Best Quotes About Ethics

Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind. -Albert Schweitzer

Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages. -Thomas A. Edison

In civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics. -Earl Warren

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

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

Our identities have no bodies, so, unlike you, we cannot obtain order by physical coercion. We believe that from ethics, enlightened self-interest, and the commonweal, our governance will emerge. -John Perry Barlow

You do not know our culture, our ethics, or the unwritten codes that already provide our society more order than could be obtained by any of your impositions. -John Perry Barlow

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

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

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

In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so. -Immanuel Kant

Grub first, then ethics. -Bertolt Brecht

While we are guarding the country, we must accept being the guardian of the finest ethics. The country needs it and we must do it. -Creighton Abrams

Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics – a rational ethics – as a precondition of rebirth. -Ayn Rand

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

Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs, doctrines – these are of trifling import. All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm. -Henry Miller

Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique. -James MacGregor Burns

According to our Christian ethics, we're supposed to love God, love each other and help take care of the poor. It is immoral to charge somebody making $5,000 an income tax. -Bob Riley

So the next thing I assume I'll be hearing from Republicans, they want to change rules some way, as they do on the House when you get a problem with ethics, they just change the rules. -Harry Reid

Convinced as I am and as I am from my government that the world needs a new moral architecture over all I believe that this should be the first topic to debate in our world of today, ethics, moral. -Hugo Chavez

One concept corrupts and confuses the others. I am not speaking of the Evil whose limited sphere is ethics; I am speaking of the infinite. -Jorge Luis Borges

Whether gods exist or not, there is no way to get absolute certainty about ethics. Without absolute certainty, what do we do? We do the best we can. -Richard Stallman

Excellent, there's nothing quite like a blunt object to reinforce proper administration ethics. -Simon Travaglia

In the New Testament, religion is grace and ethics is gratitude. -Thomas Erskine

The Architect is just one of a series of works which examine the confrontation of innocence and experience, illustrating the complex ethics of power that exist between reader and writer, critic and artist, the human and the divine. -John Scott

I filed the ethics complaint against Tom DeLay not because I'm a Democrat and he's a Republican or even because he drew me out of my congressional seat but because he engaged in corruption to further his plans to disenfranchise voters in Texas. -Chris Bell

The first and only principle of sexual ethics: the accuser is always in the wrong. -Theodor W. Adorno

If there are going to be people out there making war on other people, don't you think it's a good idea for some of those people to at least follow a code of ethics? Not 'honor' but something you can pin down and be sure of, something with the same rules for everybody. -Mercedes Lackey

The modern period adds social ethics to religions agenda, for we now realize that social structures are not like laws of nature. They are human creations, so we are responsible for them. -Huston Smith

Given what the media have put the country through this past decade, it must come as a surprise to most Americans that the press has a code of ethics. -Roger Mudd

The ethics of editorial judgement, however, began to go though a sea change during the late 1970s and '80s when the Carter and Reagan Administrations de-regulated the television industry. -Roger Mudd

According to the new ethics, virtue is not restrictive but expansive, a sentiment and even an intoxication. -Irving Babbitt

I was raised with those principals and values and ethics that came out of the men and women that served. But this generation doesn't quite know; they haven't been tested. -Jack Scalia

That so unlikely an outcome should accrue to a man possessed of such limited talent and so many flaws, and one lacking in a sense of ethics and decency was one of the bitter ironies of history. -William Thomas Green Morton

Islam, the third in historical sequence of the ethical monotheistic religions of the Near East, was very successful in establishing its monotheism, but had only very moderate success in spreading its version of Jewish and Christian ethics to the Arabs. -Carroll Quigley

Thus Christian humanism is as indispensable to the Christian way of life as Christian ethics and a Christian sociology. -Christopher Dawson

For this equilibrium now in sight, let us trust that mankind, as it has occurred in the greatest periods of its past, will find for itself a new code of ethics, common to all, made of tolerance, of courage, and of faith in the Spirit of men. -Albert Claude

At the descriptive level, certainly, you would expect different cultures to develop different sorts of ethics and obviously they have; that doesn't mean that you can't think of overarching ethical principles you would want people to follow in all kinds of places. -Peter Singer

I don't think there's anything in the compromise that means that there's a clash of ethics. -Peter Singer

I think ethics is always there; it's not always a very thoughtful or reflective ethics. -Peter Singer

I would like us to think about it more explicitly, and not take our intuitions as the given of ethics, but rather to reflect on it, and be more open about the fact that something is an ethical issues and think what we ought to do about it. -Peter Singer

More often there's a compromise between ethics and expediency. -Peter Singer

We see things like reciprocity which are fairly central to our view of ethics. But if you're talking about a set of worked-out rules on what we are supposed to do then, yes, it is a human product. -Peter Singer

For a man who purports to have learned of media ethics only this month, Mr. Williams has spent an undue amount of time appearing as a media ethicist on both CNN and the cable news networks of NBC. -Frank Rich

For the year after I left government service, I worked as a consultant to the Republican National Committee because the lawyers advised that was the proper way for me to comply with ethics regulations and continue to advise the President. -Karen Hughes

If you deny that any principles of conduct at all are common to and admitted by all men who try to behave reasonably – well, I don't see how you can have any ethics or any ethical background for law. -Frederick Pollock

If people knew of ethics violations, they should have sent them to the Ethics Committee. If you think there was serious ethics violation that ought to be looked at, you don't hold it back for retaliatory purposes. -Barney Frank

