Adopt the Golden Rule

“He should not wish for others that which he doth not wish for himself, nor promise that which he doth not fulfill.” – Baha’i Faith Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 266

“Hurt not others in ways you find hurtful.” – Buddhism Tripitaka, Udnana-varga 5.18

“Therefore all things whatsoever you desire that men should do to you, do you evenso unto them; for this is the Law and the Prophets.” – Christianity Matt. 7:12

Tzu-Kung asked: “Is there one principle upon which one’s whole life may proceed?” The Master replied, “Is not Reciprocity such a principle? …what you do not yourself desire, do not put before others.” – Confucianism Analects of Confucius Book XV, Chapter XXIIl (Legge Translation 1861)

“Try your best to treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself, and you will find that this is the shortest way to benevolence.” – Confucianism Mencius VII.A.4

“This is the sum of the Dharma: do not unto others that which would cause pain if done to you.” – Hinduism Mahabharata 5:1517

“Not one of you is a believer unless he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself.” – Islam Forty Hadith of an-Nawawi 13

“What is hurtful to yourself do not to your fellow man. That is the whole of the Torah and the remainder is but commentary.” – Judaism Talmud, Shabbat 31a

“A man should wander about treating all creatures as he himself would be treated.” – Jainism Sutrakritanga 1.11.33

“All things are our relatives; what we do to everything, we do to ourselves. All is really One.” – Native American Black Elk

“The sage has no interest of his own, but takes the interests of the people as his own. He is kind to the kind; he is also kind to the unkind: for Virtue is kind. He is faithful to the faithful; he is also faithful to the unfaithful: for Virtue is faithful.” – Taoist Tao Teh Ching, Chapter 49 trans. by John C. H. Wu

“An it harms none, do as ‘ye will.” – Wiccan

“That nature alone is good which refrains from doing unto another whatsoever is not good for itself.” – Zorastrian Zend Avesta, Dadistan-i-dinik 94:5

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