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Morality is a private and costly luxury. See quote detail

Morality is religion in practice; religion is morality in principle.

Morality is the greatest of all tools for leading mankind by the nose.

Morality is the vestibule of religion.

Morality without religion has no roots. - It becomes a thing of custom, changeable, transient, and optional.

Morality without religion is only a kind of dead-reckoning-an endeavor to find our place on a cloudy sea by measuring the distance we have run, but without any observation of the heavenly bodies.

Morality, distinguished from and independent of Christian faith, is nothing; but Christian morality is of the very essence; it is the true fruit, the sure testimony, the faithful companion, the glory and perfection, yea, the very life and soul of true Christian faith. Let us beware, that we do not confound things so different as worldly and Christian morality; as the works of the natural man and those of the disciples of Christ.

Morality, taken as apart from religion, is but another name for decency in sin. It is just that negative species of virtue which consists in not doing what is scandalously depraved and wicked. But there is no heart of holy principle in it, any more than there is in the grosser sin.

Nothing really immoral is ever permanently popular. - There does not exist in the literature of the world a single popular book that is immoral, two centuries after it is produced; for in the heart of nations the false does not live so long, and the true is ethical to the end of time.

Piety and morality are but the same spirit differently manifested. - Piety is religion with its face toward God; morality is religion with its face toward the world.

Religion without morality is a superstition and a curse, and morality without religion is impossible. - The only salvation for man is in the union of the two as Christianity unites them.

Some would divorce morality from religion; but religion is the root without which morality would die.

The Christian religion is the only one that puts morality on its proper, and the right basis, viz: the fear and love of God.

The great mistake of my life has been that I tried to be moral without faith in Jesus; but I have learned that true morality can only keep pace with trust in Christ as my Saviour.

The health of a community, is an almost unfailing index of its morals.

The highest morality, if not inspired and vitalized by religion, is but as the marble statue, or the silent corpse, to the living and perfect man.

The morality of an action depends upon the motive from which we act. If I fling half a crown to a beggar with intention to break his head, and he picks it up and buys victuals with it, the physical effect is good; but with respect to me, the action is very wrong.

The morality of the gospel is the noblest gift ever bestowed by God on man.

The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation, sustained, enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man.

There can be no high civility without a deep morality.


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