What's troubling is that the Republicans to defend Mr. DeLay are weakening the ethics process. -Barney Frank

This House cannot function without an open, accountable, and independent ethics process; and the molestation of that process by the majority is an abuse of power that cannot stand. -Louise Slaughter

For my own part, I abandon the ethics of duty to the Hegelian critique with no regrets; it would appear to me, indeed, to have been correctly characterized by Hegel as an abstract thought, as a thought of understanding. -Paul Ricoeur

My personal philosophy of life is one of ethics. -Alva Myrdal

The novel is a penetrating study of morals and ethics. -Bille August

Football, that's just athletics. But in the business world – doing everything – people are competing. So you need good work ethics, and I think it helped me to develop good work ethics, being in a small town. -Herschel Walker

Things change so fast, you can't use 1971 ethics on someone born in 1971. -Grace Slick

The jury had down right contempt for punk rock grass roots ethics. -Jello Biafra

The technological way of thinking has infected even ethics, which is supposed to be thinking about the good. -Leon Kass

We have also set up the national institute for ethics. This institute and also the implementation of the national integrity plan, that will certainly do the follow up that is necessary for this. -Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

If you look to lead, invest at least 40% of your time managing yourself – your ethics, character, principles, purpose, motivation, and conduct. Invest at least 30% managing those with authority over you, and 15% managing your peers. -Dee Hock

My personal conviction is that science is concerned wholly with truth, not with ethics. -Arthur Keith

In my book I specifically discussed the structural nature of injustice and offered Nine Touchstones of Goddess ethics as an alternative to the Ten Commandments of Biblical religion. -Carol P. Christ

I have my ethics and morals. I have my anchor point of what is right and wrong in real life, but I'm not afraid to entertain any and every aspect of personality in relationship to creating a character. -Corin Nemec

Now here is a departure from the first principle of true ethics. Here we find ideas of moral wrong and moral right associated with something else than beneficial action. The consequent is, we lose sight of the real basis of morals, and substitute a false one. -Frances Wright

Ethically, I think pretty much every code of ethics for doctors suggests that they should not be in an interrogation room, particularly if there's anything coercive or abusive going on. -Jane Mayer

In many ways, our campaign this year will be the same as last time: We're still going to focus on fixing up basics and cleaning up ethics at City Hall. -Laura Miller

Now it's time to focus on basics for people in our neighborhoods… and real ethics reform at City Hall. -Laura Miller

Medicine rests upon four pillars – philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics. -Paracelsus

Nothing gets a bigger laugh than when you refer to things like ethics or human rights. -Ron Silver

I've handled colour as a man should behave. You may conclude that I consider ethics and aesthetics as one. -Josef Albers

Broad tolerance in the matter of beliefs is necessarily a part of the new ethics. -Lafcadio Hearn

Now the relation which, in the sphere of nature, being and semblance or sensation bear to one another in this antithesis, is the same as that which in ethics exists between good and pleasure or feeling. -Friedrich Schleiermacher

Even at school I studied ethics instead of religion. -Ville Valo

In my time, we served with noble and ethical leaders: Gerry Ford, Bob Michael, John Rhodes, men of impeccable honesty. We didn't have anybody locked up for a violation of ethics. -Pete McCloskey

We need a tougher enforcement program and, most importantly, we need to fix the badly broken ethics system. -Marty Meehan

I am closer to a European viewpoint of the world than an American one. My ethics and ideals are based on European concepts. -Bianca Jagger

In the industry, you do need some ethics – if one film does well, then thousands get work and money comes back to the industry. I guess the bottomline is, if there are two versions, then the better one will click. -Ajay Devgan

I think the ethics and morals of genetic engineering are very complicated. It intrigues me. -Roger Spottiswoode

The act of willing this or that, of choosing among various courses of conduct, is central in the realm of ethics. -Corliss Lamont

Some men don't gel when it comes to work – you have different work ethics, different opinions, different points of views, different methods of filmmaking – and we didn't gel. -Antoine Fuqua

My hope is that people will be repulsed by the character's complete lack of ethics and obsession with consumerism – that's what I was saying about the difference between the character's message and the film's message. -Christian Bale

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

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

Having George W. Bush giving a lecture on business ethics is like having a leper give you a facial, it just doesn't work! -Robin Williams

Nothing is less important than which fork you use. Etiquette is the science of living. It embraces everything. It is ethics. It is honor. -Emily Post

I guess the painkillers wipe out your memory along with your ethics. -Keith Olbermann

There is a concept that is the corrupter and destroyer of all others. I speak not of Evil, whose limited empire is that of ethics; I speak of the infinite. -Jorge Luis Borges

As we enter into the 110th Congress, it is imperative that we address ethics reforms needed to make this institution run correctly. -Jo Ann Davis

The involuntary character of psychiatric treatment is at odds with the spirit and ethics of medicine itself. -Kate Millett

In literature as in ethics, there is danger, as well as glory, in being subtle. Aristocracy isolates us. -Charles Baudelaire

I have been committed to carrying out my duties… in accordance with both the letter and spirit of all applicable rules of ethics and canons of conduct. -Samuel Alito

There's been a sea change in our focus on corporate ethics. We've made more progress in the last three years than the previous 30. -Steve Odland

History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested interests have never been known to have willingly divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them. -B. R. Ambedkar

