"One going to take a pointed stick to pinch a baby bird should first try it on himself to feel how it hurts."

Yoruba Proverb (Nigeria)

"The inherent worth and dignity of every person; Justice, equity and compassion in human relations. The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all; We affirm and promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part."

Unitarian principles

"Reason shows me that if my happiness is desirable and a good, the equal happiness of any other person must be equally desirable."

Henry Sidgwick (1838-1900), The Methods of Ethics

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