So set thy face to the service of religion as one devoted to God. And follow the nature made by Allah – the nature in which He has created mankind. There is no altering the creation of Allah. That is the right religion. But most men know not.
ISLAM, THE HOLY QUR’AN, 30:31
Every child is born of the nature of purity and submission to God.
ISLAM, THE HOLY PROPHET (SA), SAHIH AL-BUKHARI
Can the reward of goodness be anything but goodness? Is it not obligatory to repay goodness with goodness? Everyone should reflect over this and display his innate goodness.
ISLAM, THE PROMISED MESSIAH (AS), THE CRITERION FOR RELIGIONS, PP. 3-4
The human spirit is the lamp of the Lord, searching every inmost part.
JUDAISM, THE HEBREW BIBLE, PROVERBS, 20:27
At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ He called a child, whom he put among them, and said, ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.’
CHRISTIANITY, THE BIBLE, MATTHEW, 18:1-3
Religion is basically virtue, which is grounded ultimately in the spiritual nature of man.
JAINISM, KUNDAKUNDA, PRAVACANASARA, 7
Gentleness and goodness are the roots of humanity.
CONFUCIANISM, BOOK OF RITUAL, 38.18