A Humanist Code of Ethics:
Do no harm to the earth, she is your mother.
Being is more important than having.
Never promote yourself at another’s expense.
Hold life sacred; treat it with reverence.
Allow each person the digity of his or her labor.
Open your home to the wayfarer.
Be ready to receive your deepest dreams;
sometimes they are the speech of unblighted conscience.
Always make restitutions to the ones you have harmed.
Never think less of yourself than you are.
Never think that you are more than another.
~ Arthur Dobrin
To love justice, to long for the right,
to love mercy,
to pity the suffering, to assist the weak,
to forget wrongs and remember benefits,
to love the truth, to be sincere,
to utter honest words, to love liberty,
to wage relentless war
against slavery in all its forms,
to love family and friend,
to make a happy home,
to love the beautiful in art, in nature,
to cultivate the mind,
to be familiar with the mighty thoughts
that genius has expressed,
the noble deeds of all the world;
to cultivate courage and cheerfulness,
to make others happy,
to fill life with the splendor of generous acts,
the warmth of loving words;
to discard error, to destroy prejudice,
to receive new truths with gladness,
to cultivate hope,
to see the calm beyond the storm,
the dawn beyond the night,
to do the best that can be done
and then be resigned.
This is the religion of reason,
the creed of science.
This satisfies the brain and the heart.
~ Robert G. Ingersoll
“I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches.”
~ Alice Longworth Roosevelt
“The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all of the time.”
~ Julia Child
“Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.”
~ George Washington Carver
If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.
If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.
~ Lao Tzu
“A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?”
~ Albert Einstein
“We can travel a long way and do many things, but our deepest happiness is not born from accumulating new experiences. it is born from letting go of what is unnecessary, and knowing ourselves to be always at home.”
~ Sharon Salzberg
“The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give your gift away.”
~ David Viscott
“The more we simplify our material needs the more we are free to think of other things.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
~ James Oppenheim
“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.”
~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
“Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.”
~ Steve Maraboli