The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.
Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar.
Let me give you a definition of ethics: It is good to maintain and further life it is bad to damage and destroy life.
Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.
Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.
Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.
Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.
Relativity applies to physics, not ethics.
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.
Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics - a rational ethics - as a precondition of rebirth.
I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it.
Live one day at a time emphasizing ethics rather than rules.
Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.
Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind.
I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. I can do no other than to have compassion for all that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics.
Our very lives depend on the ethics of strangers, and most of us are always strangers to other people.
A man's ethical behaviour should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
In civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics.