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... alone of all earthly creatures is a moral being. He is endowed with the great gift of freedom of choice in his actions, yet he is responsible forhis own freely chosen acts, his conduct. He distinguishes between right and wrong, good or bad in human behavior. He can control his own passions. He is master of himself, the sculptor of his own life and destiny.
Ethics and morals are respectively akin to theory and practice. Ethics denotes the theory of right action and the greater good, while morals indicate their practice. "Moral" has a dual meaning. The first indicates a persons comprehension of morality and his capacity to put it into practice. In this meaning, the antonym is "amoral", indicating an i...