A nation, as a society, forms a moral person, and every member of it is personally responsible for his society.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.
We want a society in which we are free to make choices, to make mistakes, to be generous and compassionate. That is what we mean by a moral society - not a society in which the State is responsible for everything, and no one is responsible for the State.
A moral society will not set standards for becoming a parent, but it will establish irreducible minimums for maintaining that sacred status.
In a sane, civil, intelligent and moral society, you don't blame poor people for being poor.
Whoever strikes at marriage either by word or act undermines the foundation of all moral society.
I recall asking the late eminent liberal historian Arthur Schlesinger, in a public forum in Los Angeles in the late 1970s, if he would say that America was, all things considered, a better, i.e., more moral, society than Soviet society. He said he would not.
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