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golden rule

The maxim that one should treat other people the way one would like to be treated, often expressed proverbially as "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." My son wanted to steal the bike of a boy who stole his lunch money, so I told him that the only way to get along with people is to follow the golden rule.
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golden rule

see under do unto others.
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