A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people. -B. R. Ambedkar

I came to office promising major ethics reform to end the culture of self-dealing. And today, that ethics reform is a law. While I was at it, I got rid of a few things in the governor's office that I didn't believe our citizens should have to pay for. That luxury jet was over-the-top. I put it on eBay. -Sarah Palin

The reconnection of society, economy and ethics is a project we cannot postpone. -Michael D. Higgins

Those ethical choices often are made every day at a time, minute by minute in ways that you may not even relate to ethics, so I'm going to walk them through the whole story from that perspective and hopefully they'll be able to walk away with something good from it. -Jayson Blair

I think it's very hard in this day and age to raise little girls with morals, ethics and values, and them knowing that they are precious creations and that they are important. -Angie Harmon

To have a sense of education and ethics is important. -Soleil Moon Frye

If you're going to figure something out, study ethics. You can ask What's the answer? What's Right and Wrong? What I learned is that nobody knows the answer and there is no Right and Wrong. So I'm incapable of becoming a fundamentalist because there are no absolutes, there's always a what if. -Duff Goldman

I gravitate toward the law, I think, certainly more times than not, because it's our best mechanism for legislating human behavior, and morality, and ethics. -David E. Kelley

The time has come for all evangelists to practice full financial disclosure. The world is watching how we walk and how we talk. We must have the highest standards of morality, ethics and integrity if we are to continue to have influence. -Billy Graham

I'm very much a Christian in ideals and ethics, especially in terms of belief in fairness, a deep set obligation to others, and the virtues of charity, tolerance and generosity that we associate with traditional Christian teaching. -E. O. Wilson

We have got to change our ethics and our financial system and our whole way of understanding the world. It has to be a world in which people live rather than die; a sustainable world. It could be great. -Vivienne Westwood

So I think ethics is the broader thing that's less focused on prohibitions and is more perhaps looking at principles and questions and ideas about how to live your life. -Peter Singer

That's a central part of philosophy, of ethics. What do I owe to strangers? What do I owe to my family? What is it to live a good life? Those are questions which we face as individuals. -Peter Singer

Interest in business ethics courses has surged, and student activities at leading business schools are more focused than ever before on making business serve long-term social values. -Peter Singer

Business ethics has always had problems that are distinct from those of other professions, such as medicine, law, engineering, dentistry, or nursing. -Peter Singer

I think I take what you might call a B-movie story, deal with B-movie subjects, and I treat it as if it's an A-movie in terms of my approach, my crew, my actors, my ethics and so on. I guess that's my trademark or one of them, anyway! -M. Night Shyamalan

The best cinema is about ethics. -Alexander Payne

Of course art world ethics are important. But museums are no purer than any other institution or business. Academics aren't necessarily more high-minded than gallerists. -Jerry Saltz

Those of us who believe in God and derive our sense of right and wrong and ethics from God's Word really have no difficulty whatsoever defining where our ethics come from. People who believe in survival of the fittest might have more difficulty deriving where their ethics come from. A lot of evolutionists are very ethical people. -Ben Carson

There's no question that as science, knowledge and technology advance, that we will attempt to do more significant things. And there's no question that we will always have to temper those things with ethics. -Ben Carson

I am an on-and-off vegetarian. Sometimes on, mostly off. I think it is better to be a vegetarian but occasionally, the call of the hot dog overpowers my ethics. -Jonathan Safran Foer

More and more companies are reaching out to their suppliers and contractors to work jointly on issues of sustainability, environmental responsibility, ethics, and compliance. -Simon Mainwaring

There are no journalistic ethics that transcend the value of human life. There are none. In a situation where you can save a human life, you must. There isn't any conflict in my mind. -Sebastian Junger

We live in a world where there are a hell of a lot of new inputs that need to be factored in to your business. It used to be just about your employees and your customers. Now there are all the issues about global warming, about sustainability, about ethics and now about gender and the distribution of wealth. -Stuart Rose

What I would like to do is to leave behind a sustainable entity of a set of companies that operate in an exemplary manner in terms of ethics, values and continue what our ancestors left behind. -Ratan Tata

I admire the military. I guess in a world of villains and heroes, they're my heroes. Their dedication, their commitment, their discipline, their code of ethics. -John Cena

Staying chaste until marriage, a commandment of my faith, was one of the most difficult challenges of my young life. I had a powerful sense that if I did not get a grip on my identity, my ethics, and my religion, I would go off the rails. -Feisal Abdul Rauf

I am fully aware that everybody has a right to succeed, and success should be with ethics. -Sharad Pawar

Banks need to think through their ethics very carefully, and many have done so. I don't know any bank that dismisses the concept of ethical banking. -Justin Welby

Campaign finance and ethics reform only works if it curtails all special interest groups equally and does not carve out any exceptions to benefit one party or another. 'Pay to play' reform was passed to limit the influence of big spending contractors over the public officials from whom they are trying to obtain work. -Thomas Kean, Jr.

