Moralizing Quotes

Moralizing Quotes by Don Herold, George Papandreou, Khalil, Malcolm McDowell, Lawrence Reed, John Ralston Saul and many others.

Moralizing and morals are two entirely different things

Moralizing and morals are two entirely different things and are always found in entirely different people
Don Herold
Many people have been pontificating, and patronizing, and moralizing, and scapegoating, saying you Greeks, you are the problem. I would say we Greeks have a problem. We are not the problem.
George Papandreou
Some find Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran’s poetry preachy and moralizing, but I find it plenty enlightening—it’s hard to object to the melodic, cosmic of mysticism of a line like ‘That which sings and contemplates in you is still dwelling within the bounds of that first moment which scattered the stars into space.’
Khalil
I am a professional actor and I don’t go about moralizing about what the character does. Otherwise, seriously, why be an actor? You’re not making some kind of social statement. That’s not what actors do. They may inadvertently do it, but it’s because of the script, not the acting.
Malcolm McDowell
The greatest influence for good comes from those quiet folks who make morals, not moralizing, their vocation.
Lawrence Reed
Venereal: From Venus, the goddess of love, this word refers to the reality of desire. With the rise of Protestantism and science, the word disease was tacked on in a revealing combination of categorization and moralizing. Which disease? The disease of love.
John Ralston Saul
Not a moment passes these days without fresh rushes of academic lemmings off the cliffs they proclaim the political responsibilities of the critic, but eventually all this moralizing will subside.
Harold Bloom
Aren’t you tired of these career politicians on the left side of the aisle moralizing about the greed of the ‘wealthy’ when these same politicians habitually buy votes with borrowed dollars? Who are they to lecture those who actually produce and contribute to the economy?
David Limbaugh
[A]n Obama presidency would be an amusing approximation of the Carter administration, complete with vaporous moralizing and foreign policy bungling.
Emmett Tyrrell
Are you sick and tired of these moralizing moralizers imposing their morality on the rest of us? I know I am.
David Harsanyi
I am puzzled by people today who, after moralizing about the need for cooperation and goodwill and love-thy-neighbor-as-thyself, suddenly invoke the most primitive, barbarous motivations for any kind of progress.
Murray Bookchin
We must learn to distinguish morality from moralizing.
Henry A. Kissinger
I am fond of music I think because it is so amoral. Everything else is moral and I am after something that isn’t. I have always found moralizing intolerable.
Hermann Hesse
Persuasive influences are better than any amount of moralizing.
Louisa May Alcott
To denounce moralizing out of hand is to pronounce a moral judgment.
H. L. Mencken
Give up your relentless moralizing, the continual pinpricks which pierce the skin of your fellows. The distinction between good and evil is the sickness of the mind. Give up your morals, and the people will regain a love of their fellows.
Laozi
Economics, we learn in the history of thought, only became a science by escaping from the casuistry and moralizing of medieval thought.
Kenneth E. Boulding
But the more these conscious illusions of the ruling class are shown to be false and the less they satisfy common sense, the more dogmatically they are asserted and the more deceitful, moralizing and spiritual becomes the language of established society.
Karl Marx
I am come, young ladies, in a very moralizing strain, to observe that our pleasures of this world are always to be for, and that we often purchase them at a great disadvantage, giving readi-monied actual happiness for a draft on the future, that may not be honoured.
Jane Austen
I never found even in my juvenile hours that it was necessary to go a thousand miles in search of themes for moralizing.
Horace Walpole
Only humans invent moralizing gods who monitor our behavior.
Robert M. Sapolsky