The reality of life is: If you ain't breathin, you don't have a sense of morals to espouse.
The rules of war:
1. Kill your enemies
2. Destroy your enemies resources if you can't capture them for your own use.
3. Demoralize and confuse your enemies with propaganda.
4. Scare your enemies into surrender. Make them fear death at your hands more than living under your rule.
If you don't breed, you don't have anybody to pass your morals to.
Your sense of duty and honor, your political beliefs, your philosophy of life are passed down through your children. Getting to the point where you can ensure a reasonable expectation of the success of your offspring is the goal of family life. It is also the goal of war.
Life is a war with small respites of peace. Take prisoners if you can make them earn their continued existence in your life. Charity is a propaganda tool. Mercy is another. Ruthlessness may be the most important and misused of them all.
Discretion is the better part of Valor. Many people do not know what the hell that means and do not care. They are the ones that usually meet with early success only to fail later because they have abused the trust of all around them.
Love is for your Wife and Children. Objects are property, never to be cherished. A status symbol should be nothing more than that. NEVER get attached to an object (whether it be your home, car, business, or other posession) that can be sold as a strategic investment.
The freedom and security of you and your family is the most important thing.
Life is like a giant rat race.
Anybody that tells you any different is playing the game already, and trying to tell you the starting gun hasn't gone off yet.