It seems that if you put people on paper and move them through time, you cannot help but talk about ethics, because the ethical realm exists nowhere if not here: in the consequences of human actions as they unfold in time, and the multiple interpretive possibility of those actions. -Zadie Smith

There's nothing like meeting someone's family to get a true sense of them and a reflection of their ethics and personality. It just makes them a more rounded person. -Lenora Crichlow

Is there Gawker ethics? I mean, I guess there's Gawker ethics. It's a dangerous thing to talk about. -Nick Denton

We must have Christian ethics for our children, good and strong, but we must make them attractive, too, and it can be done. -Enid Blyton

I think all chefs who pursue great flavor have good ethics. -Dan Barber

I'm proud to be associated with the value system at Berkshire Hathaway; I think you'll make more money in the end with good ethics than bad. -Charlie Munger

In just about every area of society, there's nothing more important than ethics. -Henry Paulson

Instead of the traditional emphasis on the sanctity of life, bioethics began to stress the quality of life, meaning that many damaged humans, young and old, don't qualify for personhood because their lives have lost value. -John Leo

Bioethics has hardened into an activist ideology that pervades the medical world, the schools, and government. -John Leo

I find this in all these places I've been travelling – from India to China, to Japan and Europe and to Brazil – there is a frustration with the terms of public discourse, with a kind of absence of discussion of questions of justice and ethics and of values. -Michael Sandel

If you put yourself in a place where you're having to work at understanding something, then you keep yourself awake to all possible choices. How the body will look like in the future, the ethics of the body: those are questions that really fascinate me. Let's get the dialogue going. -Wayne McGregor

You'd be a fool or a deluded idealist to think ethics would be prominent on Wall Street. That is not a statement against people in the money business, just a fact. -Steven Levitt

Transhumanism is the ethics and science of using things like biological and genetic engineering to transform our bodies and make us a more powerful species. -Dan Brown

I think my favorite role was playing Sarah Baker in 'Cheaper by the Dozen 1.' It was my first movie, and I worked with amazing professionals who had such strong work ethics that I immediately learned how to work in this industry. -Alyson Stoner

In high school ethics, they went around and asked what everyone thought their classmates were qualified to do. For me, everyone said actress. But to me it was very much 'if it happens, it happens.' -Amanda Schull

The more moral the people are in their business dealings, the less paperwork you need, the more handshakes you can have, the more the wheels of capitalism work better because there's trust in the marketplace. Business ethics is not a joke. And, in fact, I think most businesses that I've dealt with encourage exactly that type of behavior. -Rick Santorum

Most boys' first hero is their father. That was definitely true of my dad. He was a proud Irish American and he taught me a lot about ethics and responsibility. He also introduced me to a lot of wonderful folk music. -John C. Reilly

Computer programmers, biotechnologists, environmental scientists, neuroscientists, nanotech engineers – all of these fields, and more, should have at least a course in ethics as part of their degree requirements. -Jamais Cascio

It may not have the virtuous ring of the golden rule, but the maxim 'never say never' is one of the most important in ethics. -Julian Baggini

I maintain the importance of an absolute prohibition against torture, while acknowledging that even absolute prohibitions can sometimes be broken. If that is a contradiction, it is a contradiction that ethics has to embrace, or else it becomes like glass: hard, clear, but fatally inflexible. -Julian Baggini

Apart from values and ethics which I have tried to live by, the legacy I would like to leave behind is a very simple one – that I have always stood up for what I consider to be the right thing, and I have tried to be as fair and equitable as I could be. -Ratan Tata

I make up my own mind in light of available facts, with my own experience and a sense of personal ethics. -Ian Anderson

I think Kenny Chesney or Garth Brooks would be the coolest duet partners. I look up to them so much for their work ethics. -Taylor Swift

I don't want to do anything that violates my own personal code of ethics and morals. -Michael Moore

It is often said by religious people that without its framework, there is no sense of right or wrong. My view is that religion comes after ethics. -Salman Rushdie

If your ethics in the military, in your training, is going to be counterminded by a one-hour weekly television show, we've got a really big problem. -Kiefer Sutherland

To me, it really seems visible today that ethics is not something exterior to the economy, which, as technical matter, could function on its own; rather, ethics is an interior principle of the economy itself, which cannot function if it does not take account of the human values of solidarity and reciprocal responsibility. -Pope Benedict XVI

Richard Nixon was an evil man – evil in a way that only those who believe in the physical reality of the Devil can understand it. He was utterly without ethics or morals or any bedrock sense of decency. -Hunter S. Thompson

This was the way I was brought up to think of politics, that politics was to do with ethics, it was to do with responsibility, it was to do with service, so I think I was conditioned to think like that, and I'm too old to change now. -Aung San Suu Kyi

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

In ethics, there is a humility; moralists are usually righteous. -John Berger

A highly developed stock exchange cannot be a club for the cult of ethics. -Max Weber

I actually completely suck at being a bioethicist. What I do is history of medicine and patient advocacy. Patient advocacy is actually the opposite of bioethics, because bioethicists are the people who increasingly set up and justify the systems we patient advocates have to fight. -Alice Dreger

We must promote solid traits such as work ethics, a dignified lifestyle, matching actions to rhetoric, performance rather than grandstanding. -Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

The journalistic code of ethics governing the broadcasts requires that opposing views be presented, and that journalists' personal opinions or judgments be left out of factual reporting. -Sheri Fink

There are people who are bound journalistically to a code of ethics that means they can't quote something that isn't sourced, whereas what I do is entirely unsourced. I effectively fictionalise history and yet somehow aim at a greater truth. -Peter Morgan

Corporate executives and business owners need to realize that there can be no compromise when it comes to ethics, and there are no easy shortcuts to success. Ethics need to be carefully sown into the fabric of their companies. -Vivek Wadhwa

