Do the right thing because it is right.
But when we get enough people who don't care, and who don't accept personal responsibility for high ethical standards, our organization gets the "M" disease. Mediocrity. Anybody in the place can be a carrier. By the same token, every individual can carry the cure: the ethics of excellence.
Doing good business - being ethical, being transparent, being caring, implementing values in your business - makes a difference, and you make money at the same time.
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
The simplest and shortest ethical precept is to be served as little as possible . . . and to serve others as much as possible.
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one else is watching- even when doing the wrong thing is legal.
We also have issue oriented storylines which are an examination of an issue, be it ethical or social.
Education is the art of making man ethical.
In any ethical situation, the thing you want least to do is probably the right action.
Criminals are never very amusing. It's because they're failures. Those who make real money aren't counted as criminals. This is a class distinction, not an ethical problem.
In politics, it seems, retreat is honorable if dictated by military considerations and shameful if even suggested for ethical reasons.
It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly.
And what it depends on, of course, is whether the story itself is worth the ethical compromise it requires and whether the competition is onto the story.
There's always the tendency to transform the Church into an ethical agency, and of measuring the Church by the yardstick of social and cultural utility.
The best part? Probably being able to portray such a respectable, ethical, intelligent, strong woman. That's still pretty rare in our business, unfortunately.
The formation of character in young people is educationally a different task from and a prior task to, the discussion of the great, difficult ethical controversies of the day.
Contemporary literature in the West has shown some signs of ethical change.
I have found little that is 'good' about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think.
Over the past two decades, we have clearly seen an erosion of ethical values.
I think Barack Obama has brought a new level of ethical standards to Washington. Has he changed some basic hard-knuckle politics? No. You need hard-knuckle politics to succeed.
A country should be defended not by arms, but by ethical behavior.
No amount of cajolery, and no attempts at ethical or social seduction, can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party. So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin.
The industrial revolution has tended to produce everywhere great urban masses that seem to be increasingly careless of ethical standards.
Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war that we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living.
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