situation, the thing you want least to do is probably the right action. – Jerry Pournelle