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William J. Slim Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by William J. Slim.

Moral courage is higher and a rarer virtue than physical courage.
- William J. Slim

The dominant feeling of the battlefield is loneliness.
- William J. Slim

There is only one principle of war and that's this.
Hit the other fellow, as quickly as you can,
as hard as you can, where it hurts him most,
when he ain't lookin'.
- William J. Slim

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We would not have our country's vigour exhausted or her moral force abated,
by everlasting meddling and muddling in every quarrel,
great and small, which afflicts the world.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

People need religion.
It's a vehicle for a moral tradition.
A crucial role.
Nothing can take its place.
- Irving Kristol

From a moral point of view, there is no excuse for terrorist acts,
regardless of the motive or the situation under which they are carried out.
- Jurgen Habermas

Those who have prospered and profited from life's lottery
have a moral obligation to share their good fortune.
- Dick Gephardt

Law is vulnerable to the winds of intellectual or moral fashion,
which it then validates as the commands of our most basic concept.
- Robert Bork

To imply that religious believers have no right to
engage moral questions in the public square or at the
ballot is simply to establish a Reichian secularism as our state faith.
- Maggie Gallagher

The most powerful moral influence is example.
- Huston Smith

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

Psychoanalysis is out, under a therapeutic disguise,
to do away entirely with the moral faculty in man.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Despite what they tell you, there are simply no moral
absolutes in a complex world.
- Berkeley Breathed

The most dangerous criminal now is the entirely lawless modern philosopher.
Compared to him, burglars and bigamists are essentially moral men.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The theatre is supremely fitted to say:
'Behold!
These things are.' Yet most dramatists employ it to say:
'This moral truth can be learned from beholding this action.'
- Thornton Wilder

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

The worst government is often the most moral.
One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane.
But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.
- H. L. Mencken

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

Sincerity is moral truth.
- George Henry Lewes

Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law.
- Ayn Rand

I think coercive taxation is theft, and government
has a moral duty to keep it to a minimum.
- William Weld

Moral choices do not depend on personal preference
and private decision but on right reason and,
I would add, divine order.
- Basil Hume

Progressive rhetoric has the effect of concealing social
crisis and moral breakdown by presenting them as the
birth pangs of a new order.
- Christopher Lasch

I've never lied.
I think I've lived a moral life.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

The problem is we need much more moral content.
- Cornel West

Morality is only moral when it is voluntary.
- Lincoln Steffens

You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters.
The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
- Fran Lebowitz

Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry,
creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among
students and become their role model.
- Abdul Kalam

The main point for me is moral; animals are sentient beings.
I know for some this is a hard argument to accept,
but we're not built to eat a lot of meat.
- Grace Slick

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw.
All I am I owe to my mother.
I attribute all my success in life to the moral,
intellectual and physical education I received from her.
- George Washington

It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral.
- Francis Bacon

Moral habits, induced by public practices,
are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives,
than the failings and faults of individuals are in
infecting the city at large.
- Plutarch

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

If you tie a man's hands there is nothing moral about
his not committing murder.
- Auberon Herbert

No man, who continues to add something to the material,
intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives,
is left long without proper reward.
- Booker T. Washington

All moral laws are merely statements that certain kinds
of actions will have good effects.
- George Edward Moore

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

Take motherhood: nobody ever thought of putting it
on a moral pedestal until some brash feminists pointed out,
about a century ago, that the pay is lousy and the
career ladder nonexistent.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

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

If you don't have integrity, you have nothing.
You can't buy it.
You can have all the money in the world,
but if you are not a moral and ethical person,
you really have nothing.
- Henry Kravis

If you build that foundation, both the moral and the ethical foundation,
as well as the business foundation, and the experience foundation,
then the building won't crumble.
- Henry Kravis

It took a deadly illness to put me eye to eye with that truth,
but it is a truth that the country, caught up in its
ruthless ambitions and moral decay,
can learn on my dime.
- Lee Atwater

Scientific truth is marvelous, but moral truth is divine
and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light
has found the lost paradise.
- Horace Mann


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