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    If Christ would have left Christian ethics codified on the table, then he wouldn't produce moral beings choosing between good and evil, but conformists fulfilling orders. I think the same can be said about the Bible.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    While our managers debated what steps to take to address the sales and cash-flow crisis, I began to lead week-long employee seminars in what we called Philosophies. We'd take a busload at a time to places like Yosemite or the Marin Headlands above San Francisco, camp out, and gather under the trees to talk. The goal was to teach every employee in the company our business and environmental ethics and values.
    — Yvon Chouinard
    Just why is Yosemite climbing so different ? Why does it have techniques, ethics and equipment all of its own ? The basic reason lies in the rock itself. Nowhere else in the world is the rock so exfoliated, so glacier-polished and so devoid of handholds. All of the climbing lines follow vertical crack systems. Every piton crack, every handhold is a vertical one. Special techniques and equipment have evolved through absolute necessity.
    — Yvon Chouinard
    tags: world  lies  ethics 
     
    "the samurai ethic is a political science of the heart, designed to control such discouragement and fatigue in order to avoid showing them to others. It was thought more important to look healthy than to be healthy, and more important to seem bold and daring than to be so. This view of morality, since it is physiologically based on the special vanity peculiar to men, is perhaps the supreme male view of morality.
    — Yukio Mishima
    I heard Russell Simmons say that, 'people have million dollar dreams with a minimum wage work ethic.' Basically, everybody wanna be rich but don't nobody wanna work for it.
    — Yo Gotti
    tags: people  work  ethics  dreams 
     
    Ethics are more important than laws. Which means that the exact note is less important than the feeling of the note.
    — Wynton Marsalis
    tags: law  ethics 
     
    Ethics are more important than laws.
    — Wynton Marsalis
    tags: law  ethics 
     
    I hope I pass on my dad's good humor, work ethic and lack of self-seriousness. Our house was always a fun place where you'd get knocked around quickly if you took yourself too seriously.
    — Willie Geist
    tags: humor  work  ethics  fun  hope 
     
    They [teachers] beat it right out of me. Or they beat it into me and educated it out of me. I don't know; that's an interesting question. The Catholic schools required work, so I think that may have been where the work ethic came from, in answer to the question of how my character may have been shaped.
    — William Mapother
    The world has never truly had to develop an ethic of interdependence rooted in our common humanity. And if we do it, the 21st century will be the most interesting, exciting, peaceful era in history.
    — William J. Clinton
    tags: humanity  world  ethics 
     
    Everybody knows that I have tougher ethics rules than any previous President.
    — William J. Clinton
    tags: ethics  rules 
     
    In terms of instilling the values of mental toughness and work ethic, discipline is the gift that keeps on giving.
    — William Baldwin
    And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy's sleeping? I'm working.
    — Will Smith
    tags: work  ethics 
     
    Does history warrant the conclusion that religion is necessary to morality - that a natural ethic is too weak to withstand the savagery that lurks under civilization and emerges in our dreams, crimes and wars? ... There is no significant example in history, before our time, of a society successfully maintaining moral life without the aid of religion.
    — Will Durant
    That a few simple men should in one generation have invented so powerful and appealing a personality, so lofty ethic, and so inspiring a vision of human brotherhood, would be a miracle far more incredible than any recorded in the Gospels.
    — Will Durant
    Where no guiding ideals are left to point the way, the scale of values disappears and with it the meaning of our deeds and sufferings, and at the end can lie only negation and despair. Religion is therefore the foundation of ethics, and ethics the presupposition of life.
    — Werner Heisenberg
    Equal interchange of goods and service between buyer and seller is the keynote of tomorrow's business world when the vision of the modern business man awakens him to the wisdom of writing that policy into his code of ethics.
    — Walter Russell
    The balancing of present wants against the future is really the central problem of ethics.
    — Walter Lippmann
    I admired the work ethic of the cowboys I read about. The idea of these young people taking on this much responsibility was impressive. I would like modern readers to have an appreciation of this.
    — Walter Dean Myers
    Ethics must be reintroduced to public service to restore people's faith in government. Without such faith, democracy cannot flourish. Your ambitious agenda is filling a desperate need.
    — Walter Cronkite
    The ethic of the journalist is to recognize one's prejudices, biases, and avoid getting them into print.
    — Walter Cronkite
    tags: ethics  prejudice 
     
