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Support a compatriot against a native, however the former may blunder or plunder. Richard Francis Burton
I like the English. They have the most rigid code of immorality in the world. Malcolm Bradbury
When your conscience says law is immoral, don't follow it. Jack Kevorkian
Though the bribe be small, yet the fault is great. Edward Coke
Frankly, I wouldn't put anything past him [Nixon] and those damn technocrats. You can't begin to compete with the professional Nixonites when it comes to deception.... If Nixon told them to nationalize the railroads, they'd have nationalized the railroads. If he'd told them to exterminate the Jews, they'd have exterminated the Jews. Tom Charles Huston
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. Oscar Wilde
Terrorists are dangerous, not because they are immoral or amoral but because they are hyper moral. They justify their behavior in profoundly moral language. John Brady Kiesling
It isn’t easy, but I guess I can understand why the good citizens of the hill country might let themselves be represented in Washington by a man who drinks too much. It isn’t easy, but I guess I can even understand why the good citizens of the hill country might even let themselves be represented by a man in Washington who carouses with city women while his wife and children are back here working the land. But, as God is my witness, I will never understand why the good people of the hill country would let themselves be represented by a man who takes female sheep up into the hills alone at night! Richard Mifflin Kleberg
I call Christianity the one great curse, the one enormous and innermost perversion, the one great instinct of revenge, for which no means are too venomous, too underhand, too underground and too petty - I call it the one immortal blemish of mankind. Friedrich Nietzsche
I do not believe that the real life of this nation is to be found either in great luxury hotels and the petty gossip of so-called fashionable suburbs, or in the officialdom of the organized masses. It is to be found in the homes of people who are nameless and unadvertised, and who, whatever their individual religious conviction or dogma, see in their children their greatest contribution to the immortality of their race. Robert Menzies
It [the Vietnam War] is worse than immoral. It's a mistake. Dean Acheson
It is worse than a crime. It is a blunder. Antoine Jacques Claude Joseph
Poverty and immorality are not synonymous. James F. Byrnes
The history of governments is one of the most immoral parts of human history. William E. Gladstone
Murder is not absolved of immortality by committing murder. Murder is absolved of immorality by bringing men to think that murder is not evil. This only the perversion of the mind can bring about. And the perversion of the mind is only possible when those who should be heard in its defense are silent. Archibald MacLeish
Evil communication, wicked, profane, impure, filthy and obscene songs, composures, writings or print corrupt the mind and are all incentive to all manner of impurities and debaucheries. Massachusetts
That State that will give Liberty of Conscience in matters of Religion, must give Liberty of Conscience and Conversation in their Moral Laws, or else the Fiddle will be out of tune, and some of the strings crack. Nathaniel Ward
The feeling of patriotism --- It is an immoral feeling because, instead of confessing himself a son of God . . . or even a free man guided by his own reason, each man under the influence of patriotism confesses himself the son of his fatherland and the slave of his government, and commits actions contrary to his reason and conscience Leo Tolstoy
If anyone sings immoral, dissolute or outrageous songs, or dance the virollet or other dance, he shall be put in prison for three days and then sent to the consistory. Martin Luther
The slaveholders are publishing, as in so many legibly written volumes, in the faces of their mulatto offspring, the sad, sickening evidences of their abominable immoralities…What a religion must that be, which declares that the system, of which these deeds are part, is ordained, sanctioned, owned and blest, of God! Samuel Ringgold Ward
Leopold and Loeb had the reputation of being immoral … degenerates of the worst type … The evidence shows that both defendants are atheists and followers of the Nietzschean doctrines … it is unfortunate for the community that they were not sentenced to death. Robert E. Crowe
We affirm that music engenders immorality, lust, and licentiousness, and stifles courage, valor, and the chivalrous spirit; it is forbidden by Koranic laws and must not be taught in the schools. Ruhollah Khomeini
The Bible nowhere prohibits war. In the Old Testament we find war and even conquest positively commanded, and although war was raging in the time of Christ and His apostles, still they said not a word of its unlawfulness and immorality. Henry Wager Halleck
All persons are hereby fervently exhorted, to observe the Lord's Day, commonly called Sunday, and thereon constantly to attend the worship of GOD…. it is hereby enjoined, that all magistrates, and others whom it may concern, be very vigilant and exact in discovering, prosecuting, and punishing all persons who shall be guilty of profanation of the Lord's Day, commonly called Sunday, blasphemy, profane swearing or cursing, drunkenness, lewdness, or other dissolute or immoral practices John Dickenson
A sugar-coated Satan sandwich If you look between the buns, the contents are antithetical to everything the great religions teach Emanuel Cleaver II
The eight men who are survivors of the syphilis study at Tuskegee are a living link to a time not so very long ago that many Americans would prefer not to remember, but we dare not forget. It was a time when our nation failed to live up to its ideals, when our nation broke the trust with our people that is the very foundation of our democracy. It is not only in remembering that shameful past that we can make amends and repair our nation, but it is in remembering that past that we can build a better present and a better future. And without remembering it, we cannot make amends and we cannot go forward…. The United States government did something that was wrong—deeply, profoundly, morally wrong. It was an outrage to our commitment to integrity and equality for all our citizens. Bill Clinton
