"By his reason, man recognizes the voice of God which urges him to do what is good and avoid what is evil. Everyone is obliged to follow this law, which makes itself heard in conscience and is fulfilled in the love of God and of neighbor. Living a moral life bears witness to the dignity of the person."
Catechism of the Catholic Church
"Those needing our help are there for us to see….the world hunger, the millions of homeless, desolate and lost friends – all beings who are a part of us – are giving us the opportunity to view a need and do something about fulfilling that need."
"The mind should be devoid of duplicity and should think of the welfare of all."
Bhagavad-Gita As It Is
(A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
"Somehow or other, things do eventually 'balance out' in the moral realm; each moral action produces, eventually, its quite specific moral reaction." Herbert Fingarette (b. 1921), American philosopher and psychologist', 'The Self in Transformation'
Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery
"Life really is a miracle, every moment of it, and..the only appropriate way to respond to the gift that we have been given is to be mindful of that gift at every moment and to be caring toward everyone we meet."
Cleansing the Doors of Perception
"The supreme ethical imperative of compassion is an imperative because it is simply the ethical expression of the universe's unity."
Finding Deep Joy
"We have a responsibility to give back the cherished blessing of our lives with grace and gratitude. We must return blessing for blessing. Generativity and creativity have been built into the universe from the start."
The Coming of the Cosmic Christ
"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)
"Consideration is the greatest of all virtues, for in consideration all virtues are born. Veneration for God, courtesy towards others, respect of those who deserve it, kindness to those who are weak and feeble, sympathy with those who need it, all these come from consideration." Hazrat Inayat Khan (1882-1927), Sufi master musician, 'The Sufi Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan'
The Quotable Spirit
(Peter Lorie and Manuela D Mascetti, editors)
"Individual ethics and collective morality are both part of the social and cultural web; they arise in the human psyche rather than being imposed upon it by an external culture."
Return of the Goddess
(Edward C. Whitmont, MD)