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Letter "S" » scruples
«There's nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever.»
«A disquieting era of genetic manipulation is coming, one that may revolutionize human capacities, and notions of health. If we treat moral scruples impatiently, as inherently retrograde in a scientifically advancing civilization, we will not be in moral trim when, soon, our very humanity depends on our being in trim.»
Author: George F. Will
, human health
«I would rather have as my patron a host of anonymous citizens digging into their own pockets for the price of a book or a magazine than a small body of enlightened and responsible men administering public funds. I would rather chance my personal vision of truth striking home here and there in the chaos of publication that exists than attempt to filter it through a few sets of official, honorably public-spirited scruples.»
Author: John Updike
, Body of
, here and there
, public funds
, strike home
«When the world has once begun to use us ill, it afterwards continues the same treatment with less scruple or ceremony, as men do to a whore»
«He'll cheat without scruple, who can without fear»
«When a thing has been said and well said, have no scruple; take it and copy it»
«Of a truth, Knowledge is power, but it is a power reined by scruple, having a conscience of what must be and what may be; whereas Ignorance is a blind giant who, let him but wax unbound, would make it a sport to seize the pillars that hold up the long-wrought fabric of human good, and turn all the places of joy as dark as a buried Babylon.»
«What restrains us from killing is partly fear of punishment, partly moral scruple, and partly what may be described as a sense of humor»
«The revolutionary spirit is mightily convenient in this: that it frees one from all scruples as regards ideas»
«A man renowned for repartee will seldom scruple to make free with friendship's finest feeling, will thrust a dagger at your breast, and say he wounded you in jest, by way of balm for healing.»