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.
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... for the audience to take away with them while the novels of Charles Dickens are a vehicle for morals regarding the social and economic system of Victorian Britain ... Morals have typically been more obvious in children's literature, sometimes even being introduced with the phrase "The moral of the story is …" ... Aesop's Fables are the most famous of stories with strong moral conclusions ...
Famous quotes containing the word moral:
“History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion.”
—Gerald R. Ford (b. 1913)
“A material resurrection seems strange and even absurd except for purposes of punishment, and all punishment which is to revenge rather than correct must be morally wrong, and when the World is at an end, what moral or warning purpose can eternal tortures answer?”
—George Gordon Noel Byron (17881824)
“If there is any moral in Christianity, if there is anything to be learned from it, if the whole story is not profitless from first to last, it comes to this: that a man should back his own opinion against the worlds.”
—Samuel Butler (18351902)