Definitions for morals
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ethical motive, ethics, morals, moralitynoun
motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Moralsn.s. [without a singular.
The practice of the duties of life; behaviour with respect to others.
Some, as corrupt in their morals as vice could make them, have yet been solicitous to have their children soberly, virtuously, and piously brought up. Robert South, Sermons.
Learn then what morals criticks ought to show:
’Tis not enough wit, art, and learning join;
In all you speak, let truth and candor shine. Alexander Pope.
Morality (from Latin moralitas 'manner, character, proper behavior') is the differentiation of intentions, decisions and actions between those that are distinguished as proper (right) and those that are improper (wrong). Morality can be a body of standards or principles derived from a code of conduct from a particular philosophy, religion or culture, or it can derive from a standard that a person believes should be universal. Morality may also be specifically synonymous with "goodness" or "rightness". Moral philosophy includes meta-ethics, which studies abstract issues such as moral ontology and moral epistemology, and normative ethics, which studies more concrete systems of moral decision-making such as deontological ethics and consequentialism. An example of normative ethical philosophy is the Golden Rule, which states: "One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself."Immorality is the active opposition to morality (i.e. opposition to that which is good or right), while amorality is variously defined as an unawareness of, indifference toward, or disbelief in any particular set of moral standards or principles.
Morals refer to a set of principles or rules that govern an individual's behavior or actions, based on their understanding of right and wrong. Usually shaped by societal norms, cultural and religious beliefs, or personal convictions, morals serve as guidelines for ethical conduct, helping in making judgments about the appropriateness or inappropriateness of certain actions. Morals often dictate what actions a person considers to be good, bad, acceptable, or unacceptable in their personal life and in their interactions with others.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Standards of conduct that distinguish right from wrong.
Plural form of the word moral.
Morals and ethics are vital within society.
Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Morals is ranked #157234 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Morals surname appeared 103 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Morals.
74.7% or 77 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
20.3% or 21 total occurrences were White.
The numerical value of morals in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of morals in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.
The best laws cannot make a constitution work in spite of morals; morals can turn the worst laws to advantage. That is a commonplace truth, but one to which my studies are always bringing me back. It is the central point in my conception. I see it at the end of all my reflections.
So far, about morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
The soul is the captain and ruler of the life of morals.
I don't want Trump, he's too vocal and I don't like his morals.
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