Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments
1. Do not lie to yourself.
2. Do not lie to other people unless they are exercising tyranny.
3. When you think it’s your duty to inflict pain scrutinize your reasons closely.
4. When you desire power examine yourself closely as to why you deserve it.
5. When you have power use it to build up people not to constrict them.
6. Do not attempt to live without vanity, since this is impossible, but choose the right audience from which to seek admiration.
7. Do not think of yourself as a wholly contained unit.
8. Be reliable.
9. Be just.
10. Be good-natured.
Published in Everyman Magazine in 1930.