„They understood the basic principles of morals: that nothing is moral always, and anything is moral under the right circumstances.“

—  John Varley, "The Persistence of Vision", The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (March 1978), reprinted as the title story in The Persistence of Vision (1978)
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„Nothing, that is morally wrong, can be politically right.“

—  William Ewart Gladstone British Liberal politician and prime minister of the United Kingdom 1809 - 1898
No citation to Gladstone found. Hannah More https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannah_More in 1837 in Hints Towards Forming the Character of a Young Princess https://books.google.com/books?id=lv5JAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA179&lpg=PA179&dq=%E2%80%9CNothing+that+is+morally+wrong+can+be+politically+right.%E2%80%9D&source=bl&ots=ne_BjY9onV&sig=8RyZJKi_o7AvvR3N9WcQUU5Q0TI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=84mhVIufIoahyASOrYCoAw&ved=0CEMQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=%E2%80%9CNothing%20that%20is%20morally%20wrong%20can%20be%20politically%20right.%E2%80%9D&f=false, The Works of Hannah More, Vol. 4, said the following on p. 179: "On the Whole, we need not hesitate to assert, that in the long course of events, nothing, that is morally wrong, can be politically right. Nothing, that is inequitable, can be finally successful."

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„There can be no compromise on moral principles.“

—  Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism

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„A moral system valid for all is basically immoral.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900
Generally attributed to Nietzsche, this is a quotation from Curtis Cate's Friedrich Nietzsche: A Biography (2003) and is the author's interpretation of Nietzsche's Aphorism 221 (Beyond Good and Evil)

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„Moral: Don't try to Account for Anything.“

—  George Ade American writer, newspaper columnist and playwright 1866 - 1944
The Fable of the Caddy who Hurt His Head While Thinking

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„Realism maintains that universal moral principles cannot be applied to the actions of states in their abstract universal formulation, but that they must be filtered through the concrete circumstances of time and place.“

—  Hans Morgenthau American political scientist 1904 - 1980
Context: Realism maintains that universal moral principles cannot be applied to the actions of states in their abstract universal formulation, but that they must be filtered through the concrete circumstances of time and place. The individual may say for himself: "Fiat justitia, pereat mundus (Let justice be done, even if the world perish)," but the state has no right to say so in the name of those who are in its care. Both individual and state must judge political action by universal moral principles, such as that of liberty. Yet while the individual has a moral right to sacrifice himself in defense of such a moral principle, the state has no right to let its moral disapprobation of the infringement of liberty get in the way of successful political action, itself inspired by the moral principle of national survival. Six Principles of Political Realism, § 4.

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Nayef Al-Rodhan photo

„Morality, if present, should not be relied on because it will be trumped by self interest in most circumstances.“

—  Nayef Al-Rodhan philosopher, neuroscientist, geostrategist, and author 1959
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„Morality has nothing in common with politics.“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
p. 45

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„Justice is the constitution or fundamental law of the moral universe, the law of right, a rule of conduct for man in all his moral relations.“

—  Theodore Parker abolitionist 1810 - 1860
Context: Justice is the constitution or fundamental law of the moral universe, the law of right, a rule of conduct for man in all his moral relations. Accordingly all human affairs must be subject to that as the law paramount; what is right agrees therewith and stands, what is wrong conflicts and falls. Private cohesions of self-love, of friendship, or of patriotism, must all be subordinate to this universal gravitation towards the eternal right.

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„Morals are concerned with what aids or impedes the fulfillment of basic human needs.“

—  John T. Noonan Jr. United States federal judge 1926 - 2017
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„The ascetic morality is a negative morality.“

—  Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936
Context: The ascetic morality is a negative morality. And strictly, what is important for a man is not to die, whether he sins or not.

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