"Only one thing is intrinsically good; namely love: nothing else at all."
Meaning: There is no action or moral rule that is good in itself.
"The ruling norm of Christian decision is love: nothing else."
Meaning: Fletcher understood a norm to be a rule and appealed to Jesus' teaching that the most important commandment is to love God and your neighbour.
"Love and justice are the same, for justice is love distributed, nothing else".
Meaning: Justice is the giving to every person what is their due, and that as the one thing due to everyone is love - love and justice are the same.
"Love wills the neighbour's good, whether we like him or not".
Meaning: Because agape love involves sacrifice, people should give love without expecting a return.
"Only the end justifies the means, nothing else."
Meaning: Situation ethics suggests that anything might be done if it brings about the most loving outcome.
"Love's decisions are made situationally, not prescriptively."
Meaning: Because there is no way of knowing in advance whether something is right or wrong, the situationist has to be prepared to make moral decisions afresh.