I bought abandon dear And sold all piety for pleasure. My own free spirit I have followed, And never will I give up lust. Abu Nuwas
Shall piety be a license to immoral deeds, and shall religion be regarded as affording the occasion for all riotous extravagance? Tertullian; Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus
We the people of the Catholic Church throughout the world seeking to escape from the oppressive immorality, the sanctioning of sin, the brainwashing of our children, the labeling of us as extremists, and the forced integration with anti-Catholics, declare our human and international rights to establish our own Nation. Our rights to have a Catholic Nation are no difference than the rights of Israel to have a Jewish Nation, Saudi Arabia to have a Moslem Nation, or England to have a Protestant Nation. Unity Publishing
He was as great as a man can be without morality Alexis de Tocqueville
We value virtue but do not discuss it. The honest bookkeeper, the faithful wife, the earnest scholar get little of our attention compared to the embezzler, the tramp, the cheat. John Steinbeck
Experienced military and intelligence professionals know that torture, in addition to being illegal and immoral, is an unreliable means of extracting information from prisoners. Harry E. Soyster
The publishers profess to be the agents of heaven in establishing virtue and therefore that they ought to receive some subsidy from the government. I can ask no stronger refutation to this claim … than the utterly unscrupulous methods pursued by them in seeking to influence Congress on this subject. William Howard Taft
If we consider games of chance immoral, then every pursuit of human industry is immoral; for there is not a single one that is not subject to chance, not one wherein you do not risk a loss for the chance of some gain... In all these pursuits, you take some one thing against another which you hope to win... These, then, are games of chance. Yet so far from being immoral, they are indispensable to the existence of man, and every one has a natural right to choose for his pursuit such one of them as he thinks most likely to furnish him subsistence. Thomas Jefferson
We ought to see clearly that the end does justify the means Charles Wagner
Sex scandals, while embarrassing, are far less depressing than financial corruption. I would way rather have an important elected official who patronized prostitutes than one who spent $60,000 of the taxpayers’ money on sushi and lobster. Gail Collins
For some of us who have seen the other side of Allen Dulles, we don’t see too many Christian traits. I personally consider him a ruthless, ambitious, and utterly incompetent government administrator. Jim Kellis
Mrs. Cleveland should not wear immoral gowns showing her bare arms and shoulders. Women's Christian Temperance Union
Don’t be shameless, Mr Blair. Don’t be immoral, Mr. Blair. You are one of those who have no morals. You are not one who has the right to criticize anyone about the rules of the international community. You are an imperialist pawn who attempts to curry favor with Danger Bush-Hitler, the number one mass murderer and assassin there is on the planet. Go straight to hell, Mr. Blair. Hugo Chavez
Secrecy is an instrument of conspiracy; it ought not, therefore, to be the system of a regular government Jeremy Bentham
There is a difference … between the demise of morality laws and the demise of morality Jonathan Turley
What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like, and immorality is what they dislike. Alfred North Whitehead
Why our elected leaders continue to believe that such genocidal weapons are legitimate and moral in our hands but illegitimate and immoral in the hands of our enemies… Richard Rhodes
I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land can never be purged away but with blood. John Brown
I abhor this dirty work but when one is employed to sweep chimneys, one must black one’s fingers. James Harris
In the supreme struggle of social order against anarchy, we cannot deny to the champions of civilized society the moral latitude which is by common consent accorded to armed men fighting for their country against a foreign foe. Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess Salisbury
Honey, there go 20 million votes, but we’ll get over it. Gerald R. Ford
… whether torture works, a major preoccupation of the Senate report, is the wrong question. The World’s governments did not negotiate a treaty banning it [torture] under all circumstances because it’s ineffective. They did so because it is immoral, inhumane, and unacceptable—even if it works. David D. Cole
Sometimes you have to do bad things to get into power so you can do good things when you get there. Paula Milne
The man must be a prodigy who can retain his manners and morals undepraved by such circumstances... [Slavery] Thomas Jefferson
Clemency is patricide Maximilien Robespierre
You know that book, Everything You Need to Know You Learned in Kindergarten. Donald Trump violates every one of them: Don’t tell lies, don’t make fun of people who are handicapped, don’t be mean – all of them. Bill Maher
Magazines and newspapers commonly took to celebrating the military valor of both Confederate and Union soldiers, as though bravery, rather than morality, were the chief quality to be commemorated. Joshua M. Zeitz
We should exclude murderous atheists, who would pull down Church and state; religion and God; morality and happiness .... When they smile, I see blood trickling down their faces; I see their insidious purposes; I see that the object of all their cajoling is—blood! I now warn my countrymen to beware of these execrable philosophers, whose only object it is to destroy every thing that is good here, and to establish immorality and murder by precept and example. Edmund Burke
All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal or fattening. Alexander Woollcott
How can her reputation be damaged. She sells her body. She has no reputation to protect. Rudy Giuliani

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