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Morality was the difference between proper and improper intentions. Mores were a set of moral norms or customs derived from generally accepted practices rather than written laws. Ethics were the study of morality in philosophy.
After AmbassadorVes Alkar excused his use of CounselorDeanna Troi as a receptacle for unwanted negative emotions as being part of a broader canvas that would help his abilities as a negotiator, Captain Picard responded that he could not explain away a wantonly immoral act as being connected to some higher purpose. (TNG: "Man of the People")
Captain Picard questioned Q's action while Amanda Rogers was aboard the USS Enterprise-D and accused him of being the "moral guardian of the universe." He further stated that he would pit Human morality against the Q any day and that it was the reason that the Q were fascinated with Humans. (TNG: "True Q")