“I have a work ethic. If I say I am going to do something, I do it.”
- Viggo Mortensen
"Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics."
- Jane Addams
"Ethics are not necessarily to do with being law-abiding. I am very interested in the moral path, doing the right thing."
- John Atkinson
“Am I a good person? Deep down, do I even really want to be a good person, or do I only want to seem like a good person so that people (including myself) will approve of me? Is there a difference? How do I ever actually know whether I'm bullshitting myself, morally speaking?”
- David Foster Wallace
“If a man is called a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and Earth will pause to say, Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.
"Our very lives depend on the ethics of strangers, and most of us are always strangers to other people."
- Bill Moyers
"Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do."
- Potter Stewart
“Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.”
― Thomas A. Edison
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