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."
"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
"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 EmpowermentBooks.com.) Posted 1/30/97. Last revised 11/26/99.