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On morality

   All sects are different, because they come from men; morality 
   is everywhere the same, because it comes from God.


   Some would divorce morality from religion; but religion is the 
   root without which morality would die. 

                                               C. A. Bartol 

   The Christian religion is the only one that puts morality on 
   its proper, and the right basis, viz.:  the fear and love of 


   In the long run, morals without religion, will wither and die 
   like seed sown upon stony ground, or among thorns. 

   The highest morality, if not inspired and vitalized by 
   religion, is but as the marble statue, or the silent corpse, to 
   the living and perfect man. 
                                                 S. I. Prime

   Morality does not make a Christian, yet no man can be a 
   Christian without it. 
                                          Daniel Wilson

   Religion without morality is a superstition and a curse, and 
   morality without religion is impossible.  The only salvation 
   for man is in the union of the two as Christianitty unites 

                                          Mark Hopkins 

   Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can 
   be maintained without religion.  Reason and experience both 
   forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in 
   exclusion of religious principle. 

   To give a man a full knowledge of true morality, I would send 
   him to no other book than the New Testament. 

   Men are not made religious by performing certain actions which 
   are externally good, but they must first have righteous 
   principles, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous 

   The morality of an action depends upon the motive from which we 
   act.  If I fling a half crown to a beggar with intention to 
   break his head, and he picks it up and buys victuals with it, 
   the physical effect is good; but with respect to me the action 
   is very wrong. 

   Discourses on morality and reflection on human nature are the 
   best means we can make use of to improve our minds, gain a true 
   knowledge of ourselves, and recover our souls out of the vice, 
   ignorance, and prejudice which naturally cleave to them.


   There is no religion without morality, and no morality without 
                                                 G. Spring

   Morality without religion is a tree without roots;  a stream 
   without any spring to feed it;  a house built on the sand;  a 
   pleasant place to live in till the heavens grow dark, and the 
   storm begins to beat. 
                                                 J. B. Shaw 

   Morality without religion has no roots.  It becomes a thing of 
   custom, changeable, transient, and optional. 

                                               H. W. Beecher

   There can be no high civility without a deep morality. 


   I have never found a thorough, pervading, enduring morality but 
   in those who feared God. 


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