A moral (from Latin morālis) is a message conveyed or a lesson to be learned from a story or event. The moral may be left to the hearer, reader or viewer to determine for themselves, or may be explicitly encapsulated in a maxim.
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Famous quotes containing the word moral:
“When we start deceiving ourselves into thinking not that we want something or need something, not that it is a pragmatic necessity for us to have it, but that it is a moral imperative that we have it, then is when we join the fashionable madmen, and then is when the thin whine of hysteria is heard in the land, and then is when we are in bad trouble.”
—Joan Didion (b. 1934)
“Alas! the culture of an Irishman is an enterprise to be undertaken with a sort of moral bog hoe.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“You have both said well,
And on the cause and question now in hand
Have glozed, but superficiallynot much
Unlike young men whom Aristotle thought
Unfit to hear moral philosophy.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)