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To change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model. You create a new model and make the old one obsolete. That, in essence, is the higher service to which we are all being called.

Buckminster Fuller  (1895- 1983)

A general Dissolution of Principles & Manners will more surely overthrow the Liberties of America than the whole Force of the Common Enemy.
While the People are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their Virtue they will be ready to surrender their Liberties to the first external or internal Invader.
How necessary then is it for those who are determind to transmit the Blessings of Liberty as a fair Inheritance to Posterity, to associate on publick Principles in Support of publick virtue.

Letter to James Warren, February 12, 1779 Samuel Adams (1722 - 1803)

 
Therefore all things whatsoever you would that men should do to you, do you even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

Jesus of Nazareth according to Matthew 7:12 and Luke 6:31 (King James version 2003)

 
The sage has no interest of his own, but takes the interests of the people as his own. He is kind to the kind; he is also kind to the unkind: for Virtue is kind. He is faithful to the faithful; he is also faithful to the unfaithful: for Virtue is faithful.

Lao-Tzu according to the Tao Teh Ching, Chapter 49

 
Humanists affirm that individual and social problems can only be resolved by means of human reason, intelligent effort, critical thinking joined with compassion and a spirit of empathy for all living beings.

Principles of Humanism, Principle 11

 
Not one of you truly believes until you wish for others what you wish for yourself.

The Prophet Muhammad Number 13, Imam  Al-Nawawi's"Forty Hadiths"

 
All things are our relatives; what we do to everything, we do to ourselves.  All is really One.

Black Elk Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux

 
This is the sum of all true righteousness--Treat others as thou would’st thyself be treated.  Do nothing to thy neighbor, which hereafter thou would’st not have thy neighbor do to thee.  In causing pleasure or in giving pain, in doing good or injury to others, in granting or refusing a request, a man obtains a proper rule of action by looking on his neighbor as himself.

Mahabharata (13th Parva)

 
What is hurtful to yourself do not to your fellow man. That is the Torah and the remainder is but commentary.

Talmud

 
Tzu Kung asked saying: "Is there any one maxim which ought to be acted upon throughout one’s whole life?" The Master replied: "Surely the maxim of reciprocity is such: Do not unto others what you would not they should do unto you."

Analects (15.23) of Confucianism

 
Hurt not others with that which pains yourself.

Udanavarya (5.18)

 
 

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