whats the difference between morals and ethics?

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Your morals are the code you profess to live by, your ethics are how well you actually live by them....that's what my grand dad used say...........or.... " Ethic's are how you behave when no one is looking" , a quote from Frasier Crane's dad, ....I should probably find better sources to quote from,lol

  • 1 decade ago

    Don't know. I thought they were much the same thing. Maybe "ethics" is how you behave towards other people and "morals" is the way you behave for yourself??

  • 1 decade ago

    you can have a form of ethics just by following the societal rules... but to have true ehics you must have morals... morals are internal, ethics are external

  • 1 decade ago

    ethics is where morals are teached. ethics is a subject. morals are virtues.

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