I have no ethics when it comes to art. You just do what you can to make it as beautiful as you can. -James Mercer

Inventing sources is not a crime in and of itself, although it certainly violates every code of journalistic ethics known to man. A criminal fraud case would require that the reporter's deceit had been malicious and resulted in financial gain. -Brendan I. Koerner

I think that the question is very clear-cut, not only as a matter of ethics, but also as a matter of law, that a lawyer should not be aiding and abetting in a fraudulent scheme, and part of that aiding and abetting would be to draw up subsequent documents in order to conceal the true nature of the scheme from federal investigators. -Viet D. Dinh

If you have religious faith, very good, you can add on secular ethics, then religious belief, add on it, very good. But even those people who have no interest about religion, okay, it's not religion, but you can train through education. -Dalai Lama

Whether I'm reading a national publication or one of my local Chicago newspapers, I don't need to turn too many pages before I stumble upon another scandal. Not only do ethics violations deteriorate the public trust, but they also disrupt and undermine legitimate debate and policy. -Mike Quigley

I have no hang-ups in life. I don't care about groups and camps. I have been brought up with certain values and ethics. I have never been egoistic about my stardom and lineage. I don't have any qualms about breaking the ice with my colleagues. I can walk up to any actor and greet him, irrespective of what kind of equation I share with him. -Abhishek Bachchan

My father was a Tuskegee Airmen captain in the Air Force and a very strong personality. He believed in fairness and ethics and living up to the commitments you make to others. He ultimately became a judge, and he would talk to me over and over about how important it is to be fair. -John W. Rogers, Jr.

Basically, to lead without a title is to derive your power within the organisation not from your position but from your competence, effectiveness, relationships, excellence, innovation and ethics. -Robin S. Sharma

One of the problems we currently have is there hasn't been in the population any serious engagement with the ethics of war because we have an all-volunteer army. I would think the return to the draft would be an intervention that would require discussion that might be more helpful in terms of our ability to limit war. -Stanley Hauerwas

My paternal grandfather Rustom Mehta had a huge influence on me because of his ethics and his values. -Zarin Mehta

I've got a life that really matters to me, and that's because of the way I was raised. My ethics are high because my parents did a great job. -Jakob Dylan

Don't violate your own code of values and ethics, but don't waste energy trying to make other people violate theirs. -Melody Beattie

Al Jazeera is a representation of, you know, diversity in the Arab world. In our newsroom, we have every single nationality, we have every single, you know, ideology, we have every single background. However, when it comes to the screen, we have one code of ethics and one code of conduct. -Wadah Khanfar

Even putting aside the Judeo-Christian morality upon which the Constitution and our nation's culture are based, the notion of forced euthanasia would contradict the long-held body of medical ethics to which all American doctors must adhere. -Sherwin B. Nuland

The growing professional disciplines of medical ethics and bioethics have had a profound impact on researchers, bedside doctors, associations of physicians, and government. -Sherwin B. Nuland

Long regarded as central to the contemporary understanding of medical ethics are four principles that must be satisfied in order to fulfill the requirements of moral decision-making. These principles are autonomy, justice, beneficence, and non-maleficence. -Sherwin B. Nuland

I have an ethics background. It doesn't mean you're perfect. But I tried to set an entirely different bar for politics in D.C. that's based on ethics and first principles and political philosophy, and not this constant bickering of, 'Are you Right or Left?' -Dave Brat

The media does play a vital role in our democracy, and if we cannot depend on journalistic ethics, the nation's in trouble. -Dave Brat

Chinese culture in general is not very religious. Confucianism is more a code of ethics than a religion, and ancestor worship is a way for parents to control you even after they're dead. -David Henry Hwang

New York state ethics rules prohibit lawyers from soliciting gifts from clients 'for the benefit of the lawyer or a person related to the lawyer.' -Bill Dedman

I don't believe in God. I do believe in Judaism. I believe in ethics, morals. -Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

It's because I work in ethics, and, more specifically, applied ethics, that I think it's important that if you have things to say that you think are right and you think could make the world a better place, it's important that many people read about them. -Peter Singer

Bioethics is a very, very important field. As we get more and more in the arena of understanding science and getting better opportunities, the fact that you can do things with biological sciences that have an impact on a human being means you must have ethical standards. -Anthony Fauci

I can see a day soon where you'll create your own college degree by taking the best online courses from the best professors from around the world – some computing from Stanford, some entrepreneurship from Wharton, some ethics from Brandeis, some literature from Edinburgh – paying only the nominal fee for the certificates of completion. -Thomas Friedman

I think it is fundamental to understand that the ethics of politics indicate that you should concentrate your efforts on those marginalized people who live in poverty with few opportunities to develop individually. -Enrique Pena Nieto

Commerce has changed the ethics of citizenship and the incentives for national service. America now buys private contractors – we used to call them mercenaries – to do the country's fighting. -Michael Ignatieff

The Ecuadorean and Latin American press is not like the European or North American press, which has some professional ethics. They are used to being above the law, to blackmail, to extort. -Rafael Correa

As Americans, we're not sure we share values. We're sometimes even afraid to use the word 'values.' We talk about teaching ethics in schools – people say, 'What ethics? Whose ethics? Maybe we can't.' And they confuse that with teaching of religion. -Rudy Giuliani

Politics and ethics belong to different worlds. -Adam Michnik

The ethics of journalism are one thing. Another thing is the ethics of business. -Adam Michnik

