I have gained this by philosophy … I do without being ordered what some are constrained to do by their fear of the law.
Create all the happiness you are able to create; remove all the misery you are able to remove. Every day will allow you, --will invite you to add something to the pleasure of others, --or to diminish something of their pains.
A man’s character is most evident by how he treats those who are not in a position either to retaliate or reciprocate.
I am a humanist, which means, in part, that I have tried to behave decently without expectations of rewards or punishments after I am dead.
Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another, and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as to possess.