A collection of quotes on and about morality.


"Men are cruel, but man is kind."

Rabindranath Tagore


"Misers get up early in the morning; and burglars, I am informed, get up the night before."

G.K. Chesterton


"Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere."

G.K. Chesterton


“The larger crimes are apt to be the simpler, for the bigger the crime, the more obvious, as a rule, is the motive.”

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


“I love mankind, he said, "but I find to my amazement that the more I love mankind as a whole, the less I love man in particular.”

Fyodor Dostoyevsky


“This is the very worst wickedness, that we refuse to acknowledge the passionate evil that is in us. ”

D.H. Lawrence


“Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.” 

Mark Twain


“So far, about morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.” 

Ernest Hemingway


“How can one be well...when one suffers morally?” 

Leo Tolstoy


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

Friedrich Nietzsche


“We have not to crown the exceptional man who knows he can rule; rather we must crown the much more exceptional man who knows he can’t.” 

G.K. Chesterton


“If your morals make you dreary, depend upon it they are wrong. I do not say "give them up," for they may be all you have; but conceal them like a vice, lest they should spoil the lives of better and simpler people.” 

Robert Louis Stevenson