Great people have great values and great ethics. -Jeffrey Gitomer

I believed in the Catholic position, the Catholic view of ethics and aesthetics, for a long time. But I wanted something not intellectual, some conviction not mental – in fact I wanted faith. -Joyce Kilmer

When you go to the polls, ethics and morality should be part of the evaluation. -John Shimkus

I wanted to make a redemptive thriller that didn't end with some kind of big, crazy shootout and blood spill, but more of a collision of ideas and a discussion of ethics. -Joel Edgerton

I don't favour ethics classes being an alternative to special religious education classes. -Barry O'Farrell

Universities should be about more than developing work skills. They must also be about producing civic-minded and critically engaged citizens – citizens who can engage in debate, dialogue and bear witness to a different and critical sense of remembering, agency, ethics and collective resistance. -Henry Giroux

In human history, we are going from knowledge to omniscience, from potence to omnipotence, from ethics and religion to righteousness. So, in my view, God comes at the end of this long process. This may not happen in our lifetimes or even in the lifetime of our species. -Martin Seligman

I believe in capitalism. I need to make a profit, but I would like to do it with ethics, dignity, morals. It's my dream. -Brunello Cucinelli

I am very close to my family, and there's something life-affirming about that. Even if you feel completely different from them and have totally different views on politics and ethics, you're still family and have that immediate acceptance. -Susanne Bier

When I first read Anne Frank's 'Diary of a Young Girl,' I saw for the first time that a girl could be a writer and that it had something to do with survival and with ethics and fighting against evil. I admired her, though her diary remained terrifying and mysterious to me. She was a character in a real fairy tale – fairy tales are brutal. -Kate Bernheimer

In the old fairy tales, often a 'moral' was tacked on at the end of the story – say, if a book was going to be marketed to young readers. And the morals don't really suit the stories at all, which makes them super weird – part of why I love the tradition so much. I do play with this, though I am more concerned with ethics than morals. -Kate Bernheimer

If a work of art is rich and vital and complete, those who have artistic instincts will see its beauty, and those to whom ethics appeal more strongly than aesthetics will see its moral lesson. It will fill the cowardly with terror, and the unclean will see in it their own shame. -Oscar Wilde

The relations between rhetoric and ethics are disturbing: the ease with which language can be twisted is worrisome, and the fact that our minds accept these perverse games so docilely is no less cause for concern. -Octavio Paz

More than any other super-hero, 'Spider-Man' presents us with something very local in its ethics. It's not messianic. It's far more tangible. -Rhys Ifans

One should not treat investors or a person who has set up an industry and is a successful businessman as criminals in this country. I am fully aware that everybody has a right to succeed, and success should be with ethics. -Sharad Pawar

People who truly understand what is meant by self-reliance know they must live their lives by ethics rather than rules. -Wayne Dyer

Voters who disregarded Richard Nixon's involvement in the questionable ethics issue that led to his Checkers speech should not have been surprised when he orchestrated the Watergate cover-up as president. -Ronald Kessler

I've always tried to avoid politics because most politicians that I know are quite dirty in terms of human dignity, ethics and morals. -Steven Seagal

'V-Wars' is a head-on collision of real-world science, terrorism, special forces action, ethics, politics and an exploration of what defines us as human. -Jonathan Maberry

When people ask me about what I learned from martial arts, I don't talk about favorite punches or kicks, or about fights won or lost. I talk about learning self-discipline, about ethics and manners and benevolence and fairness. -Jonathan Maberry

The art of living demands that our interest in bringing forth flowers in our family life equal the interest we take in bringing them forth in our window gardens. So long as their home-life aesthetics have not become ethics, women need not expect husbands, children, or servants to feel happy in the homes of their creation. -Ellen Key

Alasdair MacIntyre is one of the world's most influential living moral philosophers. He has written 30 books on ethics and held a variety of professorial chairs over the past four decades in North America. -John Cornwell

My understanding of environmentalism, of the things that radicalize people, of the ethics and effectiveness of different kinds of social protest have definitely become more nuanced and more informed, but they aren't much clearer. -Marshall Curry

While academic abilities remain integral, it is the work ethics that form the soul of the business. -Jamshyd Godrej

If the leading Negro classes cannot assume and bear the uplift of their own proletariat, they are doomed for all time. It is not a case of ethics; it is a plain case of necessity. The method by which this may be done is, first, for the American Negro to achieve a new economic solidarity. -W. E. B. Du Bois

Globalization means that business strategy and business ethics cannot be separated from each other. -Ofra Strauss

Port Royal, Jamaica, was built for pirates. The town had a well-protected harbor, corrupt politicians and townsfolk, and a set of ethics that seemed passed down from Sodom and Gomorrah. -Robert Kurson

The very essence of political philosophy is the carving out of an ethical system – strictly, a subset of ethics dealing with political ethics. Ethics is the one rational discipline that demands the establishment of a rational set of value judgments; political ethics is that subset applying to matters of State. -Murray Rothbard

I think one of the most important directions to be pursued in the 'sciences of human action' is to develop a natural-law ethics based on nature rather than, or at least to supplement, ethics based on theological revelation. -Murray Rothbard

In 2003, the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and a year later, a national ethics committee in France, said that face transplantation would be going too far. The risk of complication would far outweigh the benefits. -Jeanne Marie Laskas

