Value Quotes - Ethics Quotations on Value and Values

In the rationalist tradition, the conflict within the breast of theperson between the requirements of morality and self-interest iscanonically a conflict between the person’s reason and herpassions. Shaftesbury’s identification of a moral sentiment inthe nature of humanity renders this a conflict within sensibilityitself, a conflict between different sentiments, between aself-interested sentiment and an unegoistic sentiment. Though bothShaftesbury and Hutcheson, no less than Clarke, oppose Hobbes’segoism, it is nonetheless true that the doctrine of moral sensibilitysoftens moral demands, so to speak. Doing what is morally right ormorally good is intrinsically bound up with a distinctive kind ofpleasure on their accounts. It is significant that both Shaftesburyand Hutcheson, the two founders of modern moral sense theory,articulate their ethical theory in conjunction with an aesthetictheory. Arguably the pleasure we feel in the apprehension of somethingbeautiful is disinterested pleasure. Our susceptibility toaesthetic pleasure can be taken to reveal that we apprehend andrespond to objective (or, anyway, universal) values, not only ornecessarily on the basis of reason, but through our naturalsensibility instead. Thus, aesthetics, as Shaftesbury and Hutchesonindependently develop an account of it, gives encouragement to theirdoctrines of moral sensibility. But an account of moral virtue, unlikeaesthetics, requires an account of moral motivation. As notedabove, both Shaftesbury and Hutcheson want to do justice to the ideathat proper moral motivation is not the pursuit of pleasure, evendisinterested pleasure, but rather an immediate response to theperception of moral value. The problem of giving a satisfying accountof moral motivation is a difficult one for empiricist moralphilosophers in the Enlightenment.

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Most philosophers who find Kant’s views attractive find them sobecause of the Humanity Formulation of the CI. This formulation statesthat we should never act in such a way that we treat humanity, whetherin ourselves or in others, as a means only but always as an end initself. This is often seen as introducing the idea of“respect” for persons, for whatever it is that isessential to our humanity. Kant was clearly right that this and theother formulations bring the CI “closer to intuition” thanthe Universal Law formula. Intuitively, there seems something wrongwith treating human beings as mere instruments with no value beyondthis. But this very intuitiveness can also invitemisunderstandings.

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So let's create this threefold bond: that education will lead nature and that practice will complete education. Desiderius Erasmus 1466-1536, Dutch renaissance scholar, theologian and humanist, in 'De libero arbitrio diatribe', (1524)
Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau. Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University, 1929
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business. Henry Ford 1863 – 1947, American industrialist
I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790, American politician, inventor and scientist
There is one and only one responsibility of business - to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game. Milton Friedman 1912-, American prominent economist advocate of free markets, 1976 Nobel price for economics
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to discover it in himself. Galileo Galilei 1564-1642, Italian physicist and astronomer
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Mahatma Gandhi 1869-1948, Indian great ethic-spiritual and political leader, famous for non-violent resistance
Greed is good.

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A Socratic Perspective on The Nature of Human Evil

It is built in this way: do not multiply your belongings, but restrain our desires. Francesco Petrarca 1304-1374, Italian renaissance poet, scholar & humanist, one of greatest figures of Italian literature in "De Vita Solitaria"
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy, meditate on these things. Philippians 4:8
Alcibiades: But it holds thus, and I shall begin from here to take care of justice.
Socrates: I would like you also to continue; but I am shuddering, not from any mistrust of your nature, but from viewing the strength of the state, lest it prevail over both me and you. Plato 427 B.C.-347 B.C., famous ancient Greek philosopher, in the dialog "Alcibiades"
Know thyself. Plato 427 B.C.-347 B.C., famous ancient Greek philosopher, in the dialog "Alcibiades"
Where there is no vision, the people perish. Proverbs 29:18
Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values. Ayn Rand 1905 - 1982, US Russian-born novelist
Self-interest speaks all languages and plays all roles, even that of the unselfishly. François La Rochefoucauld 1613-1680, French writer, famous for Les Maximes, in which he tries to prove that the entire human acting is based on self-love
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it.

A Socratic perspective on the relationship between ignorance, human evil, and the examined life.

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It is pity that carries us without reflection to the assistance of those we see suffer; pity that, in the state of Nature, takes the place of Laws, morals, and virtue, with the advantage that no one is tempted to disobey its gentle voice… Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1712-1778, Swiss-French philosopher, author, political theorist, and composer whose novels inspired the leaders of the French Revolution in Discourse on Inequality, I.38 (1754)
Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves. Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1712-1778, Swiss-French philosopher, author, political theorist, and composer whose novels inspired the leaders of the French Revolution
The truth is that the value we set upon the opinion of others, and our constant endeavor in respect of it, are each quite out of proportion to any result we may reasonably hope to attain; so that this attention to other people’s attitude may be regarded as a kind of universal mania which every one inherits. Arthur Schopenhauer 1788-1860, German post-Kantian philosopher, who considered true philosophy as art, and accessible to only a few capable minds, in "Quotations on the wisdom of life", Chapter IV, Section 1, (1886)
The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings. Albert Schweitzer 1875-1965, German Nobel Peace Prize-winning mission doctor and theologian
Virtue depends partly upon training and partly upon practice; you must learn first, and then strengthen your learning by action.

The Tragedy of the Commons, by Garrett Hardin (1968)

Kant's Moral Philosophy (Stanford Encyclopedia of …

In 'Discours sur le bonheur' (1779)
To you is granted the power of degrading yourself into the lower forms of life, the beasts, and to you is granted the power, contained in your intellect and judgment, to be reborn into the higher forms, the divine. Giovanni Pico della Mirandola 1463-1494, Italian Renaissance Neoplatonist philosopher, scholar, and humanist whose aim was to conciliate religion and philosophy in 'Oratio de hominis dignitate'
Things only have the value that we give them. Molière 1622-1673, French actor and playwright
The value of life is not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them; a man may live long yet very little. Michel de Montaigne 1533-1592, French writer and philosopher
Mankind are influenced by various causes, by the climate, by the religion, by the laws, by the maxims of government, by precedents, morals, and customs; whence is formed a general spirit of nations. Charles de Secondat, Baron de la Brède et de Montesquieu 1689-1755, French philosopher, writer and ideological co-founder of the American constitution in 'Spirit of the laws' (1748)
The winner of any corporate competition is the company whose moral purpose best fits the prevailing environment and assets. Nikos Mourkogiannis, management consultant in Strategy + Business, Issue 41, Winter 2005
The reward of one who does something lies in something being done for him.