Socialist Ten Commandments

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Socialist Ten Commandments[edit]

Used in all the Socialist Sunday Schools, and committed to memory by the children.

  1. Love your school companions, who will be your co-workers in life.
  2. Love learning which is the food of the mind; be as grateful to your teachers as to your parents.
  3. Make every day holy by good and useful deeds and kindly actions.
  4. Honour good men and women; be courteous to all; bow down to none.
  5. Do not hate or speak evil of any one; do not be revengeful, but stand up for your rights and resist oppression.
  6. Do not be cowardly. Be a good friend to the weak, and love justice.
  7. Remember that all 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 they who love their own country must hate and despise other nations, or wish for war, which is a remnant of barbarism.
  10. Look forward to the day when all men and women will be free citizens of one community, and live together as equals in peace and righteousness.

Socialist Club, 16 Wood Street, Bolton (circa 1912)

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