Hillary Clinton is a corrupt career politician who has recklessly handled classified information in an attempt to avoid accountability and put American lives at risk, including those of my former colleagues. She fails the basic tests of judgment and ethics any candidate for president must meet. -Evan McMullin

As a cameraman, I am interested in images and truth. Today, people are conditioned to accept lies if they are commercial lies. What we don't see anymore is ethics. -Haskell Wexler

We are going to have to have different ethics for different artificially intelligent machines. You obviously want a different set of ethics for a military artificially intelligent machine or robot than you have for a care-taking robot. -Gray Scott

The right of property holds good in all society; but in the West, ethics invade the personal life in a manner unknown to the East, so much so that the Oriental stands agape at our folly, knowing well that every man brings different instincts and ideas into the world with him. -George A. Moore

Anytime you do something in this arena, whether it's public records or ethics, it's not like throwing a stone in a quiet pond. It's like throwing a boulder. -Kate Brown

Most public officials work hard to serve the public good and abide by Oregon's ethics laws. -Kate Brown

When did the word 'compromise' get compromised? When did the negative connotations of 'He was caught in a compromising position' or 'She compromised her ethics' replace the positive connotations of 'They reached a compromise'? -Deborah Tannen

We're coming down to an extremely unethical society. Very few colleges offer courses in ethics, and very few companies have a code of conduct or code of ethics. -Frank Abagnale

I teach ethics at the FBI academy, which is ironic. -Frank Abagnale

There's a thing that happens to Midwesterners – we spend a lot of time talking about having a different set of rules about manners. I don't know about ethics, but certainly about manners, what you would say and what you wouldn't say. And that is not very East coast. -Theresa Rebeck

Prison is, indeed, a translation of your metaphysics, ethics, sense of history and whatnot into the compact terms of your daily deportment. -Joseph Brodsky

It's not that prison makes you shed your abstract notions. On the contrary, it pares them down to their most succinct articulations. Prison is, indeed, a translation of your metaphysics, ethics, sense of history and whatnot into the compact terms of your daily deportment. -Joseph Brodsky

I want to better myself with every film. My goal is to be at the highest level someday, and I know I will get there, too. I have strong work ethics. -Tiger Shroff

Any tool can be used for good or bad. It's really the ethics of the artist using it. -John Knoll

Unfortunately, some politicians think they are immune from allegations of ethics abuse. -Bob Beckel

The smells are very strong on 'Game of Thrones': the incense, the fire, the heat of all the burns. The smell of Lancel's Faith Militant cloth is very thick in my nostrils right now. And I think the warmth of it all: the hard work ethics, the ambiance, the temperature of the set. There are so many sensory memories of it, which will never leave me. -Eugene Simon

When I first did 'Empire,' it was a severe break from everything I'd written up to that point, which is all very continuity-driven, super-heroic, and ethics and morals-infused. 'Empire' was a chance to break away from that. -Mark Waid

I hope not in works. I hope not in ethics. I hope not in baptisms or church membership. I hope in Christ alone. -Paul Washer

Understanding how the media actually works is critical. Because editors depend on ignorance and media illiteracy to ply their trade. The fact that many readers expect fact checking, editorial oversight, and ethics actually makes it easier for the media to be lazy. -Ryan Holiday

Having a co-founder is incredible, but it has to be the right person: someone who shares your values and ethics, absolutely, but also someone who has a similar vision for the future in terms of their appetite for risk, for low salaries, for hard work. -Kathryn Minshew

My father, in a way, was a mentor in the way he instilled the basic values and ethics in me. My mother was a mentor by showing me an example to say that if women have tenacity, they can achieve whatever they have to. -Chanda Kochhar

We have really good parents, and even though they broke up when we were little, we were still raised by two people who had really good ethics. They were never going to let us turn into Paris Hilton. I think that it wasn't really an option to become spoiled brats. -Erin Foster

It's really just my Hammurabi code of journalism ethics, that I don't want to ask someone to do something that I won't do myself. -Hailey Gates

The death penalty and the arguments it inspires don't only involve ethics, morals, and justice. There are bureaucratic and economic aspects to it as well. All these different aspects commingle in ways that convince me we should take whatever steps we can to abolish the death penalty. -Reid Hoffman

Our core values and business ethics will always be paramount in all that we do, and we are always looking to do the right thing and settle claims fairly and accurately. -Tricia Griffith

You don't teach morals and ethics and empathy and kindness in the schools. You teach that at home, and children learn by example. -Judy Sheindlin

My personal code of conduct and compliance with a wide range of government ethics provisions have ensured that I have maintained ethical standards. -Michael Madigan

Everything I have done in the private sector has been through an ethics review point by point by point, and I have been given a clean bill of health by Ethics from the day I walked in the door, including my involvement with Innate Immunotherapeutics and my position on the board. -Chris Collins

Meaningful ethics reform is vital to restoring public confidence in Missouri's political system. -Josh Hawley

The feelings of the individual are the prime authority in ethics. 'If it feels good, do it' is the basic ethical ideal of humanism. -Yuval Noah Harari

I worry about Google's data ethics and about the idea of handing over the corpus of my life, but I can't deny that it is exceptional at making sense of my ever-growing photo library. -Om Malik

I cannot live on myths; somehow, science convinces me more easily. I am prone to lean towards science, ethics, and philosophy rather than myth, religion, and rituals. -Kamal Haasan

