The world is very cruel. An enormous value is given the material prosperity of a man, but not to his moral and spiritual consistence, integrity. Moral values are losing their significance; all we want to know about is personal prosperity and the bank account.
Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. George Washington 1732-1799, the first President of the United States in his 'Farewell Address' (1796)
There are two levers to set a man in motion, fear and self-interest. Napoleon Bonaparte 1769-1821, French general and emperor
Its not enough, to know, one should also use; its not enough to want, one should also act. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832, German poet and Nature philosopher
After all, everybody only hears what he understands. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832, German poet and Nature philosopher
One should not think about the result; one does not travel to reach a destination, but to travel. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832, German poet and Nature philosopher
He only profits from praise who values criticism. Heinrich Heine 1797-1856, German poet
How absurd men are!
Family Moral Values Essay 780 Words | 4 Pages
Even when we reflect that there will be those who will not be able to support themselves and will always need charity, the question is about the of the money of any individual, who will know better than others what value his resources may serve and will have his own preferences, which will be morally innocent even if they are for no more than his own entertainment.
The history of ethics, moral and values in famous quotes
Max Weber thought that "statements of fact are one thing, statements of value another, and any confusing of the two is impermissible," Ralf Dahrendorf writes in his essay "Max Weber and Modern Social Science," acknowledging that Weber clarified the difference between pronouncements of fact and of value. Although Dahrendorf goes on to note the ambiguities in Weber's writings between factual analysis and value-influenced pronouncements, he stops short of offering an explanation for them other than to say that Weber, being human, could not always live with his own demands for objectivity. Indeed, Dahrendorf leaves unclear exactly what Weber's view of objectivity was. More specifically, Dahrendorf does not venture to lay out a detailed explanation of whether Weber believed that the social scientist could eliminate the influence of values from the analysis of facts.
The Fallacies of Egoism and Altruism, and the …
The answer, as will be shown, is both yes and no -- because, this essay will argue, Weber maintained a two-tiered approach to value-free social science. On the one hand, he believed that ultimate values could not be justified "scientifically," that is, through value-free analysis. Thus, in comparing different religious, political or social systems, one system could not be chosen over another without taking a value or end into consideration; the choice would necessarily be dictated by the analyst's values. On the other hand, Weber believed that once a value, end, purpose, or perspective had been established, then a social scientist could conduct a value-free investigation into the most effective means within a system of bringing about the established end. Similarly, Weber believed that objective comparisons among systems could also be made once a particular end had been established, acknowledged, and agreed upon, a position that allowed Weber to make what he considered objective comparisons among such economic systems as and socialism. Thus, even though Weber maintained that ultimate values could not be evaluated objectively, this belief did not keep him from believing that social problems could be scientifically resolved -- once a particular end or value had been established.