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“A man’s ethical behaviour should be based effectually on sympathy,  education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary” ― Albert Einstein

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;

7. What does this quote means to you? (150 words)

“A man’s ethical behaviour should be based effectually on sympathy,  education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary” ― Albert Einstein

Difficulty level: Moderate

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Quotes Wednesdays’ in Mission-2023 Secure.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by explaining the literal meaning of the quote.

Body:

Write about the various determinants of ethics and how sympathy, education, and social ties leads to a ethical way of life.

Next, write about the role of religion in ethics. Talk about whether or not religion is necessary for ethical behaviour. Substantiate with examples.

Conclusion:

Summarise by highlighting the importance of the quote in the present day.