    I'm not a guy who did drugs or drank alcohol. I had a good work ethic and gave back to the community.
    — Walt Frazier
    Ethics are no more a part of poetry than theyare of painting.
    — Wallace Stevens
    tags: ethics  poetry  painting 
     
    We have got to change our ethics and our financial system and our whole way of understanding the world. It has to be a world in which people live rather than die; a sustainable world. It could be great.
    — Vivienne Westwood
    Doing the right thing doesn't always bring success. But compromising ethics almost always leads to failure.
    — Vivek Wadhwa
    tags: failure  ethics  right  success 
     
    Corporate executives and business owners need to realize that there can be no compromise when it comes to ethics and that there are no easy shortcuts to success. Their companies need ethics carefully sewn into their fabric.
    — Vivek Wadhwa
    Integrity, probity, ethics and transparency is needed but most important is the culture of discipline
    — Vinod Rai
    I guess maybe another gift I have is a great work ethic.
    — Vince McMahon
    tags: work  ethics  gift 
     
    Even at school I studied ethics instead of religion.
    — Ville Valo
    tags: ethics  school 
     
    I'm not creating art that starts with politics or starts with ethics. I feel I am a conceptual artist because my art is more concerned with epistemology than ethics or politics or even aesthetics.
    — Vik Muniz
    tags: ethics  politics  artist 
     
    I am proud of my achievements, my work ethic, and the way I live my life. The PGA Tour not only treated me unfairly, but displayed a lack of professionalism that should concern every professional golfer and fan of the game.
    — Vijay Singh
    tags: work  live  ethics  achievement  games 
     
    I have a work ethic. If I say I'm going to do something, I do it.
    — Viggo Mortensen
    tags: work  ethics 
     
    I want my kids to have a good work ethic. I believe you can achieve anything if you work hard enough to get it.
    — Victoria Beckham
    tags: work  believe  ethics  achieve  kids 
     
    Between being praised and persecuted condoned and condemned I might understandably have become bewildered particularly at the brand of ethics sometimes displayed by the staunch defenders of Christianity. But of one thing I am sure: I am sure that I fought not only for what I earnestly believed to be right but for the truest kind of religious freedom intended by the First Amendment the complete separation of church and state.
    — Vashti McCollum
    Evangelical faith without Christian ethics is a travesty on the gospel.
    — V. Raymond Edman
    Dreams do come true, but not without the help of others, a good education, a strong work ethic, and the courage to lean in.
    — Ursula Burns
    Developing a good work ethic is a key [to success]. Apply yourself at whatever you do, whether you're a janitor or taking your first summer job, because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life.
    — Tyler Perry
    tags: work  ethics  key  job  summer 
     
    You have to work from one point to go to another. So I admire work ethic, I think it should be reinforced through our neighborhoods, that everybody should work hard, practice makes perfect, you have to be diligent with what you want, you have to apply yourself, you have to motivate your self. You have to do for self by yourself, and then you can do things for other people. That's what I had to do, I had to do for self.
    — Tupac Shakur
    tags: people  work  self  ethics 
     
    I have a really, really strong work ethic and I learned that from my dad because my dad was a workaholic but he always had even more time for us. As hard as he would work, he always made the time. So it's just about balancing family, I think, and work - and giving everything 100%. And that's what he taught me.
    — Tori Spelling
    tags: time  work  ethics  giving  strong 
     
    Being a moral realist I see normative ethics as a search of the truth about our obligations and a search of explanation; the idea is that moral principles can help us to a moral explanation of our particular obligations.
    — Torbjorn Tannsjo
    tags: truth  ethics  help  morals  ideas 
     
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