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Many philosophers contemplated religious and ethical issues, and determined that morality is a supreme value and constitutes the basis for human existence. At the end of the file, there is an addendum that includes quotes from philosophers and famous writers on the subject of morality. It is recommended to browse through them.

"Love thy neighbor as thyself." (Leviticus, Chapter 19:18)
"What I do not wish men to do to me, I also wish not to do to men." (Tsze-Kung, quoted in Confucius, Analects, chapter 5)
"That which is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor." (Hillel the Elder, Tractate Shabbat, 31a)
"You have heard that it was said, "Love your neighbor and hate your enemy." But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." (Matthew 5:43-44)
"To be the friend of him who sees himself as your enemy is the essence of true religion." (Mahatma Gandhi, Mahatma)
"Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God" (Albert Einstein, in a letter to a Baptist preacher, July 17, 1953)
"Act in such a way that you treat humanity, whether in your own person or in the person of any other, never merely as a means to an end, but always at the same time as an end." (Immanuel Kant, Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals, section 2)
"About morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after." (Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon)
"It is better to receive an injury than to do one." (Cicero, The Tusculan Disputations, book 5)
"I would like to please everyone, if possible, but if I try to please everyone, I might not be able to pleas anybody. So I concluded that the best way is to please my conscience and let the world to formulate its opinion of me, for better or worse." (Mahatma Gandhi)
"There are many religions in the world but only one moral rule." (Jean Paul Richter)
"Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness." (Immanuel Kant, Critique of Practical Reason)
"Morals do not concentrate only in good deeds in the social sense; morals are first of all a delicate internal quality' residing in the soul, to seek the good, the absoluter good, to be good yourself, to cling to the good." (Rabbi Kook, Lights of Holiness)


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