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.
Famous quotes containing the word moral:
“We become moral when we are unhappy.”
—Marcel Proust (18711922)
“Beside all the moral benefit which we may expect from the farmers profession, when a man enters it considerately, this promised the conquering of the soil, plenty, and beyond this, the adorning of the country with every advantage and ornament which labor, ingenuity, and affection for a mans home, could suggest.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“Style is not neutral; it gives moral directions.”
—Martin Amis (b. 1949)