Moral High Ground Quotes

Moral High Ground Quotes by Salman Rushdie, Naomi Wolf, Thomas Sowell, Rachel Kushner, John Oliver, Rick Warren and many others.

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We have come to think of taking offence as a fundamental right. We value very little more highly than our rage, which gives us, in our opinion, the moral high ground. From there we can shoot down at our enemies and inflict heavy fatalities.
Salman Rushdie
Looking back on 200 years of feminist agitation in this country, we’ve got to get it that the moral high ground doesn’t get us anything. Pleading with powerful men never gets us what we need. Talking doesn’t do it. Being right doesn’t do it. Hardball politics does it … and a political strategy.
Naomi Wolf
An e-mail from a reader says that liberals like to take the moral high ground, even though their own moral relativism means that there is no moral high ground.
Thomas Sowell
I don’t regard the real and true and authentic as something to claim as a moral high ground.
Rachel Kushner
You know that things are not going well when you lose the moral high ground to a TMZ reporter.
John Oliver
If we condone torture, we yield the moral high ground to our enemies and encourage anyone who hates us to stoop to using that subhuman level against us. We reap whatever we sow.
Rick Warren
America has lost the moral high ground with the rest of the world, and we have fewer allies as a result. President Bush and his administration have undermined the war on terror by using tactics outlawed by international treaty and condemned by even our closest friends.
John Olver
Under the leadership of President Bush and Vice President Cheney, the United States has given up the moral high ground that we used to occupy as an international leader.
Marty Meehan
That’s how hatred is created: two different groups, each insisting they’re on the moral high ground
Neil Strauss
And while I might not always agree with the viewpoint I have to portray, because I play a district attorney, as an actress I can always tell myself that my character is trying to take the moral high ground.
Lara Flynn Boyle