Societal morals, religious morals and morals in literature all agree and point to basic morals of truth, honesty and kindness. Aesop's fables ended with morals such as telling one lie leads to telling more lies, and pride goes before destruction, which is also stated in the Christian Bible.
Life coach Laura Silva states that civilized society depends upon the strength and commitment of the citizens whose morals protect the greater good. Morals are the standards against which behaviors are measured, and this also includes consequences. People can become outcasts for failing to follow society's morals, such as respecting others and their properties, exercising self-discipline and self-control, showing humility, and seeking justice.