Conduct Quotes

These are good reasons for remonstrating with him, or reasoning with him, or persuading him, or entreating him, not for compelling him, or visiting him with any evil in case he do otherwise. To justify that, the conduct from which it is desired to deter him must be calculated to produce evil to someone else. […]

A man wants no protection when his conduct is strictly right.

Observe good faith and justice towards all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. Religion and morality enjoin this conduct.

The fact that a lawyer advised such foolish conduct, does not relieve it of its foolishness…

We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life but instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life, daily and hourly. Our answer must consist not in talk and medication, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer […]

We may give advice but we cannot give conduct.

Nature has but one judgment on wrong conduct – the judgment of death. If you waste too much food you starve; too much fuel, you freeze; too much nerve tissue, you collapse. I have no belief in panaceas, and almost none in sudden ruin.

It very commonly happens that speculation has no influence on conduct. Just conclusions and cogent arguments, formed by laborious study and diligent inquiry, are often reposited in the treasuries of memory, as gold in the miser’s chest, useless alike to others and to himself. As some are not richer for the extent of their possessions, […]

In the conduct of life we make use of deliberation to justify ourselves in doing what we want to do.