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Immanuel Kant – Universal law

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Immanuel KantI am never to act otherwise than so that I could also will that my maxim should become a universal law.

Ich soll niemals anders verfahren, als so, dass ich auch wollen könne, meine Maxime solle ein allgemeines Gesetz werden.

Immanuel Kant   (1724-1804)

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Martin Luther King – Never be afraid to do what is right

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Martin Luther KingNever, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.

Martin Luther King  

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Albert Einstein – A goal of comfort

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Albert EinsteinThe ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle.

Albert Einstein   (1879-1955)

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George Orwell – Ethics and the sacredness of life

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George OrwellA man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.

George Orwell   (1903-1950)

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Immanuel Kant – Categorical imperative

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Immanuel KantThere is an imperative which commands a certain conduct immediately, without having as its condition any other purpose to be attained by it. This imperative is Categorical…This imperative may be called that of Morality.

Immanuel Kant   (1724-1804)

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