the golden rule

the 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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the golden ˈrule

the most important rule, principle, etc. to remember when you are doing something: When you’re playing a stroke in golf, the golden rule is to keep your eye on the ball.
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Natasha did not follow the golden rule advocated by clever folk, especially by the French, which says that a girl should not let herself go when she marries, should not neglect her accomplishments, should be even more careful of her appearance than when she was unmarried, and should fascinate her husband as much as she did before he became her husband.
The merits of a broken speculation, or a bankruptcy, or of a successful scoundrel, are not gauged by its or his observance of the golden rule, 'Do as you would be done by,' but are considered with reference to their smartness.
Grant, “is the language used by our Divine Master himself, and it should be the golden rule with us, his humble followers.
I have been happy in meriting the confidence of parents; and I have been strict in observing the golden rules of economy.
Most of us learned the golden rule from our mothers: Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.
The Golden Rule reorients our moral thinking by putting ourselves in someone else's shoes.
What they discover is amazing and life changing, in fact the Golden Rule, as they uncovered its essence, is a way of opening your life to all that it can be.
The Golden Rule of treating others as you would like to be treated yourself has never been more true than it is in the contact center.
Also available as an ebook (9781476618906), The Economics of Peace: Freedom, the Golden Rule and the Broadening of Prosperity examines the transition from nation-state capitalism to a collaborative economy regulated by the judicial system.
As of late, Steffan was authorized by the Golden Rule Project and the Utah Arts Council to address tormenting and the requisition of the Golden Rule as a component of the answer for the developing issue of harassing and viciousness in schools across the country.
The basic premise under the Golden Rule is that present and future generations be treated equally with respect to returns to efficiency units of labor and capital, which are the two factors of production considered here.
9) Jeffrey Wattles's influential The Golden Rule concludes with just this suggestion.
The Parliament of the World's Religions even made a Declaration Toward a Global Ethic and proclaimed the Golden Rule as the common principle for many religions.
Four Seasons has always been guided by the Golden Rule -- treating others as we would like to be treated," says Kathleen Taylor, president and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
Kathleen Taylor, the company president and chief executive officer, said 'Four Seasons has always been guided by the Golden Rule - treating others as we would like to be treated.