History of The Golden Rule

You would think we could get this right...


"Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them, for this is the law of the prophets."
—Matthew 7:12


"What is harmful to you , do not to your fellow men. That is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary."
—Talmud, Shabbat, 312


"This is the turn of duty; do naught unto others which could cause you pain if done to you."
—Mahabharata, 5, 1517


"Surely it is the maxim of loving-kindness: Do not unto others that you would not have them do unto you."
—Analects, 15, 23


"Regard your neighbor's gain as your own gain and your neighbor's loss as your own loss."
—T'ai Shang Kan Ying P'ien


"Hurt not others in ways you yourself would find hurtful."
—Udana-Varga 5, 18


"That nature alone is good which refrains from doing unto another whatsoever is not good for itself."
—Dadistan-i-dinik, 94, 5


"No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself."

• Return to What Others Say