The Golden Rule
The Oneness of the Human Family

     "Blessed is he who preferreth his brother before himself."
- Baha'u'llah, Tablets of Baha'u'llah, 71

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

     "All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them."
                - Matthew 7:12

     "Do not unto others what you would not have them do unto you."
                - Analects 15:23

     "This is the sum of duty: do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you."
                - Mahabharata 5:1517

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

     "In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, we should regard all creatures as we regard our own self."
                - Lord Mahavira, 24th Tirthankara

     "What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow man.  That is the law: all the rest is commentary."
                - Talmud, Shabbat 31a

Native American:
     "Respect for all life is the foundation."
                - The Great Law of Peace

     "Don't create enmity with anyone as God is within everyone."
                - Guru Arjan Devji 259, Guru Granth Sahib

     "That nature only is good when it shall not do unto another whatever is not good for its own self."
                - Dadistan-i-Dinik, 94:5

     These quotes were compiled by the Temple of Understanding, a global interfaith organization, and can be found on page 138 of A Sourcebook for Earth's Community of Religions, which can be viewed online or purchased on the Internet in the Spirituality section of  Posted 1/30/97.  Last revised 11/26/99.