Moral fibre - Moral fibre is the inner strength to do what you believe to be right in difficult situations Example: He lacked the moral fibre to be leader (In American English the correct spelling is 'fiber'.)
Moral high ground - If people have/take/claim/seize, etc, the moral high ground, they claim that their arguments, beliefs, etc, are morally superior to those being put forward by other people.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. It. moralis, fr. mos, moris, manner, custom, habit, way of life, conduct
Health and morals have suffered incalculable injury.
"Sex-education" by Maurice Alpheus Bigelow
In this lecture I propose to consider the question whether morality is based on religion or religion on morality.
"An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Religion" by Frank Byron Jevons
The morally obedient Gentile will sit in judgement on the morally disobedient Jew.
"St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans, Vol. I" by Charles Gore
During that time, too, social morality was at a low ebb, owing to a lack of moral restraint.
"Women of the Teutonic Nations" by Hermann Schoenfeld
But morally this confession was perfectly true; morality with her is only propriety.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
He reconciles faith and morality, and maintains that the highest morality springs out of faith.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews" by Thomas Charles Edwards
Is there any place in town which affects good morals?
"The Complete Club Book for Women" by Caroline French Benton
The moral order never forgets anything, never overlooks anything.
"Five Young Men" by Charles Reynolds Brown
But the Sophistic theory places the end of morality outside morality.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
Don't pester me with your stale lectures on morals.
"The Progressionists, and Angela." by Conrad von Bolanden
Then beg a blessing from thy God
On all that in the arts delight,
That they may scatter all abroad
True faith, morality, and light.
"Advice, Before Prayer" by Rees Prichard
The Moral: Wives, we must allow,
Who to their husbands will not bow,
A stern and dreadful lesson learn
When, as you've read, they 're cut in turn.
"How The Helpmate Of Blue-Beard Made Free With A Door" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
What requisitions of a verity
Prompted the wit and rage between his teeth
One cannot say. Around a crooked tree
A moral climbs whose name should be a wreath.
"Mr. Pope" by Allen Tate
Her Christian faith, her moral worth,
Her honest pride, her patriot feelings
She gives, and sends her children forth,
With trust in God and Time's revealings.
"On The Departure of The Barque "Fame"" by Janet Hamilton
And as the varying seasons glide away,
This moral lesson shall my bosom learn,
How TIME steals on, while blissful hours decay
Like fleeting shadows;NEVER to return.
"Stanzas to a Friend" by Mary Darby Robinson
God with a moral mind must be ador'd,
And with a truly Christian awe obey'd:
Where'er you are, you still must serve the Lord;
Whilst life yet lasts, this homage must be paid.
"Advice To Serve God" by Rees Prichard
If you live in Tyler and have not heard of the standoff between people who think they stand for everything right and people they find morally reprehensible then you've been missing too much.
The movie Avatar has already become many things to many viewers: science fiction dream, action-adventure epic, visual spectacle, technological triumph, cautionary tale and morality play.
S hould there be a moral component to the immigration debate.
Writing in the Daily Beast, Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz challenged Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to a debate about Catholic moral theology.
Roger Cohen is morally anguished by recent events in Gaza and in Israel.
Usually, a trip to a sporting goods store doesn't provoke a moral conundrum.
Clean' Romney, raise the question: How is it that voters loathe Obama, with a personal history of high moral standing and liberal policies, while supporting a conservative with a history of immorality.
I decided for this article I would look at one of the moral and cost tradeoffs we face at the grocery store: whether to buy eggs from caged or cage-free chickens.
And that, according to Lee, is why we also lack a certain moral courage in not recognizing how different the fanatic is.
Look, under normal circumstances books with big flashy morals make me cringe.
There is something satisfying about turning the original story filled with morals and happily-ever-afters into a spoof with hilarious missteps.
Rielle Hunter may not possess a strong moral compass but she sure understands the power of media promotion.
The "Teletubbies" character Tinky Winky is an unlikely target for moral outrage.
Gardening fraught with moral dilemmas, those who do it need to be strong.
Why free enterprise is about morals, not materialism.
To see this, consider an example discussed by de Campos and Moral.
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
There is a moral to this story: in general, the formulation of the variational principle depends on the quantities one wishes to specify on the boundaries of the system.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
This matrix representation is a recent discovery of Cantero, Moral, and Vel´asquez .
The Statistical Distribution of the Zeros of Random Paraorthogonal Polynomials on the Unit Circle
We wish to discuss a class of unitary matrices recently introduced by Cantero, Moral, and Vel´azquez, [CanMorVel1], which play a similar role among unitary matrices.
CMV matrices in random matrix theory and integrable systems: a survey
Barile, M., Morales, M., On the equations deﬁning pro jective monomial curves.
Determinantal ideals and monomial curves in the three-dimensional space