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Definitions of ethic

  1.   the principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual or a social group; " the Puritan ethic"; " a person with old- fashioned values"
  2.   Alt. of Ethical
  3.   a system of principles governing morality and acceptable conduct
  4.   Relating to morals; treating of morality; moral.
  5.   Relating to morals or duty.

Quotes of ethic

  1. The only possible ethic is to do what one wants to do. – William S. Burroughs
  2. Our deep respect for the land and its harvest is the legacy of generations of farmers who put food on our tables, preserved our landscape, and inspired us with a powerful work ethic – James H. Douglas
  3. I come from the home -grown punk ethic where it doesn't matter if you can't play a note, it's how you communicate. – Siobhan Fahey
  4. I don't think Christmas is necessarily about things. It's about being good to one another, it's about the Christian ethic it's about kindness. – Carrie Fisher
  5. There was no way we'd ever get spoiled. Daddy made sure to instill in us a work ethic – Kathie Lee Gifford
  6. It's that wonderful old -fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up. Others matter more than you do, so 'don't fuss, dear; get on with it.' – Audrey Hepburn
  7. Disney's something to be a little alarmed about. It's not just a little theme park anymore. It's now an ethic and outlook and strategy that goes way beyond central Florida. – Carl Hiaasen
  8. However, if the religions in essence merely repeat statements from the United Nations Human Rights Declaration, such a Declaration becomes superfluous; an ethic is more than rights. – Hans Kung
  9. I was raised by free -spirited people, though my father gave me a very strong work ethic – Diane Lane
  10. Everyone talks about age, but it's not about age. It's about work ethic Winning never gets old. – Lisa Leslie
  11. I guess maybe another gift I have is a great work ethic – Vince McMahon
  12. The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned, and that is the lack of a conservation ethic in our culture. – Gaylord Nelson
  13. I know the pressures of being the daughter of a great actress. But it's inspiring. You learn so much that other people don't get to learn until later on. My father being a director, I learnt a real work ethic – Natasha Richardson
  14. A very Faustian choice is upon us: whether to accept our corrosive and risky behavior as the unavoidable price of population and economic growth, or to take stock of ourselves and search for a new environmental ethic – E. O. Wilson

Usage examples for ethic

  1. But I am convinced that modern education is very quickly changing this state of affairs, which was connected with Confucianism and the family ethic – The Problem of China by Bertrand Russell
  2. It was divided into three departments; logic, ethic and physic. ” – A Little Book of Stoicism by St George Stock
  3. The ethic of privacy is allowed to have no exceptions for the family's record. ” – The Man Who Staked the Stars by Charles Dye
  4. But if this is to be done successfully, it will require a great change in Chinese morals, a development of public spirit in place of the family ethic a transference to the public service of that honesty which already exists in private business, and a degree of energy which is at present rare. ” – The Problem of China by Bertrand Russell
  5. “ " Let us see," he says, " if it be not possible to find in nature, scientifically studied, the conditions of an objective ethic of an ethic that shall be independent of our personal sentiments, good or bad, always vacillating." ” – The Forerunners by Romain Rolland
  6. From his childhood honesty and morality were his darling attributes- he delighted in reposing under the ethic mantle. ” – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  7. There are a thousand answers to the ethic in Major Barbara which I should be inclined to offer. ” – George Bernard Shaw by Gilbert K. Chesterton
  8. The Ethic of Freethought: A Selection of Essays and Lectures. ” – Our Journey to the Hebrides by Joseph Pennell and Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  9. He had dealt with tribes ashore, who had the simple, savage ethic He is a stranger? ” – The Players by Everett B. Cole
  10. Well may I say, with our ethic poet, 'The proper study of mankind is man. ” – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  11. We ought therefore to expect that in systems such as that of Peru- which have already risen much above the low level of the primitive religions, but are still far below that of the higher ones- we should find a certain religious ethic a certain moral tendency in religion, but likewise all kinds of inconsistencies, and constant relapses towards the ancient separation of the two sisters. ” – Lectures on the Origin and Growth of Religion as Illustrated by the Native Religions of Mexico and Peru by Albert Réville
  12. Even the radicalism of Kant retained from the teaching of his pietistic youth the stringency of its ethic the sense of the radical evil of human nature and of the categorical imperative of duty. ” – Edward Caldwell Moore Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant by Edward Moore
  13. Ann was simply expressing the ethic of their society. ” – The Cartels Jungle by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
  14. Ethic on its didactic side is outside his business altogether. ” – Introduction to the Study of History by Charles V. Langlois Charles Seignobos
  15. It was, if you like, his ethic the criterion of his integrity, the inexorable condition of carrying- on in his career. ” – Command by William McFee
  16. “ I know there are many other distributors with high ethic levels but I can not evaluate all their product lines. ” – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  17. The clan ethic of inherited guilt and vicarious punishment has attracted considerable attention. ” – Folklore as an Historical Science by George Laurence Gomme
  18. They have their own standard, their code, their peculiar touchstone for distinguishing fine conduct from its imitation, their ethic – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham