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The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
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At an expense trifling indeed, compared to what she frequently spends upon unprofitable contests, she might place the moral world on a new foundation, and to rise the pinnacle of moral glory.
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America's greatness has been the greatness of a free people who shared certain moral commitments. Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.
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Unfortunately, moral beauty in art - like physical beauty in a person - is extremely perishable. It is nowhere so durable as artistic or intellectual beauty. Moral beauty has a tendency to decay very rapidly into sententiousness or untimeliness.
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Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.
View quotes by Ayn Rand

To wage a war for a purely moral reason is as absurd as to ravish a woman for a purely moral reason
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The moral climate within the ruling class in this country is not that different from the moral climate within the ruling class of Hitler's Germany.
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There is no moral phenomena at all, only moral interpretation of phenomena
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One becomes moral as soon as one is unhappy.
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Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.
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There is no moral precept that does not have something inconvenient about it.
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Even in war, moral power is to physical as three parts out of four
View quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte

There are no moral blanks; there are no neutral characters.
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Style is not neutral; it gives moral directions
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I don't think a prostitute is more moral than a wife, but they are doing the same thing.
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Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons.
View quotes by Thomas Hardy

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo
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A woman can look both moral and exciting... if she also looks as if it was quite a struggle.
View quotes by Edna Ferber

The great instrument of moral good is the imagination.
View quotes by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
View quotes by George Washington

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