Universal Brotherhood – November 1899

THE GOLDEN RULE

Manu (?) — By forgiveness of injuries the learned are purified.

Kwan-Yin (?) — Never will I seek nor receive private individual salvation; never enter into final peace alone; but forever and everywhere will I live and strive for the universal redemption of every creature throughout the world.

Lao-Tse, Sixth Century B. C. — The good I would meet with goodness. The not good I would meet with goodness also. The faithful I would meet with faith. The not faithful I would meet with faith also. Virtue is faithful. Recompense injuries with kindness.

Buddha (circa) 600 B. C. — A man who foolishly does me wrong, I will return to him the protection of my ungrudging love; the more evil comes from him, the more good shall go from me. Hatred does not cease by hatred at any time; hatred ceases by love; this is the old rule.

Confucius, 500 B. C. — Do unto another what you would have him do unto you. Thou needest this law alone. It is the foundation for all the rest.

Socrates, 469 B. C. — It is not permitted to return evil for evil.

Thales, 464 B. C. — Avoid doing what you would blame others for doing.

Sextus, 406 B. C. — What you wish your neighbors to be to you, such be to them.

Aristotle, 385 B. C. — We should conduct ourselves toward others as we would have them act towards us.

Isocrates, 338 B. C. — Act toward others as you would desire them to act toward you.

Hillel, 50 B. C. — Do not to others what you would not like others to do to you.

Jesus the Christ. — All things whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, that do ye also unto them. (Matt. 7, 12.)


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