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Samuel George Morton Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Samuel George Morton.

The moral and intellectual character of the Africans
is widely different in different nations.
- Samuel George Morton

The American Race is marked by a brown complexion;
long,
black, lank hair; and deficient beard.
- Samuel George Morton

The Negroes have little invention, but strong powers of imitation,
so that they readily acquire mechanic arts.
They have a great talent for music, and all their external
senses are remarkably acute.
- Samuel George Morton

In disposition the Negro is joyous, flexible,
and indolent; while the many nations which compose
this race present a singular diversity of intellectual character,
of which the far extreme is the lowest grade of humanity.
- Samuel George Morton

 

I am not interested in power for power's sake,
but I'm interested in power that is moral,
that is right and that is good.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll

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Compassion is the universal standard of moral living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting
on his past actions and their motives -
of approving of some and disapproving of others.
- Charles Darwin

The perception of beauty is a moral test.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If we are to go forward, we must go back
and rediscover those precious values -
that all reality hinges on moral foundations
and that all reality has spiritual control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The acceptance of oneself is
the essence of the whole moral problem
and the epitome of a whole outlook on life.
- Carl Jung

Increase of material comforts,
it may be generally laid down,
does not in any way whatsoever
conduce to moral growth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

The moral arc of the universe
bends at the elbow of justice.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Moral authority is never retained by
any attempt to hold on to it.
It comes without seeking and
is retained without effort.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things.
The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic
feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
- John Stuart Mill

Love is moral even without legal marriage,
but marriage is immoral without love.
- Ellen Key

Trust should be the basis for all our moral training.
- Robert Baden-Powell

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally
recognized moral qualities of men.
- Confucius

Moral power is probably best when it is not used.
The less you use it the more you have.
- Andrew Young

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.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders,
and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
- James K. Polk

Nature teaches more than she preaches.
There are no sermons in stones.
It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
- John Burroughs

Music is a moral law.
It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
- Plato

Our world faces a true planetary emergency.
I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it's a
challenge to the moral imagination.
- Al Gore

The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and
peace are deep-seated and powerful.
They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual.
- Arthur Henderson

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who
maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
- Dante Alighieri

It is curious - curious that physical courage
should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare
- Mark Twain

If a policy is wrongheaded, feckless and corrupt,
I take it personally and consider it a moral obligation
to sound off and not shut up until it's fixed.
- David Hackworth

Human models are more vivid and more persuasive than explicit moral commands.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

The media seems to think only abortion and gay marriage are religious issues.
Poverty is a moral issue, it's a faith issue,
it's a religious issue.
- Jim Wallis

Moral indignation in most cases is, 2% moral,
48% indignation, and 50% envy.
- Vittorio De Sica

The final purpose of art is to intensify,
even, if necessary, to exacerbate, the moral consciousness of people.
- Norman Mailer

Once the mass of the defending infantry become possessed of low moral,
the battle is as good as lost.
- Douglas Haig

It is easy enough to be moral after a good dinner beside a snug coal fire,
and with our hearts well warmed with fine old port.
- Henry Mayhew

If I practised sex, out of moral conviction,
that was one thing; but to enjoy it...
seemed a defeat.
- Martha Gellhorn

Abhorrence of apartheid is a moral attitude,
not a policy.
- Edward Heath

By exploring the political and moral colorings of discoveries
about what makes us tick,
we can have a more honest science and a less fearful intellectual milieu.
- Steven Pinker

The essential function of art is moral.
But a passionate, implicit morality,
not didactic.
A morality which changes the blood, rather than the mind.
- David Herbert Lawrence

I did this within a philosophical framework,
and a moral and legal framework.
And I have been turned into a cartoon of the greatest
villain in the history of lobbying.
- Jack Abramoff

Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds
is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk.
- Margaret Chase Smith

Since the nature of people is bad, to become corrected
they must be taught by teachers and to be orderly they
must acquire ritual and moral principles.
- Xun Zi

Americans are blessed with great plenty;
we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation
to assist those who are suffering from poverty,
disease, war and famine.
- Adam Schiff

We must get back to a very strong Christianity...
Christianity shaped America and England,
and we need to get back to those moral foundations that made us great.
- George Carey

It is essential that we realize once and for all that
man is much more of a sex creature than a moral creature.
The former is inherent, the other is grafted on.
- Emma Goldman

A battle lost or won is easily described,
understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of
a great nation requires reflection,
as well as observation, to appreciate it.
- Frederick Douglass

To provoke dreams of terror in the slumber of prosperity
has become the moral duty of literature.
- Ernst Fischer

After so many cases of terror attacks related to Islamic
militancy remaining unresolved in the last few years,
the government has no moral authority to stay in power.
- Sheikh Hasina

People have said I'm the candidate of anger.
Well, we have a right to be angry.
We lost 3 million jobs.
We lost our place as the moral leader of the world.
- Howard Dean

America must be the moral leader.
It is not enough to have power.
Power must be used to protect freedom and give all
people hope for the opportunity to see the fruit of their own labor.
- Jesse Helms

I profoundly believe it takes a lot of practice to become a moral slob.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

Politics is an act of faith; you have to show some
kind of confidence in the intellectual and moral capacity of the public.
- George McGovern

Under the leadership of President Bush and Vice President Cheney,
the United States has given up the moral high ground
that we used to occupy as an international leader.
- Marty Meehan

Buddhism has in it no idea of there being a moral law
laid down by somekind of cosmic lawgiver.
- Alan Watts

It is a grave matter to enter a war,
without adequate military preparation;
it may prove fatal to come into peace,
without moral and religious preparation.
- Louis Finkelstein

No, moral conscience is one thing, the law is another.
We have to hold onto this difference.
- Rocco Buttiglione

Eroticism has its own moral justification because it
says that pleasure is enough for me;
it is a statement of the individual's sovereignty.
- Mario Vargas Llosa

One might have thought the world would stop ascribing
moral equivalence between acts of terrorism and acts of punishing terrorism.
It has not happened that way.
- Theodore Bikel

Literature should not be suppressed merely because
it offends the moral code of the censor.
- William O. Douglas

The USA experiences the crisis of ideological and moral values.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

We need to go back to the way it was 30 years ago,
when everybody had Grandma and Grandpa,
and we were willing to pass moral judgments about right and wrong.
- Steven Tyler

To be in good moral condition requires at least as
much training as to be in good physical condition.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

There is a much more exact correspondence between the
natural and moral world than we are apt to take notice of.
- Joseph Butler

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.
- John W. Gardner

Physical courage, which despises all danger,
will make a man brave in one way; and moral courage,
which despises all opinion, will make a man brave in another.
- Charles Caleb Colton

The most powerful moral influence is example.
- Huston Smith

There is no moral precept that does not have something inconvenient about it.
- Denis Diderot


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