not wish for others that which he doth not wish for himself, nor promise
that which he doth not fulfill."
Faith Gleanings from
the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 266
Hurt not others in ways you find
Buddhism Tripitaka, Udnana-varga 5.18
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
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
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
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.
things are our relatives; what we do to everything, we do to ourselves.
All is really One.
American Black Elk
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
it harms none, do as 'ye will.
nature alone is good which refrains from doing unto another whatsoever
is not good for itself.
Zorastrian Zend Avesta,
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