The socialist commandments


  1. Love your school-fellows, who will be your fellow-workmen in life.

  2. Love learning, which is the food of the mind; be as grateful to your teacher as to your parents.

  3. Make every day holy by good and useful deeds and kindly actions.

  4. Honour good men, be courteous to all men, bow down to none.

  5. Do not hate or speak evil of anyone; do not be revengeful, but stand up for your rights and resist oppression.

  6. Do not be cowardly, be a friend to the weak, and love justice.

  7. Remember that all the good things of the earth are produced by labour, whoever enjoys them without working for them is stealing the bread of the workers.

  8. Observe and think in order to discover the truth; do not believe what is contrary to reason, and never deceive yourself or others.

  9. Do not think that he who loves his own country must hate other nations, or wish for war, which is a remnant of barbarism.

  10. Look forward to the day when all men will be free citizens of one fatherland, and live together as brothers in peace and righteousness.


We desire to be just and loving to all our fellow men and women, to work together as brothers and sisters, to be kind to every living creature, and so help to form a New Society, with Justice as its foundation and Love its law.

Socialist Sunday School Commandments c. 1912

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