Ethical and Moral Principles

All of life and work is situated within a set of guiding principles. A fully productive life requires the ability to be honest. At Beacon, we help our students both discover and live into their own specific versions of those principles within an overarching context of forthrightness.

Set your compass.


  • Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
    • Samuel Johnson
  • Ethics, too, are nothing but reverence for life. That is what gives me the fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, promoting, and enhancing life, and that destroying, injuring, and limiting life are evil.
    • Albert Schweitzer
  • Ethics is not definable, is not implementable, because it is not conscious; it involves not only our thinking, but also our feeling.
    • Valdemar W. Setzer
  • The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
    • Martin Luther King, Jr.