A starry sky is equally interesting to a scientist, a mystic, an ethics scholar, and a poet. Looking at the stars, each experiences something different, and each sees his own picture. -Alija Izetbegovic

Anytime a member of Congress wants to travel abroad – which we do from time to time as part of our official duties – we are required to check with the House Committee on Ethics as to whether the trip follows the ethics rules by which federally elected officials are bound. Not so with Supreme Court justices. -Mike Quigley

I've played many criminals, but I loved playing somebody on the right side of the law who had a family and who had ethics. -Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Trump is a dust storm of lies and diversions with the bellows of a bully and the greasy ethics of a street-corner hustler. -Richard Cohen

My dad, he would go through these periods of self-doubt. We'd do something that was controversial or that wasn't welcomed by everybody, and he'd go, 'Well, Shirley, our parents cursed us with ethics, and we passed it on to our children.' -John Wesley Shipp

The whole realm of morality and ethics is something that has escaped the attention of women, by and large. And it needs the attention of intellectual women most desperately. -Lorraine Hansberry

I believe that the financial crisis of 2008/9 exposed more a lack of ethics and morality – especially by the financial sector – rather than a problem of regulation or criminality. There were, of course, regulatory lessons to be learned, but at heart, there was a collective loss of our moral compass. -Paul Polman

The basic skills of leaders are always the same: be driven by a deeper purpose, be a human being, have a passion for what you do, and it's also about hard work and ethics. -Paul Polman

When a person from a community goes and buys a car, he or she should have the incentive, financial incentive, to buy a more efficient, more environment-friendly car. This shouldn't be only left to the intention of the people. We cannot only rely on the ethics or the moral of the people. -Fatih Birol

Growing up poor taught me a lot. It instilled in me the ethics of hard work. -Chieh Huang

Most parents would not hesitate to assume responsibility for their child's behavior on a playground, at school, or in someone else's home. What happens online should be no different. Parents should talk with their children about computer ethics, stipulate rules of conduct, and – most importantly – establish consequences. -Rachel Simmons

There is a history of thinking about space science from an environmental ethics perspective. And part of what I want to do is turn that back and use that experience to see if it reflects how we think about the Earth. -David Grinspoon

Whenever I ask Siri for directions or a recommendation, I also ask her a trick question. Her answers are usually wacky. She scolds me for cursing, which I love, but she has no problem with ethics. If I say, 'Remind me to rob a bank at 3 P.M.,' she responds, 'Here's your reminder for today at 3 P.M.: Rob a bank. Shall I create it?' -Elizabeth Diller

We need a sweeping debate about ethics, boundaries, and regulation for location data technologies. -Kate Crawford

I am part of the World Economic Forum Global Council on Robotics and AI, and we spend a fair amount of our time together as a group discussing ethics, best practices, and the like. -Rana el Kaliouby

On the path to ubiquity of AI, there will be many ethics-related decisions that we, as AI leaders, need to make. We have a responsibility to drive those decisions, not only because it is the right thing to do for society but because it is the smart business decision. -Rana el Kaliouby

To me, form is not something that you can plan beforehand, especially for a documentary. You can't write it or sketch it. It requires a confrontation with reality, with history, with ethics and morals. After identifying good content, you have to find the right form to express that content. -Rithy Panh

I'm very true to the old punk ethics of honesty and truthfulness and integrity… and still be authentic. -Viv Albertine

I still live very much by punk ethics, but in a more grown up way. -Viv Albertine

At times, it appears easy to sermonise on morality and ethics. But morality and ethics appear good only when applied to others, never on oneself. -Jaggi Vasudev

We have to address the safety of women, and that is of utmost importance right now. I would love to work only with people with ethics and the right moral conduct. -Rajkummar Rao

I feel like Too Faced has always followed the same ethics as Kat Von D Beauty. They've been cruelty-free and really vocal advocates for anti-animal cruelty, and that's something that's such a deal breaker for me. -Kat Von D

My work ethics have been the same whether it's in international cricket, first class, or even club cricket. -S. Sreesanth

I just had such a lucky experience working with incredible actors, getting to see their work ethics, their different techniques… Jeff Bridges is such a legend! Getting to watch him and see how he worked was a blessing. -Cailee Spaeny

Muslims around the world deserve to see birthplace of Islam represent the ethics of Islam. -Jamal Khashoggi

I'm not saying I'm perfect. But I'm someone who analyses and reflects on what I do, whether it's in keeping with the ethics that I talk about in public. That's how I've been all my life. -Parvathy

I think that documentaries are bound by journalistic ethics, and I think they have the pressure of trying to entertain someone for 90 minutes. It's hard, but it's the same question no matter what you're doing. Every film I've done, I've approached it the same way with the same level of respect. -Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

I want to be proud of this country, but when aspects of our policy don't align with my ethics, I want to protest them and try to change them. -Shepard Fairey

Medical ethics is a fascinating discipline, as it deals with issues replete with complex philosophical, moral, and ethical considerations that are rarely black or white. -Gad Saad

The Trump administration has struggled with ethics vetting for Cabinet nominees and faced criticism for the president's decision to remain invested in his business empire. -Ari Melber

I'm interested in institutions, particularly in the way institutions close ranks. They have hierarchies and their own ethics. -Jed Mercurio

What is frustrating is to have others question my motivation, my ethics, and my history. -Louise Linton

My shows are basically about ethics. -Tim Minchin

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