"A mathematical concept or a moral concept may lead as certainly toward a sense of beauty as may a strictly aesthetic one."
Creative Vision for Art and for Life
"Visualize the Law of Right Human Relations as two clasped hands encircling a bright, glowing planet Earth. Contemplate and consider the implications of Right Human Relations. Make a plan as to how you may demonstrate Right Human Relations individually in the world."
Soul Centered Astrology, A Key to Your Expanding Self
"Incline us, oh God!....to consider our fellow-creatures with kindness, and to judge of all they say and do with that charity which we would desire from them ourselves." Jane Austen (1775-1817), English novelist
The Lion Christian Quotation Collection
(Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)
"Cultivate a state of goodwill to all. Never by thought or word or deed hurt another."
"My own inner being actually exists in every living creature as truly and immediately as known to my consciousness only in myself. This realization, for which the standard formula in Sanskrit is 'tat tvam asi', is the ground of that compassion upon which all true, that is to say unselfish, virtue rests and whose expression is in every good deed." Arthur Schopenhauer, 'On The Foundation of Morality'
The Inner Reaches of Outer Space, Metaphor as Myth and as Religion
"The command to love is written in the material structure of our everyday life. Mutuality is not just a shiny ideal that catches the eye of a few idealists. It is the demand of the historic process. It is not merely a moral obligation, which can be set aside because of more urgent practical necessities. It is the most urgently practical need of our life. It is a moral obligation precisely because it is also a material necessity." Gregory Vlastos (b. 1909), Canadian professor of philosophy, 'Christian Faith and Democracy'
The Choice Is Always Ours
(Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)
"Almost all the principles that are associated with religious thought are shared by every religion. The Golden Rule, Love Thy Neighbor, Honor Thy Father and Mother, Speak Truth, It Is More Blessed to Give Than to Receive – these principles and others are common to all religions and are very similarly expressed in each."
Oneness: Great Principles Shared By All Religions
"Being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions." John Locke (1629-1695)
The Great Ideas, A Syntopicon, vol. 1
(Mortimer J. Adler, editor)
"If man speaks or acts with a pure mind, joy follows him as his own shadow." The Dhammapada (3rd century bce), 'The Path to Perfection'
The Quotable Spirit
(Peter Lorie and Manuela D Mascetti, editors)
"The forms of Virtue are: justice, courage, magnificence, magnanimity, liberality, gentleness, prudence, wisdom." Aristotle, (384-322 bce), Greek philosopher, 'Rhetoric', Bk. II
The Great Thoughts
(George Seldes, compiler)
"The ultimate aim of the quest…must be neither release nor ecstasy for oneself, but the wisdom and power to serve others."
Myths To Live By
“In truth, we are all one, and that which you do for another, you do for yourself. This is why the greatest teaching ever given is: Do unto others as you would have it done unto you.”
Questions and Answers on Conversations With God
(Neale Donald Walsch)