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.
An understanding of, and a commitment to, the Golden Rule, as inaugurated in the Sermon on the Mount: To do unto others as you would have done to you, if the situation was reversed.
If all people in the world apply the Golden Rule, there will be no conflict.
In one phrasing or another, the spiritual principle known as the Golden Rule has been taught for centuries: "Do unto others as you would have them do to you."
Most of us learned the golden rule from our mothers: Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.
The reason it is unjust to defraud or coerce others is because such actions violate the Golden Rule, to "do to others what you would have them do to you." Jesus said this rule of love "sums up the Law and the Prophets" (Matt.
Together, they are united by their service rooted in human connection, which gave foundation to the Golden Rule message.
The Golden Rule reorients our moral thinking by putting ourselves in someone else's shoes.
"The Golden Rule" is the eighth book in the author's series of award-winning socio-educational books for early elementary children.
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.
This statement is easy to memorize, it uses an idea known worldwide (the Golden Rule), and allows non-humanists to see that humanists are good people.